The results of the 2nd international competition for underwater photography "Neptune Stars-2020", which was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of "Neptune" magazine, were summed up. Oleg Gaponyuk took the 1st place in 'Photo with diver' category and 3rd place in 'Wide angle' category.
The third AirPano German-language book, Europabilder, has finally been published! This is a unique catalogue of the bird's eye views of the most remarkable landscapes and sights of Europe presented in excellent quality. The book contains 200 pages with 100 illustrations, backstage stories and interesting facts. This fabulous deluxe edition is available on Geo and Amazon websites.
The previous AirPano German-language books are Weltbilder and Neue Weltbilder.
9 years in a row AirPano has won in the main categories of The EPSON International Pano Awards. This year our photographers make the Top 20 list in the 360° category of the best panoramas of the year and Oleg Gaponyuk has become the VR photographer of the year and won the first place for his underwater split-panorama from Palau archipelago.
It is worth noting that Oleg had to spent more than two months in Palau due to the world lockdown. But this made it possible to take a close look for the underwater world of the amazing archipelago.
1. Oleg Gaponyuk — Split in the Cave, Chandelier Cave, Palau
5. Oleg Gaponyuk — Inside a Coral Cave, Komodo Islands, Indonesia
7. Ádám Plézer — In the Middle of Pacific Ocean. Caroline Atoll. Kiribati
11. Sergey Rumyantsev — Winter on the Top of Kuntivaara, Finland
16. Ivan Roslyakov — Hidden Side of Annapurna Sanctuary, Himalayas, Nepal, Grand Barrier
18. Stas Sedov — The Biggest Wooden Church in the World, Kizhi UNESCO Heritage Site.
Here is a good example of using 360° panoramas made by AirPano: the “Supernatural” VR game for Oculus Quest. This is a fitness application, where you do sports in the most beautiful places on the planet and with unusual interactivity. A trailer and more information can be viewed on the Oculus website.
Sergey Semenov took a third place in the "Japan: a country where everything is different" photo contest. he contest was organized by the Moscow office of the Japanese National Tourism Organization and took place on the official website of the National Geographic Russia.
"A spontaneous trip to the area of Khibara turned out to be an unexpected success. While the maple leaves were turning red in Tokyo, the first snow fell there. After a long night trip, nature gave us a great gift — a delightful frosty sunrise and a soaring lake," — this is how photographer Sergey Semenov describes his shot.
Oleg Gaponyuk took a second place in the Wide Angle nomination at a very prestigious international underwater photography contest «Underwater Photographer of the Year» — UPY 2020.
Judge's comment: "One of my favourites from the entire competition. The idea of a panoramic frame to present this image is very forward thinking. The even spread of light from all four corners, top to bottom is superb. The lighting in particular, very subtle indeed. Last but not least, the outline of a diver and torch way behind in the blue water background. All of these elements together create huge depth perspective throughout. I find this particular image nothing short of magnificent!" — Martin Edge
The winners of the The International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019 contest were announced yesterday. Sergey Semenov’s photo “Northern Lights on Barents Sea” has become one of the 100 best landscapes of 2019!
We have received an award from YouTube for passing 100,000 subscribers on our YouTube channel, where we publish all our 360° videos.
Hope to receive the next award for 1 million subscribers soon.
For eight consecutive years we have won in the main categories of The Epson International Pano Awards. This year three of our works make the Top 20 list in the VR nomination of the best panoramas of the year: Stanislav Sedov and his panorama of Hong Kong, Oleg Gaponyuk with a split panorama of a whale shark, Dmitry Moiseenko — 360° photo of a bald cypress swamp in Louisiana. And the photo taken in Northern Ireland by Sergey Semenov — “Giants Have Gone” — is in the Top 50 list of the Open Awards nomination - Nature / Landscape, and also received a special prize!
The Norwegian film festival Nordische Filmtage Lübeck 2019 took place in Germany from October 29 to November 3.
Our 360 video from Norway was represented at this festival in the dome cinema! Watching the northern lights in such a format is an incredible pleasure. The audience enjoyed it a lot!
