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Julia Anna Gospodarou

www.juliaannagospodarou.com - Architect | Internationally Awarded B&W Fine Art Photographer
June 21, 2015 13 comments 2 shares 69 plus ones
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SILVER Medal + 6 Honorable Mentions  -  Happy again this year to have won distinctions for all the images and all the categories I've submitted, at the most important fine art photography competition in Europe and one of the first in the world. Submitted series: Urban Saga, Fluid Time, Equivalents & Waving Light. 
Many congrats to all the winners, many friends among them!  Big congrats also to my students who won this year! You know who you are and I'm so proud of you! 

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June 13, 2015 7 comments 0 shares 26 plus ones
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As you all know I love teaching B&W photography and I love my students. And what better reward than when they love me back? This fuels my enthusiasm for doing it and  makes me want to do everything I can to help them reach their dream in photography. They deserve it because they are great and talented artists. Have a look at the work my students are creating, at their websites,  and find out why they love me and why I love them. Thank you guys! I'm so proud of you! Yours truly, photography teacher :) 
#IloveMyStudents #IloveBWphotography

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May 22, 2015 15 comments 9 shares 205 plus ones
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http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/how-to-use-imagination-in-fine-art-photography-equivalents-ii/
A new photo in my series Equivalents and a new blog post about how to go beyond what you see and use your imagination to create art. You can see both the photo and the article on my site.
More to come soon! Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! 
Shot with 16 stops ND +Formatt-Hitech  - best ND filters you can find. Processed with +Topaz Labs  and +DxO  +PS & LR
Shot in London together with +Ian Good Good times! 

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May 19, 2015 19 comments 6 shares 107 plus ones
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Working on the routes for my Paris Workshop  in June and remembering the first time I shot this city when I was a student. It was a dream come true and from then on, every time I go to Paris I feel the same joy and enthusiasm. I have 2 favorite cities, one is Paris, the other is New York.  New York is the most exciting but Paris is the most inspiring and it will always be my soul city. Paris taught me about art when I was a kid and much of my love for art comes from the books I've read about this city when I was a kid and teenager.
That's why, working on a location map for shooting in Paris is one of the most enjoyable things I can think of.  If you have a favorite pace to shoot in Paris I would love to know what that is.

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May 16, 2015 3 comments 1 shares 61 plus ones
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A fantastic review of the photography course I teach for prestigious photography school +MyPhotoSchool  Next class starts on June 6th. See you there! Registrations:  http://www.my-photo-school.com/course/black-white-fine-art-photography-beyond/

MyPhotoSchool Black & White Fine Art Photography & Beyond Review |  – Your local what's on guide

Black & White Fine Art Photography & Beyond by MyPhotoSchool www.my-photo-school.com Reviewed by Colin Hewitt The Internet offers a huge range of online educational opportunities; from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) covering numerous academic subjects to more intimate, tutor-led, recreational short courses, such as those presented by MyPhotoSchool. Prior to taking this course, my photographic […]

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May 13, 2015 12 comments 0 shares 42 plus ones
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Great news for my photography! I just found out that my fine art tree series “Catharsis”, a multi-awarded series of winterscapes has won another award. 
Honorable Mention  in PARIS AWARDS PX3 2015 WHITE Competition.
More details, also about my tutorial about the series in my blog post
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/fine-art-series-catharsis-award-and-tutorial-px3-paris/
Congrats to all the winners! 

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May 11, 2015 5 comments 0 shares 26 plus ones
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Discount for From Basics to Fine Art eBook with co-author +Joel Tjintjelaar  for those who watched my  +DxO  webinar about how to create black and white architectural photography. Watch the webinar and see more details on my website.
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/create-black-and-white-fine-art-architectural-photography-webinar/
Also another nice surprise there... 

How to create Black and White Fine Art Architectural Photography - DxO Webinar and Book Discount - Julia Anna Gospodarou | B&W Fine Art Photography

DxO Webinar "Explore Architectural Photography with Julia Anna Gospodarou", where I show how to create black and white fine art architectural photography. I'm currently working on a written tutorial for DxO that will be published very soon.

