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Exploring the use of images and related media for research, teaching, and scholarship.

Featured Techniques and Strategies




Moving Time-lapse

Hyperlapse or moving time-lapse is a technique in time-lapse photography for creating motion shots. In its simplest form, a hyperlapse is achieved by moving the camera a short distance between each shot.


Create immersive stories by combining text, interactive maps, and other multimedia content.

Panoramic Images

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Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, often using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with horizontally elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as 360 photography.


Photogrammetry involves obtaining information about physical objects and the environment through the process of recording, measuring, and interpreting photographic images.

Image Annotation

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Annotating images may be one of the most accessible ways to help students interpret and analyze the meanings of images and visual media.

Iconic Images

iconic image

Understanding the circumstances behind the “making” of an iconic image can be a powerful way for students to evaluate images and their sources.

360/VR Tours

A virtual tour can provide your audience with an engaging introduction to your lab environment, field location, or other important locations.

3D Scanning

shifu artists book

3D scanning is the process of analyzing a real-world object or environment to collect data on its shape and possibly its appearance. 


before and after image

Juxtaposing images helps storytellers compare two pieces of similar media, including photos, and GIFs. 

Recent Posts


Photogrammetry Software Experiment

(Originally published 12/11/20) For my first photogrammetry “experiment,” I quickly tried out several options for free photogrammetry software—3DF Zephyr (Free), Autodesk ReCap Photo, 3D Regard, and Meshroom—along with one $5 iOS app, Trnio. For each, I used the same set of 32 images of a deer antler.  3DF Zephyr Free Windows only — Free desktop software,…
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Turntable Photogrammetry

(Originally published 3/29/2021) My initial attempts at photogrammetry used the walk-around method with mixed results. Still I kept at it, because the consensus on the web seemed to be that photogrammetry done with the turntable method–i.e., using images taken from a fixed location with an object rotating on a turntable–could be effective but challenging. The…
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