Palmela 2011 The International Panoramic Photography Festival
- This is a special announcement from the IVRPA Board of Directors that
will interest many on this list :)
This summer Palmela, Portugal, will become the world capital of
panoramic photography. It is going to be amazing!
Photographers will be coming from around the world to this charming
village in the vineyard-covered hills south of Lisbon. There will be
tutorials, lectures, vendor displays, banquets, receptions, and field
trips. Not to mention exhibitions of every sort of panoramic photography
art, all over town, all summer long.
Palmela 2011 The Tutorials
On Tuesday, May 31, 2011, before the main conference begins, there will
be a full day of hands-on instruction in shooting and processing VR
panoramas. Whatever your level of expertise, this is a chance to learn
from some of the leaders in the field, and to practice shooting in this
superbly scenic location.
Palmela 2011 The Conference
This will be held from June 1 to 5, 2011. It is sponsored by the
International VR Photography Association (the IVRPA) and the
Municipality of Palmela.
There will be four days of lectures and seminars: Wednesday on the art
and craft of shooting panoramic photographs; Thursday the digital
processing of panoramic images; Friday will be about publishing
panoramas on various media; and finally on Saturday the business of
Palmela 2011 The Photo Safari
On Sunday, the last day of the conference, there will be a photo-safari
around Palmela, Serra da Arrábida and Sesimbra that will last for a
whole day and includes a lunch at the Dona Isilda Restaurant.
Home base will be the historic Palmela Castle crowning a rocky ridge
with a luxury hotel inside the Pousada Palmela. The entire hotel
will be available exclusively for participants in the conference, and at
a deeply discounted rate! Lectures and other events will be held in the
recently renovated theater Cine-Teatro São João. Even though
everything will be within easy walking distance, the organization will
provide minibus services to carry all attendees to the Hotel and
Warm Portuguese hospitality will be a feature of this conference, with
wholehearted participation by the townspeople and local businesses.
Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided every day by the Pousada staff,
plus a reception and dinner at the hotel on Wednesday. During the rest
of the week there will be time to walk around the town and get together
with old and new friends in the restaurants. Saturday after the sessions
end there will be a tour of the Casa Ermelinda de Freitas winery
followed by dinner.
Palmela 2011 The Marketplace
Throughout the conference, vendors of photographic and panoramic
hardware, software, and services will be displaying their products and
answering questions. See it all here, in one place, with special show
discounts, and talk to the manufacturers themselves.
Palmela 2011 The Exhibitions
The panoramas won't just be in the conference, they will be
everywhere in Palmela. There will be special exhibitions in every
display space in town, plus many of the restaurants, bars and other
businesses. The Festival exhibitions will continue through the summer,
promoting panoramic photography and photographers long after the
conference is over.
If you want to hang out with the world's leading panoramic
photographers Palmela is the place and June 15 is the time.
To be sure you are right in the heart of the action, you should sign up
soon because space in the Hotel is limited. You will need to book
through the conference website, because we have reserved the entire
All parts of the festival are being planned and staffed by volunteers.
The fees will start at 125 Euros for the tutorials and 275 Euros for the
full conference (with early-bird and members' discounts).
Considering the program, meals, and other events this is really an
For full and continuously updated information please consult the
conference website: www.palmela2011.com <http://www.palmela2011.com/>
On Behalf of the IVRPA Board of Directors
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