Introduction to Crime Scene PhotographyBy
- Edward Robinson, Associate Professor, Forensic Science Department, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
From the author of Crime Scene Photography, 2nd Edition, this introductory text serves as a detailed nuts-and-bolts version of its big brother, currently required reading for certification by the IAI Crime Scene Certification Board. Written for those just beginning their educations related to crime scene investigations, Introduction to Crime Scene Photography shares many of the features of the advanced text. This text initiates the novice to all the essentials of basic crime scene photography techniques. And, it provides a smooth transition to the more complicated and advanced techniques found in the larger text.
The beginning of the book deals with basic theory and science of photography. This acquaints the reader with knowledge required to take superior photographs using composition, lighting and focus. Then follows photographing the crime scene, including specialty types of photography such as ultraviolet, fluorescence and infrared, going digital, using photos specifically to document bodies, wounds, and other related components to the crime scene. Also included are two chapters on the legal aspects of forensic photography and digital image processing.
Hardbound, 432 Pages
Published: August 2012
Imprint: Academic Press
CHAPTER 1 An Overview of Crime Scene Photography and Composition
Photo Documentation Forms
Composition and Full Field of View Responsibility
CHAPTER 2 Exposure
The Proper Exposure Triangle
The Reflective Light Meter
Normal Versus Nonnormal Scenes
Tools for Determining Proper Exposures with
The F/16 Sunny Day Rule
CHAPTER 3 Focus, Depth of Field, and LensesCHAPTER 4 Electronic Flash
Depth of Field (DOF)
Manual Flash Exposure Mode
Automatic and Dedicated/TTL Flash Exposure Modes
Oblique Light: Hard and Soft Shadows
Aperture Priority Mode for Large, Dimly Lit Scenes
CHAPTER 5 Energy Filters and SensorsCHAPTER 6 Digital Processing of Evidentiary Photography
by Gerald B. Richards
Film and Other Camera Sensors
by David Ski Witzke
In the Beginning
That Really Bytes!
Do You Give a RIP? Raster Graphics versus Vector
The Speed of Light . . . I Mean Bits
Guidelines and Standards
Pixels, Dots, and Samples, Oh My
Can You See It Now?
Supplemental Guidelines for Brush Tools
(Burn and Dodge)
CHAPTER 7 Legal Issues Related to Photographs and Digital ImagesGLOSSARY
Photographs and Digital Images as Evidence
A Fair and Accurate Representation of the Scene
Relevant and Material
Legal Implications of Digital Imaging