Get Calibrated Scale Bars

Scale bars placed around mask object

CHI offers a set of 10 calibrated scale bars for photogrammetry. These scale bars are both highly accurate and efficient for adding scale to 3D imaging projects. More…

About Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry refers to the practice of deriving 3D measurements from photographs. See our web page describing photogrammetry, how it works, and examples. More…

Instructional Videos on Photogrammetry

CHI's Video Series on Photogrammetry

Watch our instructional videos on Vimeo: Practical, Scientific Use of Photogrammetry. Topics include examples and 3D information, collection basics, and capturing complex subjects, among others. More…

Flickr Gallery: January 2016 Photogrammetry Training at the CHI Studio

A photo gallery of CHI's 4-day training class in photogrammetry in San Francisco.

Capturing the Olmec head for photogrammetry

Photogrammetry class trainees capturing an enormous Olmec head in San Francisco.

Four Days With CHI: Reflections on January's Photogrammetry Training (A Blog)

Wondering what this class is like? CHI guest blogger Emily B. Frank describes her experience in CHI's intensive 4-day photogrammetry class in January 2016. More…

CHI Training Can Come to Your Site

CHI experts can deliver a 4-day training class at your site or host institution for groups of up to 15 people. This can be very cost-effective with a lower cost per student. Write to with your inquiry or a proposal. More…

Need Some Help?

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…

4-Day Photogrammetry Training: See Schedule

Practical, Scientific Use of Photogrammetry in Cultural Heritage

Trainees report a paradigm shift in their understanding of photogrammetry's power and applications
Photogrammetry training in San Francisco

Photogrammetry training class in San Francisco

“Everyone was so patient, eager to learn, and team-oriented — this is the environment CHI fosters.”
—Trainee, CHI studio, San Francisco

“Clarified aspects of photogrammetry I struggled with for years — accessible without oversimplifying.”
—Trainee, CHI studio, San Francisco

“Very well balanced instruction and activity, excellent environment, thorough information, bravo!”
—Trainee, CHI studio, San Francisco

This class is a practical working session in small groups with one-on-one instruction.

Next class: Tuesday, July 9 through Friday, July 12, 2019.

Let us notify you about future classes: send email to

Registration form To register, download this form and open it in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader so you can type directly into the fields. Then save and send it to Please specify on the form which training class (dates) you are registering for.
When Tuesday, July 9 through Friday, July 12, 2019
Where Cultural Heritage Imaging
2325 3rd Street, Suite #323
San Francisco, CA 94107
Fee $1595 per person.

Do you have 2 or more people who want to attend a class? We offer a discount of $100 per person when two or more people register from the same institution. Let us know when you register.

Upon receiving your registration form, we will send you an invoice. (Credit card payment instructions will be on the invoice.)
Prerequisites Ideally participants should have the following photographic skills: ability to use a digital SLR in fully manual mode; a basic understanding of how to get a proper exposure; a basic understanding of depth of field and how to get subjects in focus. The hands-on portions of the class will be done in small groups with instructors.
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Who Should Attend

What You Will Learn

About the Software

Photogrammetric software is a fast-moving area of development with active ongoing research, open source projects, and commercial products.

Post processing screen shot from AgiSoft PhotoScan. Each of the blue rectangles represents a camera position.

Post processing screen shot from AgiSoft PhotoScan. Each of the blue rectangles represents a camera position.