Crime Scene and Evidence Photography

Image courtesy of Kim Shapiro  |  This is a Level 1 event

 Registration: OPENS October 13 @ 6am / CLOSES November 1 @ Midnight

Crime scene photography is a highly technical profession; a crime scene photographer has to be skilled in the art of producing the most exact, detailed photographs that record the crime scene and the physical evidence within the crime scene as objectively and accurately as possible. The context, close-up, and overall images must meet rigorous standards to become permanent, visual records that are suitable for a court of law.

Come join our very own crime scene specialist and forensic photographer, Kim Shapiro, as she explains the correct lighting, proper lenses, and accurate angles to produce professional photographs that can be analyzed, enlarged, and submitted in court hearings, proceedings, or trials. She will also discuss the importance of methodologies to produce consistent, high-quality images to accompany crime scene investigation reports and the many challenges of crime scene photography.

There will be a mock crime scene photography exercise as well, so bring your cameras, tripods, flash units and off-camera flash cords if you have them!

What to Bring (Optional)
  • Camera
  • Lenses (wide-angle, normal, macro)
  • Tripod
  • Flash & Off-Camera Flash Cord
  • Cable Release



Meet the instructor

Kim Shapiro is the Supervising Crime Scene Specialist and a lead instructor at San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. She played a major role in moving the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Crime Lab from film to digital photography, spearheading validation studies for specific photographic techniques, training the CSI unit in the new format, and developing laboratory procedure manuals.






What does a Level 1 event mean?

Each of our events lists a recommended level of experience (1-3). By categorizing our events using this method, we hope to better inform you of what you need to know and how to best prepare so that you can get the most out of your attendance.

level 1 event means that the instruction provided will be focused on beginners and intermediates, so no previous knowledge or experience of the topic is expected.


Please Note: Anyone is welcome to attend any class level, however, the pace and content may not be at your current skill level. If this is the case, please expect to attend with the expectation to observe rather than engage. As with all of our educational events, we will always make every effort to accommodate all attendees regardless of their experience level.



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