In just a few days starts my 2nd course for the prestigious UK school of photography
Book your seat below. It will be my pleasure to see you there.
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, ...
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
My new baby, Her Majesty the Canon T/S 17mm in person, and my elder baby, the King of the Filters, the
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
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:)
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.
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...
Don't forget to tune in tomorrow for the webinar I will be presenting for
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
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!
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Great team and a lovely guest:
PP - DxO OpticsPro + DxO FilmPack (“Dark City Color” preset created by yours truly - available with DxO FilmPack Elite Edition)
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Now you can read about my B&W PP method Photography Drawing (PhtD) and how to use it with 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.
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 [...]
Super excited today to see one of the most popular national Greek newspapers 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
PS. Don't laugh with the photos, I'm still not the prime-minister :) ...but you never know... :))
Η Julia Anna Gospodarou είναι το πρόσωπο πίσω από το σεμινάριο Ασπρόμαυρης Fine Art Φωτογραφίας
Feature & B&W Effects discounts
The people at Topaz are once again super awesome, not only because they featured my work once more (much thank you for this!!!), but because they give a great discount for B&W Effects 2. Get it here http://bit.ly/TopazLabsPro for only 39.99 USD (from 59.99 USD) till March 31st. It's the best B&W plugin I've worked with so far. And if you want to get 15% discount for any other Topaz product you can use my code “juliaannagospodarou” to order them from the link above. The Topaz Collection is hands-down the best and most complete plugin collection out there and if you were to get only one set of plugins I would warmly recommend Topaz. I use it in all my images and I couldn't live without it. Another tip: check out Topaz DeNoise and see what it can do with removing noise from your photos. You'll be amazed.
Heartfelt congrats to my Athens Workshop 2014 students for being published in
Something I always want to give to my workshop students is exposure for their work, this is why one of the prizes is always for the best images of the workshop to be published in international fine art magazines. Here are the best images from my last November workshop. http://camerapixo.com/publications/landscape-nature-architecture Have a look to see how talented the participants are and to see what you can create if you follow your vision and process your images with the method I'm teaching, Photography Drawing (PhtD). If you want to create work like this and have it published in international publications, all you have to do is come to my workshop and let your talent show through. Next event March 28-29 http://bit.ly/Athens2015
Here is the creation of my last fine art architectural image in a short video I did about its processing. How my vision transforms from idea to reality and how I apply Photography Drawing. To find out what PhtD is, you can read my book :)
If you want to read more details about it and why I dedicate it to Alfred Stieglitz, you can read everything my blog post http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/equivalents-i-pennzoil-place-houston-tx/
Find the image here on G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JuliaAnnaGospodar
Pennzoil Place, Houston, TX – Arch. Philip Johnson
The start of a new series and maybe a new direction in my work, a direction not so minimalist as before, with more complex subjects and relations among them. As always, my images are born from my experiences and I'm trying to tell my stories through them - through black, white and shades of gray, through lines and shapes.
See in my blog post above the whole story of the image, the tech side and a video about its creation.
I call this series Equivalents as an homage to Alfred Stieglitz, the “father”of fine art photography, the one who used this word for the first time in the beginning of 20th Century to create the first abstract photography series in history, when he shot more than 200 photographs of clouds deprived of any other context, aiming with this series to capture only the feeling in his images and to find a channel of communication with the viewer beyond known shapes or subjects. This is what I aim for too when creating (en)Visionography. To communicate with the viewer through symbols, and I create this symbols by using architectural shapes and shades of gray.
I shot this image on a trip I made to Houston, TX, together with my friend and wonderful photographer Check out his work, it's fantastic. Houston is an amazing city and Mabry knows everything about it so I got the best of what this city has to offer.
Shot with ProStop ND filters 10+6 stops. Nowadays I'm using only Firecrest 16, which is THE filter to shoot long exposure.
Much more about how I create my images + a demo of my entire processing workflow at Athens Workshop March 28-29. Only a couple spots left. http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/athens-workshop-2015/
First day of spring today and just ONE MONTH till Athens Workshop on March 28-29!
Last chance to book your seat as we're almost sold out. You can do it at bit.ly/Athens2015 We have international guests from all over the world (UK, Ireland, Germany, France, US, Norway, South Africa and of course Greece) and I can't wait to meet everyone. We'll also have other distinguished guests like an official Ambassador who will give away prizes and make processing demonstrations. More details on this very soon.
In one word, it will be a great B&W fine art event and we're going have a blast, just like we always do at my Athens workshops.
PS. If you're curious to see my next photo stay tuned, I'll post it tomorrow, together with a new blog post and a short PP video. It will be an Homage to Alfred Stieglitz, the “father” of fine art photography.
Happy spring everyone! See you in Athens!!!
Happy to say we have ONLY 2 spots left for the ATHENS Workshop 2015. A warm thank you for your confidence to those who will participate. To join us please register at http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/athens-workshop-2015/
One of my credos in life is to give back for the good things that happen to me. This is why Athens Workshop was the first (and only one so far, from what I know) that is not only providing real-life tuition in B&W fine art photography, post-workshop online assistance, but also give exposure to the students by publishing their images in international fine art magazines. I have partnered over time with prestigious magazines as or Art Photo Feature Magazine (APF) to exhibit the works of the students online and in printed form. Giving exposure to an artist is one of the best things one can do and I want to help as much as I can in this direction, because I know how hard it is to make your voice heard in such a crowded media nowadays. I was lucky for my work to be noticed, appreciated and awarded internationally very soon and this helped me evolve and continue to create my art, and this is what I want to give back to my students. Add to this the prizes worth thousands of Euros that my students receive from our fantastic sponsors and you will understand how much I care for my students.
Thanks everyone for coming on Sunday! It was great meeting you all, chatting about (en)Visionography and shooting together. London is a wonderful city and it's even better when you have good company. I can't wait to see your photos from the photowalk. You can upload them on the Fb and G+ events or on (en)Visionography group and you can tag yourself in this shot. I only added a few tags so I don't make mistakes. Looking forward to meeting you again soon in London or elsewhere and I promise you a great Athens workshop to those coming. London was the warming up, Athens will be the main dish :)
Thank you everyone for coming yesterday to the photowalk me and Ian Good organized! It was so nice to meet you all and shoot together. We should repeat it soon, maybe in another city, and I promise, no more short notices next time :) You can upload your photos from the walk on the Google+ event at this link https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cal7oitosc289hdnpprhmt7tv9o
or on the Facebook event if you prefer https://www.facebook.com/events/1591605687739697 I'm looking forward to seeing your images and I'll post the group shot as soon as I get back home so I can process it.
Have a wonderful week everyone and hope to see you again soon.
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Meet us on *Sunday Feb 15th at 11.00 am in front of London City Hall* building by Norman Foster - on the Riverside.
More details: http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/london-photowalk-2015/
I will be leading a casual *FREE* photowalk together with my friend, London based photographer @102471833540021278727 and we would be happy to welcome you at the event.
No fee or registration needed, ev...