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NCJ Number: 140548 Find in a Library
Title: Sansone's Police Photography, Third Edition
Author(s): L L Miller
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 266
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-870840-767-8
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book teaches the fundamentals of photography and their application to police work; this third edition updates information on new photographic equipment and techniques.
Abstract: The opening chapter profiles the police photographer with a short history of police photography, the uses of photography in police work, police photography and fire investigation, and the future of photography. This is followed by 10 chapters on the basics of cameras and how they produce photographic images. Discussions pertain to the principles of light and how they apply to the operations of the simple camera, types of cameras, film, equipment (lenses, filters, exposure meters, and flash), exposure, the design of the darkroom, black-and-white processing, color processing, and video photography. Eight chapters address aspects of the use of photography in police work. A chapter on accident photography includes discussions of viewpoints when photographing accidents, working under poor conditions, what to photograph, how to photograph an auto accident scene, and basic rules for accident photography. A chapter on crime photography includes sections on the use of photography in the investigation of homicide, suicide, sex offenses, burglary, and arson. Other chapters address evidence photography, identification photography, questioned documents, ultraviolet and fluorescence photography, infrared photography, and the photographer in court. Glossary, an 18-item bibliography, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Police photography training
Index Term(s): Accident investigation training; Criminal investigation training; Document analysis; Photographic analyses; Photography; Photography techniques; Visual investigative analysis
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