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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 webmaster@panoramicassociation.org.  900 pixels wide will be good for the web site at this time.  Congratulations on your winning images and welcome to the IAPP.

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)

OPEN

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.

Click here to register:

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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 osborndjo@aol.com

David Osborn, www.BritishPanoramics.com, London, UK.

My web site contains images, contact information etc.

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

Don’t lose out on your IAPP merits.

If you attended the Everett conference, presented a topic, or submitted prints to the exhibition,  you are eligible to receive IAPP merits toward your Service Awards and Master/Craftsman Photographer Degree. Fill out this form online or download the Master/Craftsman and Service Report form.

 

2013 Photo Contest Rules & Regs announced

 printcontest

IAPP Panoramic Convention Print Contest

Framed or mounted images will not be shown. The following specs are recommended (and may not be exceeded, due to space limitations):

  1. For regular panos from film panoramic cameras and stitched panos from digital cameras, the maximum size is 44″ on the long side & 14″ on the short side, a 4:1 ratio. Prints must have a 2″ white border all around, so the actual maximum image area will be 40″ x 10″ on 44″ x 14″ paper. Other ratios may be used, but must be a minimum of a 2:1 ratio or greater, with the aforementioned maximums of 44″ on the long side and 14″ on the short side, including the margins.
  2. For multi-row stitched panos whose aspect ratio is greater than 1:4 (including Gigapans), Little Planet and VR style images, the maximum size is 44″ x 44″ including the obligatory 2″ white margin all around, making the final image area 40″ x 40″, maximum.

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Mixing Photography, Wine and Friendship: September issue of e-Monitor published!

Chalon River View Quaides Menageries

Burgundy is one of 27 regions of France. Chalon-sur-Saone, the city of the IAPP June meeting and exhibit, lies in the southern part of the region. Besides being the center of a large wine-growing area, it is birthplace of Joseph Nicephore Niepce, considered by many to be the father of photography. In Chalon, the museum, Hotel des Messageries, houses old and modern artifacts of photography, along with 2 million photographs…

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Board Officers invitation

It is that time of year when we think of celebrating the Holidays.  It is also time to think about the needs of your IAPP.  We are approaching the time to elect new officers and directors of your Board.  We need members to volunteer their services in order to maintain the viability of our Association.  We must have members willing to step up to assist in running IAPP and planning future activities.  This does mean that we need you to offer a few hours each month to work on tasks as determined by your President and Officers.  So in this season of giving, please give a serious thought toward volunteering yourself as a nominee for a Board position, either as an Officer or Director.

 

Board meeting blurb

Tonight we had a nice board meeting. A couple of quick notes:

  1. The conference was not only enjoyable but profitable as well.
  2. We are coming to the end of this Board’s tenure and need replacements.
    If you wish to volunteer, contact John McCarthy 
  3. We are planning the next conference in the great NW. If you want to volunteer to be on the planning committee contact: Glenn Cope

Michael Westmoreland at the LPPG

Keith Cooper shared this with us! thanks Keith!

Michael Westmoreland (our latest Lifetime member) is turning 80. Instead of sitting back and taking it easy, he is having an exhibition.

Michael Westmoreland at the LPPG.

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