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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.

Sony's Model City with big bubbles

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After talking to a lot of different people, I managed to get permission to drive my LEGO Panobot into Sony's model city block, which is a copy of their latest TV ad - complete with bubble blowers!

There was a bit of trouble navigating around the cars, but it worked out OK in the end, without the camera getting too sticky.

Playboy Bunnies - version 4a

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The CHIP Foto-Video stand next to our IVRPA booth was empty for most of Photokina, but on Friday the team actually turned up, with two Playboy Bunny girls posing for the salivating photographers every couple of hours...

Cambo Boom

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A "Pole" shot from a movie boom

Pole Pano on the IVRPA Booth

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Another view from the IVRPA booth.

Kata

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The stand of the manufacturer of bags Kata

Princess for one day

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The preparation of the princess for one day

Race car simulator

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The racing car simulator at the +X Award booth deserved the 'most annoying sound of the fair' award.

Photocommunity

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This photosession friday was for obvious reasons very popular.

Sony City II

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Another view from the Sony City.

Epson Stand

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Sony City

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Sony had this model city built in, but unfortunately no one was allowed to walk over it, luckily my 7,5meter pole saved the situation allowing me to put the camera on the spot I needed.

Falcon Eyes point of view

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On my first visit to Hall 6 I found this company "Falcon Eyes" and I though, yes, this is what I want, to have a view like a falcon. After talking with the people there, I managed to buy this 7,3 meter high tripod. It has a very good finish and will allow me to shoot pole panos at dusk or at night, something difficult to do with my Agnos MRotator HD due to the wobbling I get from the fiber glass pole.

Arriving at Koeln Messe on day 3

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This was shot on our first day at Photokina as we passed by the south entrance of the Koeln Messe. The entrance in itself is impressive and many people take pictures here but I choose a higher point of view to show you a better perspective.

Fuji Girls

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Fuji has a reputation of having a lot of girls on the booth

Leica

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The Leica Booth designed in Black and White.

Carl Zeiss

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The Zeiss Booth

Samsung

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Paris Hilton at the Samsung Booth?
No not quite, just a look-a-like.

Photokina Access

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A huge crowd waiting for 10 o'clock opening

Hallway between Hall 9 and Hall 6

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In between Hall 6 and Hall 9, there is an area of tables and seating for people to rest their weary feet...

Multiblitz Stand

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The Multiblitz stand, shot from the middle of one of their displays.