VCU Department of Forensic Science Assistant Professor Stephen Stockman, CCSA, MPA will teach a week-long course in Crime Scene Photography

May 1, 2024

Author: Jo Murphy

Upon completion of this Crime Scene Photography course taught by Crime Scene Investigator, Forensic Trainer and Certified Crime Scene Analyst, Stephen Stockman, participants will participate in lectures and practical exercises on the way to earning a certificate of completion and a Digital Badge.

Movable walls for crime scene rooms
Movable walls are used to create different crime scenes

Basic Crime Scene Photography-Short Course
July 15-19, 2024, course will meet daily, Monday-Friday, 8:30am -5:00pm
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Instructor: Stephen Stockman, CCSA, MPA
 Assistant Professor, VCU Dept. of Forensic Science

Deadline for Registration: June 30th or until class is full
 **Space is limited to twenty participants**

Course Topics
Photography theory
Available light photography
Flash photography
Tripod usage in crime scene
Systematic photography
Special techniques
Examination Quality
Low light, night photography 

Practical Exercises
Depth of Field
External flash control
Low light crime scene photography
Crime scene photography
Examination quality photography
Victim/Suspect photo documentation
Footwear/Fingerprint EQP

Location: VCU Monroe Park Campus, STEM building,
 817 West Franklin St Richmond, VA 23220
 Room 317

Fee Includes:
• Thumb drive with PDF course book
• All materials for course
• All equipment, as needed (laptops, camera gear)
o Trainees can also bring their own equipment to use, if preferred!
• On-campus parking
• Friday group lunch

Parking: West Broad Street Deck
 1111 W. Broad St, Richmond VA 23220
 ***Parking QR codes required for leaving garage will be provided on 1st day***

Payment Information: Payment-in-full is expected by July 1st.
• Fee: $540
• Acceptable forms of payment include: credit card (preferred), check, or money order
payable to the VCU, Department of Forensic Science
• Once registration is complete, an invoice will be emailed to the registered person
and their agency contact (if applicable) with additional payment instructions.
• For payment questions, contact Barbara Payne, Fiscal Administrator:

Lodging: Trainees will book their own lodging, as needed.
• VCU Department of Forensic Science has arranged government rates at two hotels
close to campus that trainees may use.
***If using one of these locations, please state that you are with the VCU Forensic Science
Department and request the state/government or special rate.***
 Linden Row, 100 E Franklin St.; $129 per night+taxes; 4 minute walk to
training site. No on-site parking but several public options close to hotel
804.225.5841 or
 The Graduate Hotel, 301 W Franklin St; $129 per night+taxes; valet
parking is for $32 per night. Numerous lots and garages are also
available near the hotel; hotel staff will help locate available parking
upon check-in. 804-521-3407 or