By Jarrett Hallcox
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Does it turn out? It seems almost intuitive that in order to take a good picture when there is little light that you should use a flash—and the darker the night, the brighter the flash. Not exactly. Light is the key to photography of any kind, and it is important for the class to understand some characteristics of light before they ever take the first picture. Light, or, more precisely, wavelengths of light, fall into both the visible and nonvisible spectrums. The visible spectrum of light is between roughly 400 and 700 nanometers, with the shortest visible wavelength being violet and longest visible being red.
Before the CSI even enters a residence, he or she must always shine a flashlight obliquely across the floor. What the CSI is looking for is a possible footwear impression made in dust that lies on carpet or hardwood floors. These dust prints can be lifted with an electrostatic dust lifter. This is why we teach our students to photographically document the soles of the shoes of everyone who will be working the scene and also to have them wear booties. That way, if a footprint is found, there is no question that it was not left by someone working the scene.
When students arrive at the academy and we review the schedule for the next ten weeks, there is always a discernible groan when they find out they will spend an entire week on crime scene photography. Because the camera has become as commonplace in the home as the telephone, everyone already assumes they know how to use one. As a result, crime scene photography is treated so nonchalantly in some departments that disposable point-and-shoot cameras are standard issue. 95 disposable camera bought at the checkout of a local drugstore.