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Venice, St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) by Hans von Weissenfluh.

Welcome to the archive website

This website is a read only archive 2004 - 2014, visit the new International VR Photography Association website at

The IVRPA is an international association of professionals who create and produce interactive, immersive images.

This website showcases both our members and vr photography community enthusiasts, and serves as a central place for news and communication for the vr industry. Members and vr enthusiast are encouraged to create an account and/or sign in and participate on the website.

Latest news:


As of March 2015, the IVRPA official website has changed, the site you are now viewing is a read-only archive which will not be updated past that date

The new site is available at

This site you are now viewing will remain available at for historical reference

please see this post for more info on the new site -

and use the new forums if any questions

we hope to see everyone over there :)

Prague 2015 - IVRPA 360° VR Panoramic Photography & Video Conference

Prague Panorama - © AirPano

On behalf of the Board of Directors of IVRPA - International VR Photography Association, we are proud to announce that Prague, Czech Republic, will become the world capital of 360° Panoramic VR Photography and 360° Spherical Video at our 10th annual 360° VR Photography conference on June 1st-4th 2015.

IVRPA election for Board of Directors 2015 - Call for candidates

IVRPA Iceland Conference, Photo © Jook Leung

A year that was very vivid for everyone involved in the "VR" community has almost passed, and as every year we encourage the members of the IVRPA to volunteer to be part of the IVRPA Board of Directors.

This year five seats on the IVRPA Board of Directors will be up for election.

Three directors, elected in 2012, finishing their terms in 2014: Jürgen Schrader, Willy Kaemena and Fung Yu.

Two directors who have taken vacant seats during the recent term and who, according to our bylaws, held office until this new election: Gavin D. Farell, Richard Broo.

Exhibition, tutorial day and mini-conference at Photokina 2014

The International Virtual Reality Photography Association, representing world-wide more than 300 panoramic photographers, videographers and professionals that create and produce interactive immersive images, is proud having a display space at Photokina in Cologne, Germany, the world’s largest fair for photography and imaging, as part of their supporting program, in Hall 5.1 C-007.

Tutorial Day 360 & VR Photography Photokina 2014


Mini Conference 360 Video Production at Photokina 2014

Mini Conference 360 Video Production at Photokina 2014

Hall 5.1 C007 IVRPA booth

Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne, Germany

This Mini-conference will give you an introduction to 360 video production from equipment, stitching and making.

The three experienced video specialists are:

IVRPA Conference Video Archive Preview

IVRPA Conference Videos: Public Preview Playlist

All IVRPA conference videos are now up to date in the members area of this site, and a public preview playlist of selected IVRPA conference presentations from 2007-2014 has been published on YouTube

Join IVRPA and login to see all of our conference videos !


Aerial Panoramas Without Flying - Las Vegas 2014 Conference

Willy Kaemena will bring us a practical workshop on how to shoot Aerial Panoramas without a helicopter at the IVRPA Las Vegas 2014 360° VR Photography Conference -

Ricoh Theta - Spherical Report 360°




Spherical Report 360 is a new initiative to discover your view of the world - from 360 degrees. We want to give away 360 RICOH THETA cameras to aspiring photo-journalists and then reward the best pictures with prizes.

Welcome our new board member

Dear members,

please welcome our new board member Gavin Farrell.
Ignacio Ferrado Margeli has won a long term project that needs 100% of his time and attention and thus decided it will serve the IVRPA better if he resigns from the board to make place for new power.

Thank you very much Ignacio for donating your work to the community, it was a always a great pleasure to have you with us.

As by our rules and bylaws the member with the most votes from the last election will step into the board, and Gavin Farrell has accepted his assignment.