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Julia Anna Gospodarou has been at 2 events

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Ron Clifford2,859,575*Mouse or Tablet?  Which one do you use.*  Should you be using a tablet? Will it help your workflow?  Is it difficult to use?  To help us with those questions we are very excited to bring you Special Guest and  senior evangelist at Wacom Technology, Wes Maggio. +Weston Maggio  is a Senior Solutions Manager and Evangelist for the global leader in pen input technology, Wacom Technology Services Corp. As a seasoned veteran tablet user and regular beta-tester of the industry-leading graphic software applications, Wes regularly consults with creative professionals and enthusiasts, instructing them on the latest ways in which they can realize their vision and optimize their workflow. A passionate trainer and speaker, Wes speaks and presents at industry events around the world. +Ron Clifford  will also be giving a demo on Noise reduction techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop.  He will demonstrate on a .jpeg image that was Shot at 1600 ISO indoors with poor light and it includes feathers.  The  results may surprise you! *And yes we have a shiny new Intous5 small tablet to be given away, details to be announced at the beginning of the broadcast A $229 value. http://www.wacom.com/en/products/pen-tablets/intuos/intuos5-touch-small* This week we will be using the Youtube Chat and player to keep things simple.  My Channel is here : http://bit.ly/16ewICkThe Photoshop Show 34 - With Guest Wes Maggio of Wacom2013-06-26 03:00:00115  
Michael Muraz28,032It's more than time for a second episode of the European Photo Show with +Ugo Cei and +Michael Muraz! Discover some of Europe's finest photographers through their images, but also through their lives, their genres, their city and their best spots. This week we are welcoming +Athena Carey, +Julia Anna Gospodarou, +Michael Diblicek and +Andy Bitterer for a show around Long Exposure Photography. We'll discover each photographer and their long exposure universe and they will share their latest images. Join us next Thursday at 8PM CET! Please share the event and invite as many people as possible.European Photo Show #22013-05-30 20:00:00160  

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2015-02-13 10:06:50 (32 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

With +Julia Anna Gospodarou and +Ian Good 
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 +Ian Good  and we would be happy to welcome you at the event.
No fee or registration needed, everyone is invited to join us, We will move around the City of London and I will share with you tips on B&W, long exposure and architectural/urban photography. 
We will be shooting til late afternoon. No specific equipment is needed, you can shoot with a high-end camera as well as with your phone. If you can though, have your long exposure equipment with you, as we will try to shoot some long exposures if the weather is fit for this. Let&#... more »

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2015-04-17 17:29:10 (6 comments, 16 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

NEW YORK CITY Photowalk –  Apr 19th, 11.00am EST – FLATIRON Bldg
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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2015-05-22 13:16:41 (14 comments, 10 reshares, 193 +1s)Open 

How to use imagination in fine art photography – EQUIVALENTS II
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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2015-06-23 08:01:32 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Still super happy about the PX3 awards but even  happier when my work and ideas are appreciated. Have a look at what one of my students has to say about my courses and teaching methods. I have to say I felt spoiled by her comments and I'm very grateful every time I hear such good words. They give a new meaning to what I try to do in black and white photography, which is to promote it as an art form. 
Paddy Dawson is not only a talented photographer, but a very enthusiastic person and  I love her writing style too. Be sure to check out the rest of her blog and her lovely still life photography. http://www.paddyd.co.uk/diary/2015/06/black-and-white-fine-art-photography/ #IloveMyStudents #IloveBWPhotography

Still super happy about the PX3 awards but even  happier when my work and ideas are appreciated. Have a look at what one of my students has to say about my courses and teaching methods. I have to say I felt spoiled by her comments and I'm very grateful every time I hear such good words. They give a new meaning to what I try to do in black and white photography, which is to promote it as an art form. 
Paddy Dawson is not only a talented photographer, but a very enthusiastic person and  I love her writing style too. Be sure to check out the rest of her blog and her lovely still life photography. http://www.paddyd.co.uk/diary/2015/06/black-and-white-fine-art-photography/ #IloveMyStudents #IloveBWPhotography___

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2015-06-21 16:24:41 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

PX3 Prix de la Photographie PARIS Awards 2015 - Professionals
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! 

