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What must you do to be sure that the resulting photograph can be compared to the suspect's actual shoe? There are several things that should be done to properly document a shoe imprint. Firstly, the crime scene photographer should start with a photograph of where the shoe imprint is located within the crime scene. Close up photographs of the imprint should also be taken in order to show the detail. Black and white film provides more contrast and detail (Staggs). While, digital photographs are to be taken as RAW file images. Digital images can later be changed into gray scale if need be. When taking close up photographs of the shoe imprint a tripod should be used. The camera should also be positioned so that its film plane is parallel with the imprint (Staggs). This will ultimately help to reduce any sort of distortion in the photograph. An angle finder can also be used to measure the angle of the imprint. A scale should also be used when photographing an imprint. The scale should be an ‘L’ shape.
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