Army photographers on official assignment, except
when off duty, are not permitted to engage in photography
for personal retention or for any other purpose not
directly related to official Army activities.
It must be
understood that when by choice or agreement, personally
owned equipment or supplies, camera or film are used during
an official assignment, all photographic material exposed
while on that assignment will be turned into a DA
photographic facility as property of the Department of the
Learning Event 2:
DESCRIBE TYPES AND TECHNIQUES OF TACTICAL DOCUMENTATION PHOTOGRAPHY
a. Tactical ground photography records terrain features and tactical
activities, actions, and objects.
Its most immediate application is to assist
local intelligence and operations personnel and of combat units.
b. The effectiveness of Army documentation in tactical ground photography is
dependent upon an understanding of the tactical problems. Needed is a thorough
knowledge of all photographic means to satisfy requirements, and an ability to
c. The following are types of documentation that can be used to provide
single ground photographs, a series of photographs, comparative photographs and
frontal and reverse panoramics.
(1) Location of probable location of OPFOR positions.
(2) Signs of improvements in positions.
(3) Camouflage discipline of both OPFOR and friendly forces.
(5) Detailed coverage of river crossing sites.
(7) Pertinent tactical details recorded during reconnaissance missions.
(8) Documentation of captured enemy positions.