Register for the 2016 IAPP Spring Conference in Charleston, South Carolina

The International Association of Panoramic Photographers hosts a Panoramic Conference every 16 months.  The last Conference was held in Santa Fé, New Mexico, October 2014.  Sixteen months go by quick and the next event is coming up in April 2016.  We have begun the planning and hope to make this Conference a smashing hit in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Conference will begin Sunday evening, April 10th with the check-in and run through Wednesday, April 13th after the evening Banquet.   There will be workshops, presentations, photo tours, great food, spectacular views, and a chance to meet and network along side veteran panoramic photographers.

The registration fee is $95 for members and $170 for a non-members.  The registration fee for a non-member includes a one year membership.   Also as a paying registrant, you can bring a guest for an additional $40.  The guest can attend all the workshops, presentations and photo tours for free and the $40 guest fee covers the Wednesday evening Banquet cost.

Please register for the  Conference here

The Conference Hotel is the Quality Inn & Suites Patriot Point in Mount Pleasant, right across the river from Downtown Charleston.  The hotel has given us a limited block of rooms at $104.99 plus taxes and with upgraded rooms at $114.99 plus taxes. They have agreed to honor those rates from Sunday the 10th through Thursday the 14th (check out the 15th) for those who wish to extend their visit in the Charleston area. Hotel information is as follows:
Quality Inn & Suites Patriot Point
196 Patriots Point Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 856-8817
Please be sure to mention that you are with the IAPP conference to insure the group rates.

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Panorama Journal Returns for 2015

Many of you have asked. “Where is my Panorama Journal? It’s one of the things I am paying for in my membership”.  Well, in the past most of the articles have been written and submitted by IAPP members.  That participation seemed to drop off.  Then for a period we were on a push to put everything online for the website and “gee the costs are too high for a quarterly publication”.  So we tried the E-Monitor for several years.  A fine publication that could be downloaded and enjoyed by all members.  Alas, that too suffered the problem of not having enough written content by members and the burden placed on the editor to come up with content.  Plus statistics showed a low level of downloads.

After a number of conversations with people we would like to propose the following.  A new form of Panorama Journal that would be in printed form.  It would remain in the horizontal format at the original size of 8.5×11 and contain panoramics and little planets submitted by our membership.  It would be printed once a year and be more like a “Year in Pictures” type publication.  Something that members could have as a coffee table edition to show off to friends and other photographers as the work of the IAPP community.

We therefore invite every current member to contribute one panoramic or little planet image towards this first edition of the Panorama Journal.  Panos submitted should be at least 300 ppi and 11 inches on the long side and little planets should be at least 300 ppi and 8.5 inches square and saved as RGB98 or sRGB jpeg files at a quality setting of 10 or higher.   Please include your Name, City, State, Country, Title of Image, Image Location, and any very brief background info.

There is only one way we as a group can keep this publication alive and that is by all participating in creating it.  We ask that all images be submitted by September 30th for inclusion in the 2015 edition. Image files should be submitted as an attachment to

If you want to submit an image but haven’t decided yet which one, or don’t have it ready, please send us an email simply saying “I plan to submit an image” so we can get an early idea about the length of the Journal. Thanks.

Dave Kutz,  President  IAPP

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IAPP Conference Planned for Charleston, South Carolina

Come one, come all to Charleston, South Carolina, the location of our next IAPP conference planned for April 2016. There will be great food, spectacular views, and a chance to meet and network alongside veteran panoramic photographers. Take a step back in time and see the wonderful history and architecture that is classic Charleston. Whether it is photographing the historic buildings and parks of downtown or shooting panoramas at one of the many plantations teeming with wildlife, you are sure to come away with some fantastic photos. We will have workshops and presentations on new software and equipment. Also, be sure to bring your latest favorite panoramic prints to enter into the print exhibition. Check in at the IAPP website and Facebook pages for more details coming soon.

