Sharpen Your Crime Scene Photography

Law enforcement officers will often be required to use advanced or dSLR cameras to photograph crime scenes. West Virginia University is offering a Basic Crime Scene Photography for Law Enforcement course on July 1-2, 2014.


Learn more about the best camera settings to control light and depth of field in order to effectively document evidence. Any officer or civilian practitioner may join, but students are required to bring a camera, tripod and removable flash unit. The course will take place at WVU’s Morgantown campus, and participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Register now for this NIJ-funded course! Spaces are limited and registration closes on June 24.

Source: NIJ

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