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Author Marsh, Nick (Nicholas)
Title Forensic photography : a practitioner's guide / Nick Marsh.
Imprint Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014.

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Author Marsh, Nick (Nicholas)
Subject Legal photography.
Photography -- Technique.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Description 1 online resource
Note Includes index.
Summary "Forensic photography plays a vitally important part in the investigation of crime and the subsequent administration of justice. Written by a practitioner with many years professional experience, this book provides an overview of the most common forensic photography techniques in use today for those readers who may not have a detailed understanding of camera techniques and who need to get to grips with the use of light and other key scientific aspects of the job. It covers image capture issues, file handling and relevant equipment, such as lasers and UV lights, and explores how they work. The predominance of the digital camera has resulted in an increasing trend for police forces across the world to use untrained camera users, rather than expert photographers. Therefore, this book will prove invaluable for those practitioners who need to produce accurate and clear photographic evidence, above and beyond the point and shoot mode on their cameras."-- Provided by publisher.
"A practical, hands-on guide that explores the latest technologies, the most common forensic photography techniques and how to achieve optimum results at any given crime scene"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index at the end of each chapters.
Contents Title Page; Copyright; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; About the Companion Website; Chapter 1: Image Processing; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The digital image; 1.3 Image acquisition; 1.4 Colour images; 1.5 The imaging chain and workflow; 1.6 White balance; 1.7 Image histogram; 1.8 Image processing terminology; 1.9 Digital image processing operations; 1.10 Classes of operations; 1.11 Noise reduction; 1.12 Sharpening filters; 1.13 History log; 1.14 Layers; 1.15 Bit depth and dynamic range; 1.16 File formats; 1.17 Image compression; 1.18 Image processing at image capture.
1.19 Properties of common formats1.20 Image archiving and the audit trail; 1.21 Printing images; 1.22 Image storage; 1.23 Summary; Notes; Chapter 2: Cameras and Lenses; 2.1 Overview; 2.2 Cameras; 2.3 Exposure; 2.4 ISOs; 2.5 The shutter; 2.6 F-stops and apertures; 2.7 So what is the correct exposure?; 2.8 Metering modes; 2.9 Getting the right exposure; 2.10 Dynamic range; 2.11 Depth of field and focus; 2.12 Lenses; Reference; Notes; Chapter 3: The Use of Flash; 3.1 How does it work?; 3.2 Guide numbers; 3.3 Flash modes; 3.4 The inverse square law (ISL); 3.5 The practical application of flash.
3.6 Types of flashChapter 4: Crime Scene Photography; 4.1 Overview; 4.2 Personal protective equipment (PPE); 4.3 The generics of scene photography; 4.4 Photographic equipment; 4.5 Composition; 4.6 Specific types of scenes; 4.7 Appendix 1: Trouble-shooting; References; Notes; Chapter 5: Light as a Forensic Photographer's Tool; 5.1 Overview of alternative light sources (ALS); 5.2 The Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS); 5.3 Fluorescence; 5.4 Alternative light sources; 5.5 Filters; 5.6 Infrared (IR); 5.7 White light; 5.8 Conclusion; References; Notes; Chapter 6: The Photography of Injuries.
6.1 Overview6.2 The nature of injuries; 6.3 The photography; 6.4 Before we start; 6.5 Techniques and equipment required; 6.6 The colour reference; 6.7 Reflected Ultraviolet (UV); 6.8 Lenses; 6.9 Lighting; 6.10 Capturing the image; References; Further useful reading; Notes; Chapter 7: Finger and Shoe Mark Photography; 7.1 Overview; 7.2 The nature of finger marks; 7.3 Shoe marks; 7.4 Equipment; 7.5 Lighting techniques; 7.6 Chemically enhanced marks; 7.7 Latent marks; 7.8 Shoe marks; 7.9 Tyre marks; 7.10 Blood enhancement techniques; References; Notes.
Chapter 8: The Proactive Use of Light in Forensic Photography8.1 Overview; 8.2 The detection of body fluids using an alternative light source; 8.3 Inks; 8.4 Sign writing; 8.5 The detection of blood; 8.6 Luminol; 8.7 Other uses of Infrared (IR); References; Notes; Chapter 9: Specialist Equipment and Techniques; 9.1 Peripheral cameras; 9.2 Object modelling; 9.3 Multi-spectral imaging camera; 9.4 High speed imaging; 9.5 UVC photography; References; Notes; Chapter 10: Panoramic (Immersive or 360°) and Elevated imaging; 10.1 Overview; 10.2 Spheron; 10.3 Digital Single Lens Reflex 360°
Note Print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.
ISBN 9781118852736 (ePub)
1118852737 (ePub)
9781118852743 (Adobe PDF)
1118852745 (Adobe PDF)
1322110476 (ebk)
9781322110479 (ebk)
9781119975823 (hardback)
OCLC # 890011578
Additional Format Print version: Marsh, Nick (Nicholas). Forensic photography. Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014 9781119975823 (DLC) 2014029361