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October 27, 2011

Can Your Digital Images Withstand A Court Challenge?
Certified Evidence Photographer instructor D. Eric Johnson, CEP and Association Director Claire White recently published this article in Digital Forensic Investigator News. Read the article here.


April 25, 2011

Certified Evidence Photographer Program Featured in Forensic Technology Review
The CEP program was featured in a recent article of Forensic Technology Review. Click here to access the issue. The article begins on page 65.


September 15, 2010

New Certification Program Means More Credibility for Texas Evidence Photographers
Due to a new partnership between the Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) and the Professional Photographic Certification Commission, evidence photographers in Texas will soon have another training avenue available: the Certified Evidence Photographer (CEP) program, coming to San Antonio January 13-18, 2011.

Click here to read more


April 7, 2010

Evidence Photographer Certification in the News:
Discovery Strategist: Evidence Photographers International Council/training and certification

By Jonathan Soroko (Originally published April 4, 2010)


March 25, 2010

Digital Summit International
August 17-19, 2010 - Las Vegas

DSI: Digital Summit International is more than just computers. DSI will provide opportunities to explore, learn, and work with technologies for all types of digital evidence - from video, audio, cell phones, and cameras, to data acquisition, image enhancement, digital asset management and beyond!

Click here to read more.


February 18, 2010

onOne Software Releases Update for iPhone DSLR Camera Remote App

onOne Software has announced the immediate availability of iPhone App DSLR Camera Remote 1.3. This update features new camera support as well as several product enhancements, including:

  • Support for Nikon D3s, Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 1D MK IV
  • Canon EOS Rebel T1i and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard compatibility improvements
  • Simplified simultaneous multiple option usage
  • Improved logging to aid in networking troubleshooting
  • This is a free update for all owners of DSLR Camera Remote Professional or Lite. It is important for users to update both the DSLR Camera Remote app on their iPhone or iPod Touch AND update the DSLR Camera Remote Server at the same time to version 1.3.

To get the free updates:

  • Use the "Check for Updates" function inside iTunes on your computer
  • Use the "Check for Updates" function inside the App Store app on your iPhone or iPod Touch
  • Download the updated server from www.ononesoftware.com/iphone

January 22, 2010

EPIC...on the Airwaves!

Tune in on January 31, 2010 (noon) to hear EPIC represented on the USPrivacyAssociates’ blog talk show! Claire White, EPIC’s Association Manager, will be explaining the advantages of Evidence Photographer Certification for all evidence and forensic photographers. Listen and learn more about the certification process and how it can help your own reputation.

This talk will be archived, so you can listen in at your leisure.


December 7, 2009

In Memory of Joe Lewko, CEP


November 25, 2009

Photographers Stand Out in Letter Delivered to White House

We asked and you responded! Evidence Photographers International Council (EPIC) members turned out on behalf of professional photographers to sign The Copyright Alliance's letter asking President Obama and Vice President Biden to pursue policies supportive of artists' rights.

On Monday, November 16, the letter—signed by over 11,000 artists nationwide—was delivered by a select group of artists who met with Kalpen Modi and Greg Nelson, key personnel on technology and the arts in the White House Office of Public Engagement.

Read the full release here.


November 17, 2009

In Memory of Gene Robertson, CEP

November 19, 1939 - November 6, 2009. http://www.generobertson.com


November 4, 2009

Evidence Photographers Follow EPIC School to Nashville

EPIC School—in a different location almost every year—is coming to the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., January 10-12, 2010. Focused on helping evidence photographers gain the latest skills they need for a successful, professional career, EPIC School offers education from the basics of evidence photography to in-depth, hands-on workshops and certification opportunities.

“Evidence photography is often in demand, as the need for good forensic evidence increases. From insurance companies to law enforcement agencies, the market is diverse…if photographers have the knowledge and skills required,” says Claire White, the Evidence Photographers International Council (EPIC) association manager. “To hone such skills and keep up to date, evidence photographers need the training found at EPIC School.”

For the full release click here



October 13, 2009

Stock Artists Alliance Joins World’s Largest Affiliation of Professional Photographers

The Stock Artists Alliance (SAA) announced today that it will merge with the Alliance of Visual Artists (AVA), an umbrella organization representing five photographic associations and some 45,000 professional photographers worldwide.

