IAPP 2016 Summer Update

IAPP 2016 Summer Update

Hope the summer is going well for all of you.  We have some exciting news about what is planned for the near future. 

We are booked for a Panorama Photo Show at the Valley Photo Center in Springfield, MA.  The show will open on Black Friday, November 25th and run through December 23rd.  D John McCarthy, Director of the Gallery reports that this is the busiest time of the year and wants lots of entries.  We will be working out the submission details and will let you know about that soon.  In the meantime, think about your best panoramic images and choose several that you would like to hang in the show.  I don’t believe there will any specific theme to the show except that they are Panoramic Images from the IAPP Membership.  

 Save The Date  The next IAPP Conference is planned for the Chicago Area.  Many amazing cityscape panoramics can be created there, from a high angle view off the top of the Willis Tower to a low angle architectural view from a river boat.  The date is October 15 – 17, 2017. 

 Glen Cope has stepped down from his positon on the Board of Directors.  In accordance with the IAPP Bylaws, D John McCarthy was nominated and elected by the Board to fill Glenn’s Board position.  Thank you Glenn for your many years of valuable service to the IAPP.

 We are looking to have the next Panoramic Journal go out to the membership in October.   It will be themed around the Charleston Conference this past April.   Included will be presentation write-ups, conference pictures and photos, and panoramas that we took during the Photo Field Trips.   If you would like to get a Sponsorship ad in this Journal, there is still time, contact Dave Kutz.

 We had to cancel our Mini-Conference planned for Peyresq, France the end of July because we lacked the minimum numbers of attendees needed to make it happen.  We’re considering rescheduling the Mini-Conference at this beautiful location within the next several years. 

Dave Orbock made the Cirkut camera donation to the Nicephore Niepce Museum in Chalon-sur-Saone, France and reports the following: “The presentation of the camera to the Museum on 19 July went smoothly. It was a big affair for the Museum with the Mayor of Chalon, multiple press representatives, Museum personnel and a whole host of interested individuals. After the Mayor’s introduction I set up the Cirkut camera on its wooden tripod and explained its features. Following this, the Mayor presented me with gifts which included books (3), a copy of a very old image (printed by the museum’s art group from their archives), and, of course, a bottle of vintage wine in a very handsome wooden box. While the rest of the group was having refreshments, I was being interviewed by the newspaper for an article which ran the next day.”   Thank-you Dave for your generous donation of the camera to the museum and glad it all went well.   We will be posting photos of the event soon.

 Thanks and we’ll let you know soon how to make your panoramic submissions for the Springfield Photo Show.

 Tom Sheckels, IAPP President