This 40-hour course addresses basic concepts in forensic photography and its application to the professional documentation of crime scenes and laboratory evidence. This course is designed for crime scene investigators and lab personnel who have basic knowledge of a DSLR camera and want to increase their confidence. The objective of this course is to introduce students to practical issues and methods used by crime scene investigators, specifically as they relate to photography and the capture of digital photographic evidence to better convey the details of a laboratory analysis or to present in court. Through lectures and hands-on activities, students will learn how to utilize the essential functions of a digital camera. Some of the topics that will be covered in the course include using the camera in manual modes, exposure triangle, minimizing distortions, principals of light, an explanation of 18-percent gray and the factors that impact depth of field, photographing crime scenes and crime scene evidence. Students should come to class with a DSLR camera and tripod.