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Forensic Photography: Concepts and Applications for better crime scene examination

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N. D. N. A. Mendis

University of Colombo, LK
About N. D. N. A.
Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Forensic Photography is the fair and accurate recording of a scene or object, of legal interest, by a camera. “Photography is a valuable tool for recording the crime scene and explaining the evidence to others”. The objective of forensic photography is to record an event, a scene, or an object correctly.  It is always better to go for a good digital camera with an interchangeable lens.  The physical size and quality of the image sensor along with the corresponding optics play a much bigger role in image quality than megapixels alone. Basic idea about exposure, depth of field and framing a shot is important to take a proper photograph. Photography is an important tool in most forensic examinations. Equipping all medico-legal units with necessary photographic equipment and providing a trained photographer is a very important action regarding the development of the field.
How to Cite: Mendis, N.D.N.A., 2021. Forensic Photography: Concepts and Applications for better crime scene examination. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka, 9(1), pp.47–49. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/mljsl.v9i1.7429
Published on 30 Jun 2021.
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