PhotoModeler Training Courses

General Courses

Training workshops are available to PhotoModeler users who would like to get a basic overview or advanced product training in a formal setting. The 3 day course covers a wide range of topics such as proper photography methods, using the basic tools, using advanced tools, and working with complex projects. See the Course Outline below.

The Tutorials that are included with the PhotoModeler full and demo products are excellent training resources and suitable for many customers but for those that prefer a class room setting, these training courses are available.

PhotoModeler Training Courses can be conducted on site for a group at your organization’s location. For individuals or smaller groups, the course is put on in various North American locations on an as-needed basis.

For more information, please email us at, or call 1-778-370-3063.

Course Outline

Please note that the course structure may vary depending on the customers’ field of work.

Module 1: Overview and Demonstration
Module 2: Planning and Photography
Module 3: Working With an Existing Project
Module 4: How to Begin a PhotoModeler Project
Module 5: PhotoModeler Basics
Module 6: Export and Measure
Module 7: Troubleshooting
Module 8: Application Project Example
Module 9: Review of Important PhotoModeler Concepts
Module 10: Camera Calibration
Module 11: Standard Operating Procedures for PhotoModeler Field Work
Module 12: Mock Project
Module 13: Advanced Topics
Module 14: What We Have Learned

Collision Reconstruction Courses

Coming soon to a city near you! PhotoModeler Training Courses for Collision Reconstruction. This three day course will cover all of the award winning PhotoModeler features that make it a valuable measurement tool in the reconstructionist’s tool box. View up coming dates and course content.


The PhotoModeler training courses are taught by one or both of:

Dan Mills
Dan Mills has been an active PhotoModeler user and trainer for a number of years, providing instruction to personnel from numerous law enforcement agencies and private collision reconstruction firms. Dan is a forensic photogrammetrist and collision reconstructionist. He is a graduate of Ryerson University with a Bachelors of Technology in Survey Engineering. He has continued his education, working towards a Masters in Civil Engineering (Transportation). Dan Mills first worked in the Civil Engineering Department at Ryerson as a technician and researcher. While there he was involved with the Transport Canada/Ryerson University Vehicle Safety Research Centre, eventually taking on the role of lead reconstructionist. Dan then started DCM Technical Services Inc. where he works full time today. He completes accident reconstruction and photogrammetric projects for his legal and insurance clients, provides seminars and training in photogrammetry, and continues his research in photogrammetry and reconstruction techniques.

Tod Whitfield
Tod Whitfield worked for thirty one years as a police officer, finishing his career as a forensic specialist. As the Sergeant in charge of the lab for the Toronto Police Forensics Unit, Tod was tasked with identifying and implementing technology to better investigate and present major crimes to the court. One of the technologies he identified was photogrammetry. Tod was trained in photogrammetry in 2006 and was active in its implementation in the police service. He is an inventor with several patents to his name, and continues to develop new and exciting ways to use technology.