Mr. Bauer attended the Ra-Vogue School of Photography and the Rochester Institute of Photography.
Mr. Bauer’s career included serving as a latent fingerprint photographer at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and as a supervisor and researcher of latent print detection through the use of laser technology from 1966 until 1984. In 1984 he joined the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Crime Laboratory, Washington, D.C. as a photographer preserving evidence for experts in fingerprints, document analysis, physical evidence, drug analysis, and crime scenes. He retired in 2002 with 36 years of experience in photography of forensic evidence. His expertise took him to Iraq as a contract employee for the Department of Defense to photograph fingerprints on EIDs and other terrorist evidence. The information was then passed on to the military as well as the FBI for inclusion in the International Terrorist File, located in Clarksburg, WV.
Mr. Bauer taught the Forensic Photography course.