PX3 Prix de la Photographie PARIS Awards 2015 - Professionals
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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2015-06-13 14:28:42 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

The things we love...
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

The things we love...
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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2015-05-22 13:16:41 (14 comments, 10 reshares, 193 +1s)Open 

How to use imagination in fine art photography – EQUIVALENTS II
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! 

How to use imagination in fine art photography – EQUIVALENTS II
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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2015-05-19 13:04:28 (17 comments, 4 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

“Paris n'est pas une ville, c'est un pays.”   - Francis I
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.

“Paris n'est pas une ville, c'est un pays.”   - Francis I
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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2015-05-16 15:39:36 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Black and White Fine Art Photography & Beyond - Review
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/

Black and White Fine Art Photography & Beyond - Review
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/___

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2015-05-13 19:09:20 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

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! 

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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2015-05-11 17:13:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

DxO​ Webinar & 20% Limited Time Book Discount
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... 

DxO​ Webinar & 20% Limited Time Book Discount
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... ___

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2015-05-08 10:44:26 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Complete Guide to B&W Fine Art Photography
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/

Complete Guide to B&W Fine Art Photography
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/___

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2015-05-05 18:12:01 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Explore architectural photography with Julia Anna Gospodarou
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

Explore architectural photography with Julia Anna Gospodarou
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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2015-04-30 16:55:19 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Black & White Fine Art Photography & Beyond - Online course
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 - Online course
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/___

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2015-04-17 17:29:10 (6 comments, 16 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

NEW YORK CITY Photowalk –  Apr 19th, 11.00am EST – FLATIRON Bldg
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 

NEW YORK CITY Photowalk –  Apr 19th, 11.00am EST – FLATIRON Bldg
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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2015-04-08 20:47:51 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

CHICAGO &  NYC, here I come!!!
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

CHICAGO &  NYC, here I come!!!
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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2015-04-07 21:31:25 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

DxO Webinar – a GREAT experience!!! Now I want to do more :)
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:) 

DxO Webinar – a GREAT experience!!! Now I want to do more :)
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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2015-04-07 13:54:59 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

The Complete Guide to Back and White Fine Art Photography
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 Back and White Fine Art Photography
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/___

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2015-04-06 20:00:50 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Exploring Architectural Photography Webinar in 24h
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

Exploring Architectural Photography Webinar in 24h
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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2015-03-30 16:39:56 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

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

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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2015-03-28 20:42:12 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Fantastic light conditions today shooting the sunset at Athens workshop.
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

Fantastic light conditions today shooting the sunset at Athens workshop.
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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2015-03-27 17:54:25 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Ready for Athens Workshop starting tomorrow!
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

Ready for Athens Workshop starting tomorrow!
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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2015-03-26 11:00:36 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

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.

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.___

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2015-03-25 18:32:17 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

ATHENS Workshop Makes the National Greek Press
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... :))

ATHENS Workshop Makes the National Greek Press
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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2015-03-12 14:10:42 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

+Topaz Labs  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. 

+Topaz Labs  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. ___

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2015-03-10 21:32:08 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Heartfelt congrats to  my Athens Workshop 2014  students for being published  in +Camerapixo  Fine Art issue +Sophie Voituron   +Henk Bijl +Solonas M. +Werner Elmer +Rene Gruber 
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 28-29http://bit.l... more »

Heartfelt congrats to  my Athens Workshop 2014  students for being published  in +Camerapixo  Fine Art issue +Sophie Voituron   +Henk Bijl +Solonas M. +Werner Elmer +Rene Gruber 
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___

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2015-03-06 15:48:00 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

EQUIVALENTS I – Making of
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

EQUIVALENTS I – Making of
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___

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2015-03-02 15:59:37 (21 comments, 12 reshares, 184 +1s)Open 

EQUIVALENTS I
Pennzoil Place, Houston, TX – Arch. Philip Johnson
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/equivalents-i-pennzoil-place-houston-tx/
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 anyother ... more »

EQUIVALENTS I
Pennzoil Place, Houston, TX – Arch. Philip Johnson
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/equivalents-i-pennzoil-place-houston-tx/
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 +Mabry Campbell  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 +Formatt-Hitech  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/___

