The interest of IPC comprises the panorama phenomenon in a wider context, both nineteenth-century derivatives of the panorama, such as the moving panorama, and modern panorama art forms such as panorama photography, gaming and 3D film, all closely related to the surrounding panorama experience.
As human imagination creates new experiences every day, the list of related art and media forms is endless.
Creating a 360° artwork doesn’t necessarily mean a panorama. A panorama creates the illusion of standing in the middle of a landscape and scene, while the depicted events were happening. The use of non-realistic paintings styles does not allow such anvirtual ‘being-on-the-spot at the very moment’ experience. It may, however, bring about new illusionary effects.
Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography. The term has also been applied to a photograph that is cropped to a relatively wide aspect ratio.
International Association of Panoramic Photographers
The International VR Photography Association