Intro to Photogrammetry

June 2018


Philo van Kemenade




the science of making measurements from photographs


reconstructs 3D points and shapes
based on shared features amongst a set of images

how to scan


When scanning a free-standing object, encircle it, then focus on more complex details.

  • Your white balance is set manually
  • Your object fills the camera view
  • Your object is in focus in every shot
  • Full object is in focus (avoid shallow depth of field)
  • Use HDR if your object is unevenly lit

make sure

things that don't work well

transparent things

reflective things

complex shapes with thin extensions


2 objects smaller than a laptop

2 objects bigger than a laptop

Shared notepad

includes all the links!

This workshop

is inspired by the Exquisite City workshop by James George and Alexander Porter from the studio Scatter.

They make, teach and share amazing stuff, check them out!

Intro to Photogrammetry

By Philo van Kemenade

Intro to Photogrammetry

An introduction to photogrammetry

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