Safety Certification Label Photo [Digital or Polaroid Images]
The easy-to-use digital cameras generally used by CARCO inspectors are capable of taking close-up images of the EPA Label without special attachments. In cases where Polaroid instant cameras are used, a special Polaroid camera hood is used to produce accurate photographs.
For best results:
Label being photographed must be dry; wet surfaces can cause reflections. Digital camera: image should be centered in viewing screen. Polaroid camera: close-up hood should be centered over label; camera's light/dark control should be in the "Normal" position. Camera's Flash should be ON
The picture shown (above left), taken from too great a distance, does not show the extent of body damage indicated on the inspection report. The picture should be taken from a much closer distance to the vehicle (above right). Close- up photographs provide meaningful visual records and are valuable in depicting pre-existing physical damage.