Welcome to the Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators Member's Page
In collaboration with the Institute of Traffic Accident Investigation
This page contains service, courses and information aimed at collision investigators, to help improve your forensic photography and provide more robust evidence to the courts / clients.
A camera is possibly one of the most important pieces of equipment a Collision Investigator has available to them, when capturing evidence, but it is also one of the most overlooked, when it comes to training. A view not shared by the Forensic Science Regulator or us! It is apparent that Collision Investigators need to be able demonstrate that they have been trained to use equipment and that they are competent, understand the technology and are compliant with guidance and regulations in the field and for many, ISO compliance is now a necessity.
Our newly revamped course for Forensic Collision Investigators, features comprehensive and detailed training, assessments and examinations, backed up by training staff with over 30 years experience in the photographic industry, 30 years experience in Collision Investigation, plus our own studio, equipped with computers, lighting, photographic equipment and outside areas for practical sessions. It's also a valuable source of CPD and recognised by ITAI. Certificate issued upon successful completion of examinations and assignments.
What Does The Digital Photography for Forensic Collision Investigators Course Cover
- Full frame, APS-C and Mirrorless camera systems
- Lens systems, Sensors, IBIS and VR systems
- Day, night, macro and flash photography
- Audit trails, ITAI Good Practice and ISO compliance
- Storage media and battery maintenance
- Auxiliary lighting systems (flash, off camera systems),
tripods and supports
- Camera modes (Program, Shutter, Aperture and Manual -
and how, why and when to use them)
- Basic editing in Photoshop
- Focussing systems, focal lengths and depth of field
- Exposure, metering, white balance, ISO, and EV
- RAW vs jpeg
- Histograms, exif data and how to read it, examining
images to determine settings used and editing
undertaken, Bracketing, Focus stacking and HDR
- How to - photograph scenes, views, vehicles, damage
- How to back up and use images in reports
Training Courses and Workshops
Have you been presented with an image you are not happy about or questioning the authenticity of the images?
The Image Diagnosis service is available to members of the ITAI who have concerns regarding the authenticity of images presented to them. We offer a diagnostic service to identify whether an image(s) has been doctored or altered, as well as the various settings used when the image was taken. We will then provide a written advisory report detailing the authenticity of the image(s), what editing has occurred , what settings were used, whether they will impact on the image and what is being portrayed.
Image Diagnosis costs £50 for the first image
£15 for any additional images
Advisory Reports costs £30
To use this service, please contact us on 01798 306599 or email us below.