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IVRPA at Photokina 2008

The International Virtual Reality Photography Association is an association of more than 400 panoramic photographers world-wide.

At this year's Photokina, the IVRPA presents a breathtaking exhibition of panorama photography in different forms; from panoramic prints and high resolution gigapixel panoramas to interactive 360 degree panoramas. The IVRPA organises workshops covering different topics of panoramic photography at the IVRPA booth, each day at 13:00 and 15:00.

During the show, IVRPA members will be shooting and uploading interactive 360 degree panoramas from all over the Photokina floor. These images are shown below, and more are added as the show unfolds.

Photokina 2008 panoblog

Click on the thumbnails for the interactive panoramas, or click on the title for (slightly) more information. You can also browse the VR photos by day, by location and by photographer. Finally, if you need help, or wonder how we do it, read this page.

Canon Stand

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Willy Kaemena
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Canon Stand

Little rest at the "Piazza"

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Just a little rest, but "quiet" is another word in another place.

The Falcon Eyes View

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Finally on Sunday I got my Falcon Eyes big tripod and it stood all day at the IVRPA booth with my camera on top. In this particular image you can see how high it is, almost touching the ceiling of the Koeln Messe big hall.

Beautifull Cologne view

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Carlos Chegado
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Next to Durst booth on Hall 10 I found this beautiful Cologne view.

IVRPA Best of 360º

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One more view from the IVRPA booth.

IVRPA Best of 360º

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One more view from the exterior of the IVRPA booth.

IVRPA Best of 360º

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Another view from the exterior of the IVRPA booth.

IVRPA Best of 360º

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Another view from the exterior of the IVRPA booth.

IVRPA Best of 360º

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Since most of the IVRPA booth images shown here are from the inside, I decided to go out and show the outer walls of the booth.

Princess

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Mehmet Ozcan
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Be a princess for a day.

north entrance

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North entrance of the fairground

Koelnmesse Station, East Entrance.

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4 Shot Pano, taken at Koelnmesse U Station, which services Trains 3 & 4. It was my daily arrival point for Photokina 2008. Shot handheld, 4 frames around, this must have been one of the quickest panos I've done. Special thanks to Aldo.

Olympus Stand

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Willy Kaemena
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Olympus Stand

My Friend Werner Seitz

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Carlos Chegado
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I couldn't miss visiting my friend Werner Seitz at his booth. I am a happy VR Drive user and it is great to see this company moving from the great analogue Roundshot cameras to the new digital Roundshots, 470 million pixels in 3 seconds? Wow... Also a great image from Matthias Taugwalder was exibited there, one more reason to visit the booth!

Leica busy again

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It is nice to see Leica busy again. Last Photokina I always went to lunch near Leica booth because so empty it was that I always managed to get served fast. Not this time around, good luck Leica.

License to fish...

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While others had license to shoot, I had license to fish, and here I really did it! I particularly enjoy in this perspective having captured the girl attention and when rotating the image you can see also the shooting crowd captured quite nicely. To my surprise, the speaker at this booth nicely asked what was it and I explained a bit about the fishing I was doing and everybody liked the idea.

Olympus Land Cruiser got stuck...

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Another oportunity to do more fishing with my pole.

Parrots at Olympus

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Taking advantage of the parrots set at Olympus.