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2015-03-02 15:41:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-01 17:35:00 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

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 +DxO  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 s... more »

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 +DxO  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!!!___

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2015-02-18 17:00:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

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 +Camerapixo  +STARK-Magazine 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 thisdire... more »

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 +Camerapixo  +STARK-Magazine 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 +Formatt-Hitech  +Topaz Labs  +DxO  +SmugMug +Camerapixo  +STARK-Magazine  and you will understand how much I care for my students. 
#IloveMyStudents #AthensWorkshop___

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2015-02-17 19:29:11 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

LONDON Photowalk
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 :)

LONDON Photowalk
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 :)___

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2015-02-16 10:14:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

LONDON Photowalk 2015 (the day after)
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.

LONDON Photowalk 2015 (the day after)
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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2015-02-14 20:41:00 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

Playing with my mobile photos after a long and great day shooting in Canary Wharf & More London. Fingers crossed for good weather tomorrow at LONDON Photowalk 2015. Don't forget to wake up and come meet me and +Ian Good​ at 11.00 am at the City Hall. Plenty of people will be there. Can't wait to meet you all. In the meanwhile have a happy Valentine and easy on the chocolates... or other excesses. :) Love be with you! 

Playing with my mobile photos after a long and great day shooting in Canary Wharf & More London. Fingers crossed for good weather tomorrow at LONDON Photowalk 2015. Don't forget to wake up and come meet me and +Ian Good​ at 11.00 am at the City Hall. Plenty of people will be there. Can't wait to meet you all. In the meanwhile have a happy Valentine and easy on the chocolates... or other excesses. :) Love be with you! ___

2015-02-13 10:06:50 (32 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

With +Julia Anna Gospodarou and +Ian Good 
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 +Ian Good  and we would be happy to welcome you at the event.
No fee or registration needed, everyone is invited to join us, We will move around the City of London and I will share with you tips on B&W, long exposure and architectural/urban photography. 
We will be shooting til late afternoon. No specific equipment is needed, you can shoot with a high-end camera as well as with your phone. If you can though, have your long exposure equipment with you, as we will try to shoot some long exposures if the weather is fit for this. Let&#... more »

With +Julia Anna Gospodarou and +Ian Good 
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 +Ian Good  and we would be happy to welcome you at the event.
No fee or registration needed, everyone is invited to join us, We will move around the City of London and I will share with you tips on B&W, long exposure and architectural/urban photography. 
We will be shooting til late afternoon. No specific equipment is needed, you can shoot with a high-end camera as well as with your phone. If you can though, have your long exposure equipment with you, as we will try to shoot some long exposures if the weather is fit for this. 
Let's shoot the city together!!! ___

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2015-02-11 10:35:02 (12 comments, 11 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

LONDON Photowalk 2015 - Sunday Feb 15th - FREE event
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/london-photowalk-2015/ I'm at the moment in lovely London for a photography trip and to film a series of lectures on B&W Fine Art photography for a well-known UK photography school and, as I was telling you, I thought to put up a small photowalk on Sunday February 15th to get to meet everyone. I will be leading it together with my friend and London based photographer +Ian Good  and we would be so happy to meet you all and shoot with you. 
It will be a FREE event, no fee or registration needed, everyone is invited to join us, We will move around the City of London and I will share with you tips on B&W, long exposure and architectural/urban photography. 
Meet us at 11am in front of London City Hall building by Norman Foster - on the Riverside, close to the Tower Bridge.We ... more »

LONDON Photowalk 2015 - Sunday Feb 15th - FREE event
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/london-photowalk-2015/ I'm at the moment in lovely London for a photography trip and to film a series of lectures on B&W Fine Art photography for a well-known UK photography school and, as I was telling you, I thought to put up a small photowalk on Sunday February 15th to get to meet everyone. I will be leading it together with my friend and London based photographer +Ian Good  and we would be so happy to meet you all and shoot with you. 
It will be a FREE event, no fee or registration needed, everyone is invited to join us, We will move around the City of London and I will share with you tips on B&W, long exposure and architectural/urban photography. 
Meet us at 11am in front of London City Hall building by Norman Foster - on the Riverside, close to the Tower Bridge. We will be shooting til late afternoon or till we get bored : ) No specific equipment is needed, you can shoot with a high-end camera as well as with your phone. If you can though, have your long exposure equipment with you, as we will try to shoot some long exposures if the weather is fit for this. Let's shoot the city together!!!___

