When Simon started to work with photogrammetry few were working underwater and living at the bleeding edge creating 3D models was at times challenging.
But with the encouragement and direct support of others – not least of which was Agisoft themselves – Simon persisted and pushed at the boundaries of what was possible, building kit like the Heart of Gold to cover massive areas and scanning wrecks such as the SS Thistlegorm.
The time has now come to pay back that support and pass it on, so it gives us great pride to announce that Becky Kagan Schott of Liquid Productions has agreed to join the AccuPixel mentoring program to take her photogrammetry to the next level.
Becky comes with a fantastic list of achievements, including multiple Emmy Awards for her work with the camera in some very challenging environments. AccuPixel directors Jose & Simon have been keeping a close eye on her work for some time and it was clear to us the source images – the foundations of high quality photogrammetry – were in place.
Adding the Value
So it’s time for Becky to take the step from creating visually appealing 3D models and adding considerably more value with accurate scaling and geo referencing. Scaling permits any arbitrary linear or volumetric measurement to be taken with high confidence and geo referencing tells us where in the world the wreck is.
Added together both add immense value to the model and the massive detail ortho photos and digital elevation models photogrammetry can create. We cannot wait to see the scaled ortho photo of Becky’s recent scan of the B-17G bomber in Vis, Croatia – we think the level of detail will be truly stunning.
Mentoring Program Benefits
Becky will be working through AccuPixel’s Agisoft endorsed Standard and Professional courses that are intended to teach photogrammetry to a forensic level and Agisoft will be supplying a Metashape Professional license.
All AccuPixel students get 1:1 support and assistance. Becky is already thinking about tackling subjects that will need a new approach. Its going to be a very interesting and challenging time for all as we figure out new techniques.
We will keep everyone updated as Becky takes photogrammetry and starts to merge art with science – we believe it’s going to be a fantastic journey.
The mentoring program is not restricted to underwater and we are actively looking for others who are ready to take the next step.
If you know anyone working in archaeology, cultural heritage, surveying, forensics and collision investigation – whatever field photogrammetry is being applied – and they could benefit from the AccuPixel mentoring program then please use the contact us page to nominate them.