2019 has been declared the year of Theatre in Russia, so TASS News Agency has launched a special project "Theatre Day. Virtual 360-tour to four Russian theatres". We are glad to participate in this project and introduce the first virtual tour to Russian State Academic Drama Theatre named after Fyodor Volkov in Yaroslavl. It is the place where Russian professional theatre was born in 1750. We managed not only to visit Russia's oldest theatre but also capture the teamwork: see all behind-the-scene things and dressing rooms, visit rehearsals, witnessed the stage scenery installation and, of course, enjoy the excellent performance of "The Seagull"!
Filming this kind of projects requires specific equipment and facilities, so we needed to have several shooting spots and an extra camera, for which we want to thank our partners Insta360. Insta360 Pro2 cameras have proved to be reliable in both theatrical performances and the cold at the altitude of 3,500 meters... But that's a story about our different project that we will uncover soon!
For more details go to the TASS website (and watch a 360° video).
#insta360, #insta360pro2, #insta360russia
Our 360 movie was shown at the Cannes Festival the other day! The largest yachting festival in the world, the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019, ended in the Gulf of Cannes. Our friends and partners from the Dream Yacht Charter traditionally participated in this event and demonstrated there our panoramic video in the virtual reality glasses!
The second part of the special project “Theater Day” has been published on the TASS news agency website. This time a 360° virtual tour we have been working on is dedicated to the Alexandrinsky Theater in St. Petersburg and the process of making the play “Blessed Ksenia. Love story". Fascinating bird's-eye views of St. Petersburg, rehearsals, preparing the stage and the auditorium before the performance, dressing rooms and much more - all behind-the-scene things that you are curious to know and see with your own eyes, are now available in a virtual format. Come and enjoy!
We were filiming from several points from different cameras. Special thanks to our reliable partners from www.Insta360.ru for the camera.
#insta360, #insta360pro2, #insta360russia
Laval Virtual Asia 2019 – an Exhibition and Conference on VR&AR and Immersive Techniques took place in Qingdao, China from June 27th to 29th. This year 3000 visitors, 180 exhibitors and 150 speakers attended the conference. AirPano was represented by Sergey Semenov and our Chinese partner Jasmine Lee from JSMVR.
Yesterday, in the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, the "Golden Turtle" International Wildlife Festival presented an exhibition of the best works of photographers from around the world. The exhibition "Planet Earth. Fragile Perfection" is dedicated to World Earth Day, the main goal of which is to involve the public into environmental issues. Two works by Sergey Rumyantsev — "Gannet colony after rain" and "Water billiards" — and one work by Mike Reyfman are included in this unique collection.
LG Uplus, one of South Korea's main mobile operators, has released the first 5G smartphone and 5G-based VR service, allowing you to enjoy exclusive 3D VR content, as well as 4K UHD VR images that are four times brighter than Full-HD. The vivid content, developed by LG Uplus and leading worldwide manufacturers of 3D virtual reality, will provide its customers a unique experience of VR. And we are incredibly happy to be a part of this revolutionary development, because LG Uplus uses our content too!
5G service allows you to download your favourite movies in seconds, manage a drone without leaving your room, feel the unforgettable atmosphere in the heart of a sports match, look at the smallest details in your favourite TV programs and much more!
On March, 27, the Pico Interactive company released their new virtual reality glasses — Pico G2 4K. The company used our high-quality content to demonstrate the capabilities of its latest development.
Oleg Gaponyuk has become a silver winner of the prestigious underwater photography contest Deep Indonesia in the Reefscapes nomination with his panorama of the coral reef in the Queen's Gardens archipelago. Also the photo of the "Jellyfish Bay", taken in Indonesia was highly appreciated. And we must mention the contribution of Ivan Roslyakov, who stitched these panoramic pictures.
Dive Show – the biggest diving exhibition in Russia and Eastern Europe is taking place in Moscow January 31 – February 3. There you may find our underwater content: photos by Oleg Gaponyuk and Max Guzovsky and 360 videos, which visitors can watch in a VR headset.
