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Mel Ramos-Exhibition in "Kunsthalle", Tübingen, Germany by Ulrich Metz.

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:

World Wide Panorama - Sustenance (19-23 Sep 2007)

The next event in the World Wide Panorama begins tomorrow, September 19.

- The theme is "Sustenance". Interpret it any way you wish, literally or imaginatively.

- Photography must be done during the period September 19 through 23 (local time and date).

- The prep server will open for submissions tomorrow also, and close for final editing on October 5.

See for more information.

The WWP team:
Don Bain
Landis Bennett
Markus Altendorff
Thomas Rauscher

2007 IVRPA Conference in Berkeley: Videos & DVDs now available!

The 2007 IVRPA Panoramic Photography Conference was a huge success, with over 100 attendees, lots of informative sessions and great informal get-togethers -- , everyone had a great time! During the conference, IVRPA member Robert Fisher shot over 40 hours of video of the sessions which we are now offering to both members and non-members. We are charging a bit of money for them in an effort to break even on the cost for the time & materials it takes to produce the videos.

PanoTools Meeting 2007 in Lucerne/Switzerland

As our conference in Berkeley slowly comes to its end, the preparations for next panoramic gathering in Europe just started: From August 8th to 10th the PanoTools Meeting 2007 takes place in Lucerne/Switzerland with a series of talks. There will be also two days of excursions to Zermatt which lies right in the heart of the Swiss Alps, on foot of the famous Matterhorn.

IVRPA Panoramic Photography Contest 2007: Print Results!

Hi everyone!

I want to thank everyone, again, for their interest and enthusiasm surrounding the IVRPA Panoramic Photography Contest. All winning print images and interactive presentations were announced during the banquet Sunday night and applauded mightily. Congratulations to all.

The Print panoramas were printed and mounted, courtesy of IVRPC sponsor

By popular demand the IVRPA will have the contest gallery back in place soon (sometime after the conference ends).

Below I'll list the place winners and honorable mentions for the Print main category.

Conference VRs

About 100 of us are having a great time here in Berkeley. The official opening of the conference is today, but many attended the VR 101 workshop on friday as well as the vendor demonstrations and WWP reception yesterday. To share in our 'wealth', we are posting VRs of the conference on the conference site:

'Wish you were here...'


IVRPA Panoramic Photography Contest 2007: Vote Now!

Hey folks!

The contest has proved extremely popular, with approximately 150 entries each in the Print and Interactive categories! THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to enter. I am absolutely pleased with the interest, and floored by many of the images I have seen. Regrettably, I couldn't enter the contest nor am I a judge -- next year!

Explore Berkeley through Google's streetview

'Just in time for the conference', Google has unleashed streetview. Only major cities are covered at this point, such as Las Vegas, New York and San Francisco, but the SF coverage includes parts of Berkeley!

Explore Berkeley: drag the yellow 'guy' to a street that is outlined with blue (if you don't see any outlined streets, click the 'Streetview' button next to Traffic, Map, etc).

IVRPA Panoramic Photography Contest 2007

The IVRPA's first annual IVRPA Panoramic Photography Contest is accepting entries from now through the end of May. Entry is free to IVRPA members, and non-members can join in for as little as US$25.

There are two main categories: Print and Interactive, with subcategories of "Landscape", "Famous Places", etc.

There will be prizes for First Place for each category, and Honorable Mentions. There will also be Best of Show prizes & a People's Choice award in the Print category, and a special prize for Innovation in the Interactive category.

IVRPA Panoramic Photography Contest 2007

In conjunction with the 2007 International VR Photography Conference in Berkeley, the IVRPA announces its first annual Panoramic Photography Contest!

Both print and interactive panoramas are encouraged, and there are multiple categories available for submission: Landscapes, Cityscapes, Famous places and landmarks, People and events, Architecture and interiors, "Extreme" subjects and locations, Commissioned works, & Interactive Environments.

Entries will be made online, and judged by a panel of respected members of the VR community and by photography professionals in related fields.

Helmut Dersch to Speak in Berkeley

We are pleased to announce that Professor Helmut Dersch, author of the Panorama Tools programs that form the core of current VR panorama technology, has accepted our invitation to speak at the International VR Photography Conference in Berkeley.

The conference will be held June 15-20 at the University of California Berkeley. Professor Dersch will give the keynote address on Sunday, June 17. Details about Prof Dersch's talk will be posted to the IVRPA conference site when available.