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Basic Evidence Photography

by Imprimus Forensic Services

Apr. 27 - 29, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition:  Free
ILEAS Training Center
1701 East Main St.
Urbana, IL 61802
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

This course meets state guidelines for the following mandated subject areas:

  • Human Rights  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Lead Homicide Re-certification  (24 hrs. credit)


The three-day workshop is designed to develop the forensic photography and scene documentation skills of the incident scene investigator.  It presents detailed instruction in fundamental photographic principles and exposure to useful photographic accessories.  The basic techniques and organized approach recommended for documenting incident scenes are introduced.  In addition to novice crime scene specialists and forensic personnel, this training is well suited for investigators who have limited familiarity with photography equipment and would like to further enhance their skills.

Students will work through a number of practical exercises and receive immediate feedback from instructors.  Their photos will be printed and returned to them while they are still participating in the workshop – allowing instructors the best opportunity to evaluate student work and help them correct any deficiencies.  It also provides the student with permanent reference materials that can used in the field.

The workshop will be conducted by Imprimus Forensic Services from Arlington Heights, Illinois.  Due to the hands-on nature of this training, enrollment will be strictly limited to 24 participants.


  • Principles of Camera Operation
  • Understanding Metering and Exposure
  • Flash and Lighting Techniques
  • Proper Lens Selection
  • Technical Requirements for Crime Scene Photos
  • Digital Imaging Issues
  • Footwear Documentation
  • Close-Up Photography
  • Photography for Forensic Examination
  • Special Equipment and Accessories
  • Equipment Care and Maintenance

Note:  Each attendee must bring a camera, a tripod, and an off-camera flash unit.


Michael Wasowicz, Lead Instructor
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Please register for this course by April 3.