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You are the photographer at a crime scene. What are the step

You are the photographer at a crime scene. What are the steps you would take to document this crime scene?
Which step do you feel is the most important? Why?
Is a logbook necessary?
If no, why not?
If yes, what do you think should be included in this book?
What do you think are the first and second photographs that should be taken at a crime scene? Why?
There is a certain way to take close-up photographs. How do you think it should be done? Why?
If the investigators miss some evidence after you have photographed the crime scene, and they call you back to document it, what is the procedure? Why?

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You are the photographer at a crime scene. What are the steps you would take to document this crime scene?

-- The most important step, which should also be the first step in documenting the crime scene, is to ensure to the greatest extent possible that no one touches or removes anything from the crime scene, until it is completely photographed. This is the most ideal set-up for photographing a crime scene. Additionally, the photographer should, if possible, take a video camera and slowly capture the entire crime scene while standing in different places. The video camera is now widely used on crime scenes, in addition to traditional photography. The video capture provides angles that the traditional camera may miss, due to blind spots with the camera. The next step that the crime scene photographer should take is to take wide angle photos of the entire scene and all areas surrounding the scene. Any small items should be photographed against a ruler, so that size of objects in the crime scene can be determined later, when viewing the photos. The next step is for the photographer to make any notes needed, regarding the photos taken, which may include where the photographer was standing when the main shots were captured, as well as any notes regarding unusual or extraneous circumstances that ...

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You are the photographer at a crime scene. What are the steps you would take to document this crime scene?
Which step do you feel is the most important? Why?
Is a logbook necessary?
If no, why not?
If yes, what do you think should be included in this book?
What do you think are the first and second photographs that should be taken at a crime scene? Why?
There is a certain way to take close-up photographs. How do you think it should be done? Why?
If the investigators miss some evidence after you have photographed the crime scene, and they call you back to document it, what is the procedure? Why?

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