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EPIC Announces 2005 School Of Evidence Photography And Imaging
The Evidence Photographers International Council (EPIC) has announced that its 2005 School of Evidence Photography and Imaging will be held November 3-6, 2005 (Early Registration: November 2nd), in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. EPIC's faculty of nationally recognized professional evidence photographers teaches the most recent techniques in use in the field today.

In a series of lectures and workshops, attendees will learn about the photographic requirements of law enforcement officials, arson investigators, private investigators, document examiners, crime scene personnel, civil evidence photographers, and other professionals in the field of evidence photography. EPIC's workshops offer instruction in the use of traditional, digital, and video equipment, as well as providing up-to-date information about the newest professional equipment available.

For additional information, contact EPIC, 600 Main St., Honesdale, PA 18431; (800) 356-3742, (570) 253-5450; fax: (570) 253-5011;; e-mail:

In Memoriam 
Photographer, mentor, inventor, and seminar leader Dean Collins passed away quietly at his home in San Diego, California, on Wednesday, February 2, 2005. A native of California, Collins worked as a professional portrait and commercial photographer for 25 years and he is best know for his ability to teach photographers through workshops, articles, and videos.

Collins' workshops toured worldwide teaching his personal view of the science and principles of lighting and as executive producer of "Photographic Global Notes" he showed step by step techniques from 36 of the world's most innovative photographers.

Starting with the "Finelight" video series, covering all the basics to become a photographer and a lighting expert, and then his recent Software Cinema digital photography "Training Camps," Collins set the highest industry standard for teaching photographers everything from digital photography to the use of photo enhancement software. More than anything it is his high-energy, motivating, and innovative teaching style we will remember.

Before he died, the Dean Collins Project was launched to collect images for a small photo book to give to Collins as a testimony from the people he made such a difference to in his life. Here is a link to the website:

Collins was 51 years old and leaves behind his wife Linda and his two children. Services were held Saturday, February 12th at Sonrise Community Church in Santee, California.