Stop a Moving Lens with Tape: A Tip from CoDA Training

Hello everyone. Nikki here bringing you a quick and simple tip that I learned in the Photography and Photogrammetry for Archaeologists webinar with Michael Ashley.

When doing photogrammetry, it is important to have a fixed lens so that it does not move and refocus while you are taking photographs. When the lens moves, it creates noise and data distortion in the image. If your camera does not have a fixed lens, do not fret! You can still use a camera with automatic zoom for photogrammetry, by simply taping the lens into place so that it does not move during the process. I know, it might sound rudimentary, but it works and there is always plenty of tape in the field!