If this is the first time you are using photogrammetry software, read the following chapter on how to take good photos for your project.


  • Your Scene/Object should be well lit.
  • Avoid shadows and reflections and transparent objects.
  • Best shoot in indirect light such as in the daylight shadow of a building avoid plain and one-colored surfaces
  • Don´t use a flash.
  • Do not change the focal length while shooting or use a fixed lens.
  • Make sure you can take pictures from all angles.
  • Avoid moving objects in the scene or background!
  • Rotate only objects with a plain background
  • The Object of interest should always fill most of the image
  • Take images with a side overlap of min. 60% and frontal overlap of 80%.
  • For each shot, move to a new position (or rotate the object)
  • Do not take multiple images from the same spot.
  • You can photograph multiple times in different patterns to leave no blind spots
  • avoid shaking
  • The more images you have, the better. You can always decide not to use them…