The updated Insta Pro 2 model will help us shoot 360° stereo videos in 8K resolution, and 360° mono videos in 8K with 60 fps. Insta One X is the most compact option for shooting 360° videos in 5,7K resolution and that gives us the possibility to work in the most difficult and extreme conditions, where it is better not to risk losing or damaging professional equipment.
By using the FarSight set we will be able to see on-line what the camera is capturing, even when it is on the drone up in the sky. The StateFlow stabilization system will help us get smooth pictures even when the drone makes fast maneuvers, or when there is strong wind.
The winners of the most prestigious panoramic photo contest Epson International Pano Awards have been announced. Oleg Gaponyuk took first place in the VR/360 nomination with his split panorama of Jellyfish Bay. Oleg is the winner of the VR category for the third year in a row! Sergey Rumyantsev took the fifth place with his panorama of the Baikal Lake. Apart from that, 4 panoramas by Oleg and 1 panorama by Ivan Roslyakov are in the Top-20. AirPano has been winning in this contest since 2013.
1st place. Jellyfish Bay. Split panorama (Raja Ampat, Indonesia) — Oleg Gaponyuk
5th place. Milky Way above Baikal Lake (Russia) — Sergey Rumyantsev
12th place. Milky Way above Himalayas (Nepal) — Ivan Roslyakov
14th place. Southern Maldives from above (Mahaddhoo Island, Maldives) — Oleg Gaponyuk
15th place. Jellyfish Bay (Raja Ampat, Indonesia) — Oleg Gaponyuk
18th place. Manta Rays. Underwater panorama (Maldives) — Oleg Gaponyuk
The WCVRI (World Conference on VR Industry) took place in Nanchang, China, from October 19th till 21th. Sergey Semenov was one of the speakers and told about the technology of shooting 360° content. There were also AirPano videos on Lenovo, Visbit, PicoVR and UtoVR stands. The goverments of China and Nanchang County organized a VR disctrict with 4 floors of VR experiences
We've received National Geographic Traveler with our photo inside. The photo of the Great Wall of China made by Dmitry Moiseenko for AirPano.
The international exhibition and conference Laval Virtual Asia 2018, dedicated to the technologies of augmented and virtual reality, has opened today in China. AirPano CEO Sergey Semenov went there to represent our project.
Astronauts see the Earth as glorious blue ball. But you don't need to fly to the Space to see the beauty of our planet. Just watch our video, where we have combined the best "planets" of Russia. There will be a following of the most interesting planet views of the world.
We're pleased to tell you about our friend Ádám Plézer, who is the author of the virtual tours of French Polynesia and the Seychelles.
4 years after our app AirPano Travel Book has been relased, Apple continue to pay attention to it. This time it was on WWDC, Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. The conference take place in San Jose, USA from 4 till 9 June.
AirPano is participating in the International Conference about Virtual Reality and Panoramic Photography — IVRPA 2018. This event is now taking place in Tokyo from May 29-31, where our company is represented by Sergey Semenov.
Together with Pico company, we participate in the «China International Film & TV Programs Exhibition», where «Pico Interactive» uses AirPano content to demonstrate their VR helmets. The annual CIFTPE is a major event for film/TV program transactions in Asia, attracting global production & distribution companies as well as broadcasters. This year marks the 15th anniversary of CIFTPE with a theme of "New Era, New Accomplishments, New Chapter" showcasing how Chinese media has entered a new era.
Today our video was featured at the Cannes Festival! A 37-minute movie called «Journey around the World» about the most amazing attractions of nature (including the Arctic and Antarctica, America and Asia) was presented in a special VR section.
AirPano photos have been published in the National Geographic Traveler Russia. Below you can see panoramas of Dubai, New York and Barcelona, printed on the double pages.
"Japan: traditions and modernity" open-air exhibition is taking place in Moscow from 1 till 31 March. Among the photos of Japan by Russian photographers there are 5 made by our photographer Dmitry Moiseenko.
The anniversary and final exhibition of the largest photo exploration in Russia — The Best of Russia — takes place from 22 March till May 13 in the center of contemporary art "Winzavod" in Moscow. Sergey Semenov has become the winner in the category "100 best photos throughout the history of the project" with his photo of St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.