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May 08, 2015 1 comments 1 shares 41 plus ones
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If you missed the first time I posted it and because I've received quite a few related questions lately, here it is again. My most read blog post ever. Feel free to ask me if you want to know more. 
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/complete-guide-black-and-white-fine-art-photography/

The Complete Guide to Black and White Fine Art Photography - Julia Anna Gospodarou | B&W Fine Art Photography

The Complete Guide to Black and White Fine Art Photography - This is a compilation of what I consider the most important principles of black and white photography, or the most important guidelines for creating black and white fine art photography, that I recently created for my photography students and that I'd like to share with you all, because they are easy to understand and they will take your black and white fine art photography to a new lev...

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May 05, 2015 3 comments 1 shares 29 plus ones
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Now LIVE on YouTube and +DxO  Tutorial page. The webinar was sold out a few days after being announced and the attendance was 1000 people. I'm very grateful for the great feedback I received after the webinar and happy to say you can consult it now at the links below. Let me know what you think.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coH9HuU_Pgc
http://www.dxo.com/us/photography/tutorials

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April 30, 2015 7 comments 2 shares 83 plus ones
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In just a few days starts my 2nd course for the prestigious UK school of photography  +MyPhotoSchool ​ I'll be teaching an introduction in B&W Fine Art photography using video tutorials and written material. 
Book your seat below. It will be my pleasure to see you there. 
http://www.my-photo-school.com/course/black-white-fine-art-photography-beyond/

Black & White Fine Art Photography & Beyond

This course focuses on photography as a fine art medium and as a means of expressing your own personal vision. It aims to give you an understanding of black & white fine art photography and how to create it. The course offers both theoretical and practical guidance to help you turn your vision into reality through the images you create. It is taught by Julia Anna Gospodarou, a multi-award-winning fine art photographer and a successful architect, ...

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April 17, 2015 6 comments 15 shares 77 plus ones
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http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/new-york-city-photowalk-2015/
If you are in the area of NYC on Sunday and feel like joining me and others for a casual photowalk in the city, I'd be happy to meet you. We'll be gathering in front of Flatiron building at 11.00am EST and move around downtown till afternoon, shooting architecture, street, or whatever inspires you. This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome. As always, I'll be happy to share what I know with you -  B&W photography, long exposure, architecture, vision, composition and generally all things photography. Feel free to ask me, I'm always happy to share. 
See you there. Yours truly, JA
#IloveNYC #NYCphotowalk 

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April 08, 2015 3 comments 1 shares 57 plus ones
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My new baby, Her Majesty the Canon T/S 17mm in person, and my elder baby, the King of the Filters, the +Formatt-Hitech  Firecrest IRND 16 stops, are both ready to take away first thing in the morning and shoot some fantastic cities, both of them very close to my heart. 
Looking very much forward to meeting my workshop students and I have to say it, I just love to do this!  :) 
#IloveMyStudens #IloveMyTS17 #IloveMyFirecrest16 #IloveChicago #IloveNYC

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April 07, 2015 1 comments 1 shares 34 plus ones
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Thank you +DxO   for having me tonight and thank you everyone so much for coming and for the fantastic feedback you sent me during and after the webinar. I'm happy you enjoyed it and I hope you took some good things from it, to use in your work so you can express yourself and your vision and create the photograph YOU want to create.  
Looking forward to the next one and, as I told you, see you on my website www.juliaannagospodarou.com   for even more B&W fine art experiences! 
PS. My site just exploded from visitors today but you're all welcome to stay as long as you want. Make yourself at home, there's room for all:) 

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April 07, 2015 1 comments 3 shares 40 plus ones
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A compilation of what I consider the most important principles of black and white fine art photography, I recently created for my photography students and just published on my site www.juliaannagospodarou.com that I’d like to share with you all, because they are easy to understand and they can help you express your vision in black and white much easier.
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/complete-guide-black-and-white-fine-art-photography/

The Complete Guide to Black and White Fine Art Photography - Julia Anna Gospodarou | B&W Fine Art Photography

The Complete Guide to Black and White Fine Art Photography - This is a compilation of what I consider the most important principles of black and white photography, or the most important guidelines for creating black and white fine art photography, that I recently created for my photography students and that I'd like to share with you all, because they are easy to understand and they will take your black and white fine art photography to a new lev...

