Panoramic images submitted by the membership.
The results for the 2016-2017 Officer and Board of Director Positions are as follows:
President: Tom Sheckels, Moorestown, New Jersey
Treasurer: Fran Gardino, Brighton, Massachusetts
Secretary: Kay Larkin, Terrebonne, Oregon
Past President: David Kutz, Lancaster, PA
Board of Directors:
Glen Cope, Tonkawa, Oklahoma
Steve Delroy, Forest Hills, New York
Ray Pffeifer, Raleigh, North Carolina
Paul Speaker, Upland, California
Congratulations to all of the above.
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
Please be sure to mention that you are with the IAPP conference to insure the group rates.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
We have already started the early planning process for the next IAPP Conference in Charleston, SC. Stay tuned for more information.
360 degree photo taken by Fran Gardino.
See conference page for larger view…