Posts Tagged ‘crime’

A Glimpse Into the World of Forensic Photography

Nick Marsh has been a forensic photographer for over two decades over the UK, and he offers his forensic imaging consulting services to the London MET police. He has even written a book about the subject, titled “Forensic Photography: A Practitioner’s Guide.”

In the video above, by David Beazley, Marsh gives us a behind-the-scenes look into the world of forensic photography and what the practice means to him, especially as budget cuts and the changing camera industry landscape threaten his profession. It’s the art of documenting a crime scene clearly and honestly to provide a jury with the information they need to make a decision about what happened.

(via Beazknees via The Phoblographer)

Weegee Shares His Thoughts on News Photography

As New York City prepares to digitize and publish thousands of historical crime scene photos captured by photo unit police officers, here’s a look at the subject from the photojournalist’s point of view.

The 9-minute above is an interview with Weegee, a photographer known for his gritty black-and-white photos of crime scenes and urban life. It’s from the 1958 vinyl record “Famous Photographers Tell How.”
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NYPD Looking for Two Middle Eastern Guys Spotted Photographing Synagogues

Is this a case of sensible anti-terrorism measures or racial profiling and an inappropriate suspicion of photography? Police in New York are currently looking for two men of Middle Eastern descent who were spotted taking pictures in front of multiple Jewish synagogues in Brooklyn.
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Teen Arrested for Murder After Incriminating Himself with Snapchat Selfie with Body

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A 16-year-old Pittsburgh teenager has been arrested for murder after taking a selfie with the body and sending the photographic evidence of his crime to a friend through Snapchat.
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Street Photography in Saudi Arabia Could Lead You Straight to Jail

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If you’d like a long and fruitful career as a street photographer, Saudi Arabia might not be the most welcoming place for you to pursue it. Shooting public photos and sharing them online is becoming more and more popular in the Middle Eastern kingdom, but many practitioners are unaware that the country’s strict cybercrime law could bring down huge fines and even jail time for their snapshots.
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Volunteer Photographer Has Baby Shots for Grieving Parents Stolen with Camera Bag

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A North Carolina-based photographer had her camera bag stolen this past weekend. In addition to losing over $5,000 worth of camera gear, what was more devastating was the loss of photos she had taken for parents who lost their newborn baby shortly after he was born.
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Thieves Using the iPod Nano as a Spy Camera to Steal PINs at ATMs

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Thieves are reportedly using the iPod Nano as a spy camera for stealing PIN numbers from people using ATM machines. The device is small enough to remain relatively hidden and packs a camera that’s good enough to spy on the keypad of ATMs as unsuspecting people punch in their PIN numbers.
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Wedding Photographers Robbed During Shoot, Lose Wedding Photos and $13,500 in Gear

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Wedding photographers beware: you could be a prime target for robbers due to the value of your gear. Just last year we reported that photojournalists in California were being targeted for their equipment, and now another crazy incident has occurred: a wedding shoot in Oakland was targeted this weekend by robbers who made off with $13K+ in camera gear… and all the wedding photos.
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Photobomb: A Game About Solving a Crime Through Social Media Photos

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After the Boston Marathon Bombings in April 2014, both law enforcement and the public turned to photos from bystanders and security cameras to find clues about the perpetrators.

Inspired by this concept of using social media photos to solve crime, game programmer Matt Rix decided to create a game called “Photobomb.”
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Suge Knight Faces Up to 30 Years in Jail After Stealing Photographer’s Camera

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Rap mogul Suge Knight could be facing some serious jail time after stealing a photographer’s camera. By “serious,” we mean up to 30 years.
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