The Inc. Russia Magazine has published a big article about AirPano. You can read about our story of success here.
About AirPano in Japan: there is an article about our us on the centerfold of the magazine about 360° content industry. The readers of the most popular Japanese newspaper Asahi Shinbun found out about AirPano through the publications on the website.
There is a Moscow Dive Show 2018 from 1 till 4 February. Besides underwater photos by Oleg Gaponyuk, there are underwater 360° videos in VR headsets, filmed by our great author Alexey Tishchenko.
The most prestigious panoramic photo contest “Epson International Pano Awards” can finally announce its winners. Oleg Gaponyuk took the first place in the VR/360 nomination with his underwater panorama, taken in Cuba. He also got the second place. He repeated his success in 2016, when he won in the same contest. The third place goes to Stanislav Sedov with his panorama of the Angel Waterfalls in Venezuela. You can find 6 works by AirPano in the Top-10. AirPano has been winning in this contest since 2013.
AirPano continues to please us by showing wonderful places of our planet not only virtually! Anyone in Moscow can visit the open-air exhibition "60 years on the wings of Morocco" for free. This exhibition is devoted to 60 years anniversary of the Royal Air Maroc company. Visitors of the exhibition have a chance to win 2 tickets to Morocco, if they publish photos in Instagram with required hashtags and mentioning of the airline's profile.
The exhibition is taking place on Tverskoy Boulevard, Moscow from 19 September till 19 October.
13 photos by AirPano are shown on the "Planet of Contrasts" exhibition by National Geographic Russia. Exhibition takes place on Mega Khimki Mall in Moscow, from 5 till 29 October.
Adobe — the absolute world leader in the development of computer graphics software — advertises a new version of the Adobe After Effects application, using the video made by AirPano. When professionals of this level trust you, this is not only the reason to be proud of, but also an objective indicator of the quality of the works we create!
LG uses AirPano ultra high resolution panoramas to demonstrate high quality of LG screens. On the photo: panoramas of Raja Ampat archipelago in Indonesia with 124 and 292 megapixels resolution on CES exhibition in Las Vegas.
AirPano CEO Sergey Semenov has returned from China, where he met with leading representatives of such companies as Tencent, Huawei, Xiaomi, Insta360, Digital Domain, Pico VR, Varis. During his stay Sergey had time to visit Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu and hold several workshops.
This year we have published our second book on German: Neue Weltbilder. The book includes new stories of our shooting and more beautiful photos around the World. The book is quite popular: on Amazon.de it became the Best Seller.
You can check our first book on German here.
GEO France has released the second issue of the GEO Collection magazine, completely dedicated to the works of AirPano! Look for them at news-stands of France! Besides the print edition, new apps with virtual tours in 360° format have appeared in the AppStore and Google Play Store.
Rose Calendars has released interactive calendars with our panoramas. There is new panorama for every month, with QR code to this panorama in 360° format. These calendars won Gold at the World Calendar Awards in the USA, the Trophy for Communicative Products at the Promotional Gift Awards held in Europe and Best Innovative Corporate Calendar at the NCA Awards in London.
AirPano took part in the celebration of the Yaroslavl city day. On May 27 one of the local malls presented a 9x2 meters stand. The visitors of the mall composed our panorama with their photos that was demonstrated on this stand “I am Yaroslavl!”
The results of the 35AWARDS2016 contest were announced on May 23.
Congratulations to Oleg Gaponyuk who won in the nomination “Staged photo” with his “Captured by light” series and the third prize winner in the “Landscape – day” nomination Dmitry Moiseyenko with his “Lost in ice mirage” photo. The pictures “Morning on the beach” by Sergey Rumyantsev and “Nibbler” by Oleg Gaponyuk have reached the final Top-100 best photos of 2016.
Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has published our 360° video of the preparation of Victory Parade in Moscow.
We express our gratitude to the Department of information and mass communication of Ministry of Defenсe of the Russian Federation for the opportunity to film the preparations for the Victory Parade 2017.
