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NCJ Number: 229997 Find in a Library
Title: Reflected Ultraviolet Digital Photography: The Part Someone Forgot to Mention
Journal: Journal of Forensic Identification  Volume:60  Issue:2  Dated:March/April 2010  Pages:181-198
Author(s): Philip Sanfilippo; Austin Richards; Heidi Nichols
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 18
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article investigates reflected ultraviolet photography in forensics.
Abstract: Reflected ultraviolet photography has been used to document evidence for many years. However, success was often limited because the reflected light was invisible to the eye and was difficult to focus on the film plane. This article presents a discussion about the difficulties of reflected ultraviolet photography and the use of digital reflected ultraviolet photography with cameras like the Fujifilm camera. The benefit of using a Baader Venus filter in lieu of other barrier filters is also explained. With a more thorough understanding of reflective ultraviolet photography, the forensic photographer should be able to produce better results. Figures and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Photoluminescence
Index Term(s): Camera technology; Efficiency; Evidence technicians; Photography techniques; Technical evolution; Ultraviolet techniques
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