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Skogafoss by Tom Mills.


VR 101 in Berkeley again! September 15...

Hi everyone!

September 15, 2007 inaugurates the first "VR 101" class to be given at Looking Glass Photo in Berkeley!

Landis Bennett and myself will be taking 6-8 people and showing them the ropes; From choosing a location, to setting up, to shooting, and on to post-production, we'll (hopefully! :-P) be providing a good basis for people to take their own point-and-shoots or DSLRs into the field for some of that crazy panoramic fun...

East Bay iPhone Developers Meeting

I'll be heading over to the iPhone Developers Meeting tonight, August 21, to see fellow local iPhone aficionados and developers. Christopher Allen ( ) is the de facto force behind the recent iPhoneDevCamp & Hack-a-thon, as well as the extremely active iPhoneWebDev Google group.

Berkeley: a Photo-Report

21 pages of thumbnails and random descriptions, in the form of a photo-diary of the event.

If you're coming to Lucerne next month, make sure to check out page 14 to see Matthias in action... ;-)


Superb conference

Hello all,

I am back in Austin for a day, packing yet again. Many of you are on your way to Yosemite and beyond. I hope to see all of your images soon.

Donald Bain and crew (so many!) are to be congratulated on a superbly executed conference these past few days.

I leave for Iceland tomorrow and hope to have many panoramas to show next year. (see to follow this journey)

Rice Jackson (a.k.a. "Rusty Jackson"

Work on the conference website

Mike Quan let me know we have only 90 days left until the conference! Rest assured that we're working overtime (it's 23:09 when I type this) to make the conference work.

I am currently building a registration system for the conference website. I've been 'hacking' away at Drupal, extending the user profiles to hold extra conference information on the subsite. It's not ready yet, but we hope to be able to take your money starting this weekend.

Street Poet panorama makes it to -- I'm famous! ;-)

Zach Houston is a poet/artist who interacts with the public by going to them -- most recently at the Berkeley Bowl Marketplace in Berkeley, California. (Astute readers may remember my Berkeley Bowl contribution to the World Wide Panorama "MarketPlace")

Zach has a sign: "Poems About Anything", a trusty, green portable typewriter, a quick wit and

January meeting in Berkeley a success, in spite of the iPhone announcement...

...Of course, if anyone had actually _had_ an iPhone, things might have been different. ;-)

Thanks to all who came to Berkeley for our most recent meeting -- we had quite a turnout! I wasn't doing a head count, but there were upwards of 20 (30?) people at CheathamLane's digs. Next time, I'll make sure to find a reputable pizza delivery...

January 9, 2007 meeting of San Francisco Bay Area Panographers

The date for our next get-together is Tuesday, January 9 2007 at 7 PM.

To give busy Macworlders a break, I happily offer up my office space in Berkeley as a new venue. For those who came to John Greenleigh's before, I'm just a few blocks away -- San Pablo Avenue at Bancroft Way.

Kudos to Looking Glass...

I realized I haven't posted here in a short while!

I've been working on several different projects, and haven't had a lot of time to bloggify. Tomorrow I officially embark on a 30+ Object VR shoot, which should keep me busy for a while. I'm bringing in a friend of mine, Kevin Berne, to help with actual shooting -- which will allow me time to be a keyboard jockey and hash out the interactive delivery (Flash) for the project -- while I (gasp!) direct. One object by myself, sure -- but 32?

October 5, 2006 meeting of Bay Area Panographers

The date for the next California Bay Area get-together is Thursday, October 5 2006 at 7 PM. John Greenleigh has again offered to host the meeting at Flipside Studios in Berkeley . Thanks in advance John! (directions)

Presentations in October will include:
* Kevin O'Connor is one of the country's leading experts on digital workflow and color-management, and will let us know some of the best ways to make color behave. His talk will be excellent for both film and digital shooters.