Forensic photographers also work for magazines, newspapers, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, and medical illustrators. Others might work closely with private injury legal representatives, police force, detectives and other law firms to facilitate in gathering evidence for cases. These photographs are predominantly used for road traffic accidents, negligence, medical malpractice, injuries and effects of liability cases. This profession can be stressful and emotional; hence Forensics Photographers must always be equipped and prepared how to deal with such matters or issues including the grieving victims.
Other Forensic Photographers work as independent freelancers. They give forensic photograph imaging services to legal representatives or lawyers, insurance groups and some police forces. But most of them work directly to Forensic Science Service or police force as forensic photographer before working as freelancers.
Numerous forensic photographers start as assistants in order to learn the basic concerning cameras and forensics. Others choose to be an instructor at colleges or universities and teach those who will be assigned in police department. Currently, learning the digital cameras and skills in some computer program is important in order to have an advantage.
Educational attainment is not required in order to become a forensic photographer. Though, education nowadays is may be an advantage when searching for employment because of the competition in job market. Universities and colleges offer some special courses and training in field of photography and forensics.
The skills needed in order to become a successful and professional forensic photographer include broad knowledge and interest in science, criminology and photography, great dexterity, good sense of timing, patience, communication skills and awareness in new scientific technologies such as camera and computer.