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Forensic Photography

Class Code: 
S105

Subject Area:

Class Location: 
California Criminalistics Institute / Rancho Cordova
Class Description: 
Lessons in the history and use of imagery, photography and its application to the law, basic concepts of creating a photograph, light and the camera, differences in using film and digital photography and how they relate, light spectrum, file formats and storage, film grain and digital noise, exposure (ISO, shutter speed aperture, depth of field, metering, filters, etc.), and overall photography of basic crime scenes and physical evidence. Course is 5 days.
Instructor: 
Philip Hess
Teaching Methods: 
Classroom lectures, demonstrations, PowerPoint, hands-on photography, final exam.
Objectives: 
For public crime laboratory personnel (police, sheriff's, identification technicians, crime-scene responders) who process crime scenes and physical evidence (shoe print and tire track, fingerprints, macro evidence, and blood spatter), as well as documentation of trajectories and bullet strikes.
Materials Fee: 
$35.00 Materials fee will be charged to all non-BFS students. This charge is due at the beginning of the class. Make check(s) payable to the California Department of Justice.
Tuition: 
No cost to POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $600.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.

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Schedule of Classes:

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Los Angeles Feb. 9-13, 2015

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