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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.

Fotocommunity Lounge

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Ian Wood
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One part of the enormous Fotocommunity stand.

http://www.fotocommunity.com/

Wii Fit

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Ian Wood
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Wii Fit machines connected to Epson projectors. To be found next to the smoking area...

Random Stand in Hall 9

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Ian Wood
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Foto TV Stand

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Ian Wood
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Online TV shows about photography.

www.fototv.de

Jenis Stand

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Ian Wood
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GE Booth

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At the booth of GE a racing car is the eyecatcher. A thimblerigger (Hütchenspieler) amuses the audience with his tricks.

Shooting Pentax booth w. Nikon

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Hans Nyberg
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Nikon photographers shoots the Pentax booth

Epson

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Epson photo exhibition

Samsung booth

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panoshot
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Booth of Samsung in Hall 4.2

Hasselblad Booth

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Hans Nyberg
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Test shooting Hasselblad

Kolor Autopano booth

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At the booth of Kolor presenting Autopano in Hall 4.1

Adobe Booth

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Hans Nyberg
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Adobe presented the new Photoshop CS4

Canon Booth

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The Canon booth had a lot of visitors trying to get the hands on the new 5D

Autopano at the IVRPA booth

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Hans Nyberg
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Autopano presentation at the IVRPA Booth

Future is Analogue

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panoshot
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Thousands of lomos printed on the walls and the floor decorates the booth of lomography in the hallway between hall 4 and 5.

Seitz-Roundshot

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Hans Nyberg
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The Seitz-Roundshot booth

Presentation at fotocommunity booth

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panoshot
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At the booth of fotocommunity right next to the IVRPA booth.

Fixing cables

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Jan fixes a cable for the audio system. The first group of visitor - escorted by a fair hostess - are on our booth. It's 11:15 in the morning.

Setting up the booth

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This pano was taken around 17:50 after all pictures where fixed and the projection screen was setup. In the background the dome theater is taking shape.

Blank canvas

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Like last Photokina, I shot a quick handheld panorama minutes after first arriving at the IVRPA booth on day 0.

The past few days I've been working hard to prepare an immersive dome projection on the booth. When I finally arrived at the booth I was somewhat struck by the sheer size of the hole in the wall. Oh my, if only the calculations for the halfdome gores are correct...