On April 12 the "Spiritual values of Russia. A view through time" exhibition started in the State Duma — the Parliament of Russia. AirPano photos are presented there. Sergey Semenov visited this wonderful event.
Recently we've released our new app AirPano City Book for iOS. Now the app is featured in App Store!
AirPano City Book is a collection of unique spherical photo panoramas of the most amazing cities in the world shot from a bird's eye view. City Book takes you on exciting journeys through some of the most photogenic places on Earth, using virtual tours. The company's aerial panorama technology lets viewers experience soaring through the sky above the some of most beautiful cities in the world, with tours of New York, Paris, Barcelona, Dubai, Amsterdam, Singapore, Rome, Shanghai, Buenos Aires and Moscow.
You can download AirPano City Book here.
The 1st of March was a remarkable day — during this day our web-site received 2,73 million visitors and it was for the first time in the history of AirPano. Seven million people visited our site since February 26 till March 7!
Our panoramas of Egypt are shown in binoculars by Polden Studio at the 24th Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition. It takes place on Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow from 14 till 16 March 2017.
There is an exhibition called "Primordial Russia" with AirPano photos that is taking place in the Central House of Artists, Moscow from 20th January till the 11th of March. "Primordial Russia" is one of the biggest and interesting photo-festivals in Russia. It started 2014 and became an annual event and each time attracting more and more connoisseurs of Russian nature. During the first month unique photos made by nature photographers are demonstrated in Moscow, then the exhibition moves to other cities and countries.
From 2 till 5 February Moscow held an exhibition called "Moscow Dive Show 2017". Some of the best underwater photos of the founder of AirPano project Oleg Gaponyuk and our friend Maxim Guzovsky has been presented on this exciting event.
AirPano's Chinese representatives — the UtoVR company — are taking part in the NAB Show Shanghai 2016 (December 7-9). On UtoVR's stand you can see our best videos and learn about the specialties of filming 360°.
A photo exhibition with AirPano photos is taking place in the museum of the Curonian Spit National Park. We've made these photos with grant help of the Russian Geographic Society. Our IT-specialist Andrey Sudarchikov made a speech on the opening of the exhibition.
A new edition of GEO France Collection appeared yesterday at the news-stands of France. This issue is dedicated to the filming of 360° content and completely consists of AirPano photos! The magazine also released the new app in French language which you can use to watch our best photo panoramas from around the globe on your iPhones and iPads.
We have received our prizes for Trierenberg Super Cicruit 2016. Let us recall, that AirPano has been announced as the Best Digital Files Club on the World's Largest Photo Salon — Trierenberg Super Cicruit. Our photographers have become winners and medalists: Sergey Rumyantsev with the image of the Northern lights in Stoksness, Iceland; Sergey Semenov with the photo from Tupiza, Bolivia; Mike Reyfman with his photo from Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina and Stas Sedov with the panorama of Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
From May 3 till June 20 Moscow held an exhibition called "Orthodox temples of Russia: a view through time". AirPano photos were also presented there. The exhibition took place on the Patriarch bridge in the open sky. The exposition consisted of more than 50 feature photos made by representatives of three generations of Russian landscape photographers.
Our 360° videos are in the Top-10 of the most popular videos in this field on Facebook. National Geographic published our videos of Victoria Falls, Bears and Volcano of Kamchatka, and each of them reached more than 7 millions views. You can see the Top-10 on Business Insider and AdWeek.
The winners of the most prestigious competition in panoramic photography Epson International Pano Awards have been announced. 13 works of AirPano are in the Top-20 of the VR/360 category and the winner is Oleg Gaponyuk with his underwater panorama of Pit Cenote in Mexico.
The final jury meeting of the Russian Geographical Society photo contest “The most beautiful country” took place on September 21. Sergey Semyonov was a member of the jury. Sergey Shoygu, Sergey Gorshkov, Konstantin Ernst, Oleg Tabakov, Elena Gagarina, Dashi Namdakov, Timur Bekmambetov, Ivan Kislov and Dmitry Vinogradov evaluated the works with him. 110 000 photos of Russia were presented to the contest. Winners in 12 nominations were selected and one more “Public chosen winner” nomination is put to the vote on the web-site of the contest. The winners will be awarded on September 24. The video report can be found on the First Channel web-site.
