George Reis and Eric Johnson
About the Workshop:
Two instructors, five days, and a limit of 16 students!
"I enjoyed the way both instructors worked together. Very fun and friendly teachers. This was the best photo class I have taken."
"You two knocked it out of the park. It was the best quality training I have had yet."
Forensic photographers at a basic level can use simple techniques and equipment to produce adequate images most of the time; certified forensic photographers must have, and use, more control so they can consistently produce exceptional images that meet the rigorous standards and technical requirements in this discipline.
This workshop is intended to provide the participant with the knowledge and methods to be exceptional in their field and to be prepared to take the written and practical exams for the IAI Forensic Photography and Imaging Certification.
Topics range from photographic fundamentals like exposure, focus, and depth-of-field to mastering macro photography, night and low light photography, and the use of forensic light sources.
Each participant will learn the following concepts, techniques, and skills
This workshop is presented as a combination of lectures, discussions, and hands-on exercises.
The last two hours on Friday will be set aside for the IAI Forensic Photography and Imaging written test. For those who wish to take the test, you will have to apply for the certification and meet the IAI qualifications prior to the workshop. More information will be forwarded by e-mail to those who register for this workshop.
About the Location:
This workshop is being held at the Littleton, CO Police Department:
Littleton Police Department
2255 W. Berry Ave.
Littleton, CO 80120
Students will need a camera with manual settings (ISO, shutter speed, aperture), and macro focusing capabilities, external flash unit, and tripod. It is also recommended to bring a laptop computer with memory card reader.
A complete list of equipment will be sent to all class registrants.
A list of hotels that are within 15 minutes from the training facility will be provided upon registration.
About the Instructors:
D. Eric Johnson retired as a First Lieutenant from the Michigan State Police in January 2009 after more than 30 years of service. He served as a trooper, first-line supervisor, section commander, and post commander at various locations throughout the state. During his law enforcement career, Eric also owned and operated portrait studios at two locations in Michigan; he has been doing professional photography, including forensic photography, for more than 30 years.
During his tenure with the state police, Eric worked to develop photography training standards, tested cameras and accessories in order to identify equipment that best served law enforcement applications, and wrote policies regarding digital image integrity standards.
Eric owns and operates Forensic Photography Services, LLC. He has provided forensic photography instruction at the state police academy in Lansing, as well as throughout Michigan’s Lower and Upper Peninsula, and at various locations within the United States. Eric offers courses designed for the first responder, as well as evidence technicians and accident investigators; he has provided photography instruction to more than 1000 law enforcement officers and first responders from 229 agencies within Michigan and throughout the United States.
In addition to his instruction, he also provides forensic photography services to law firms throughout Michigan, having a client list of 74 attorney’s from 46 firms in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.
Eric is a Certified Forensic Photographer (CFPh), a designation through the International Association for Identification (IAI), and currently sits on the Forensic Photography Certification Board. He is also a Certified Evidence Photographer (CEP), a designation by the Professional Photographic Certification Commission, and has taught the certification course for both the Evidence Photographers International Council (EPIC) and the IAI. He is one of only 6 individuals worldwide that hold both the CFPh and CEP designations.
George Reis is a former President of the IAI Forensic Photography and Imaging Certification Board, and is certified in Forensic Photography and in Forensic Video Examination by the IAI. He is a Certified Forensic Video Technician by LEVA. Reis worked as a forensic photographer, fingerprint examiner and crime scene investigator for the Newport Beach Police Department for 15 years. He now is the owner of Imaging Forensics, providing forensic photography, photographic analysis, and video analysis, as well as training in these fields. Over 4,000 individuals have taken workshops by Reis, including individuals from the FBI, US Secret Service, US Army Crime Lab, and hundreds of state and local agencies.
Fees and Registration:
Click the link below to register for this workshop. The cost of the workshop is $950 per person, with a $50 discount if you register before August 24, 2015. You can pay by credit card, Paypal, or check. Cancellations made 21 days or more prior to the workshop will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after that will be charged a $50 fee. If Imaging Forensics has to cancel the workshops, registrants will be notified 21 days prior to the workshop and will receive a full refund.