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Historical prison in Ramnicu Sarat / Romania by Imago.

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:

Photokina print exhibit -- call for images

IVRPA will be exhibiting at the Photokina photo and digital imaging expo, 26 Sept- 1 October 2006. Photokina is the world's premiere photo imaging event, and we are looking forward to displaying images produced by IVRPA members and reporting on Photokina with daily VR panorama coverage.

In order to organize an exhibition of prints, IVRPA is requesting that association members post their images to the IVRPA member's gallery. A representative selection of about 40 images will be selected and exhibited at Photokina.

Andras Frenyo's panoramic coverage of the Sziget 2006 festival

For the second year, IVRPA member Andras Frenyo is heading a team of panoramic photographers at the Sziget festival in Budapest, Hungary. The Sziget festival, organised for the 14th time on the Óbudai Island in Budapest this august 9th - 16th, is one of Europe's largest pop festivals. In 8 days, nearly 1000 acts are planned on 60 different stages, tents and other venues, including big name acts such as Franz Ferdinant, Jovanotti, Radiohead, The Rasmus and the Prodigy.

During the festival, Andras Frenyo has organised for a group of panorama photographers to capture some of the festival's amazing sights in fullscreen interactive VRs in daily updates. The project has been well advertised, with one of last year's images featuring on a streetcar that has been doing its rounds in Budapest as of late. The Sziget panoramas site is featured in the official programmes, so it is bound to pick up some great traffic, bringing interactive VRs to many people. On Saturday, Andras will organise a small workshop for local photographers interested in panoramic photography.

(October 2006) California Panographers' get-together

It looks like September is a busy month for many of us, so we're now looking at October 4 or 5 in Berkeley for our quarterly meeting of Bay Area panoramic photographers!

Some of us may be a little jet-lagged from Photokina, while others may be packing for the VR Summit in Lisbon, but I hope everyone can make time to get together.

Please email me if you have any questions or conflicts, or want to be added to the email list.

We have a rough outline of discussions and short presentations -- this may change, subject to some folks' a


We have only preliminary details at this time, but IVRPA will be there at Photokina, with a very large exhibition space, and we plan to offer daily 360VR pano coverage of the
event produced by members of the IVRPA. We are going to bring Photokina, the biggest event in photo and digital imaging to the world via our 360 panos!
Drop us a line if you plan/or are interesed in going.

The IVRPA launches its new corporate identity and a public beta of its new site.

Soon after the former IQTVRA changed its name to the IVRPA, the International VR Photography Association, a drive for a new identity was initiated. A logo design competition among the IVRPA membership lead to a number of usefull designs which were finally tweaked and combined into the new identity by member Hans Inge Haagen.


The big tech event SIGGRAPH 2006 will be held in
Boston 30July -3August 2006.

There are two cool events for panographers:
(1) the Guerilla Studio, organized by Gene Cooper and others.
You are all welcome to stop by the Guerilla Studio and get hands on with a number of technologies that myself and a number of others (about 45 of us) setup every year for attendees.

World Wide Panorama Gardens now online!

In the period of June 20th through 25th, hundreds of VR photographers joined the World Wide Panorama effort shooting panoramas of their interpretation of the theme 'gardens'. In all, over 300 photographers submitted their work for the project.

The World Wide Panorama team is proud to announce the World Wide Panorama: Gardens website is now open to the general public.

Lightspeed Media announces the 2006 International Immersive Imaging Summit in Lisbon

Lightspeed Media, organisers of the succesful VR Summit series, is hosting the 2006 edition of the VR Summit for the first time in Europe. The Summit in Lisbon is this year's premier event for anyone involved or interested in creating VR immersive environments and VR objects. The 5-day conference will include sessions and instruction with the latest software and hardware including photography, image editing, VR authoring, interactivity, audio, and video. The hands-on workshops offer instruction in specific areas of expertise by the world's foremost practitioners.

Participate in the World Wide Panorama Gardens

Please join hundreds of VR enthusiasts around the world in celebrating the Solstice by creating a VR panorama on the theme "gardens". This will be the tenth event in the World Wide Panorama series, a showcase for VR photography that now hosts over 2000 panoramas by 633 participants.

Shooting for this event begins tomorrow, June 20, and continues through Sunday, June 25. All photography must be done during this period, then there will be a further week to create the panorama and build your web page. The last day to submit for this event will be Sunday, July 2,.

Board of Directors 2006

The IVRPA is pleased to announce the 2006 IVRPA board of directors:
Don Bain, David Goldwasser, Aldo Hoeben, Jook Leung, Michael Quan, Robert Thien and Jan van der Woning.

Many thanks to our hard-working former board members Landis Bennett, Waleed Nassar, and Patrick Cheatham. In the months ahead, IVRPA will be formally announcing our Summit plans (look for a European location in late September), and launching our revamped website. Of course, there is much more that can be done, and we invite all IVRPA members to offer your ideas, your energy, and your goodwill.