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2015-02-09 15:27:13 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

No better place in the world to discover your vision and learn about fine art photography than the city of art and philosophy, ATHENS. Just think of all the artists and philosophers that walked the paths of this city from the ancient times till today. Think of all the inspiration this city holds. You can breathe it in the air. This is why I love it. Get in touch with the essence of the artist you are in Athens and I promise I will teach you how to use this essence to create the photography you dream of. 
Athens B&W Fine Art Workshop, March 28-29  bit.ly/Athens2015 Almost fully booked. 
Act fast! Sign up and come shoot with me the places that inspired Socrates himself.
PS. We will shoot the Temple of Poseidon in the image and if you are lucky, I can arrange a meeting with Poseidon himself while we're at it. He is a very nice guy who loves the sea and photographers :) 

No better place in the world to discover your vision and learn about fine art photography than the city of art and philosophy, ATHENS. Just think of all the artists and philosophers that walked the paths of this city from the ancient times till today. Think of all the inspiration this city holds. You can breathe it in the air. This is why I love it. Get in touch with the essence of the artist you are in Athens and I promise I will teach you how to use this essence to create the photography you dream of. 
Athens B&W Fine Art Workshop, March 28-29  bit.ly/Athens2015 Almost fully booked. 
Act fast! Sign up and come shoot with me the places that inspired Socrates himself.
PS. We will shoot the Temple of Poseidon in the image and if you are lucky, I can arrange a meeting with Poseidon himself while we're at it. He is a very nice guy who loves the sea and photographers :) ___

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2015-02-06 18:48:49 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 138 +1s)Open 

Sea of Devotion II 
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/sea-devotion-ii-bw-processing-without-selections/
Shot a few days ago, while scouting for my next private workshop in Athens. If you want to book a private workshop with me (you can do it here bit.ly/workshops-mentoring), I'd be happy to teach you everything I know about B&W fine art and take you to the best locations in wonderful Athens or anywhere else in the world. I was born a traveler and I was born an artist. This is what  love to do most: share my knowledge and show others the best places for photography in the world.
Gear: +Formatt-Hitech  Firecrest 16 IRND filter, Canon 5D MK3 & T/S lens 24mm. Needless to say, the best ND filter you can shoot with. If you are an architectural or landscape photographer you need this filter just as much as you need your wide angle lens. 
I edited this image almostwit... more »

Sea of Devotion II 
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/sea-devotion-ii-bw-processing-without-selections/
Shot a few days ago, while scouting for my next private workshop in Athens. If you want to book a private workshop with me (you can do it here bit.ly/workshops-mentoring), I'd be happy to teach you everything I know about B&W fine art and take you to the best locations in wonderful Athens or anywhere else in the world. I was born a traveler and I was born an artist. This is what  love to do most: share my knowledge and show others the best places for photography in the world.
Gear: +Formatt-Hitech  Firecrest 16 IRND filter, Canon 5D MK3 & T/S lens 24mm. Needless to say, the best ND filter you can shoot with. If you are an architectural or landscape photographer you need this filter just as much as you need your wide angle lens. 
I edited this image almost without making any selection, just by “drawing” it. Interesting? I'll show you how soon. 
PS. London Photowalk announcement in the blog post. FREE event, Feb 15th.___

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2015-02-02 09:53:12 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

When I started creating B&W fine art photography, my best reward was that I could finally express what I was feeling about the world by using light, shadow and shapes instead of using words. I believe this is what fine art photography can give us most: we can recreate our world outside of ourselves, through our images. I will talk about this and explain how you can express your vision and your unique personal style through fine art photography at Athens Workshop 2015, March 28-29. Watch a video with the thoughts of some of the students of the previous sold out edition plus a short presentation by me. Sign up for Athens 2015 http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/athens-workshop-2015/
Video by +stefanos kastrinakis  Editing: Jetmir Metaliaj

