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Alternate Light Source (ALS) and BLUESTAR® - Richmond, VA 01/18/2018


Date(s): Thursday, January 18th 2018 at 08:30 AM – Friday, January 19th 2018 at 05:00 PM

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In this two day hands-on workshop students will learn how to deploy each of these valuable tools in a crime scene environment. In addition to learning the proper methods of usage, students will learn through practical exercises the best methods of photographic documentation of positive reactions in laboratory and field settings.

This course is designed for personnel who process crime scenes and have knowledge of crime scene photography utilizing Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras. The techniques learned in this course cannot be applied with standard “point and shoot” digital cameras due to extended shutter times. The Department of Forensic Science (DFS) will supply ALL necessary equipment to complete the course. Students may choose to bring their own photography equipment, provided it is an SLR digital camera and includes all applicable equipment (flash unit, closeup rings, tri-pod, etc.), as well as their own ALS equipment. If you choose to bring outside equipment, please bring the corresponding manuals as well. Those bringing their own digital cameras must also bring a laptop with the appropriate software loaded to download their images for viewing.

This course will only accept 12 applicants and is restricted to personnel from Virginia law enforcement agencies.

The course will be held at the Virginia Department of Forensic Science’s Training Section located at 737 N. 5th Street in Richmond, VA from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

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