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Virginia Department of Forensic Science Alternate Light Source (ALS), BLUESTAR® and Impression Evidence Richmond VA

Date(s): Monday, August 28th 2023 at 08:30 AM – Wednesday, August 30th 2023 at 05:00 PM

This course is designed for personnel who process crime scenes and have knowledge of crime scene photography utilizing Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras. The techniques learned in this course cannot be applied with standard “point and shoot” digital cameras due to the need for extended shutter speed times. The Department of Forensic Science (DFS) will supply ALL necessary equipment to complete the course. Students may choose to bring their own photography equipment, provided it is an SLR digital camera and includes all applicable equipment (flash unit, close-up rings, tri-pod, etc) as well as their own ALS equipment. If you choose to bring outside equipment, please bring the corresponding manuals as well. Those bringing their own digital cameras must also bring a laptop with the appropriate software loaded to download their images for viewing.

This course will only accept 12 applicants and is restricted to personnel from Virginia law enforcement agencies. There is no fee to attend this course.

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