Introduction to Photogrammetry Workshop


AICCM, with generous support from the Gordon Darling Foundation and from the ADFAS Patricia Robertson Scholarship Fund, presents a half day introduction to Photogrammetry.

This introduction, led by experts from Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) in San Francisco, will take place at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne 4 July 2016. 

Photogrammetry refers to the practice of deriving 3D measurements from photographs. It can be used for documenting 3D subjects, monitoring changes to these subjects over time, and a wide range of other uses. Photogrammetry creates accurate and measurable 3D models in a wide range of scales. Recent technological advances in digital cameras, computer processors, and computational techniques, such as sub-pixel image matching, make photogrammetry a portable and powerful technique. It yields extremely dense and accurate 3D surface data. It can be generated using a sequence of photos and captured with standard digital photography equipment, in a relatively short period of time.  For more information please contact Helen Privett, AICCM Event and SIG Coordinator on 03 8341 7235 or

Outcomes for Participants

Clear understanding of two computational photography imaging techniques, how they are used, what they can show, and what is involved in adopting them in cultural heritage practice.

Intended Audience: The workshop will include demonstrations and ample time for discussion and Q&A, including presenting the required and optional equipment involved.

There are no prerequisites. Anyone from novice to expert who wants to learn about these techniques is welcome.

Instructor bios:

Carla Schroer, Cultural Heritage Imaging,

Carla Schroer is a co-founder and director of Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) a non-profit corporation that develops and implements new imaging technologies for cultural, historic and artistic heritage and scientific research. Carla leads the training programs at CHI, along with working on field capture projects with Reflectance Transformation Imaging, 3D photogrammetry, and related computational photography techniques. Carla also leads the software development and testing activities at CHI. She spent 20 years in the commercial software industry, managing and directing a wide range of software development projects including object oriented development tools, desktop publishing software, and Sun Microsystems’ Java technology.

Mark Mudge is President and co-founder of Cultural Heritage Imaging.  Mark has a BA in Philosophy from New College of Florida (1979).  He has worked as a professional bronze sculptor and has been involved in photography and 3D imaging for over 20 years. He is a co-inventor, with Tom Malzbender, of the computational photography technique, Highlight Reflectance Transformation Imaging. He has published 14 articles and book chapters related to scientific imaging of cultural heritage material and its long-term preservation. He serves on several international committees, including The International Council of Museums' (ICOM) Documentation Committee (CIDOC).