Police Photography


  • Larry Miller

This helpful textbook teaches the fundamentals of photography and their application to police work. It offers clear explanations of the basic elements of photography that are used in investigative police work. Recommendations regarding equipment and techniques are offered throughout for both small and large police departments. Topics include the advantages and disadvantages of digital photography, and guidelines for photographing accidents, crimes, evidence, questioned documents, and identification photos, and dealing with special situations such as homicide and arson.
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Students and beginning professionals in the criminal justice field.


Book information

  • Published: November 2010
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-5580-0

Table of Contents

1. The Police Photographer

2. Light and the Simple Camera

3. Cameras

4. Film

5. Equipment

6. Exposure

7. The Darkroom

8. Black-and-White Processing: Negatives

9. Black-and-White Processing: Printing and Enlargement

10. Color Processing

11. Digital Photography

12. Accident Photography

13. Crime Photography

14. Evidence Photography

15. Identification Photography

16. Questioned Documents

17. Ultraviolet and Fluorescence Photography

18. Infrared Photography

Glossary of Terms