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Forensic Photography: Basic & Advanced April 24 - 25, 2018

Dates: Apr 24, 2018 - Apr 25, 2018
Location: Bettendorf IA
Description: Forensic Photography – Basic & Advanced

  Bettendorf Fire Department
  Station 4
  5002 Crow Creek Road
  Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

BASIC Tuesday, April 24
This program is geared towards the field operator who works in varying conditions with minimal equipment. It emphasizes field expedient techniques which may be employed by the average person with minimal training. Topics will include basic photography, exposure, aperture, shutter speed, and lighting. This is a hands-on class. Bring your camera and the manual to your camera. Bring your laptop or iPad as well.

ADVANCED Wednesday, April 25
Attendees will receive instruction in the critical elements of photography as they relate to Forensic Investigation. This program emphasizes best practices to accurately capture digital images which will be used for comparative or analytical purposes such as crime scene investigation and accident reconstruction. This intensive, hands-on program reinforces the theory covered in the Forensic Photography program. Attendees will use their own equipment to capture images under various conditions including “Low Light" scenes. They will gain knowledge in the use of alternative lighting techniques to find and photograph evidence which would otherwise be difficult or impossible to see. The instructor will demonstrate how to document various scenes and specific types of evidence. Attendees will then demonstrate proficiency in similar types of scenes while receiving instructor feedback.
Upon completion of this class attendees will be able to accurately record digital images of various types of evidence and scenes. This includes impression evidence such as tool marks, bite marks, footwear and tire marks. Best practices are demonstrated to ensure investigators are able to accurately document problematic scenes such as collisions, fire scenes, and low light scenes. Maintaining the integrity of the digital media is emphasized throughout the class.
This class is not appropriate for Point and Shoot cameras, as they have limited functionality. Participants must bring a DSLR camera to this class and have good knowledge of the operation of the camera.

The following CFITrainer.Net modules is prerequisite:
Digital Photography and the Fire Investigator
A CFITrainer.Net transcript showing completion will be required no later than two weeks before class start date.

BASIC Class Only  Tuesday, April 24
IAAI Member: Early bird $95.00; $105.00 after February 24, 2018
Non-member: Early bird $145.00; $160.00 after February 24, 2018

ADVANCED Class Only  Wednesday, April 25
IAAI Member: Early bird $95.00, $105.00 after February 24, 2018
Non-member: Early bird $145.00, $160.00 after February 24, 2018

IAAI Member: Early bird $180.00, $200. after February 24, 2018
Non-member: Early bird $280.00, $310. after February 24, 2018

Hilton Garden Inn Bettendorf
959 Middle Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722
TEL: 563-265-2121
All IAAI offerings are subject to cancellation or change.
Any cancellations must go through the IAAI Training Dept. to be applied toward a future IAAI course.