Masters of Contemporary Panoramic Photography

Masters of Contemporary Panoramic Photography

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring some of the leading practitioners in the field of 360-degree digital photography – The Masters of Contemporary Panoramic Photography. This exhibit will be staged among the columns and arches of the historic São Tiago Church crowning the peak at Palmela Castle. The combination of soaring light-filled spaces and brilliant graphics by a select group of our respected colleagues will make this a unique showcase for the art and science of panoramic photography. The...

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Attendee map preview

Attendee map preview

Willy Kaemena is working on the Palmela 2011 attendee map and for the first time we will have a visualization showing the more than 100 registrations we have so far (April 11, 2011). This image is just a preview of the final map we will soon publish. Tweet

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Bernard Custard and Iban Borrás Serret – ViewAt.org Present and Future

Bernard Custard and Iban Borrás Serret – ViewAt.org Present and Future

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Bernard Custard and Iban Borrás Serret as conference speakers: Born in Gandia, Valencia, on 1974. Currently lives in Valencia, Spain.   Audiovisual technician Professional photographer specializing in the world of panoramic photography and multimedia Got interested in photography 10 years ago when building his own multimedia company dD with his partner During all those years his company developed many projects like VisualValencia and...

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CityViewsTV UAV in action shooting 360º video

CityViewsTV UAV in action shooting 360º video

CityViewsTV just posted some footage of their UAV shooting 360º video with a Ladybug on the belly. And a test flight: Thanks Frank Freitag for sharing this Tweet

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Thomas Rauscher – Pano2VR 3

Thomas Rauscher – Pano2VR 3

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Thomas Rauscher as conference speaker: Born 1975 in Krems, Austria. Currently living in Vienna, Austria.   BSc in Computer science, Vienna University of Technology First computer graphic programs were written at the age of 13 (ray tracing, 3D vector animations) In software engineering since 1994 After 10 years working with databases his first digital camera, Panotools, and the World Wide Panorama reignited the interest in computer...

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Keith Martin – Panoramas and iPad magazines

Keith Martin – Panoramas and iPad magazines

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Keith Martin as conference speaker: Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1963. Currently resides in London, United Kingdom.   BA Graphic Design Postgraduate teaching qualification Teaches publishing, design and related subjects at degree and Masters level at the London College of Communication Technical Editor of MacUser magazine Board member of the World Wide Panorama foundation Specializes in action panoramas at festivals, clubs and...

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Joe Rao – Crime Scene VR software and City 8 Street View Capturing System

Joe Rao – Crime Scene VR software and City 8 Street View Capturing System

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Joe Rao as conference speaker: Born in Guangdong Province, China on April 11, 1980. Currently resides in Shanghai, China.   Graduated from Fujian Normal University, majored in Marketing Joined Easypano at the beginning of 2007 and engaged in panorama and virtual tour software sales and marketing Collected panorama and virtual tour software requirements from users around the world Heads marketing for Crime Scene VR software and City 8...

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Palmela 2011 Press Conference

Palmela 2011 Press Conference

The Palmela 2011 organization will hold an important press conference next Tuesday April 12 at 16:30h hosted by the Palmela Municipality President, Ana Teresa Vicente to disclose full details about Palmela 2011 – The International Panoramic Photography Festival to the Portuguese media. The press conference will take place at Palmela Castle Pousada, one of the four official Palmela 2011 hotels that is completely sold out in exclusivity to Palmela 2011 attendees between May 31 and June 5, 2011. During this press event, details about the...

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Our Worlds

Our Worlds

An IVRPA exhibition project for Palmela 2011 – The International Panoramic Photography Festival The Idea Little Planets, or Stereographic Panoramas are a unique way to display panoramic images which can resemble the planets of Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince or the work of MC Escher, showing an entire environment as a free floating planet. Palmela 2011 – Our Worlds will showcase a curated collection of our own very special worlds. The Photography This exhibition will feature a collection of little planet panoramas made...

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Last call for conference speakers

Last call for conference speakers

In the last weeks, the Palmela 2011 organization has been announcing conference speakers on a regular basis. Currently we have the following 14 speakers lined up to talk at Palmela 2011: Ignacio Ferrando Margelí — Capturing the impossible panorama Joergen Geerds — Panoramas and the Art Market Nicole Tung and Jason Barr – VR Photography in crime scenes Thomas K. Sharpless – Beyond the Lens – Panini, the software view camera Markus Matern and Jürgen Matern — Reprojecting equirectangular images… Alain Hamblenne — Welcome to...

