|First I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the members who contributed to the re-launch of The Panorama Journal. It has been almost 3 years since our last issue. The gallery issue is a start in getting us back on track with a printed publication. I hope that our members will enjoy it and that it will spark more creativity in us all.
Looking forward we as an association have a very busy schedule this year with many different opportunities for members and non-members interested in panoramic photography to become involved. April (10-13) we will gather together in Charleston, SC for our spring conference. It will be a chance to discover a new city that IAPP has not visited before. There are plenty of old southern city views, history and architectural details as well as beautiful nature nearby just waiting to explored.
In July, David Orbock and Denis Tremblay will be on hand along with several IAPP members for the donating of one of David’s Cirkut cameras to the Nicephore Niepce Museum in Chalon-sur-Saone, France. As a part of that ceremony an exhibition of IAPP members work is being planned. Tentative dates are between July 17 and July 21. More details on print standards to follow on the website.
After the Chalon-sur-Saone festivities, plans are coming together for a mini-conference in Peyresq, France. IAPP has hosted 2 conferences in this village and both were extremely successful. The conference is tentatively scheduled from July 23 to July 27. The cost of housing and 3 meals per day with wine would be approx. 120 Euros per person. The mini-conference will be open to IAPP members as well as non-members who are interested.
The IAPP would also like to start collecting images for the purposes of assembling travelling exhibitions that members can request for the purpose of promoting panoramic photography in their cities. Look for print guidelines to be posted on the website.
For those who enjoy writing we are always looking for people to provide articles of interest for our publications and the website, www.panoramicassocition.org and www.panoramicassociation.com.
The dot com address recently became available, so we quickly grabbed it. Both addresses now point to our web site.
As you can see there are many activities for you, the members of IAPP can contribute to this year. We hope you will find something that sparks your interest.
Dave Kutz, President IAPP