FORENSIC LIGHT & PHOTO GUIDE

Learn how to find forensic evidence and photograph it in the field and lab. Discover how lighting is instrumental in evidence search, photography techniques and scene protection.
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Learn the principles of search and photography including lab vs. field work, scene protection, and photography tools. This will build the foundation for later phases that discuss each in more detail.


Phase Two explores the key principles of photography, focusing on camera settings and equipment. This information provides the forensic photographer with the tools to master photography, laying a foundation for later phases of this guide that will focus on forensic photography specifically.


Now that we’ve looked at general photography in Phase Two, Phase Three will explore how photography is used for forensics. The most important consideration in forensic photography is accurate reproduction. Aesthetics and artistry are null for forensic photography. Equipment, techniques, settings and processes all must be optimized for the most accurate reproduction of the subject.


We’ve reviewed the basics of general photography in Phase Two and now the basics of forensic photography in Phase Three. Phase Four will explore forensic lighting theory and how things like oblique lighting, flash, and fluorescence impact photography.

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Biological Fluid Evidence - Semen


This phase focuses on the methods of photographing semen on light cotton, comparing photographs of evidence with various alternate light sources and barrier filters.

This phase focuses on the methods of photographing semen on denim, comparing photographs of evidence with various alternate light sources and barrier filters

This phase focuses on the methods of photographing semen on fleece, comparing photographs of evidence with various alternate light sources and barrier filters.

This phase focuses on the methods of photographing semen on felt, comparing photographs of evidence with various alternate light sources and barrier filters.

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WARNING! Forensic and Alternate Light Sources emit high-intensity ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light. Exposure to these types of radiation, even reflected or diffused, can result in serious, and sometimes irreversible, eye and skin injuries. Never aim the light at anyone. Never look directly into the light or the optical ports of an instrument. Always wear appropriate eye and skin protection when using ANY Forensic or Alternate Light Source.