On our very first Board of Directors chat meeting, three Committees where created:
Website Committee (Web Team)
and Aldo Hoeben
Cooperation with other associations
Jan van der Woning
with members from the general membership
IVRPA and Identity Committee
Jan van der Woning
These Committees are not closed, volunteers from the general member base are welcomed to help with our efforts in pushing the association forward.
Sorry for being too lazy to update my blog here at IVRPA.org, I will try to redeem myself in the near future.
But first I would like to say a word to all IVRPA members that I have personally met in Prague and in the last two editions of Photokina, you are a great bunch of people and a talented one too, it is a great pleasure to be part of this community and I look forward to see many of you next October in Albuquerque or in the mean time some of you in Timisoara/Romania at the Panotools Meeting.
At long last, I have implemented an automated system for handling payments from users of the sites becoming a member and/or renewing their membership. Before this, for years, our treasurer was handling each payment manually. This caused (mostly minor) delays, and some confusion among our paying 'customers' (that means you, members!) when payments did not have that 'instant gratification' of getting member privileges.
The International Panorama Council and the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History (KLM-MRA) in Brussels are happy to announce the 18th International Panorama Conference 2009 in Belgium. The conference will take place from 29 through 31 March 2009. A post-conference tour to Waterloo Panorama is scheduled on 1 April.
On januari 19, our then-current webhost Bluehost suspended our website due to 'excessive MySQL use'. All our sites, as well as the mailing lists (so in short, all our means of communicating with our membership) were shut down; a hard to miss 'notice' that we had outgrown the services Bluehost was willing to extend us at our shared hosting.
I've got an old Loreo 3D lens and just finished playing with it to create an object movie of a small paper kit frog I completed last year. I put the frog on a cheap ¥100 turntable and shot it with the Loreo lens. I was too close so I reshot everything to make the frog clearer. Loreo has a macro 3D lens, but I don't. Anyway, the 3D object movie is kind of neat. I put it together in The VR Worx 2.6.2.
It is visible here. If you don't have a Loreo viewer, you'll just see two rotating frogs:
I'm an amateur and likely always will be.
For shooting, I use a Canon 350D, Peleng lens, and NodalNinja 3. I shoot in RAW then make exposure and white balance adjustments in Canon's Digital Photographer Pro. I export as 16-bit TIFFs. Frequently I forget, but occasionally I run the TIFFs through Kekus' LensFixCI to remedy chromatic aberration before feeding them into a stitcher.
Candidacy statement submitted by Rob Gorham
I ran for the IVRPA last year, but did not make the cut. Let me introduce myself again. I am an architect, member of the American Institute of Architects licensed in a number of states. I’ve been professionally active in the photographic VR arena since 1998 – we documented historically significant buildings, crime scenes, rock concerts and commercial Virtual Tours.
I began shooting virtual tours with the 360 one shot lens. When i heard about the FC-E9, i purchased it and the coolpix 8400. Although these solutions were ok, they weren't great. I then purchased the Nikon d200 and became a big fan. Now i have two of them.
For lenses i have the Nikkor 10.5mm 2.8 lens. Recently i purchased the Sunex 5.6 for Nikon and have been working with both of them.