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Three (3) days -

21 contact hours:

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Photography Techniques for Law Enforcement

Agencies wishing to host this course may contact LEOTTA, LLC. at or call us at: 216-503-1113.





Tanya Czack


SLR Digital camera, flash, tripod & other available accesories


This course will instruct patrol officers and detectives on the proper use of their agency's digital SLR camera. Students will learn how to document a crime scene and capture evidence through the use of appropriate photography techniques.

Students will learn the importance of accurately capturing a crime scene so the resulting images reflect the scene at the time it was processed.  Students will learn the appropriate methods for archiving digital images for submission to a court of law. Emphasis will also be placed on the use of tripods, flash photography, macro photography, and the use of alternative lighting sources.

This hands-on course provides intimate instruction techniques so students learn by doing. Students are required to bring their agency's digital camera, camera flash, available camera lenses, flashlight, and a tripod.

Topics of Instruction Include:

  • Familiarization with department digital camera and associated equipment
  • Basics of scene documentation
  • Digital imaging archiving as it relates to chain of custody
  • Macro photography
  • Low-light photography

Course Itinerary:

Day 1 - Lecture; learning your equipment; basics on how and why things work;
in-class and outdoor practicals.

Day 2 - Review of photograph taken on Day 1; indoor and outdoor low-light
photographs; outdoor night practical. (Day 2 hours are 12:00 - 20:00)

Day 3 - Close-up photography; macro photography; vehicle photography; reviewing
optional photography equipment; indoor crime scene and final practical
Please note that Day 2 will begin at noon and end at 8:00 p.m.

Who Should Attend?
This course is for patrol-level personnel who document traffic accidents and crime
scenes as well as new detectives and investigators who are not familiar with digital
SLR cameras and accessories.