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  • David Lawrance 1
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  • Jook Leung 2
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  • Joseph Thanhauser 1
  • Kay Larkin may lake
  • Kay Larkin Stillness
  • Ken Butt Monument Valley_KAButt_900 pixels
  • Ken Butt New England Fall Colors_KAButt_900 pixels
  • Ken Butt Peggys Cove Ocean View_KAButt_900 pixels
  • Loren Latker 2
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  • Peter Schaible Mitchell River Sunrise, Chatham, MA
  • Seth Arlow 1
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  • Tom Sheckels Washington DC


DATES: April 28th (Sunday Afternoon) to May 1st (Wednesday Evening after the Banquet), 2019

LOCATION: Salem, Massachusetts, just north of Boston.

HOTEL: Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West, Salem, MA 01970

Call 978-744-4080 to book your room now!  Mention IAPP to receive the special room rate of $149 per night (plus taxes).  The block of rooms will be held until 30 days prior to the event.  Book your room by March 29, 2019 to assure a room.  Up to three additional days can be booked before or after the Conference at the Conference rate.



Member Registration -$120.00 (USD)    For current paid members of IAPP.

Info Members and Non-Members – $195.00 (USD)    Info Members receive all the eblasts from the IAPP even though your membership renewal has not been paid and you are not an active regular member. The $195 registration fee includes the basic registration of $120 plus a 1 year regular membership fee of $75.

Guest Registration – $60.00 (USD)    Bring a guest and the nominal guest fee includes the Banquet.

SUMMARY: The International Association of Panoramic Photographers 2019 Spring Conference will be held in Salem, MA, about 45 minutes north of Boston.  Join us while we explore the history of panoramic photography and the new trends in our field.  Between informative seminars, workshops and shooting days, you will leave inspired, invigorated and ready to create more panoramic images.

The registration fee includes breakfast, all events and the Wednesday night Banquet.  

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October 2017 at the IAPP Conference in Chicago, we had the grand opportunity to spend an afternoon at the newly refurbished headquarters of Panoramic Images, (also known as The Big Picture Experts) in Skokie, IL.  We were treated to a great lunch, toured their facilities, saw their operation, met the staff, and as panoramic photographers, made important connections.   Panoramic Images also invited other local photographers to attend that afternoon and a great and rewarding time was had by all.

Group Photo of entire gathering   (all photos courtesy of  Robert Erving Potter III   ©REP3.com)

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The Fran-orama

Congratulations! You are witnessing the first ever showing of a new immersive VR photo project in a 10-foot diameter video projected 360-Degree Cyclorama with Fran Gardino’s chosen collection of over 600 panorama photos from around the world.

The main purpose of this installation is to allow the visitor to experience VR with his or her friends in a comfortable social surrounding suitable for resting while having a cup of coffee, some lunch, or listening to your own music.

The total 360-degree slideshow lasts over 2 hours with 600+ different images.  Please feel free to visit more than once, at your convenience to see the many, many places in 360-degrees.

You can visit the Fran-orama at the Valley Photo Center, 2nd Floor, Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, Springfield, MA.

For more info regarding Fran’s photo work visit:


or email him at fgardino@rcn.com

or call him at 617-680-0890

Fran Gardino is the current President of the International Association of Panoramic Photograpy

Outside the Fran-orama with Denise, Jason and Fran Gardino

Inside the Fran-orama

Your 2017-2019 term of Officers and Board members are as follows:
President: Fran Gardino, Brighton, MA
President Elect: Dave Kutz, Lancaster, PA
Treasurer: D. John McCarthy, Wilbraham, MA
Secretary: Kay Larkin, Terrebonne, OR
Board Member: Paul Speaker, Upland, CA
Board Member: Steve Delroy, Forest Hills, NY
Board Member: Ray Pfeiffer, Raleigh, NC
Board Member: David Berg, Minneapolis, MN
Past President: Tom Sheckels, Moorestown, NJ

Our 2017 Fall Conference was held the week of October 15th in Skokie, IL and by all accounts was an amazing success. First of all, we had beautiful weather, clear, blue, and crisp sky with very little wind. We had an enjoyable Architectural Chicago River and Harbor Tour. We spent an informative and rewarding afternoon at the Panoramic Images headquarters and saw their newly finished grand showroom. We captured sunset over Chicago on the 92nd floor of the John Hancock Tower. This is just to mention a few of the highlights.
Pictures from the event will be posted on the IAPP web site and Facebook. In the meantime, you can view some of our photos as described below.

By Jook Leong  – Here is a selection of 360 panoramas from the conference (some 54 views). The KRPano viewer is on auto tour mode and each scene gets about 28 seconds before the next one loads. There are other options found on the task bar. Optimized for viewing on your mobile device. There is a VR glasses mode if you want to give that a try. http://360albums.com/iapp-chicago

By Tom Sheckels – Here is a collection of cell phone Boat Tour candid photos of our group. http://toms.pictures/IAPPBoatTour/

By Fran Gardino – 360s from the Conference Photo Field Trips