About Us

About the I.A.P.P.

The first meeting of panoramic photographers was held in April 1984. Many of the participants were using the old Cirkut panning cameras and felt they wanted a network of photographers with a similar interest in panoramic photography.

I.A.P.P. President

David Orbock
www.fullcirclephoto.com
Full Circle Ltd
33 East 21st Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
410-528-1868

Dave Orbock is a professional fine art photographer whose specialty since 1980 has been medium format panoramics of cityscapes and landscapes. He is a charter member of IAPP and its current President. In 1988, Dave was a guest lecturer in the People’s Republic of China, the first artist to represent Maryland in a cultural exchange program with the sister state of Anhui Province. He was invited for a return visit in 1993 to attend the opening of his Panoramic Photographic Exhibition in Hefei. He works at his Baltimore studio with a small staff of dedicated workers who ensure that the printing and framing of his work are of the highest caliber. Dave is represented by museums, galleries and art consultants throughout the United States. He has exhibited widely and his work has been purchased by individual collectors, museums, and major corporations.


President Elect

Glenn Cope, Ph.D.

1410 E. North
Tonkawa OK 74653
580-628-7499

CPP, Cr. Photog., API, EA-ASP, F-PPO

Dr. Cope has taught photography and digital imaging at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, Oklahoma for the past 25 years. He and his wife, Barbara, operate a studio in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. He earned a Ph.D. from The Catholic University, Washington D.C. In addition to photography, he teaches humanities and English. Cope is a Past President of the Professional Photographers of Oklahoma (PPO). He serves on the PPO Board and is the director for PPO School. He was appointed as the 2009-10 and 2010-11 Chair of the Professional Photographic Certification Commission. He is the certification liaison for Oklahoma. Cope serves on the PPA Council as one of Oklahoma’s three elected representatives. Cope is a CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) and has been awarded the Photographic Craftsman degree and is an Approved Photographic Instructor. In addition, the American Society of Photographers awarded him the Educational Associate. The PPO has given him the Grand Fellowship. He has given programs and classes across the country at state and local events. Cope teaches landscape workshops in various parts of the Southwest.


Secretary

Bryan Snow
9207 Warriors Creek
San Antonio TX 78230
210-378-1894

Bryan Snow is a retired astronomer who has been active in photography for 40 years. For 37 years he has held the position of Director of the Scobee Planetarium at San Antonio College inTexas. He has held the position of President of the Southwest Association of Planetariums and Chairman of the San Antonio Astronomical Association. He joined the IAPP at the Austin meeting three years ago. He has spent a number of years photographing the Sun, Moon, planets, galaxies, nebulae, and comets. Landscape panoramas and architectural photography have, likewise, been a passion of his for several years. He began shooting panoramas with medium format cameras, scanning the images and stitching them together. He now uses Canon digital cameras and lenses for the majority of his photography but still returns to medium format on occasion.

Treasurer

Dawn Snow, CPP
9207 Warriors Creek
San Antonio TX 78230
210-478-0800


Dawn Snow has pursued her passion for photography, art and design all her life since watching her father teach darkroom techniques at a local arts school & learning how to SEE from her mother. She was a corporate photographer for over 10 years and a graphic designer for over 20. Dawn received the designation of “Certified Professional Photographer” by the Professional Photographers of America, and has a print accepted in the PPA’s 2009 Print Competition Loan Collection. She has won numerous IABC Bronze and Silver Quills for her editorial and illustrative photographic work.

Director / Web Manager

George S. Pearl, QPP
ALPS Evidence & Photo
2139 Liddell Drive N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30324 – 4132
404-872-2577
800-873-2577

George S. Pearl, QPP, is from Vicksburg, Mississippi, the son of a cotton farmer. He is a 4 year US Navy Viet Nam Veteran having served as an Aviation Electronics Technician. He received his BS degree from the University of Southern Mississippi majoring in Radio, Television & Film and worked as assistant director of medical photography at UMC in Jackson, MS. before moving to Atlanta to take on a pilot project in photography for the rest of the nation called Vanishing Georgia, under the Georgia Department of Archives & History. In 1978, Pearl started Atlanta Legal Photo Services, Inc. in Atlanta, which has become a legend with attorneys in Atlanta.

Wanting to make people happy and pursue panorama photography, around 1995 the division Atlanta Panorama www.AtlantaPanorama.com was formed. “Making huge group photos is such a hoot!” Pearl says. The largest group to date has been 10,000 people. He also is a master at large group formation panorama pictures using thousands of people to form the picture designs.

Pearl is a Board Certified Evidence Photographer, Board Certified Questioned Document Examiner & Handwriting Expert, and runs the Qualified Panorama Photography program for IAPP and as also the web site editor. He lives in Atlanta and is married to Claudia, a video producer, and has one son Ryan who also works at the company.

Director

David Lawrence
Prime Images, Inc.
Large Scale Photographic Art Prints & Murals
Palm Harbor, FL
727-734-3884
888-569-7741

David Lawrence has been photographing for corporate clients and international picture agencies for over twenty years. His images have appeared in numerous books and publications.

David’s curiosity of life is fueled by a degree in environmental biology and extensive travel on photographic assignments. His work ranges from large-scale panoramas to detailed macro photography – sometimes looking at the “whole scene” and other times studying the colors and geometry of the details.

He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, the International Association of Panoramic Photographers, the North American Nature Photographers Association, the National Press Photographers Association, and the Professional Association of Visual Artists.

Through his photography he hopes to inspire people to become more diligent in making balanced choices concerning our natural environment and historical landmarks.

Director

Mark Segal
Mark Segal Photography
711 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
312-491-8775

Since 1981 Mark Segal has established an international reputation as an acclaimed photographer. A native of Washington DC, Mark has been living and working as a professional photographer in Chicago, Illinois. Mark has literally traveled the world working closely with art directors and designers in 40 countries. Demand for his work arises from Mark’s constant pursuit of fresh, experimental ideas and his ability to interpret concepts into strong photography.

After founding Mark Segal Photography, Mark and his brother Doug Segal began Panoramic Images in 1988. It has grown to become the largest stock library of large format images in the world. Mark also started SkyPan International in 1989 in order to create 360-degree panoramic photographs from full size helicopters. With the need to produce images at low-level heights, he began exploring the adaptation of still and HD/video cameras to RC helicopters. Mark has led photography seminars/workshops on marketing and shooting techniques since 1990. Beginning in 1998, Mark co-produced two feature films, several TV spots & video documentaries. Mark has been collecting photography awards since the age of ten including the One Show and numerous Art Directors Clubs. His work is most often seen in magazines, annual reports, advertising & the web.

He produces images that are vital, powerful, and expressive.

Director

David Nicholas, DLN, LLC
170 Fifth Avenue
Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10010
Cell: 917-863-7853
Fax: 646-230-7617
Skype: DNich8382

Mr. Nicholas, a graduate with Highest Honors from the Rochester Institute of Technology, has had a multi- faceted career:

• A chemist with patents and publications in scientific journals.
• An editor of publications on the scientific and technical aspects of photography and graphic arts.
• Marketing Manager of a division of a major graphic arts manufacturer and supplier.
• Owner and partner in a major NYC graphic arts company.

During this time he avidly pursued photography. His photographic work has appeared in:
• “An Introduction to the Worlds Oceans” By Duxbury & Duxbury, (1984).
• Parsons School of Design Catalog Cover, (2004).
• Asian Photography/ India Magazine, (October, 2008).
• His work is also represented in private and corporate collections.