Hurray! We have just found out that two of our photos won second place in the AdMe Photo Awards 2016. The jury liked the photo “Westerdok” by Stas Sedov in the “Travel happiness” category and the photo “How the ferries are seen off” by Oleg Gaponuyk in the “Our smaller brothers” nomination.
At the present Stas Sedov having been invited by the China State agency for tourism is overseeing the beauties of the Gansu province of the country. The Silk Road festival is taking place there. Gansu is one of the most gorgeous provinces in China. The Silk Road goes right through it. The province is famous for the Yueyaquan oasis in the desert, the ancient Jiayuguan Pass of the Great Wall, The Zhangye Danxia colored landforms.
"My Chinese journey continues. Up till now I have seen herds of camels, climbed to the top of a high barchan on top of which I saw a great view. I have also experienced a sand storm that changed into a storm with sand and rain. The Sleeping Buddha in a 45-meter high cave seriously impressed me". Stas Sedov, AirPano drone operator.
A "Museum of one photo" exhibition is taking place at VDNH, Moscow. Each week the exposition is changed with a new photo. This week is represented by the #AirPano panorama in the genre of "Aerial photo shoots". Hurry up and see it before July 3.
Google Expeditions — an educational program that started not long ago and already has become very popular in child institutes all over the world — has finally issued and app for Android. There you may find AirPano panoramas. It is very pleasant when your work useful, especially for young researchers! Soon iPad and iPhone versions will be available.
On 2nd July at the Trip Secrets festival in Moscow you can watch our 360 videos from Kamtchatka on Samsung Gear VR. Entrance: free.
Great news! We have launched 3 apps for Apple TV-2. Now our collection of the most beautiful parts of the world from a bird's view is available on the following applications: AirPano City, AirPano Nature и AirPano Night. Browse the App Store for them. Enjoy the view.
The Russian Photo Week started yesterday, on July 7, in Moscow. In the frames of this event an exhibition of the works of winners in 35AWARDS - 100 Best Photos of 2015 is taking place. AirPano is amongst them. The exhibition is held at the Gallery of Classical Photography until 17 July. Come and see it for yourself!
On the 14th of July in the frames of Russian Photo Week AirPano will be giving a workshop at the Gallery of Classical Photography (Moscow) from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Sergey Semenov is going to speak about VR, 360 technology and drones.
Today the CEO of AirPano Sergey Semenov participated in the opening ceremony of the Russian Geographical Society photo exhibition, which consists of works of the winners and finalists of the "The most beautiful country 2015" contest. Sergey is also the member of the jury for this contest this year. These photos can be found in the Moscow metro at the "Vystavochnaya" station and will be hanging there till August 3.
We are happy that our photographers once again have become winners and finalists of the international wildlife photography contest Golden Turtle 2016. Dmitry Moiseenko — the winner of the Cup — was also presented a gift-book for his picture of a volcanic eruption in Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Kamchatka, Russia in the category "Landscape". Sergey Shandin is a finalist in the category "Animals" with his photo of the giraffe. You are invited to visit the exhibition at the Central Exhibition Hall "The Moscow Manege". It closes on August 21.
The 11th international conference Québec 2016 — IVRPA Virtual Reality Photography & 360° Video Conference is starting today. The #AirPano team is being represented by Sergey Semenov and Andrey Sudarchikov. Sergey will comment on the specifics of 360° photo and video in the wild nature. He will share with other interesting moments of the life of AirPano. While Andrey, our computer and web expert, will present the new multipurpose Vrap player and conduct three workshops on the specialties of his activities.
The Global Arctic Awards exhibition has opened today at the Photo Center on Gogolevsky Boulevard in Moscow. Best photos of the Arctic taken during the last two seasons by 70 photographers from 15 countries are presented there. You can also find AirPano masterpieces at this event.
Here it is! Our prize for winning The EPSON International Pano Awards. We got printer Epson SureColor SC-P600. Thank you, Epson! Сongratulations Dmitry Moiseenko!
