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Forensic Photography II (TEEX)

Class Length: 40 hours
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DESCRIPTION

Once an investigator has mastered basic forensic photography, there are advanced skills and techniques that can allow for greater effectiveness in documenting crime scenes and physical evidence.  Participants will learn photographic techniques such as low light/nighttime, ultraviolet, infrared, and laser photography.  Course instruction is through lecture, case review, and application exercises.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Forensic Photography II Course #40054.

Topics

  • Equipment and basic exposure review
  • Macro photography
  • Nighttime photography
  • Reciprocity failure
  • Flash photography
  • Painting with light
  • Shooting reconstructions
  • Bloodstain photography
  • Ultraviolet and infrared photography
  • Photographic perspective

PREREQUISITES

    Forensic Photography I or a course equivalent.

    Please fax documents to (979) 862-2788 or send an email to publicsafety@teex.tamu.edu

    COURSE COST

    Free

    SPECIAL NOTES

    Required Equipment

    • SLR camera (digital format highly recommended)
    • Electronic flash
    • Cable release
    • Tripod
    • Flashlight

    Recommended Equipment

    • Camera instruction manual
    • Electronic flash instruction manual
    • Extra batteries for camera and flash
    • Laptop computer and photo card reader (for photo review)
    • Macro lens, diopters, or extension tubes
    • Color contrast filters
    • Photographic (forensic) barrier filters
    • Blue #47 glass filter for B&W film
    • RM72 infrared glass filterVarious light sources to paint with light: flash light, spotlight, pen light

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