Boarhills Church, East Neuk, Fife - 3D model rendered in Blender

Going 3D: First Steps with Blender

Finally! It’s been only a dream for about 10 years but I have a new photo workflow – and one involving photogrammetry not just photography, too: Fly a drone around an object – typically using point-of-interest mode whilst shooting video. Run some structure-from-motion analysis using Open Drone Map Import the resultant textured dense mesh into […]

Autumn Holiday Day 1: The Nice Place

There’s no better place to start a holiday than the Nice Place(TM), even if it does involve getting up and on the road at 4am for a 165-mile drive up north. The sun rose over Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin as I approached: The Caledonian Forest at Glen Affric was its usual beautiful self – still […]

Above Kinnoull Hill

I’ve discovered DJI GS (“groundstation”) Pro, which allows me to plot-out routes in advance with waypoints and control what happens at them, long before arriving at a location. Well, currently we’re at the stage of wondering why the camera’s pointing back the way we came when it should be looking exactly the opposite direction. Still, […]

How Many Megapixels?

There are several cliches in the field of megapixel-count and resolution required for acceptable photographic prints. In no particular order: 300dpi is “fine art” you don’t need as many dpi for larger prints because typically they’re viewed further away my printer claims to do 360dpi or 1440dpi or … 24 megapixels is more than enough […]

Landscape, Photography and Land Management

This is going to be a long post, drawing on several disparate areas of experience and interest. Welcome to my mind… Photographic Influence The Highlands are not like 18th-century Venice. On driving around – which you can do around here – the landscape is raw, rugged, elemental, positively harsh on a cold day. We do […]