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Kent Durk – Exploring in HDR

Kent Durk – Exploring in HDR

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Kent Durk as conference speaker: Born 1956 in Columbia, Missouri (USA). Currently resides in Columbia, Missouri (USA).   Studied Technical Illustration & Design at St Louis Tech, 1974 Studied Commercial Art, Printmaking and Photography at Columbia College, 1980-83 Has photographs displayed at a Chicago Art Institute juried exposition, numerous art shows and awards locally Creative Director for a Division of Barnes and Noble...

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Andrew Bodrov – Capturing panoramas using a monopod

Andrew Bodrov – Capturing panoramas using a monopod

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Andrew Bodrov as conference speaker: Born 1965 in Kustanay city, Kazakhstan (USSR). Currently resides in Tallinn, Estonia (EU).   Studied communication devices engineering at the Tomsk High School of Communication, Russia Works as a IT specialist since 1992. Has been shooting panoramas since 2000. Published first version of the Digital Tallinn project in 2001. Published Digital Egypt project in 2006. Published the 9th May, Red Square,...

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Strahov 40 Gigapixel: World Record Indoor Photo!

Strahov 40 Gigapixel: World Record Indoor Photo!

Palmela 2011 speaker Jeffrey Martin just unveiled another world record gigapixel, the Strahov 40 Gigapixel. Jeffrey Martin is a renowned panoramic photographer and the Founder of 360Cities.net, he created the Strahov 40 gigapixel image from 2947 high-resolution individual photos and you get to meet him in person next June 1-5 in Palmela, Portugal. View the Strahov 40 Gigapixel on...

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Urs Krebs – The Roundshot adventure

Urs Krebs – The Roundshot adventure

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Urs Krebs as conference speaker: Born in 1968, Zurich, Switzerland. Master of Economics, HEC Université de Lausanne, 1996 MBA (Master of Business Administration) INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, 1999 Currently resides in Zurich, Switzerland. Urs ventured into panoramic photography in the year 2002 when he created and published “real sydney”, a book containing 360° images portraying the lifestyle of Sydney/Australia. On his return to Europe...

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Omer Calev – Using panoramas to document people

Omer Calev – Using panoramas to document people

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Omer Calev as conference speaker: Born in 1964 at Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak, Israel. Currently resides in Tel Aviv, Israel.   Omer is the author & co-developer, together with Sam Rohn, of PanoPress – a WordPress plug-in for 360° panoramas Started with photography at the age of 15. Served as a military photographer. Worked for newspapers & magazines for over 20 years. Replaced his darkroom with computer & software. Learned...

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Hotel do Sado Business and Nature

Hotel do Sado Business and Nature

The IVRPA is pleased to announce a new Palmela 2011 hotel – Hotel do Sado Business & Nature. This is the 4th official hotel to be enlisted to accommodate Palmela 2011 attendees and like the Palmela Castle Pousada, the S. Filipe Fortress Pousada and the Palmela Village Golf Resort, will be served by free bus transfers between the hotel and the Cine-Teatro São João main conference venue. Update: Starting today March 23, 2011, the IVRPA is making available to Palmela 2011 attendees a choice of two hotels when registering for...

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Sam Rohn – Panopress: Panoramas + WordPress

Sam Rohn – Panopress: Panoramas + WordPress

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Sam Rohn as conference speaker: Born 1963, New York City, USA. Currently resides in New York City, USA.   Sam Rohn Has been shooting 360° panoramas since 1999 and has worked as a location scout since 1992 for various film and television projects including Law & Order & King Kong, still photographers including David Lachapelle & Annie Liebowitz, & numerous music videos & television commercials with directors...

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World Wide Streetviews

World Wide Streetviews

An IVRPA exhibition project for Palmela 2011 – The International Panoramic Photography Festival The Idea The Palmela Municipality, the Setúbal Wine Route and the local tourist businesses of Palmela have made some generous offers to the IVRPA which have enabled us to make this years International Panoramic Photography Festival the biggest and most rewarding event in the field of panoramic imaging ever. In order to give something back, not only to these people but also to the entire community of people living in Palmela, we decided to...

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Jeffrey Martin – The 360cities Community

Jeffrey Martin – The 360cities Community

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Jeffrey Martin as conference speaker: Born 1976, Chicago, USA, currently resides in Prague, Czech Republic. He lived in Germany and the UK from early childhood, and has therefore always enjoyed an international existence. Educated at DePauw University with a BA in English Writing. He became hooked on photography since his first photography course in 1996, a month-long study of Black-and-White landscape photography at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico,...

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Alain Hamblenne — Welcome to the 3rd Dimension!

