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Photography for Aircraft Accident Investigation (PHOTO 18-1)

October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm


Course Description

This specialized course in accident investigation is designed to assist the investigator to improve photographic documentation of an accident site. Course participants will take photographs of components and critique them as a class. This course assumes that the investigator is not a professional photographer.


To provide the aircraft accident investigator with basic accident photographic and video techniques.

Who Should Attend

Individuals involved in aircraft accident investigation.

Course Outline

  • Digital Photography and Techniques
  • Investigator Photographic Equipment
  • Lenses and Camera Controls for Investigation
  • Flash Photography for Investigation
  • General Techniques
  • Macro Photography Techniques
  • Lighting Techniques
  • Specialized Investigation Photographic Techniques
  • Image Analysis
  • UAV’s for Accident Investigation
  • On-Site Photographic Priorities
  • Indoor/Outdoor Student Practice Session
  • Critique of Student Photographs
  • Digital Videography and Techniques for Investigation
  • Uses of Video in an Aircraft Accident Investigation

Course Duration:  2.0 Days

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Published on July 31st, 2017

Last updated on August 1st, 2017


October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am
October 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm


USC Aviation Safety and Security Program
6033 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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