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April 06, 2015 3 comments 1 shares 17 plus ones
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Don't forget to tune in tomorrow for the webinar I will be presenting for +DxO . The webinar is sold out, more than 1000 people registered from the first days it went live. If you did register, I will see you live, if not you will be able to watch the registration later. But live is always better, right? :) 
B&W fine art, architecture, vision, (en)Visionography, creation tools, Photography Drawing, PP tricks and what I like to do to my photos to make them look like the way they look. Plus you get to ask me questions :) 
See you there! 
8pm London – 3 pm New York – 12 pm San Francisco

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March 30, 2015 6 comments 1 shares 66 plus ones
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One of the “serious” photos we took at Athens Workshop. As you can understand, the main workshop activity besides comparing cameras, filters, backpacks and joking about selections, was to take fine art selfies. 
More to come... :) 
Chris, Finn, John, DeMarcus, Mykolas, Panagiotis, Stefan, Aggelos and everyone, it was great meeting you. Thank you for coming and looking forward to your (serious) images! 
‪#‎IloveMyStudents‬ ‪#‎AthensWorkshop‬ ‪#‎FunFineArtTimes‬

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March 28, 2015 11 comments 3 shares 105 plus ones
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Great team and a lovely guest: +DeMarcus Allen  - official +DxO Ambassador. You can see him in the photo together with my camera:). DeMarcus showed our students some super cool tricks you can do with DxO and I'll show you some more at my Webinar for DxO on April 7th. My new Firecrest +Formatt-Hitech  Filters put to great use today, can't wait to show you the results and I might also show you some ”fine art selfies” too from our experiments today. smile emoticon All in all, Athens workshop is about learning, shooting great photography and having lots of fun doing it. 
PP - DxO OpticsPro + DxO FilmPack (“Dark City Color” preset created by yours truly - available with DxO FilmPack Elite Edition)
‪#‎IloveMyStudents‬ ‪#‎AthensWorkshop‬ ‪#‎GoodLife‬

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March 27, 2015 7 comments 2 shares 52 plus ones
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Happy to try out my new +f-stop  backpack and even more happy my new +Formatt-Hitech  Firecrest filters (16, 10 + 3 stops) arrived just in time. Many thanks James Stamp for the fantastic help and huge thumbs up to Formatt-Hitech for sending the filters on such short note so I can make my Athens and Chicago workshops + NYC trip (after I broke my Firecrest 16 a couple weeks ago – I don't wish you that, I fainted when I saw the cracks on my filter). One more reason to be happy, we'll welcome tomorrow  +DeMarcus Allen official +DxO  Ambassador who came to Athens especially for the workshop, representing DxO. Can't wait to meet my students tomorrow. They are already all in Athens enjoying the city. 
#IloveMyStudents #IloveFirecrest #IloveAthens

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March 26, 2015 2 comments 2 shares 27 plus ones
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Now you can read about my B&W PP method Photography Drawing (PhtD) and how to use it with +Topaz Labs  plugins in +PictureCorrect Photography Tips  too, a site I warmly recommend for its photography tips. And don't forget, till March 31th you can get Topaz BW Effects 2 with a serious discount from this link http://www.topazlabs.com/782.html with code MARBW
If you want any other Topaz product you can use my code "juliaannagospodarou" to get 15% discount.

Photography Drawing in Topaz B&W Effects 2

In this tutorial I will make a demonstration of how I use the Topaz plugins in my Photography Drawing™ (PhtD – in short) workflow and what I consider as the best plugins and features to use when processing a B&W image, a long exposure architectural photograph in my case, so you can get the results [...]

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March 25, 2015 7 comments 0 shares 36 plus ones
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http://www.protothema.gr/city-stories/article/462406/i-athina-fotografizetai-/
Super excited today to see one of the most popular national Greek newspapers +protothema.gr publishing an article about Athens B&W Fine Art Workshop happening this weekend, workshop that has become a tradition and is my signature workshop,  plus an interview with me. If you want to read it in English, here is a Google translation 
http://bit.ly/1xzflvK Thank you +stefanos kastrinakis 
PS. Don't laugh with the photos, I'm still not the prime-minister :) ...but you never know... :))

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