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Photokina 2008 - IVRPA (International VR Photography Association)

Hi all

As you might know in about one week from Tuesday 23th September 2008 to Sunday 28th September 2008 Photokina takes place in Cologne/Germany. The IVRPA will have its booth (in hall 9 stand A050-B051), amongst others like Fotocommunity, the biggest online photographic community and PlusX award.

Daily Panoramic Workshops
Free panoramic tutorials and workshops will take place every day at the IVRPA stand at 13:00 and 15:00. Learn about shooting and stitching panoramas, finding the no-parallax point and try out different panorama heads.

Evening meetings
On Wednesday 24th and Friday 26th September there will be evening meetings for IVRPA members from 18:00.

Please see also below our press release and we would be pleased to welcome you at our booth.

We hope to see you in Cologne,

The IVPRA board of directors

Michael Quan
Jan van der Woning
Ian Wood
Aldo Hoeben
Matthias Taugwalder
Gene Cooper
Jeffrey Martin


Photokina 2008 - Best of 360°

Hall 9A, Stand 050/B051

The IVRPA (International Virtual Reality Photography Association) is an international Association of more than 400 panoramic photographers world-wide. Its members are professional photographers, multimedia and web developers, artists, enthusiasts, students but also software and hardware manufacturers.

The goal of IVRPA is the world-wide promotion of interactive VR panoramas and technologies related to panoramic photography. This happens through conferences, workshops, exhibitions and local meetings, and also through its website at With forums, image galleries and blogs the website is an important contact point for the international panoramic community.

At this year’s Photokina, the IVRPA presents a breathtaking exhibition which different kinds of 360° panoramas:

  • Panoramic Prints

    show different landscapes, cityscapes and places all over the world in 360 degrees.
  • High-resolution Gigapixel Panoramas

    of several meters width consist of several hundred single images and show even the smallest details and crops razor-sharp.
  • Interactive 360 degree Panoramas

    are shown as projections and also on PCs, where visitors can view and explore the panoramas on their own.

This is the world premiere of the exhibition and features the winners of an international contest of IVRPA members.

Workshops will cover different topics of panoramic photography at the IVRPA booth, each day at 13:00 and 15:00. In addition, IVRPA members will provide information and advice to visitors. The different workflows and steps to shoot a panoramic image will be explained and demonstrated right at the booth.

Every day of the show, IVRPA members will be shooting and uploading interactive 360 degree panoramas live from Photokina. These images and additional information are available online at