How To Archive Your Google+ Photo Spheres and 360 Imagery

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Back in 2012 Android phones offered the capability to shoot "photo spheres," Google's proprietary term for 360 interactive panoramic photos. This technology wasn't actually anything new; Apple had already accomplished this feat with the release of QuickTime VR in 1994. But what was cool about photo spheres and what made them unique to Android devices… Read More

GoPro Closes Kolor

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Effective immediately Kolor, a leader in virtual reality and spherical media solutions that was acquired by GoPro in 2015, is closing. The announcement was made earlier today on the Kolor website followed by a Facebook post by Alexandre Jenny, former Kolor CEO / CTO, on his personal page. Kolor employees are moving on from GoPro… Read More

Tokyo 2018: Google Street View Challenge – Winners

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 IVRPA Tokyo 2018 Google Street View Challenge Winner's Gallery The winners of this year's Google Street View Challenge is a friendly panorama photography competition between IVRPA members attending the annual conference. Grand prize receives $250 in Walkinto credit and an Oculus Go headset. 1st place in each category receives an Oculus Go headset. 2nd… Read More

I want YOU for the IVRPA: Call for Volunteers

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Call for Volunteers The International Virtual Reality Professionals Association is looking for creative, energetic volunteers to join the team! We need your help to further develop the IVRPA community, building meaningful online relationships with creators, developers and consumers. Who you are? You are an expert in building dynamic, high quality online and real-world communities and… Read More

Thanks Tokyo!

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Congratulations to the IVRPA conference team! IVRPA Tokyo 2018 was a dynamic four-day conference filled with talks, workshops and demonstrations about 360º VR photographic and video imaging; it was an intense, inspiring concentration of the world’s experts in the field, sharing their knowledge and experiences. This was made possible by an enormous amount of work… Read More

Announcement: Google Street View Challenge – Tokyo 2018

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 IVRPA Tokyo 2018 Google Street View Challenge Announcement The Google Street View Challenge is a friendly panorama photography competition between IVRPA members attending the annual conference. Attendees of the Tokyo 2018 IVRPA 360º VR Photography & 360º Video Conference are invited to scout Tokyo to find the most scenic sites of this amazing city,… Read More

Virtual Reality Presentation Space – Tokyo 2018

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Featured Experiences in the Virtual Reality Presentation Space at Tokyo 2018 : 700 Sharks (2 episodes) By Arte 360 VR / ARTE (France ) RHIZOMAT by  INVR / ARTE (Germany) UTURN By NativeVR (USA) As it is By 360 Labs (USA) Pandas By UTOVR & AirPano (China) ANICCA by INSTITUTE OF TIME / Ergin Sanal (Turkey) Hallelujah By Pacific VR and… Read More

Opening Dinner and 20th Anniversary Celebration – Tokyo 2018

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At the conclusion of talks on the first day of the conference, IVRPA opening celebration will be held at Lapis Tokyo. This year we have even more to celebrate as IVRPA turns 20! There is NO dress code! Common menu · Salad with colored vegetables · Petit Qish of vegetables · Fruit Petit Tart &… Read More



IVRPA - International VR Photography Association IVRPA - The International Virtual Reality Professionals Association is an international association of photographers who create and produce 360° Panoramas and other Virtual Reality Content including 360° Video, 360° Virtual Tours, Gigapixel Panoramas, and more. This website showcases both our members and VR Photography community enthusiasts, and serves as a central place for news and communication for the 360° VR industry. Professional and amateur and 360° VR photographers are encouraged to Join IVRPA and participate on this website.