For the full release click here




August 31, 2009

Four Photographers Qualify for EPIC’s New Evidence Photographer Certification

Evidence Photographers International Council (EPIC) announced today that the first four photographers to successfully complete its Evidence Photographer Certification program are Ron Bedard, Michael Dilich, Dror Kipernik and Ed Kelly.

For the full press release click here



 

February 23, 2009

New Evidence Photography Certification a Huge Success

ATLANTA - Newly Certified Evidence Photographers left Phoenix early this year, recipients of the inaugural Evidence Photographer Certification held at EPIC School, the educational convention of the Evidence Photographers International Council (EPIC).

"It's the best training I have ever had in my career," says Chris Cardin, Fire Marshal for the San Juan County Fire Department. "I will shoot crime scenes in a completely different way, due to this education."

First offered January 8-13, 2009, the EPC was a strenuous combination of education, testing, and image taking. Sgt. Scott DeBroux, an expert with many titles including Forensic Photographer, Crime Scene Investigator, and Criminal Justice Instructor, led this six-day brain marathon with great results. With the resources and education provide, this certification exam had a 94 percent pass rate!

For the full press release click here


February 18, 2009

Crime labs need major overhaul, study finds

Story Highlights
  • Crime lab system in the United States needs major overhaul, study contends
  • National Academy of Sciences cites lack of uniform standards, training, oversight
  • Fingerprinting, bite mark and hair analysis all found to have questionable reliability
  • Academy looked at various forensic techniques used in thousands of trials
Read Entire Article

August 23, 2008

Evidence Photographers International Council launches professional certification program

ATLANTA – The Evidence Photographers International Council (EPIC) has just launched the Evidence Photographer Certification (EPC).  After nearly a year of research with a team of seventeen leading experts in the evidence photography industry (including FBI, the secret service, educators and crime scene specialists) and the backing of the Photographic Certification Commission the Evidence Photographer Certification aims to set the industry guidelines and standards—needed in this ever-changing industry.

For the full press release click here


July 3, 2008

Created with evidence photographers’ needs in mind: 2009 EPIC School

ATLANTA –Education and the latest industry techniques are increasingly important for the evidence photographer. And attendees can get all that education and more at EPIC School @ Imaging USA 2009 (www.ImagingUSA.org ) in Phoenix, Ariz., January 11-13, 2009.

For the full press release click here


March 1, 2008

New A&E Real-life Series “CRIME 360”Premiers Thursday, March 6
For the first time on TV, real-time criminal investigations and advanced forensic technology are brought together

For the full article click here (pdf)
For the schedule of upcoming episodes click here (pdf)


February 1, 2008

Record-Breaking Convention and Trade Show: EPIC School @ Imaging USA 2008

For the full article click here (pdf)


Imaging USA 2008 Draws Record Numbers on Opening Day

Intro Imaging USA 2008, the first major convention and trade show of the year for professional photographers, opened it's first day in sunny Tampa, Florida with the best attendance on a first day than it's ever had. Registration will remain open through Tuesday morning, and with the first day's indications, Imaging USA 2008 will break all records set in previous years.

Click here to read the full story and watch the video.


November 1, 2007

EPIC Shows its Focus Law Enforcement Technology

For the full article click here (pdf)


October 29, 2007

A Tax Bill that Can Actually Help Self-Employed Photographers

For the full press release click here


October 22, 2007

Lowering the Risk of “Oops” in Evidence Photography

For the full press release click here (pdf)


October 16, 2007

Evidence Technology Magazine - September/October 2007

Read full article (pdf)


July 9, 2007

Evidence photographers' group expands with AVA

Read full article (different website)


June 22, 2007

This photography school just got a make-over!

The Evidence Photographers International Council (EPIC), the premier association for evidence and forensic photography, has revamped its school’s offerings and surroundings…assuring attendees even more valuable career information.

For the full press release click here (word doc)


June 21, 2007

The Voice of All Professional Photographers Just Got Louder…and Stronger.

EPIC signingThe voice of all professional photographers just got louder…and stronger. Two already powerful associations have teamed up to tackle issues photographers face. The Evidence Photographers International Council (EPIC), the premier association for evidence and forensic photography, recently joined forces with the Alliance of Visual Artists (AVA), the world’s largest umbrella group of professional photography associations. Now the already influential AVA has an even more unified front and greater impact on issues concerning photographers’ livelihoods.

For the full press release click here (word doc)

 

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