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Fundamentals of Forensic Photography

Practical Techniques for Evidence Documentation on Location and in the Laboratory

By Keith Mancini, John Sidoriak

© 2018 – Focal Press

234 pages

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Authors

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.

About the Series

Applications in Scientific Photography

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
PHO003000
PHOTOGRAPHY / Business Aspects
PHO018000
PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / General