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C.S.I. (The Real Deal) at IAI Providence 2013

Just back from Providence, RI, and the annual conference of the IAI (International Association for Identification). We were there in partnership with the Forensic Division of our friends at Adorama Camera (who knew they had a forensic department?), and it was a very interesting couple of days…

Wheel of Death!

Hundreds of detectives, crime scene analysts, lab specialists… all advancing their skills in classes and seminars and getting to look at and play with the full range of tools dedicated to “whodunit?”. Adorama’s Caroleann Fusco has been working with every aspect of the forensic community for a very long time and it seems like she is on a first-name basis with every investigator there (probably ensuring a lifetime of absolute immunity from any charge short of homicide).

Bullet hole examination kit

I’ve always felt that our products have a wide range of applications beyond the usual range of photographic assignments, and forensics is a prime example. The Rosco LitePad and LitePad Loop, Dedolight, even our Flexfill reflectors, Dewitt’s Brush, and Steadybag are some of the Visual Departures tools that we want to see in the hands of investigators. And with Caroleann’s introductions, it was easy to do.

LitePad fingerprint detection setup at IAI 2013

LitePad, with its diffuse LED lighting, absence of heat, range of sizes, and the capability of being powered by battery (as well as plugging into the wall) drew the most notice. It’s always interesting (and satisfying) to see a group of professionals, long used to doing something one way, find a whole new (and better) way to advance their craft.

After all, at what other convention are you going to spin the Wheel of Death to win a prize? Or add titles such as Principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis or Death Scene Investigation to the stack of light reading on your bedside table? Even got to bring home a bit of swag for the grandkids… who wouldn’t want to go to school with lunch in an Evidence Bag (covered with blood spatter) or a bright yellow neck lanyard boldly marked, CRIME SCENE – DO NOT CROSS?

Forensics books of every description

Dewitt’s Brush: Cleaner Gear Shoots (and Sells) Better

Dewitt's Brush is the best and safest way to keep nature's debris  off non-optical surfaces.

It’s the best tool ever for cleaning gear, whether you’re using it… or done using it.

This ain’t no shaving brush! Dewitt’s Brush substitutes natural boar bristle for the old-fashioned shaving brush’s badger hair. This makes it stiffer and springier, the better to get dirt and grit out of all the hard-to-reach places on your cameras and video equipment. (Try it on sheet-film holders!) Yet the tip of each bristle is feathered to protect painted finishes from scratching, a design that also picks up dust more efficiently.

Dewitt’s Brush measures 4½ inches long and 1½ inches in diameter. The 2¼-inch handle is made from molded white nylon and is contoured for easy grip. The feather-tip bristles measure 2¼-inches.

eBay sellers: It’s been proven time and again that the best product photography gets the top dollar. But as we all know, second-hand electronics really attract and retain dust and grit. Cleaning up with Dewitt’s Brush allows you to take the detail shots that may mean a 20% difference in your final selling price. This is a no-brainer; a product that pays for itself after just one use!

“Dust really stands out in a photograph of a black camera body. So whenever I need to do a product shot for a story, I get rid of it with Dewitt’s Brush.”

— Russell Hart, American Photo magazine

Dewitt’s Brush is the best and safest way to keep nature’s debris off non-optical surfaces. We think it’s a necessity for any fastidious photographer or videographer.