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Call for IAPP Members to fill Officer & Board Member positions for the next term, April 2016 to Sept 2017

Dear Fellow IAPP Members,

We would like to find out if any of you would consider accepting a nomination or nominate someone for one of the upcoming IAPP Officer or Board Member positions.

All new terms are effective for 18 months and will begin at the conclusion of our Charleston Conference this April and run through our next Conference in 18 months at a place TBD.

Position Incumbent and terms in position Term Limit Positions Open for Nomination
President Dave Kutz /1 (completed) 1 Term Open
President Elect Vacant 1 Term Open
Treasurer Tom Sheckels / 2 (completed) 2 Terms Open
Secretary Fran Gardino / 1 2 Terms Open
Board Member Glenn Cope / 1 2 Terms Open
Board Member Kay Larkin / 1 2 Terms Open
Board Member Syd Moen / 2 (completed) 2 Terms Open
Board Member Ray Pfeiffer / 1 2 Terms Open
Past President Paul Speaker / 1 1 Term Dave Kutz

All eight positions (excluding Past President) are open for nomination and need to be filled.

Dave Kutz will automatically fill the Past President position.  Tom Sheckels has completed two terms as Treasurer and cannot run for Treasurer again.  Syd has completed two terms on the Board and will be taking time off. Six current Board Members and Officers that are in nomination for Board and Officer positions are Glenn Cope, Kay Larkin, Ray Pfeiffer, Fran Gardino, Paul Speaker, and Tom Sheckels.

The duties of the IAPP Officers and Board of Directors can be reviewed on the IAPP website at:

This next term will be truly exciting with many new types of panorama opportunities. We are beginning to plan many new projects, venues and places to exhibit our works. If you are full of creativity and ideas, we welcome you to be part of the leadership and planning process.

Please notify me ASAP if you are interested or know of someone who is.

Thank you,

Fran Gardino

IAPP Secretary and Chairman of Nominating Committee

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.

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

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.

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.