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by David (Ski) Witzke,Edward M. Robinson


Epub Book: 1116 kb. | Fb2 Book: 1811 kb.

Crime scene work is probably 70% photography. A must have book for the student, Patrol Officer, investigator, CSI or anyone tasked with crime scene photography.

Crime scene work is probably 70% photography. Good photographs are vital! This book explains the principles used in crime scene work, and gives tons of examples. Sometimes the reading can be dry (hello, it's a textbook)and a topic can be difficult to grasp on your first read, but re-read it and dig in! The information that you will come away with is golden.

Crime Scene Photography - Edward M. Robinson. David Witzke has added a new chapter on Digital Image Processing. This is a complementary chapter to his original chapter on Digital Imaging. I’d be delighted and proud to submit proposed chapters to Ski when this happens.

Crime Scene Photography book.

The forensic photographer, or more specifically the crime scene photographer, must know how to create an acceptable image that is capable of withstanding challenges in court. The photographic theory and principles have to be well grounded in the physics of optics, the how-to recommendations have to work, and the end result must be admissible in court

The forensic photographer, or more specifically the crime scene photographer, must know how to create an acceptable image that is capable of withstanding challenges in court.

The first part of the book deals with the basic theory and science of photography required to take superior photographs, and covers topics such as composition, exposure, focus, depth of field, and flash techniques. Digital Image Processing, and Photogrammetry Required reading by the Crime Scene Certification Board of the International Association for Identification (IAI) for all levels of certification.

Print Book & E-Book. ISBN 9780128027646, 9780128027684. This text is a required reading by both the International Association for Identification’s Crime Scene Certification Board and the Forensic Photography Certification Board.

This text is a required reading by both the International Association for Identification's Crime Scene Certification Board and the Forensic Photography Certification Board.

Beginning August 2008, this book will be required reading by the IAI Crime Scene Certification Board for all levels of certification (through August 2011). The photographic theory and principles have to be well grounded in the physics of optics, the how-to recommendations have to work, and the end result must be admissible in court. Beginning August 2008, this book will be required reading by the IAI Crime Scene Certification Board for all levels of certification (through August 2011). Over 600 full color photographs.

Crime Scene Photography is a book wrought from years of experience, with material carefully selected for ease of use and effectiveness in training, and field tested by the author in his role as a Forensic Services Supervisor for the Baltimore County Police Department.While there are many books on non-forensic photography, none of them adequately adapt standard image-taking to crime scene photography. The forensic photographer, or more specifically the crime scene photographer, must know how to create an acceptable image that is capable of withstanding challenges in court. This book blends the practical functions of crime scene processing with theories of photography to guide the reader in acquiring the skills, knowledge and ability to render reliable evidence.Required reading by the IAI Crime Scene Certification Board for all levels of certificationContains over 500 photographsCovers the concepts and principles of photography as well as the "how to" of creating a final productIncludes end-of-chapter exercises

Comments: (7)

Jwalextell
I am a Crime Scene Technician who routinely photographs crime scenes and evidence. I am studying for an IAI certification, and this book is required. If it was not required, I would have stopped reading at the second or third chapters. The book is atrocious. It could easily be about half the size if it had been properly revised, however many things are repeated word-for-word throughout a chapter, or downright contradictory within a chapter. Film photography is the main focus, which makes this textbook severely outdated.

It is poorly written, and inconsistent. The "key terms" that are required for you to understand are oftentimes not in the Glossary, and are sometimes not even clearly defined in the text, once you actually find the term. But terms that are not "key terms" are defined in the glossary... Some of the "key terms" are also not in the Index either, so good luck with that.

I would consider purchasing an updated version if the aforementioned issues have been addressed. As it is now, it's a difficult, time consuming, and frustrating book to follow.
Nettale
This book is the best out there on this topic. As a forensic science grad student, I wrote many a paper on photography. I struggled to find sources that were up-to-date and specific to forensic photography. I really wish that this book had been out there when I was writing those papers!
Grad school over & MFS degree obtained, I am now a crime scene analyst. I use the principles in this book at every crime scene to which I respond--from property calls to crimes against persons. Crime scene work is probably 70% photography. Good photographs are vital! This book explains the principles used in crime scene work, and gives tons of examples. Sometimes the reading can be dry (hello, it's a textbook)and a topic can be difficult to grasp on your first read, but re-read it and dig in! The information that you will come away with is golden.
Mr_NiCkNaMe
A must have book for the student, Patrol Officer, investigator, CSI or anyone tasked with crime scene photography. This book helped me tremendously!
Golkree
Loaned it to a friend to help him decide if he should buy it. It was such a good book, he didn't give it back. John, if you're reading this. Give it back!
Levaq
I purchased this book for a photography college class and it was very helpful in understanding how certain things work with the camera and how to take pictures without having motion blur, how to avoid camera shake, and how to correctly zoom in and out on the camera. I would recommend anyone taking a college class involving photography to purchase this book.
Akisame
Edward Robinson's first edition was a dry, boring read and somewhat outdated. The second edition is a lot easier to follow and more up to date than his first edition. This book was required for certification otherwise i would not have read it.
Cktiell
good price, interesting book
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Crime Scene Photography download epub
Engineering
Author: David (Ski) Witzke,Edward M. Robinson
ISBN: 0123693837
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (March 29, 2007)
Pages: 672 pages