Course detail: Crime Scene Photography

Course Description:

This is a one day course designed to provide an introduction to digital photography, camera operations and basic scene photography. This course will help students understand camera functions in order to create crisp, clear digital images. For crime scene photography we will focus on depth of field, overall, mid-range and close-up photography. We will also look at techniques for low-light and laser photography. 

Students are encouraged but not required to bring a DSLR camera, tripod and any other agency issued equipment. 

Course Competency: 
  • Students will be able to employ best practices in crime scene photography, as they investigate any crime from its beginning to its eventual disposition; either as an individual or as part of an investigatory team.

Course Objectives:
  • Demonstrate the basic operations of a digital, single lens reflex (DSLR) camera
  • Understand photography terminology and how to use lighting techniques, flash and filters
  • Photograph crime scenes in low light and difficult settings

Instructional Methods:
  • Lecture
  • Demonstration
  • Exercises
  • Scenarios using mock scene evidence

Who Should Attend:
  • Law Enforcement Officers

Course Requirements:
  • 100% Attendance
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email KLETC or call 620.694.1400 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. Some events may require notice earlier than three weeks and require you contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.

 Session Information: LE23120F

(This session is full; you may join the waitlist)

Schedule: Every day, starting on 02/23/23 and ending on 02/23/23
Only 21 days left to register!
Times: 08:00am-05:00pm CST


Please dress in layers, as the temperature in the room may be difficult to adjust. The session begins at 8:00AM on February 23rd and is estimated to end at 5:00PM. Onsite registration will be available at 7:30 AM.

Facility Detail

William L. White Auditorium, upstairs (Little Theater)
111 E 6th Ave
Emporia, KS 66801