Photographing Collisions (CSR 143)

Instructor: 
Tim Neumann

This course is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the importance of photographic orientation for vehicles, scene data, and evidence. A thorough process of photographing all elements of the scene is discussed, including the documentation of both vehicles and injured persons.

This course consists of four (4) video lessons and includes an assessment at the conclusion of each lesson.

Credit: 4 hrs

 

Photographing Collisions, Part 1

This lesson is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the importance of photographic orientation for vehicles, scene data, and evidence. A thorough process of photographing all elements of the scene is discussed.

At the end of the lesson, the student will be able to achieve the following objectives in accordance with the information received in class:

1. Demonstrate understanding of the appropriate protocol for photographing a collision scene.

2. Understand a variety of factors when considering the orientation of photographs for a collision event.

3. Understand the applicable process for framing photographs and the documentation of vehicles and physical evidence.

Video Length: 00:13:07

 

Photographing Collisions, Part 2

This lesson is intended to build upon the first video in the series by focusing in on the specific aspects of photography for vehicles. Important elements to photograph on the interior and exterior are discussed.

At the end of the lesson, the student will be able to achieve the following objectives in accordance with the information received in class:

1. Understand the appropriate protocol for photographing a vehicle involved in a collision.

2. Understand a variety of factors when considering interior and exterior photographs of a vehicle.

3. Understand often overlooked items to photograph, including undercarriages and the interior of large capacity vehicles.

Video Length: 00:13:32

 

Photographing Collisions, Part 3

This lesson is intended to build upon the first two videos in the series by focusing in on the specific aspects of photography of people at a crash scene. Important aspects of documenting people and injuries are discussed.

At the end of the lesson, the student will be able to achieve the following objectives in accordance with the information received in class:

1. Understand the appropriate protocol for photographing the human elements associated with a collision.

2. Understand a variety of factors when considering who to photograph, when, where, and how.

3. Understand the issues involved with photography of injuries and autopsies.

Video Length: 00:08:25

 

Photographing Collisions, Part 4

This lesson is intended to conclude the series by discussing specific aspects of the roadway environment to document with photographs. Lighting, aerial photos, and other important aspects of the roadway environment are discussed.

At the end of the lesson, the student will be able to achieve the following objectives in accordance with the information received in class:

1. Demonstrate the appropriate protocol for photographing the environmental elements associated with a collision.

2. Understand a variety of factors when considering lighting conditions and active scene issues.

3. Understand the issues involved with scene photography and possible devices to compensate for specific issues.

Video Length: 00:13:15
 

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