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Pervocelinnikov Square (Kostanay, Kazakhstan) by Andrew Bodrov.

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 Conference: PRICE DROP + Early Bird extension

As part of the IVRPA mission we have organized a one-day educational conference, called VR Photography Live @ Photokina, the day before Photokina starts. The conference will include sessions on a range of subjects, especially new software and hardware, new markets opened up by the iPhone and iPad, as well as exhibits by our sponsors.

We've negotiated a HUGE PRICE DROP for the conference by reducing the food supplied and catering budget with the official Photokina caterers. The conference fee has been cut to 75 euro for early bird members.

Easter Island Photo Expedition! IVRPA Member Discount

Easter Island Photo Expedition - Jan. 28-Feb 7, 2011 Join other Panoramic Professionals for a unique trip to Easter Island during the Tapati Rapa Nui Festival. This specially designed event allows for a week long exploration of the island, with plenty of opportunties for panoramic/VR Photography. The festival is the island's largest party and sells out each year. We have secured great hotel rooms and air space to get to Easter Island via Lima, Peru, so extensions to Machu Picchu, Amazon or Lake Titicaca can be added!

Last call for contest entries!

Submissions will be closed today at 8pm UTC

So if you haven't done yet and still wish to enter the IVRPA Annual Photography contest 2010 you better make a brake now and upload your images to one of the four categories:

  1. Panoramic Print entry
  2. Gigapixel Panorama entry
  3. VR Panorama entry

Contest deadline extended

Contest submissions end on September 3rd, 8pm UTC

We have extended the deadline for your contest entries until next Friday.
So if you still have some valuable images or VR or VR tours stored on your harddrives, now is your last chance to get them up to our contest website and win one of our valuable prizes. Or get them exposed on our booth on Photokina starting September 21st.

Reminder for the VR Photography Live @ Photokina and the Tutorial day

Conference Day

The VR Photography Live @ Photokina Conference day in Cologne, Germany on Monday September 20, is only three weeks away!

We still have the early-bird pricing for the conference day until Saturday September 4- register by then and receive $50 off the regular price.
It is going to be a very interesting conference day. Make your plans now and save on the conference price. There is a limited amount of space, so first come, first served.

Go to the conference site and click the link to register and pay online.

Reminder of the IVRPA Annual Panoramic Photography Contest

Take your best VR images and win a Seitz Roundshot VR Drive Panorama Set. The famous motorized panoramic head from Switzerland.

All you have to do is enter the IVRPA Annual Panoramic Photography Contest 2010.

But not only that, there's still a lot more in the bucket for you.
Have a look at our price list.

The best images from each category will be printed and shown at the IVRPA booth on Photokina in September in Cologne, Germany.
That's the worlds largest fair related to any photographic subject.

Contest is open for entries - make your submissions now!

Here is the link to the contest page where on the right side you will find a link to upload your images for each category.

Due to a very strong time schedule and because we want to put the images on exhibition on the Photokina in September the time to submit images is very limited this time.

The deadline for submissions is August 27th, 12 p.m. UTC!
We might be able to extend it for a few days, but don't rely on that!

So grab your images, check the rules and go for it.

Registration for the VR Photography Live @ Photokina Conference day is open!

The IVRPA will be present at Photokina 2010 from September 21 to 26, 2010, with an exhibition, workshops and a tutorial day. The day before Photokina starts we've organised a conference day, packed with interesting speakers, who will speak about their way of working, and show us examples of how they make a living with VR and panoramic photography.

2010 IVRPA Photography Contest - The Rules - The Prizes

You can find the rules here.

Please be aware that we can only offer a very short timeframe to submit the images.
The final date will be announced in a few days, but deadline is definitely before the end of this month.

So grab your files soon and see if everything is as it should.
Keep them in a safe place and make sure that you are able to provide all the details right in time.

Call for suggestions for VR Photography Live@Photokina Conference day

Dear members,

For our presentations at the VR Photography Live@Photokina, a day-long conference on VR photography, the current state of the art and where it may be heading, we need your feedback and input about the subjects to be treated and names of people you think are suitable to do the presentations or maybe you see yourself as a presenter. You can publish your suggestion or send me an email privately at

Please tell us what you would like to hear/see best at the conference to fill your needs.