Work Item
ASTM WK83695

New Guide for Post Mortem Examination Photography

1. Scope

This standard provides procedures describing specific photography and lighting techniques for documenting post mortem examinations. These photographs serve as a permanent record of the examination, related evidence, and findings.


post mortem documentation; autopsy photography; autopsy documentation; identification photographs; injury documentation; gross specimen photography; examination quality photographs


This guide is intended to increase consistency among forensic photography providers due to the evidentiary and documentary value provided by photographs during forensic autopsies. This standard provides photography guidelines to better allow organizations to develop training programs and in-practice protocols.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E30.12

Committee: E30

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 10-07-2022

Technical Contact: Christina Malone

Item: 000