We are glad to tell you that our project AirPano has been announced as the Best Digital Files Club on the World's Largest Photo Salon — Trierenberg Super Cicruit. Our photographers have become winners and medalists: Sergey Rumyantsev with the image of the Northern lights in Stoksness, Iceland; Sergey Semenov with the photo from Tupiza, Bolivia; Mike Reyfman with his photo from Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina and Stas Sedov with the panorama of Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
Our panoramas have been viewed more than 25 million times on Google Maps! Thank you for staying with us.
Sergey Semenov Las Vegas representing AirPano in Las Vegas, at the world's largest event NAB Show 2016 which is covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. Sergey is planning to examine tendencies and novelties in the VR content world and meet members of Google, GoPro and other concerned companies.
Sergey Semenov is a member of the jury in the Most Beautiful Country competition launched today by Russian Geographical Society.
After taking part in the "Primeval Russia" festival the works of AirPano took off to the Classical photo gallery. These photos will be presented from March 23 till May 8 and on the 9th of April an audience with Sergey Shandin — one of the authors — will take place. On this account Sergey talked on the radio "Our Suburban Moscow" in the show "High time" on the 1st of April.
On January 28 Sergey Semenov the Incredible read a lecture at the High school of Economics on the subject of multimedia producing to the students of the Communications, media and design faculty.
AirPano created panoramic timelapses in resolution 36K and 42K! Video are shown in N Seoul Tower on the LG OLED videowalls.
There is an exhibition called "Primordial Russia" with AirPano photos that is taking place in the Central House of Artists, Moscow from 22th January till the 25th of February. "Primordial Russia" is one of the biggest and interesting photo-festivals in Russia. It started 2014 and became an annual event and each time attracting more and more connoisseurs of Russian nature. During the first month unique photos made by nature photographers are demonstrated in Moscow, then the exhibition moves to other cities and countries. More than 2 million people have visited this festival in 70 counties in the past 2 years.
Our virtual tour "New York, Manhattan, Night" has been seen more than 10 million times! During its preparation we faced several technical issues. Having overcome them we managed to create a unique night panorama that was filmed out of an open Skyscraper window. The story of the shooting is available here.
Nikon has launched a web-site showing the work of its Russian ambassadors in different genres. Dmitry Moiseenko, the AirPano photographer, became a Nikon ambassador in the field of aerial panoramas. In this project professionals talk about their work, photo equipment and how to operate it. They give master-classes on creation and editing of photo sessions and share the experience.
The results of "The Best of Russia 2015" conquest were announced. This year 3 photos by AirPano photographers won in the "Nature" category: the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano by Sergey Shandin and Dmitry Moiseenko, and the Altay by Sergey Semenov. Traditionally this spring there will be an exhibition in Moscow with the best photos of the participants.
We have published the book "AirPano. Best photos of the world from above"! It is our first printed book and we keep our fingers crossed that our followers would like it as much as our virtual tours at our web-site.
Size: 24x27 cm, 192 pages.
We have gathered our best photos from all most interesting parts of the world. Each of them also has a particular description of the place it illustrates.
Dmitry Moiseenko took the first place in the "VR / 360 Photo" category. We also won 5 Top-10 places in this category! Photos by Sergey Semenov, Stas Sedov and Dmitry Moiseenko hit the Top 50 in the "Architecture" and "Landscape" categories among professional photographers. Dmitry Moiseenko won two prizes for the Best aerial photo and the best panoramic photo.
We are participating in the International Investment Forum Sochi-2015. We are demonstrating unique aerial panoramas on the stand of Sakhalin Region.
This year we have published book "Weltbilder" in Germany. It includes our best photos and storis of shoots. The book is quite popular: on Amazon.de it became the Best Seller #1 in "Picture books around the World" category. "Weltbilder" is available for order here.
The Eastern Economic Forum took place in Vladivostok on 3-5 September. The AirPano Team presented 3 stands with panoramas of Eastern Russia. We were demonstrating our content in a new way: the monitors were surrounding the viewer, so there was a complete illusion of personal presence on the spot.
