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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.

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.

2014 Conference in Santa Fe Attendees

2014 Conference Attendees

2014 Conference Attendees






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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.

Click here to register:

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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.


New Board of Directors – 2013

Date: April 17, 2013
Location: IAPP Panoramic Conference – Everett, WA
IAPP Business Meeting – Election of officers

President – Paul Speaker

President-Elect – OPEN

Secretary –  Dave Kutz

Treasurer – Tom Sheckels

Past President – Glenn Cope

BOD Members at large

Jeff Weber

Fran Gardino

Syd Moen

Gavin Farrell


Call for Entries – 2013

EPSON International Pano Awards

$40,000 prize pool!!!

Enter online at

Need more info?

Members’ only: July e-Monitor is posted

Hello all! The July issue of the e-Monitor has been uploaded and is ready for your perusal! Remember, you will need to log in… head on over to the member zone on the Resources page…

Coming off a great conference …

The staff of the e-Monitor are still on the road making great photography! Look for the next edition in your inbox on May 10. Meantime, watch the posts on the FaceBook page and work on your next article submission. Deadline: May 15.