As a crime scene photographer, it is all about getting the perfect shot and capturing the brutality of the crime. One issue that is often a problem for these types of photographers is the lighting used on the camera and blood spatters that are in a particular room. Bad lighting on your camera might disguise certain spatters of blood, which can be horrible when trying to solve a crime and figure out the details of what happened. The right camera lighting ensures a great quality photo that will Read the rest of this entry »


When photographing a crime scene, it’s easy to concentrate on the damage present and the evidence the police have marked, especially when you, as the photographer, arrive after the investigation has started. In many cases, the most important evidence is actually the victim, and it is important to handle victim photography with caution and sensitivity.

Often, photographing the victim is done to document injuries or death caused by the perpetrator. While a deceased victim may remain at the crime scene until after photography occurs, an injured victim has likely been Read the rest of this entry »


New innovations in crime scene photography and surveillance photography enhance forensic collection of visual information used in the investigation of incidences. Whether used to document evidence at the scene of a crime or autopsies photography contributes to the body of discovery in a case.

Surveillance photography innovation in Luminol ultraviolet or infrared imaging has greatly enhanced the investigation of bodily evidence (i.e. blood, hair, skin etc.).

Innovations in other areas of photography now enhance crime scene photography capabilities in: accident reconstruction, aerial viewing, ballistics, biological, fire investigation, microphotography, photomicrography and photomicrography, photogrammetry, radiography, time lapse, high speed, underwater and videography constitute the range of technological engagement applied in law enforcement forensics.

More modest innovation in digital photography has also advanced the telephoto lens shoots in speed of development and repository for record. Charged coupled devices (CCD) and complementary metal oxide semi-conductor (CMOS) computer chips disseminate imagery by way of thousands of pixels on each shot.

Pixel transmission is conducted via electrical charge. Conversion by circuits in the camera create the digitized image. Advantage of immediacy is the benefit. Digital screens also reduce errors. Authenticity is an issue as digital imagery is readily altered. Admissibility in court is on a case-by-case basis.

Digital photography bodes well for forensics record management. Internet service providers’ have made it possible for photographers to load images by way of internet service, CLEAR internet (online website), wireless internet or 4G internet. Forensic photographers may also upload crime scene pics to an Online Website.

Newer digital cameras use Smart Card data storage. While there is some variation in Smart Card capacity, memory is generally far larger than that of a standard disc or the internal memory of the camera. Smart Cards offers more in terms of rapid data collection and storage, as well as data transfer of larger records.


Crime scene photography is part of the forensic evidence gathering process. While the name suggests the photography only occurs at the scene of a crime, this type of photography can occur anyplace where evidence is gathered. In some cases, this includes pictures taken for evidence at autopsies, during the examinations of vehicles and in the lab.

Crime scene photographers attempt to capture as much detail of the evidence as possible. This means matching Read the rest of this entry »


When it comes to taking photos for a crime scene, ensuring that you get the most accurate shot that is not blurring and holds all the details is very important. These photos are going to help determine what happened, who is at fault, and any other information that can be gleaned from the situation.

While the proper lighting may not always be available at a crime scene that is no reason that the photographer taking the photos should not have proper lighting to ensure that all the details will be visible. Proper lighting, as Read the rest of this entry »


Crime scene photography is a way to capture all the details of the scene of a crime so that investigators can peruse them later and find existence of all the evidence. Sometimes, as is common with more violent crime scenes, the evidence that photographers are expected to immortalize is of a particularly gruesome nature. However, no matter how horrible the crime that was committed, you still have to create a record of it.

It’s important to remember that crime scene photography is about recording the facts. The dignity of the Read the rest of this entry »


The use of photography at crime scenes has been used ever since the advent of the camera. Photography is an accepted way to present to courts the condition of the crime scene, the position of evidence and the evidence itself. Crime scene photography has evolved into an accepted science over the years.

In order to learn the science of crime scene photography one can go to school for formal training. Many colleges offer it as Read the rest of this entry »


Crime scene photography is one of the most instrumental and essential elements of any crime investigation, as the distinct and clear cut photographic evidence is crucial and critical in helping to make or break a case. The pictures taken have the ability to tell the story of the scene and provide clues and guidance when trying to determine the facts and circumstances of a case and scene. Because of this, you need to know exactly what needs to be photographed at any and all crime scenes so that you can be Read the rest of this entry »


Taking a picture is all about getting the right shot as well as angle. If you can’t get the perfect shot, the final version may not look like what you expected it to be. In order to get a great angle shot when taking the picture the first time, here are a few tips that you can use:

Use your display: With most cameras today, you’ll have a digital display that shows exactly what your picture is going to look like before you even take it. While it’s Read the rest of this entry »