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1. Projected dates of operation. 2. Hours of surveillance. 3. Location of oPeration. 4. Racial or ethnic rnj.x of neighborhood. 5. Hours of sunrise and sunset. 6. Lighting conditions at various areas. 7. Distance of projected camera location in relation to subject. 8. Parking situation in a vehicle is to be used. 9. Known activities of persons freguenting subject area. 10. Unknown activities of persons freguenting subject area. 11. Physical layout ot the camera(s) area 12. Evaluate windows at the camera ste.. It, is not desirable to photograph through g1ass. Can windows be opened? fs the glas s clear or tinted? You may consj.der "float" glass which is readily available from most glaziers. Remember that it is more preferable to photograph direct,ly glass than on an angle. raight t,hrough 1 3. Evaluate heater controls. Heat waves rsing between the camera and the subject can cause distortion. Turn off or reflect radiators below windows you photograph through. 14. Security conditions at the location: a. Best hours of entry b. Can camera and other equipment be left unattended? c. Are there known criminals living in close proximity? d. Can the "super" or o\^rner of the building be trusted? .e. !.Iill the cover of a dummy business be necessary? f.. Vlhat locking devices wiII be necessary for security? g. Is there unrestricted access to the ara by personnel? h. what are- Iocal fire codes/hazards/inspections? 15. Communications available, and those to be installed is a cover name in order? 16. Leasing arrangements, utilites, 17. Projected weather conditions rnust be considered. 1 8. Is vehicle surveillance required? a. Type of vehicle. Camera stable? b. Number of personnel reguired. Are they camera trained? c. Location of vehicle servicing if necessary 19 Communications: a. Telephone and directory. b. High powered radio equipment. preferably eC powered c. Battery powered back up radio's. d. Can you set up a exclusive radio channel? e. Use head-phones to avoid sguelch noises in closed areas. f,. Set up a simple code betwern photographers and observers. g. Adequacy of wiring for radios and remote cameras. h. Physca1 security of radio and photographic video gear.


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weather-summer-dress cool-have water, sun grasses, hat etc. Winter - dress $rarmer. Carry porto poty for long ,exended assignments. Exchange ideas with partners , review case history. Determine met,hod of transportation camper, auto, truck, foot play it by ear after arr5.ving.

1. Determine what camera eguj.pment you wirl need for the job 35mm video, still video, etc. 2. check arl your eguipment before you reave for the location lenses-Iens mounts extra batteries for auto cameras prenty of extra film, brack and white as well as coror extra tapes. Lens tissue - cleaning brushes. 3. Make sure everything is in working order. 4. Treat your eguipment carefurly , pack in st,urdy cases. 5. Give film to thaw ( you should keep color film refrigerated ).

1. F'ill out log sheet. 2. Get to place of assignment as early as possible 3. Look area over. rf in car, drive around several brocks alleys buildings. Look for best vantage poin, for observation or photo 4. Use your imaginaton. 5. Make finar determination of type of equipment to use. 6. Tf in auto or truck and you are across the street, check on flow of, local trafficu etc. 7. Park vehicle in the most desirabre rocation across the street, behind or in front of subject's vehicle. 8. Don't park too close so that subj ect will observe movement or hear nose. 9. Maintain radio silence. 10" Set up your eguipment. a. Have two cameras ready B&W color 1.1 . Be prepared to sait. 12. Shoo fast: Be ready to shoot be prepared. The picture or subject may vanish in a matter of seconds. rt :rraf b yorr ouiy chance. Do not wait for perfect composition and exposure. 13. Snap persons) as they walk towards subject or house. 14. When subject is in sigh, take more than one photo. 15. Advance filn after every photo. Bracket your exposures" 16. Be as moile as possible. 17. watch your film counter when you are down to 3 or 4 left, put in a fresh ro11 18. Remember, BE CREFUL OUT THERE