Second Place (is better than a swift kick in the ass)!

On a whim, I entered the Marissa 2020 Photo Contest and I recently found out that I was the runner-up! https://www.facebook.com/MarissaCharters/photos/a.230572168441/10159356247963442/ I submitted three photos to the contest: Tyler @ Corsair EngineTBM AvengerUSS Hogan Drew Wilson, who I've done a lot of diving with in the past year, won the contest (Congrats, Drew!). He is [...]

Piper Warrior Photogrammetry Model (130 feet, Catalina Island)

Piper Warrior Photogrammetry Model (130 feet, Catalina Island)

My primary goal when diving the Piper off Catalina was to practice my photogrammetry skills and have another project to explore some of the features and functionality of the Metashape software. I took a LOT of photos knowing that I would have overlap but I also didn't want to miss any key angles. This was [...]

Project : SBD “Dauntless” Photogrammetry Model — (Pt Loma, 200 fsw)

Project : SBD “Dauntless” Photogrammetry Model — (Pt Loma, 200 fsw)

Background The Scout / Dive Bomber (SBD) was key in the Battle of Midway in June 1942. It was the main aircraft carrier-based scout/dive bomber from mid-1940 through mid-1944. It had the nickname of "Slow But Deadly." One of the distinguishing features of the Dauntless are the air brakes with perforated holes on the trailing [...]

Photogrammetry Technical Details & Equipment

Photogrammetry Technical Details & Equipment

Background I started hearing about photogrammetry for documenting and visualizing wrecks about 2-3 years ago and had a passing interest. Since then, I've spent more time working on my photography skills (and equipment). I had watched a couple Wetpixel videos on photogrammetry recently and decided that, with Covid, I should learn more about it. I've [...]

TBM Avenger Photogrammetry Model (San Diego, CA — 250 fsw)

TBM Avenger Photogrammetry Model (San Diego, CA — 250 fsw)

I debated whether or not to post this model. I'm not really happy with the results but I've learned quite a bit along the way and figured it might help somebody in the future. This post is pretty long but there are a lot of photogrammetry details included for anybody who cares. Short Version Here [...]