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Investigative Photography 

Dates:  October 21 - 24, 2014; Class number:   20018
Hours:  32 Hours
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost:  $395.00
Location:  Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton Campus
Prerequisites:  Basic Crime Scene processing experience and/or training. Participants may be waived based on experience, other training, and instructor approval.

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Training Limited To:
This highly-regarded school is designed for all levels of law enforcement personnel, especially those officers assigned to crime scene responsibilities to include but not limited to investigators/detectives, crime scene personnel, coroners and criminal justice students.

Training Topics Offered:
  • Understand camera orientation functions and how to use the camera’s features applying digital technology to investigations
  • Lens orientation and use, understanding focal lengths and theory of apertures
  • Viewfinder orientation function, focusing, menus and LCD panel data
  • Light meter-readings and dealing with difficult lighting conditions
  • Exposure theory, digital histograms, shutter speeds, apertures and their relationship
  • Recognize and apply digital technology using sensors:spectral sensitivity, classifications, speed ratings and selection
  • Understand color imaging theory and the application of spectral filtration and digital processing
  • Depth of field
  • Electronic flash theory, functions and use of features
  • Electronic flash triggering methods: direct wired, remote (slave) and open flash
  • Electronic flash lighting techniques on camera vs. off camera, bounce, fill flash and synchro-sunlight,multiple flash, multiple exposure, painting with light and scaling evidence
  • Close-up and macrophotography techniques
  • Criminal investigation photography protocols in general methodology
  • Criminal investigation photography protocols, photographing questionable deaths, autopsy photography and photographing evidence at scenes
  • Apply all of these photography protocols through practical hands on exercises utilizing digital methods and computer aided imaging processing methods
Participants Should Bring:
  • Camera that is not fully automatic and allows for some manual settings, tripod
  • Instruction manuals on all of the equipment
  • Cable release or remote, if camera has this option
  • Electronic flash and flash extension cords and/or adapter for off camera flash
  • Flashlight, notebook
  • Digital Media as needed for digital cameras
  • Additional items that may be helpful, but are not required, would include: a macro lens, contrast filters or any close-up devices. It is recommended that the participant brings any additional photographic equipment that they are expected to use in their work or if they require instruction on its use. Flash/Jump drives or CD if you wish to save digital images.

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