Crime Scene Photography

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-02-03
  • Publisher: Academic Pr
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Crime Scene Photography, Second Edition covers the general principles and concepts of photography, while also delving into the more practical elements and advanced concepts of forensic photography. Robinson assists the reader in understanding and applying essential concepts in order to create images that are able to withstand challenges in court.

Author Biography

Edward M. Robinson began his career in law enforcement in 1971, with the Arlington County (Virginia) Police Department (ACPD). After 25 years with the ACPD, Mr. Robinson created the Crime Scene Investigation concentration at The George Washington University for their Master of Forensic Science degree program, and continues there today.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Editionp. xi
Foreword to the First Editionp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
History of Forensic Imagingp. 1
My Inspirationp. 1
The Practical Valuep. 2
The Historyp. 3
Summaryp. 17
Composition and Cardinal Rulesp. 19
Use-Once (or, Use One Time) Camera versus a Professional Camera Systemp. 20
Composition and Cardinal Rulesp. 22
Cardinal Rules of Crime Scene Photographyp. 46
Summaryp. 47
Basic Exposure (Non-Flash) Conceptsp. 51
The Proper Exposure Trianglep. 52
Shutter Speed as Motion Controlp. 76
Using Slow Shutter Speeds to Eliminate Rain and Snowp. 79
Reciprocal Exposuresp. 82
The Reflective Light Meterp. 86
"Normal" and "Non-Normal" Scenesp. 90
Tools for Determining "Proper" Exposures with Tricky Scenesp. 98
Bracketingp. 103
The F/16 Sunny Day Rulep. 107
Causes for Complete Rolls of Film with Exposure Errorsp. 111
Common Filtersp. 112
The Eye Cup Coverp. 119
Summaryp. 121
Focus, Depth of Field, and Lensesp. 125
Focusp. 126
Depth of Fieldp. 156
Lensesp. 166
Summaryp. 206
Electronic Flashp. 209
Guide Numbersp. 210
Flash Sync Speedsp. 213
Set the Flash for the Film Used (If Still Using a Film Camera)p. 217
Manual Flash Modep. 217
The Inverse Square Lawp. 237
Automatic and Dedicated Flash Exposure Modesp. 242
Built-in Flash Unitsp. 250
Fill-in Flashp. 251
Oblique Light, Both Flash and Non-Flash (Flashlight)p. 258
Bounce Flashp. 279
Painting with Lightp. 286
Summaryp. 300
Crime Scene Photographyp. 305
Photo Documentation Formsp. 306
Overall Photographsp. 313
Midrange Photographsp. 329
Close-Up Photographsp. 336
The Photographic Documentation of Bodies and Woundsp. 341
Summaryp. 363
Ultraviolet, Infrared, and Fluorescencep. 367
The Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS)p. 363
Ultraviolet Light (UV)p. 373
Infrared Light (IR) on the Electromagnetic Spectrump. 380
Visible Light Fluorescencep. 387
Summaryp. 394
Photogrammetryp. 399
Introduction to Photogrammetryp. 400
Perspective Grid Photogrammetryp. 402
Perspective Disc Photogrammetryp. 417
Natural Grid Photogrammetryp. 422
Reverse Projection Photogrammetryp. 428
Rhino Photogrammetryp. 432
Summaryp. 436
Special Photography Situationsp. 441
Accident Photographyp. 442
Surveillance Photographyp. 459
Aerial Photographyp. 468
Underwater Photographyp. 474
Summaryp. 484
Digital Imaging Technologiesp. 489
In the Beginningp. 490
Expose Yourself to Digital Imaging Concepts: Bits, Bytes, Pixels, and Dotsp. 500
Take a Picture! It Lasts Longer Or Does It?p. 511
Image S&M Storage and Management of Your Digital Imagesp. 518
Summaryp. 530
Digital Image Processing of Evidentiary Photographyp. 533
Best Practices and Guidelinesp. 537
General Guidelines and Requirementsp. 537
The Order of Enhancementsp. 540
Getting Startedp. 541
The Imaging Process (The Act Formerly Known as "Enhancement")p. 549
Summaryp. 580
Legal Issues Related to Photographs and Digital Imagesp. 583
Criteria of Photographs and Digital Images as Evidencep. 584
The Purpose of Crime Scene Photographsp. 594
Photographs of Suspects and Evidencep. 594
Legal Implications of Digital Imagingp. 596
International Association for Identification (IAI) Resolution 97-9p. 604
Case Law Citations Relevant to Film and Digital Imagesp. 605
Canadian Casesp. 642
Summaryp. 648
Appendixp. 651
Glossaryp. 667
Subject Indexp. 685
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