Thursday
Apr152010

Twitter 2010 Live Updates

Tucson 2010 - The International Panoramic Photography conference just started.

We will try to keep you all updated as much as possible trough the following social networks:

The IVRPA account on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ivrpa

The IVRPA page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ivrpa



Wednesday
Mar312010

Do it NOW

You have been hearing about this conference for weeks now, and you know that you want to attend. It is going to be a great occasion and we want as many people as possible to participate.

BUT, it is filling up. Rooms at the Hilton may be gone already (we can suggest some alternatives). And at some point we may hit the capacity of the rooms we will use for sessions and meals. Don't be last in line and get turned away - register HERE.  

We have had some great desert caps made, featuring the conference logo, but only for the first 100 people to register, and we are almost there now. Not available in stores! See it HERE.

We have booked great entertainment for the banquet on Thursday night - Ruben Moreno and the Mariachi Luz de Luna. Ruben is director of the Mariachi Institute at the University of Arizona, as well as a professional musician. Hear Luz de Luna perform HERE.

It has been a wet winter in the Sonoran Desert, and there is a good chance for extensive displays of wildflowers in the Tucson area when we are there. There is still snow on the mountains, but the temperatures are rising day by day, and it should be just about perfect by the time we arrive.

Register now.

See you in Tucson!
Don Bain (for the IVRPA)
Christian Fleury (for the IAPP)

Tuesday
Mar302010

A BIG Thank You

The Tucson 2010 Panoramic Photography Exhibition image submission period is over.

We would like to send a big thank you to each and everyone of you who submitted images for this event.
It turns out that we received more images than we can display, the response has been fantastic and we hope to be able to put up a great show.

In the next couple of days we will be selecting and organizing the material we have. We will contact the photographers directly in case we need something specific from each participant.

See you in Tucson from April 14-18

Carlos Chegado
David Orbock

Saturday
Mar272010

The Rest of the Program

Earlier this month we described the first day lineup of speakers at the International Panoramic Photography Conference, to be held April 14-18 in Tucson, Arizona. They were Jook Leung, Greg Downing, Eric Hanson, Jeffrey Martin, Doug Segal, Scott Highton, and Jeff Mitchum.

Now the rest of the program is almost complete, and we can tell you about another terrific series of talks and workshops.

Starting off on Friday morning we will have Charles Armstrong of Spark Labs and the new VR platform TourWrist. His talk is entitled simply "Remote Reality", and promises to tell us "why panoramic photography will mark the next major milestone for mankind".

Next we will hear from Will Landon, a stalwart of the IAPP, who will tell us about "The Making of a Continuous Panoramic Slide Show". In the past Will has done this using 70mm film and special transport and projection systems. Now he will explain how he has converted it all to digital.

Last before lunch Mark Segal will tell us about "Aerial Panoramics and Marketing". Mark uses poles, blimps, and both small RC and fullsize helicopters to get a panoramic view at varying elevations. Mark also wants to share some of his insights into marketing panoramic products.

After lunch there will be a tough choice - take one of the informal field trips to destinations around Tucson such as the Pima Air and Space Museum , the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, or Saguaro National Park?  Or stick around for two in-depth presentations?

First up will be Dave Orbock (IAPP President) giving a two hour workshop on "Printing, mounting, matting, framing, glazing, and shipping large panoramic prints". Since this is Dave's livelihood you can be assured that he knows what he is talking about.

The second in-depth presentation will be by Christian Bloch, taking a few days off from his latest project with Disney Studios. His topic is intriguingly entitled "HDR and what Hollywood needs your panoramas for".

Saturday morning offers another opportunity for field trips around the area, maybe up Mount Lemmon or Sabino Canyon, to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, or colorful and historic downtown Tucson. But you may want to stick around for what promises to be a timely and lively panel discussion. Keith Martin will be moderating a panel of experts on "Handheld devices and the future of interactive panoramic display".

But wait, there's more...
Two final sessions on Saturday afternoon have not been decided yet. And we have set aside time for up to 12 people to each give their own short presentation - updates on their personal projects and products, to show panoramas taken during the conference, or whatever. Very democratic , anyone can speak - but first-come first-served, contact Don (don-bain@tucson2010.com) to reserve yourself a spot.

We hope to see many of you in Tucson, April 14-18, for what promises to be an amazing conference.

Don Bain (IVRPA)
Christian Fleury (IAPP)

Saturday
Mar272010

Tucson 2010 Panoramic Photography Exhibition deadline

Tomorrow is the image submission deadline for the Tucson 2010 Panoramic Photography Exhibition.

To accommodate for different timezones around the world all submissions received until 2pm UTC next Monday March 29 will be considered.
After that we will begin sorting and organizing the exhibition and the deadline can't be extended beyond that point in time.

Some photographers asked if they could submit digital files instead of prints and the answer is YES, we made arrangements to print those files and ship them to Tucson in time for the exhibition.

If you didn't submit you image, you still have time to participate in this event, just go ahead and fill in the official image submission form and upload your image using the Tucson 2010 Drop Box.

The Tucson 2010 Panoramic Photography Exhibition coordinators

Carlos Chegado
David Orbock