Lecture studies of the general principals and concepts behind both basic and technical photography. The theoretical underpinnings of, techniques for, and applications of forensic photography will be examined. Topics include: the science behind photography, composition, exposure, focus, depth of field, flash techniques; and the challenges associated with crime scene, underwater, and aerial photography. Students will also learn how to properly document the various types of: crime scenes, evidence, bodies, wounds, and fingerprints. Additionally, they will learn how to prepare photographic reports and displays for court.