Forensic Photography

by: Jordan Lajoie

What is forensic photography?

Forensic Photography is the art of producing an accurate reproduction of a crime scene using photography for the benefit of a court or to aid in an investigation

Requirements

An applicant must have a minimum of three years of experience working in the area of photography and/or digital imaging


An applicant must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of forty (40) classroom hours of photography courses, either police academy, or college level. Examples of qualified training may include college photography, or digital imaging courses, workshops, training in photography, image analysis and/or digital imaging through the FBI, state and local academies, or other forensic imaging workshops.

Actual Criminal Cases

The Aaron Hernandez case has combination of forensics, ballistics, technology and photographic evidence from the crime scene.

References

"Forensic Photography." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 01 Sept. 2015.


"Forensic Photography Certification Requirements." Forensic Photography Certification Requirements. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Sept. 2015.


"Brawn Over Brains." ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures, n.d. Web. 01 Sept. 2015.