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Planning has Begun for the Spring of 2016 IAPP Conference in Charleston, SC

We have already started the early planning process for the next IAPP Conference in Charleston, SC.  Stay tuned for more information.

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Dave Orbock setting up his Panoramic Camera among Tent Rocks during the IAPP Santa Fe Conference Week

Fran Gardino tentrocks360-17a-sm 900





360 degree photo taken by Fran Gardino.

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2014 Conference in Santa Fe Attendees

2014 Conference Attendees

2014 Conference Attendees






See conference page for larger view…

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Note to Epson Gold and Silver Pano Award Winners

If you are a Gold or Silver Winner of the 2014 Epson International Pano Awards, then you are entitled to a free year of membership to the IAPP, International Association of Panoramic Photographers.  To register with the IAPP, click on the “Join Us” under the “Membership” tab at the top of the IAPP Home Page.  Then you will see a Membership Level titled “02b-Epson Silver and Gold Winner”.   Click on that button, and then click on the “Next” button at the bottom of the page and follow-through with the registration.  Also we want to showcase your winning images on the web site and in the new IAPP printed Journal, so please send jpg files of your winning images to  900 pixels wide will be good for the web site at this time.  Congratulations on your winning images and welcome to the IAPP.

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IAPP New Board of Directors as of October 8th, 2014

Date: October 8, 2014 
Location: IAPP Panoramic Conference – Santa Fe, New Mexico
IAPP Business Meeting – Election of Officers

President –Dave Kutz

President-Elect – OPEN

Secretary –  Fran Gardino

Treasurer – Tom Sheckels

Past President – Paul Speaker

BOD Members at large (4)

Glenn Cope

Kay Larkin (New Board Member)

Ray Pfeiffer (New Board Member)

Syd Moen (Board Appointed 10-28-14)

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Registration open for 2014 Semi-Annual Conference of the International Association of Panoramic Photographers

This year, our conference coincides with the world-famous Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta! Come and see the sky filled with these Hot Air works of art and stay for the desert beauty. 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.

Sunday, October 5 through Wednesday, October 8
The Hyatt Place
Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Call 505-474-7777 to book your room now! Mention IAPP to receive the special room rate of 99.00 per night.
Arrangements have been made for early arrivals and late departures at the same rates: Thursday, October 2 – Friday October 10.
Since our conference coincides with the world-famous Balloon Fiesta, rooms are at a premium. You need to make your reservations by September 5 to stay in the conference hotel.


Stay tuned for program details and announcements.

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For Sale: SEITZ 6X17, 160 Megapixel Digital Panoramic Camera Kit.

Seitz 6×17, 160 megapixel Digital Panoramic Camera kit with D3 – 7,500 scan back (7.500 x 21.250 pixel images).

Cost £20,000 (+/- US $30,000) which represents 50% of new value.

Mint condition except minimal W&T on body frame. 90mm & 250mm Lens, Center Filter, 2 Spare Batteries & Chargers all in Waterproof Explorer Case. Lenses and Scan Back in absolute mint condition, no dust or anything. The D3 Scan back can be used on the Seitz Roundshot for 360 degree images.

Reason for sale is while the images are beautiful, there are 3 main reasons.

1. I want to take pictures ‘away from the car’, ie, you can-not take camping equipment with the Seitz equipment as it is just too heavy and bulky.

2. At 52 my knees seem to be getting ‘dodgy’ ie I can start feeling them getting painful if I carry heavy weights, especially up hill. (Weakest link in the chain as it were!).

3. I am getting more into workshops where Nikons etc are more suitable or relevant.

So when I look at the overall picture, I can find a smaller lighter camera, save my knees and not really loose any market in terms of print sales. Indeed the change would free me from the restriction of having just a 90mm and 250mm lens and allow me to shoot in more remote locations with a greater lens choice.

If serious, suggest communicate directly with me via email at

David Osborn,, London, UK.

My web site contains images, contact information etc.

Please contact me for more detailed information etc. Regards David.

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