Workshop - Forensic Photography

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Workshops in photography are an excellent way to further develop our existing skills as well as acquire new ones.

The topics that will be covered in my workshop are exhumation, autopsy, identification, evidence, clothing, and medical examination.

Because photography is an essential component of the process, it is always included in a forensic investigation. Due to the fact that digital photography is constantly evolving, the possibilities of taking photographs are constantly expanding. Additionally, digital photography provides a method that is both quick and easy to record images with a variety of cameras.
My training has already been finished in a number of countries, including Chile, Colombia, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Iraq, Mexico, and Peru, amongst others. This training was carried out in conjunction with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Departments of Forensic Medicine, Departments of Justice, and other organizations.
English, Spanish, and French are the three languages that are offered for instruction in the courses. These workshops are designed for individuals who are involved in photographic documentation, and my goal is to improve both your theoretical knowledge and your technical proficiency, regardless of the level of expertise you currently possess.

The capabilities of any digital camera can be accommodated by this workshop, which can be modified to accommodate any situation. Every student will have the opportunity to use their own digital camera throughout the duration of the class, which will enable them to acquire a more in-depth understanding of their equipment as well as the opportunities that it provides them. It is always my practice to travel with the materials that are necessary to ensure the success of a workshop, and I always make it a point to organize things in such a way that every participant has the opportunity to use the appropriate materials while the workshop is in progress.

During the course of the workshop, we will talk about a variety of topics, including the following:
- Gaining a fundamental understanding of photography, including exposure, aperture, speed, ISO, depth of field, and white balance.
- The ability to have a solid understanding of the composition, the viewpoint, the framing, and the empty space in the image.
- Gaining an understanding of the various formats, objectives, coefficients, and filters that are available.
- Infrared photography.
- The three distinct types of range that are utilized in photography: overall, mid-range and close-up.
- How to create an image that has a very good visual explanation
- The proper way to make use of the necessary tools, such as a ruler, an arrow, a number, or forensic rods, among other things.
- Reconstruction and interpretation of the injury.
- How to take photographs of a variety of aspects, such as wounds, bruises, bullet trajectories, and so on.
- An understanding of the various ways in which our eyes are able to perceive images.
- Techniques for drawing the viewer's attention directly to the subject of an image in order to give it a greater sense of significance.
- How to take photographs while an autopsy or bone analysis is being performed.
- Photographs of identification, clothing, and evidence documentation
- Errors found frequently in photography.
- The use of photography in law enforcement
- How to avoid misunderstandings or confusion when looking at a picture
- Gaining an Understanding of Metadata, Storage, and Security Methods.  
- Having an understanding of the graphic chain, beginning with the photograph and ending with the print.                    

You will also learn how to create good photographs without the need to use software such as Photoshop or Lightroom, which are the most widely utilized programs for retouching light, sharpening, cropping, and other similar aspects of photography. Through the training that you will receive, you will be able to collect this information. With just a few straightforward actions, you will be able to learn how to accomplish these results.
I am still open to the possibility of considering any proposition, and I am able to offer a workshop program that is more narrowly focused on a single topic.
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not be reluctant to get in touch with me.
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Alain Wittmann, MSc
Forensic Photographer
International Consultant
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