One of our stands was a combined with eight LG TV-screens instalation, where we were showing panoramas of Sakhalin. For demonstrating Kamchatka panoramas we used a touch panel and combined 3 huge projector screens. Even Hollywood star Steven Seagal was impressed with our works!
GEO calendar with our panoramas is available now! Small calendar includes 365 photos, taken by AirPano photographers. Beginning of every day is an invitation to journey to the most wonderful places around the World.
Also there is available a calendar with 12 our best photos in a big format — 137x60 cm.
Flawless prints, exclusive photos - this is, undoubtedly, the most beautiful calendar, which you can find for 2016 year.
Our virtual tour "Waterfall around the World" has been seen more than 10 000 000 times! This virtual tour features panoramas of the most popular waterfalls. For example, there are panoramas of Iguazu Falls, Niagara Falls and the highest waterfall in the world — Angel.
The opening of the AirPano Exhibition in a Moscow school #1953 took place yesterday, on 12th February. Sergey Semenov, the director of the project, spoke about panoramic photos, the process of their creation, the work of the AirPano project and the photography profession with 6th-11th grade students. They showed great interest in Sergey's speech, asked a lot of questions and took part in a small photo session.
In 2014 AirPano Team again did a great job at the Epson International Pano Awards. We deicded to create a video of our panoramas, which took part in the competition. Now there are more than 1 000 000 views on YouTube!
Facebook is going to support spherical video in News Feed. Mark Zuckerberg announced the new feature at F8, the company’s annual developer conference. AirPano video of Cinque Terre were used to demonstrate this feauture.
Our new Photosynth from Indonesian Borobudur Temple was featured by Microsoft!
The results of AdMe Photo Awards 2014 were announced yesterday. AirPano photographers won in two categories! The photo "Central Park" by Sergey Semenov took the first place in "Architecture" category. The photo by Ivan Roslyakov, "With exclusive view on Everest" took the second place in "Epic selfie" category.
In a few days we will publish a virtual tour of Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano eruption taking place right now in Kamchatka. Today we would like to recall once again our shooting of Plosky Tolbachik volcano eruption in 2012 and show the video about our work in Kamchatka, created by "The Weather Channel".
Today the results of National Geographic Russia "Wild Nature of Russia — 2014" competition have been announced. AirPano photographers have won in several categories! The photo "Land of Bears" by Stas Sedov took the first place in "Reserved Russia" category. The photo "Beech forest" by Sergey Semenov took the second place in "Landscape" category. Some other photos by Sergey Semenov, Stas Sedov and Sergey Rumyantsev are being shown at the "Wild Nature of Russia — 2014" exhibition.
Half a year ago we released AirPano Travel Book application. During this time our app was #1 in Travel category in more than 50 countries. Also, the application has been listed amongst the best apps in the AppStore. Today AirPano Travel Book is in the Apple list of the best apps of the year.
We are thankful for everyone, who supported us, downloaded the app and recommended it to friends!
The AirPano Travel Book application is now available on the iPhone! The first version of the app was released in the summer of 2014 and was suitable only for the iPad. Now, owners of iPhones can download this great application too. The AirPano Travel Book is #1 in the Travel category by number of downloads. Also, the application has been listed amongst the best apps in the AppStore. You can download the app here.
AirPano Team did a great job at one of the biggest contest of Europe Trierenberg Super Circuit. Dmitry Moiseenko and Sergey Semenov took 4 gold medals in categories: "Landscape — world travel", "Panorama" and "Architecture and sights".
In September edition of the Welt der Wunder magazine AirPano photos were published. Spherical panoramas in the form of planets of 8 famous cities of the world were published in the article "Die welt von oben" ("The world from above").
In 2014 AirPano Team again did a great job at the Epson International Pano Awards. Dmitry Moiseenko took the first place in "VR / 360 Photo" category. There are 5 top places in every category. In addition to the main prize Stas Sedov and Dmitry Moiseenko took 4th and 5th awards in "VR / 360 Photo" category. A large number of works of our project also hit the Top 50.
Our App 'AirPano Travel Book' is being featured as Best of July on the App Store in UK and some other countries. Check it out here.