Photographers must photograph the scene thoroughly before anything is touched or moved.  The one exception is when there is an injured person who requires immediate medical care.  Life takes priority.  The movements of the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel are recorded to maintain as much scene integrity as possible.  This specialty requires a high degree of knowledge about the equipment and lighting necessary for good photographs.  Photographers need to be able to take effective pictures in black and white, color, various lighting exposures and speeds.  Each photo should show position and scale of the evidence in close up, medium range, and overview shots.  Each picture is recorded in the photo log and cross-referenced with the sketch artist's log and the evidence log.

Traits: highly trained on equipment available and on lighting strategies, ability to multitask.