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Overview

Designed specifically for the forensic professional, this up-to-date, state-of-the art manual offers a complete look at forensic photography. Its focus is not only on what to photograph, but also how to use the latest equipment and techniques to capture images that translate to the courtroom. Each chapter includes hands-on exercises and actual case studies that reinforce best practices and protocols. Its emphasis on accuracy reinforces how to overcome common roadblocks and its applications appeal to law enforcement personnel, firefighters, insurance investigators, and private detectives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131582866
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 6/5/2008
  • Series: Pearson Criminal Justice Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sanford L. Weiss, BCEP, CI, PI is an Evidence Photographer’s International Council Board Certified Evidence Photographer, a Competitive Intelligence Specialist, and an Illinois State licensed Private Detective (#115-001807). He works for Packer Engineering, Inc. in Naperville, IL, for whom he has documented artifacts and scenes of hundreds of investigations and vision studies over the last 26 years. His work experience includes 17 years in management of the Packer photographic laboratory.

Mr. Weiss has a B.S. degree in management from National Louis University. He holds an Illinois State Teaching Certification for Photography and has been teaching for over 27 years. His teaching experience includes seminars for Northwestern University, University of Southern California, Chicago State University, and currently, the University of California, Davis. He has also taught for the National Transportation Board, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Department of Homeland Security.

He is regularly published in the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators (FALI) Newsletter and has published articles on both Competitive Intelligence and Photography, published in international periodicals including Evidence Technology Magazine.

He received the R.C. Hakanson, Evidence Photographer of the Year Award from EPIC in 2003, the Nikon Evidence Photographer of the Year Award in 2005, and the Nikon Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Forensic Photography

Chapter 2 Fair and Accurate Representation

Chapter 3 Visual Storytelling

Chapter 4 Photogrammetry

Chapter 5 Getting Started

Chapter 6 The Image

Chapter 7 Hardware Operations

Chapter 8 3-Dimensionality

Chapter 9 Supplementary Lighting

Chapter 10 Macrophotography

Chapter 11 Low Light Photography

Chapter 12 Videography

Chapter 13 Fire Photography

Chapter 14 Accidents

Chapter 15 Photographing in the Underwater Environment

Chapter 16 Crime Scene

Chapter 17 The Courtroom

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2009

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    Forensic Photography, exactly as advertised

    This is a complete and thorough explanation of the career and preparation for being a forensic photographer. Physically similar to a hard bound college text, written in dry detail. If depth and exacting description excite you, this book is like few others. In my photography library, only LIGHT, SCIENCE AND MAGIC and THE HDRI HANDBOOK can compare in respect for the reader to absorb information.<BR/>If the subject interests you, and the price is in your budget, you will receive all knowledge necessary to be able to go and begin your own discoveries.

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