Tuesday
Mar232010

Discounted Hotel Rooms Still Available

We have negotiated with Hilton Hotels to extend the special discounted room rate for our conference attendees for a few more days.

You can get the special rate until Friday March 26, or until they run out of rooms. The rate is $75 per room, single or double. The early-bird conference discount of $50 off the registration fee is also still available.

Sunday
Mar212010

Early Bird Extended

The discount for early registration, due to expire on March 21st, has been extended by a week. Register by March 28 and save $50.

The terrific rates we negotiated with Hilton Hotels, however, are no longer available (the deadline was March 19). Rooms at the Hilton are still available for $103 and up, but going fast. To reserve a room click HERE.

Thursday
Mar182010

Tucson 2010 Panoramic Photography Exhibition

We are pleased to announce the opening of submissions to the Panoramic Exhibition to be held on the Hilton Tucson East Hotel from April 14 to 18.

The Tucson 2010 Panoramic Photography Exhibition will showcase the current state of the art in panoramic photography.
This is not a photo contest, our aim is not to choose the best photo or attribute prizes, but rather a juried exhibition with the goal of assembling an exhibition to display a comprehensive collection of the different types of panoramic imagery currently being produced.

The rules for participating are simple:

  • All submissions should be made through the Tucson 2010 website using this form: http://tucson2010.com/panoramic-exhibition-form/
  • We will only accept images captured from January 1, 2009 until March 28, 2010.
  • The image needs to be exceptionally interesting artistically or technically.
  • The maximum dimension of the prints we will accept is 110cm or 43 inches.
  • The original photographs will have to be delivered in the Hilton Tucson East Hotel no later than April 14 at 2pm local time, preferably by April 13 to allow us to assemble the exhibition in time for the opening on April 14.
  • Return of the prints to the original authors after the exhibition ends is not guaranteed because of the potential high costs. If you want your image returned, please contact us to discuss your situation. Those images not picked up after the exhibition will be stored until a later date or until arrangements are made with the original authors. We will do our best so that all prints are returned to the original authors.

Please submit images following the above guidelines. Exceptions will have to be discussed with us, please e-mail any questions to exhibition@tucson2010.com.

Submissions will be accepted until March 28, 2010, but due to the short notice, we encourage everyone to submit their images as soon as possible as we need to plan the exhibition well ahead of our departure to Tucson.

Please note that, if you are attending the conference and want to bring your panoramic photograph to display, you are still required to fill the form to get approval to bring the images.
This is not a bring your photo and hang it on the exhibit panels. Even conference attendees that want to showcase their images will need to use the form.

We will do our best to build up a great exhibition and for that we look forward to your image submissions.

The Tucson 2010 Panoramic Photography Exhibition coordinators:

Carlos Chegado (Director IVRPA)
David Orbock (President IAPP)


Wednesday
Mar032010

Headliners at Tucson 2010

If you are interested in panoramic photography, then Thursday, April 15 will be a great day to be in Tucson Arizona. That is the first full day of the Tucson 2010 conference and we have a blockbuster line-up of speakers.

First up will be Jook Leung, famous for his spherical panoramas of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, New York. Impossible lighting, lots of movement, sub-freezing temperatures - they are miracles of photographic art. Jook works full time in the panoramic field, producing images for the web and for prints. He is a member of both the associations behind this event and well known in the panoramic photography community, an obvious choice to kick off the conference.

Jook’s talk is entitled  “The Panoramic Narrative”. Read about it (and the other sessions) on the conference website: HERE.

The next talk takes us from the city center to the mountains of the west. Greg Downing and Eric Hanson pioneered gigapixel imagery, and also work in visual effects for the web and motion pictures. They have promised to bring a really big example of their gigapixel work for the conference print exhibition. Read about them (and the other speakers) on the conference website: HERE.

Their talk will be about “Yosemite in 45 Gigapixels: The Yosemite Extreme Pano Imaging Project”.

Last before lunch will be Jeffrey Martin, who will talk about “The 360 Cities Community”, telling us about its features and plans for the future. 360 Cities hosts thousands of panoramas by hundreds of photographers from all over the world, and claims to have “the world’s best panoramic photography”.

There will be a two-hour break for lunch and to visit the vendors’ displays set up for the event, then a group picture.

After the break Doug Segal will start things up again with a description of the current situation in shooting and selling panoramas for stock. This is a field Doug has been working in for twenty years and has watched evolve from film to digital, catalogs to on-line galleries.

Mid-afternoon we have Scott Highton, who has been in the VR panorama field longer than anyone. Scott always gives an excellent, thoughtful, and eminently practical presentation. This time he will address “Creativity and Shooting Effective Panoramas”. With any luck Scott will also have copies of his new book “Virtual Reality Photography” available for evaluation and sale at the conference.

Wrapping up the day we have Jeff Mitchum, a fine arts photographer and gallery owner. Jeff aims to inspire us with his story of “The photographer who should have been, could of been, and never was”.

After another break to see the vendors this long day will conclude with a banquet. And that’s just Day One, with two more days of inspiring speakers, field trips, and time with some of the world’s finest panorama photographers - you should be there too.

We hope to see you at Tucson 2010 - The International Panoramic Photography Conference.  Register for the conference now, only $250, and reserve a room at the Tucson Hilton East Hotel - space is limited and we may run out.

Don Bain (IVRPA)
Christian Fleury (IAPP)

Monday
Mar012010

Registration is Now Open

Registration for Tucson 2010 - The International Panoramic Photography conference is now open. It is being handled through a special form on the IVRPA website, with payment through PayPal (you don't need a PayPal account, it takes credit cards).

To register and pay for the conference and the tutorials click HERE.

For more information about the charges and what you get for them, see the Fees page.

The Hilton Tucson East Hotel is also taking reservations now, offering us a special rate. Reserve your room soon, they are going fast and the rate is only guaranteed until March 19. To reserve at the Hilton (no payment required) click HERE.

For more information about the conference hotel (including a virtual tour) see the Hotel page.