Is using overall, medium, and close-up photography the best way to photograph a scene? Explain.

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I would think that yes, using a combination of overall, medium, and close-up photography would be the best way to document a crime scene.  The purpose of photo-documenting a crime scene is make a visual record of a crime scene exactly as it was right after the crime occurred for the use of law enforcement and legal counsel.  The best way to document a crime scene is to photograph it in every possible way.  Overall wide shots show everything that is present at the scene and how they all are in relation to each other.  The medium shots show more detail while still giving a picture of overall composition.  Finally, close-ups show crucial detail of specific areas of the crime scene that must be studied and preserved in detail.  So using all three is the best way to document a crime scene.

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