When I started creating B&W fine art photography, my best reward was that I could finally express what I was feeling about the world by using light, shadow and shapes instead of using words. I believe this is what fine art photography can give us most: we can recreate our world outside of ourselves, through our images. I will talk about this and explain how you can express your vision and your unique personal style through fine art photography at Athens Workshop 2015, March 28-29. Watch a video with the thoughts of some of the students of the previous sold out edition plus a short presentation by me. Sign up for Athens 2015 http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/athens-workshop-2015/
Video by +stefanos kastrinakis  Editing: Jetmir Metaliaj___

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2015-02-01 20:35:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Book review & 3 Free copies Give-away
A new review of the book From Basics to Fine Art by  me and +Joel Tjintjelaar  on the most popular German photography site Fotocommunity. We are happy to be giving away 3 copies of the book to the participants in the contest organized by the site. Read the review and the rules at http://www.fotocommunity.de/blog/verlosungen/buchvorstellung-verlosung-julia-anna-gospodarou-joel-tjintjelaar-basics-fine-art Review by photographer Martin Wolfert. You can find another review by Martin, even more detailed, on his site http://bit.ly/1BOTRJ7
To purchase the book you can go directly to our webstore bit.ly/basicstofineart

Book review & 3 Free copies Give-away
A new review of the book From Basics to Fine Art by  me and +Joel Tjintjelaar  on the most popular German photography site Fotocommunity. We are happy to be giving away 3 copies of the book to the participants in the contest organized by the site. Read the review and the rules at http://www.fotocommunity.de/blog/verlosungen/buchvorstellung-verlosung-julia-anna-gospodarou-joel-tjintjelaar-basics-fine-art Review by photographer Martin Wolfert. You can find another review by Martin, even more detailed, on his site http://bit.ly/1BOTRJ7
To purchase the book you can go directly to our webstore bit.ly/basicstofineart___

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2015-01-29 20:02:24 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

HAPPY News - 3rd Prize at PX3 2014!!
Very honored and happy to find out that my series Exuberance of Strings has won another award: 3rd Prize for Advertising at PX3 2014 Prix de la Photographie Paris  Professionals – People's Choice Awards. 
Earlier this year I had won a 1st + 2nd + 3rd Prize and 2 Honorable Mentions for my work at the regular PX3 2014. I can say I am over the moon  for these distinctions and I'm really grateful for everything that came my way professionally this year. Couldn't wish for more.
Congrats to all the winners, many names I know and admire among them  - see them here http://www.px3.fr/winners/public.php?compName=PX3%202014, and thanks to all of you for being there and providing inspiration and support. 

HAPPY News - 3rd Prize at PX3 2014!!
Very honored and happy to find out that my series Exuberance of Strings has won another award: 3rd Prize for Advertising at PX3 2014 Prix de la Photographie Paris  Professionals – People's Choice Awards. 
Earlier this year I had won a 1st + 2nd + 3rd Prize and 2 Honorable Mentions for my work at the regular PX3 2014. I can say I am over the moon  for these distinctions and I'm really grateful for everything that came my way professionally this year. Couldn't wish for more.
Congrats to all the winners, many names I know and admire among them  - see them here http://www.px3.fr/winners/public.php?compName=PX3%202014, and thanks to all of you for being there and providing inspiration and support. ___

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2015-01-27 14:07:47 (28 comments, 5 reshares, 163 +1s)Open 

Sea of Devotion ...and the meaning of B&W
New image and article on my blog http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/sea-devotion-meaning-black-white/ Explaining what B&W means for me and why I use it. 
Happy to say also that I'll be in London in a couple of weeks to film a series of lectures and tutorials on B&W Fine Art photography, invited by a prestigious UK photography school where I'll be teaching soon.  I'm very excited and it's an honor because they only collaborate with the best photographers and authors of best-selling books. The lectures will be based on my book From Basic to Fine Art written with +Joel Tjintjelaar   http://bit.ly/TS21Qy   I'll be back with news about it soon. 
But for now, London, here I come! :) 

