What three types of photographs are taken at crime scenes?

Forensic Photography: What types of photographs are taken at crime scenes?

Photography is the primary tool for crime scene documentation. Proper crime scene photography is a deliberate and systematic process. Its main purpose is to visually convey all aspects of the scene to someone who wasn’t there. To accomplish this, all crime scene photography consists of three basic types of photographs: overall, mid-range, and close-up.

Camera Selection for Forensic Photography

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 7: Camera Selection

In our first blog, we discussed camera modes and how to make the best choice as a forensic photographer. Then, we discussed the importance of making good photography choices – regarding exposure controls, camera lenses, metering modes and more. Now, we will jump into camera selection – specific to forensic photography. “Size matters not. Judge me by my …

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Police Photography: Order of Photography

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 6: Order of Photography

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 6: Order of Photography   My first photography instructor was fond of order. Lesson one began with the exhortation, “Order. We must first have order.” His meaning was clear: all things must be done in sequence and for a reason. Crime scene photography is a deliberate and systematic process …

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The History of Crime Scene Photography

The History of Crime Scene Photography

What is the History of Crime Scene Photography? Where did it all begin? Belgian convicts and a persnickety French police records clerk can be credited with the very origins of modern crime scene photography. No, they didn’t invent it, but like any emerging technology, the way it was used put it on the map. First …

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Crime Scene Photography Color and white balance

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 5: Color and White Balance

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 5: Color and White Balance Welcome back to our blog series on police photography. If you’re joining us for the first time, you can catch up by beginning with Part 1 of the series, here. “They give us those nice bright colors  They give us the greens of summers  Makes …

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True and Accurate Police Photography, Part 4: Meter & Metering Modes

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 4: Metering Modes

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 4: Metering & Metering Modes Welcome back to our blog series on police photography. If you’re joining us for the first time, you can catch up by beginning with Part 1 of the series, here. Now, onto Part 4 – where we will discuss metering & metering modes Photography …

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Police Photography, Part 3: Camera Lenses

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 3: Camera Lenses

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 3: Camera Lenses In our first blog, we discussed camera modes and how to make the best choice as a forensic photographer. Then, in our most recent blog, we discussed the importance of making good photography choices – camera mode, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. An equally important, but …

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