1st Edition

Fundamentals of Forensic Photography Practical Techniques for Evidence Documentation on Location and in the Laboratory

By Keith Mancini, John Sidoriak Copyright 2018
    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    In Fundamentals of Forensic Photography, Keith Mancini and John Sidoriak offer practical techniques for common situations encountered in forensic documentation. Topics include equipment selection, lighting techniques, crime scene and evidence documentation, macro and micro photography as well as aerial, high speed and computational photography. Techniques for photographic documentation in both the laboratory and the field are discussed.


    Introduction/ Purpose

    1. Equipment

    2. Basic Photography Principles

    3. Digital Photography

    4. Lighting

    5. Crime Scene Documentation

    6. Evidence Documentation

    7. Aerial Photography

    8. Photomicrography

    9. High Speed/ Time Lapse

    10. Computational Photography
    11. Digital Image Processing



    Keith Mancini is a Forensic Photographer for the Westchester County, NY, Forensic Lab. He has served in that role for approximately 17 years. Keith is a certified Forensic Photographer and Forensic Video Examiner by the International Association for Identification where he also serves on the Forensic Video Certification Board. Keith is a member of the National Institute of Justice’s OSAC (Organization of Scientific Area Committees) Video and Image Analysis Subcommittee.

    John Sidoriak is the Vice president and Director of Operations for Fisher-Cal Industries, Inc., a photography, graphics, and multimedia contractor to the Department of Defense for over 20 years. John is also the accident and crime scene instructor to the Photodocumentation Series at the National Transportation Safety Board Training Center in Ashburn, VA.