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Digital Photography for Forensic Collision Investigators
Digital Photography for Forensic Collision Investigators
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Digital Photography for Forensic Collision Investigators

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In collaboration with the Institute for Traffic Accident Investigators


This course will teach candidates what they need to know, to effectively capture photographs of scenes, damage and components, and also how to effectively use this media in reports and presentations. It will also equip them to be able to confidently explain photographic principles and critically analyse others imagery, when giving evidence. Understanding the impact of the current climate (Covid-19) on training, the course is being designed and written so that it can be delivered in one of two ways, either face to face or on-line. As the student, the choice will be yours as to which avenue you take, the content will be the same, the assessment and examination phase will be the same.

Face To Face Course

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The face to face course can be delivered at Cameracal’s studio, where we can accommodate up to 6 students at a time and is one week (5 days) in duration, which will include practical sessions, lunch and refreshments.

Online Course

The on-line course will run over 6 weeks, with on-line training content and a weekly tutorial

It will be hosted on This has the added benefit of being accessible from mobile devices, as an app, so if you’re out at a scene and can’t remember how to do something, you can log on and quickly refresh yourself.

In either case, the course is broken down into modules and at the conclusion of each there is an on-line assessment. At the end of the course there are a number of assignments to complete within 8 weeks. Successful students will be provided with a time limited pass certificate, which will also detail the areas covered.

All training materials will be provided and the training will be provided by Anthony and his team.

The Team

Our experience covers photographic training, retail, systems calibration, forensic photography, landscape photography, drones, 360 degree imagery, virtual tours, digital arts and the Adobe products previously mentioned, including Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe Acrobat DC, as well as Apple’s iMovie, Keynote and Insta360 Studio, to name but a few. Some of our trainers also have considerable experience as Collision Investigators and thus preparing reports and photographing scenes and vehicles. The course will also incorporate ITAI’s Good Practice guidelines as well as ISO requirements relating to photography.

Syllabus Outline

  • Module 1 - Camera Basics, Lenses, filters, flash and support systems -Assessment
  • Module 2 - Digital cameras, functions, settings and file types - Assessment
  • Module 3 - Focussing through to white balance and everything in between - Assessment
  • Module 4 - Media, data handling, rights - Assessment
  • Module 5 - How to photograph a collision scene or other incidents / objects - Assessment
  • Module 6 - Editing imagery and how to use it - General assessment
  • Paper Assignments 1-6

As outlined above, the course will be commencing in April 2021.

Training can also be provided to groups at your location and we can provide a quote, if this is your preferred option. To register an interest in this course, please complete the request form linked below:

Traffic Collision Investigation Training Request Form

Course Feedback

"Personally, I think the combination of a photographer and FCIR background make this a dynamic duo - there wasn’t a question that went unanswered."

"The days were full and a lot of information passed. I cannot currently identify what more could be added because I feel like I have learnt a lot - now to put it into practice."

"Knowledgable trainers with a myriad of experience who were able to answer all questions. Good food (thank you to the cook/baker :))"

"The venue for the mock ups was excellent, a good opportunity to have a play."

"Very welcoming and knowledgeable, good venue with parking." 

"The flexibility in being able to ask questions sometimes at a tangent to the teaching/instruction was very useful and indicated the extensive depth of knowledge of the trainers."