Who the course is for:
This underwater photogrammetry course is for anyone who wants to learn the fundamental skills required for successful underwater photogrammetry projects.
What you will learn:
- how to plan your photogrammetry projects with up to 1500 photographs;
- how to take photographs for photogrammetry;
- how to use photographs and videos from different sources, such as cameras, action cameras, phones, drones or ROVs;
- how to follow a basic workflow;
- how to solve most common problems with image alignment, models and textures;
- how to clean, polish, simplify and export results for specific purposes;
- how to present your results as images or 3D models online.
About the author:
I am a Photogrammetry and Education professional, as well as a SCUBA Diving Instructor. I have studied Education, Digital Humanities and using Digital Tools for Heritage Conservation. For the last few years I have been working with archaeologist in Croatia documenting their underwater and land discoveries. I have also been successfully teaching photogrammetry to professionals and hobbyists.
What this course will look like:
- The whole underwater photogrammetry course will be delivered on-line, 1:1 or in a small group on request. We will be using ZOOM.
- You will be learning photogrammetry by doing it and I will be guiding you throughout the whole course.
- I will keep the theory to minimum. I will present only the essential knowledge required to successfully do photogrammetry and I will focus more on your actual skills.
- You will start from a simple project using some of my own photographs
- You will learn how to take photographs for photogrammetry and use them in your future projects.
- You will produce your own models.
- You will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
- You will have some homework in between sessions to practice the skills you have learnt and to get used to doing every step on your own.
What you will be able to do after the course:
- Successfully apply what you have learnt in your own underwater photogrammetry projects.
- Successfully process photogrammetric models that have up to around 1500 photographs.
- Decide when to use photographs and when to use videos for your project.
- Present your projects to others.
- Learn from your own and other’s results.
What you will need for the course:
- A good computer with:
- at least Intel i5 processor or equivalent, but Intel i7 or equivalent would be much better;
- a minimum of 12 GB of RAM, but as much as possible is preferred;
- a good graphic adapter, preferably by Nvidia or AMD;
- at least 40 GB of disk space;
If you are unsure if your computer is good for photogrammetry, you can email us its specification and we will let you know.
2. A digital camera or smartphone that you want to use for taking photographs. Action cameras, like GoPro are also good.
3. A trial version of Agisoft Metashape Standard Edition. (you can download it for free here: https://www.agisoft.com/downloads/installer/)