Crime Scene Photography Course August 5th – 8th, 2024- Reserve Seat

August 5th – 8th, 2024 Crime Scene Photography Course.

*** No previous photography experience is required to attend this course. *** 

Provo City Police Department is pleased to host a Crime Scene Photography Course with Castle Forensic Photography in August 2024.  The instructor, Provo Police Master Officer Gary Carter, is a 25-year law enforcement veteran whose experience runs the gamut of law enforcement assignments, to include criminal investigations (both as a detective and a supervisor) and crime scene processing, as well as instructor assignments in multiple disciplines. Gary has been a professional photographer for over seven years, is currently a member of the Professional Photographers of America, and is in the final stages of the process to obtain his Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) certificate.


Recognizing the lack of local offerings for comprehensive crime scene photography training for law enforcement officers, Gary has spent hundreds of hours developing this law enforcement photography course, drawing from both his 25-year law enforcement career and his experience as a professional photographer.  Topics covered in this four-day training include (but are not limited to) the following:


  • Photography fundamentals
    • Principles behind how a camera works
    • How to operate a camera effectively
  • Photo editing
  • Metadata
  • Overcoming challenging situations using knowledge-based problem solving
  • Proper photographing of examination evidence
  • Case laws involving photography
  • Court preparation and admissibility


These skills will be taught both in a classroom setting and with practical exercises, documenting mock crime scenes.


“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” – Ansel Adams

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Customer Reviews


"I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to enhance their expertise in crime scene photography." -J. Keil


"I came into this course sort of knowing my way around my camera. Upon finishing the course, I now feel like I could respond to a crime scene and perfectly photograph anything and everything, in manual mode at that! This is a great course for becoming confident in your photography skills and a great refresher for those that already have a good grasp." -H. Matter