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2007 IVRPA Conference Video Links and info for IVRPA members & the public!

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. We have tried to keep the purchase price as low as possible so everyone may benefit.

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 Pictopia.com.

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

IVRPA Panoramic Photography Contest 2007: Interactive 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.

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

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! :-) ...read on!

Conference Deadline Extended

The fee for the International VR Conference in Berkeley was due to go up last Tuesday. But the deadline has been extended by ten days.

Register for the conference by next Friday (May 25) at the original price of $250 for IVRPA members.

The conference is really taking shape now, with the schedule of sessions almost final, the field trips arranged, even the catering being decided. If you have a vital interest in VR photography you will want to be in Berkeley June 15-20.

Your local hosts:
G. Donald Bain
Landis Bennett
Patrick Cheatham

San Francisco Walking Tour

I will be personally leading a walking tour of San Francisco on Monday during the VR Photography conference. I was born in San Francisco - on Earthquake Day (no, not in 1906). On this tour I will show you some of my favorite parts of the city, run you up and down its famous hills, and tell you many amazing stories. There won't be enough time for much VR shooting on the tour, but I guarantee that you will find a thousand spots to come back to.

Golden Gate Field Trip Available

We have finalized plans for the Monday afternoon field trip to the Golden Gate.

The tour includes a scenic loop drive around the bay over three bridges, a chance to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, amazing views from the Marin Headlands, and time to look around the charming town of Sausalito. As an option you can return by ferry to San Francisco.

Berkeley Housing Alert

If you are planning on coming to the VR Conference in Berkeley and have not yet made housing arrangements you should do so NOW. The block of rooms that Summer Visitor Housing (i.e. low cost campus dorm rooms) was holding for us has now been opened to everyone, and they will probably be taken quickly. Hotels in the area are also filling up. See the accomodation section of the conference site for details.

Alcatraz Field Trip Update

Tickets for the ferry to Alcatraz are now available for our field trip date. It is necessary for each person to buy their own tickets (they make buying blocks of tickets awkward, to forestall scalpers). Details below.

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.