4-Day Training Classes: RTI and Photogrammetry

CHI offers 4-day training classes regularly at our offices in San Francisco for groups of up to 15 people.

Learn how to apply Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) in the RTI training class to capture and study the minute surfaces of objects.

Photogrammetry is a powerful skill: take our Photogrammetry class and learn how to acquire the highest quality photogrammetric image sets and produce scientific 3D documentation with demonstrable accuracy.

Instructors break these classes into groups of 3-to-5 people for hands-on work. More…

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Let CHI experts advise you on your imaging challenge. CHI offers customized consulting services to both institutional and private clients, with special rates for nonprofit organizations. Projects of all sizes can be accommodated. Learn more…


Half-Day Workshop

CHI's half-day training class is an introduction to emerging digital imaging techniques, especially Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). The class provides a practical overview of RTI with a capture demo and examples from cultural heritage and the natural sciences, including museum objects, archaeological sites and artifacts, conservation usage, and paper collections. More…


CHI Expertise Can Come to You:
On-Site Training/Consulting

Let our training and expertise come to you! Rates can be cost-effective per person, avoiding travel costs
training class

Training by CHI experts can be delivered at your site or institution


“Extremely well presented. Hands-on clinics reinforced concepts from lectures. Very professional presentations. You felt like colleagues, not just visitors.”—Trainee, Buffalo State

“Good team-building exercises, great instructors, lots of info packed into four days. Good theoretical knowledge coupled with hands-on experience.”—Trainee, Queens University

“Very informative! I now feel fully confident to use RTI on my own.”—Trainee, New York University

“Well-paced and well-balanced between lectures and hands-on experience.””—Trainee, Smithsonian Institution

CHI imaging experts can come to your site and customize services based on your requirements:


Class on Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI):
“Generating Digital Representations of Cultural Heritage Objects”

What You Will Learn

Who Should Attend

RTI software and user guides are free and available from the Capture, Process, and View sections of the Downloads area on this web site.

Class participants receive a jump drive with finished examples, data shot during the class, and technical and equipment tips.

Read more about our RTI training class.


Class on Photogrammetry:
“Practical, Scientific Use of Photogrammetry in Cultural Heritage”

What You Will Learn

Who Should Attend

Read more about our Photogrammetry training class.


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Ask us for a quote Questions? Proposals? Write to training@c-h-i.org
Prerequisites Basic photography skills; basic computer skills