In it’s simplist form “photogrammetry” can be described as is three dimensional photography.

Photogrammetry offers the ability to merge two dimensional images into three dimensional images; to create interactive 3-d digital representations of physical objects.

3-d “scans” of a ceramic dragon and a brass Chinese antique Bhudda
3-d Scans of Gargoyle, made up of some 256 “camera” alignments.
Camera positions for 3-d scan of Gargoyle

The 3-d objects may be replicas or edited representations of the originals.

Photogrammetry techniques are especially popular with gamers, enabling them to create 3-d environments. Cartographers employ photogrammtry to construct 3-d maps.

Photogrammetry also offers myriad opportunities in the world of contemporary art, heritage and culture.

In recent years Vision Fountain have invested our resources into photogrammetry in order to draw attention to it’s possibilties.

With the aid of Arts Council Wales funding, creative lead, Richard Jones, designed a mobile photogrammetry studio that enables us to capture 3-d portraits of people and of objects in the field. National Lottery Heritage Funding enabled Vision Fountain to introduce 3-d scanning at Cyfrathfa Museum and Art Gallery in “Merthy’s Black Gold” project.

Ffotogallery, Wales leading photographic agency, commissioned “The CoalFace” for the Diffusion 2019 International Photo Festival in Cardiff.

Photogrammetry “portraits” of Welsh Coal Miners commissioned by Ffotogallery
Photogrammetric 3-d scan of antique Burmese Bhudda from Mandalay