Alain Hamblenne — Welcome to the 3rd Dimension!

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Alain Hamblenne as conference speaker: Born 1960, Forest, Brussels, Belgium, currently resides in Liège, Belgium. Studied Visual Arts (specialized in graphic design) in “Ecole Supérieure des Arts St-Luc”, Brussels. Alain is responsible for the OUTLINE Graphic Designers studio in Liège. Gives visual communication and panoramic photography classes at the “Haute Ecole Albert Jacquard” (Bachelors degree in Computer...

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Markus Matern and Jürgen Matern — Reprojecting equirectangular images for a printed presentation

Markus Matern and Jürgen Matern — Reprojecting equirectangular images for a printed presentation

The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce Markus Matern and Jürgen Matern as conference speakers: Born 1970, Sonthofen, Germany, currently resides in Munich, Germany. Studied electrical engineering at the University of Ulm, Germany. Works as a software engineer since 1997. Spends almost all his free time with spherical panoramic photography since 2002. Tries to participate four times a year at the World Wide Panorama Event and has 25 contributions so far. Traveled to all the...

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Palmela 2011 Update, March 1, 2011

Here is a Palmela 2011 update wrapping up the current situation on March 1, 2011. Conference Attendees: As of today, March 1, we have over 60 attendees registered for the conference or tutorials + conference programs, this is the highest number of registrations in the first month of any previous IVRPA conference. Hopefully we should be able to start publishing the attendee list on the Palmela 2011 website in the coming days. If you want to register for the conference, now it’s a good time, check the ticket prices here and...

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Palmela Village Golf Resort

Palmela Village Golf Resort

The IVRPA is pleased to announce a new Palmela 2011 hotel — Palmela Village Golf Resort Studios. When we started to work on this project, almost a year ago, no one could guess that in less than a month after opening registrations, two Hotels would be fully booked with Palmela 2011 attendees, and that we would need to sign with a third hotel to accommodate everyone. A big thank you to the panoramic community for such a great support, all together we will make this the best panoramic event, ever! Update: Starting today March 23, 2011,...

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360º Video Live Coverage of the Oscars provided by BigLook360 LLC

The Oscars this year have something in store for all 360º fans out there, the ceremony will be streamed live over the Internet in all of its 360º video glory using BigLook360 LLC services, a Dallas-based company that deployed just such a camera to capture the implosion of the Cowboys’ old home, the Texas Stadium, last April—from the inside. The company also deployed one of their cameras at the Emmys, Golden Globes and Grammys for People magazine’s website. The Oscars will mark the first time multiple cameras will be deployed...

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New Ladybug iOS 360º viewer

New Ladybug iOS 360º viewer

This iOS app shows the potential for 360º panorama and video content on Apple’s iDevices. It’s amazing how Point Grey managed to keep it simple and intuitive, users interact with the image using natural gestures and the interface is kept clutter free, check the video...

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360 Cities CEO Jeffrey Martin at Tucson 2010 Conference (video)

360 Cities CEO Jeffrey Martin at Tucson 2010 Conference (video)

We have been receiving requests to post some videos from the previous IVRPA conferences on the Palmela 2011 website. Unfortunately the conference talk videos are not public and can only be accessed by IVRPA members on the IVRPA.org website but we have an exception, this video from a talk at the Tucson2010 Conference by Jeffrey Martin, 360Cities CEO. Enjoy. Tweet

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New Palmela 2011 Hotel – The Setúbal Pousada

New Palmela 2011 Hotel – The Setúbal Pousada

Today we ran out of rooms in the Palmela Castle Pousada. While we are very happy that we managed to book all of the Palmela Castle Pousada rooms exclusivity for the Palmela 2011 attendees, we know that many more want to attend this great event. To accommodate more Palmela 2011 attendees, we extended our deal with the Pousadas de Portugal to the nearby Pousada de Setúbal. The IVRPA secured all of the rooms in the Setúbal Pousada exclusivity for Palmela 2011 attendees. Rates and booking procedure will be exactly the same PLUS the Palmela 2011...

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The Making of: Versailles 360º

The Making of: Versailles 360º

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Forget multicam cable TV, welcome to the future, multicam 360º video

Forget multicam cable TV, welcome to the future, multicam 360º video

Forget the boring multicam offerings from your cable TV operator, welcome to the future, multicam interactive 360º video. Muse, live at Wembley Stadium! Tweet

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Video, as we know it, will never be the same

Video, as we know it, will never be the same

Video as we know it will never be the same. 360º interactive video brings the viewer into the game. Check the Nimmo Bay interactive 360º by North Studio...

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