Sea of Devotion ...and the meaning of B&W
New image and article on my blog http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/sea-devotion-meaning-black-white/ Explaining what B&W means for me and why I use it. 
Happy to say also that I'll be in London in a couple of weeks to film a series of lectures and tutorials on B&W Fine Art photography, invited by a prestigious UK photography school where I'll be teaching soon.  I'm very excited and it's an honor because they only collaborate with the best photographers and authors of best-selling books. The lectures will be based on my book From Basic to Fine Art written with +Joel Tjintjelaar   http://bit.ly/TS21Qy   I'll be back with news about it soon. 
But for now, London, here I come! :) ___

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2015-01-26 21:21:48 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

If you want to read a small interview with me, have a look at +SmugMug 's Instagram page during the day today http://instagram.com/smugmug and you will see some of my photos featured there and my answers to the interview's questions accompanying them. Starting withe the image below, one of my all time favorites of my work. 
Also you can have a look at my website http://www.juliaannagospodarou.com/, hosted and designed by the fantastic people at SmugMug. 
http://instagram.com/p/yVFfnAl-lf/?modal=true

If you want to read a small interview with me, have a look at +SmugMug 's Instagram page during the day today http://instagram.com/smugmug and you will see some of my photos featured there and my answers to the interview's questions accompanying them. Starting withe the image below, one of my all time favorites of my work. 
Also you can have a look at my website http://www.juliaannagospodarou.com/, hosted and designed by the fantastic people at SmugMug. 
http://instagram.com/p/yVFfnAl-lf/?modal=true___

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2015-01-19 15:56:36 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Fluid Time V – A different kind of B&W Fine Art Tutorial – Photography as a Story
Here is again the tutorial about how I created my latest image and my T/S LE series, about how I generally create B&W fine art. The entire demo at Athens Workshop http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/athens-workshop-2015/ March 28-29,  2015, where I will show live and interactive how I conceive and process my images, plus how I shoot them in the field. From vision,which for me means feeling the world in your own unique way, from the story behind the series, that created the need for T/S blur and LE, to sharing one of my personal compositional principles, to how I process my B&W images, or rather how I “draw” them with Photography Drawing. 
It is more than photography. It is (en)Visionography!  
Enjoy and hope you'll find it useful.

Fluid Time V – A different kind of B&W Fine Art Tutorial – Photography as a Story
Here is again the tutorial about how I created my latest image and my T/S LE series, about how I generally create B&W fine art. The entire demo at Athens Workshop http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/athens-workshop-2015/ March 28-29,  2015, where I will show live and interactive how I conceive and process my images, plus how I shoot them in the field. From vision,which for me means feeling the world in your own unique way, from the story behind the series, that created the need for T/S blur and LE, to sharing one of my personal compositional principles, to how I process my B&W images, or rather how I “draw” them with Photography Drawing. 
It is more than photography. It is (en)Visionography!  
Enjoy and hope you'll find it useful.___

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2015-01-15 14:13:13 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Hope everyone had a great start into 2015. I was a bit busy with traveling lately but I'm back now and working on preparing the next Athens Workshop for March 28-29 http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/athens-workshop-2015/
After the success of the previous workshop, that was sold out in a month and so and had wonderful artists participating, I can't wait for this one to come. Happy to say some great photographers already signed up and we're all ready for some inspirational discussions about art, photography, vision, personal style and expression, live B&W processing demonstrations, portfolio reviews and to take fantastic shots of one of the most famous cities in the world, that I will assist my students with processing afterwards. I'd love to hear what you would like to see me talking about at the workshop and, of course, I'd love to see you in Athens in March, to shoot together... more »

Hope everyone had a great start into 2015. I was a bit busy with traveling lately but I'm back now and working on preparing the next Athens Workshop for March 28-29 http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/athens-workshop-2015/
After the success of the previous workshop, that was sold out in a month and so and had wonderful artists participating, I can't wait for this one to come. Happy to say some great photographers already signed up and we're all ready for some inspirational discussions about art, photography, vision, personal style and expression, live B&W processing demonstrations, portfolio reviews and to take fantastic shots of one of the most famous cities in the world, that I will assist my students with processing afterwards. I'd love to hear what you would like to see me talking about at the workshop and, of course, I'd love to see you in Athens in March, to shoot together and share what I know with you. There are just a few spots left so hurry :) Sign up at the link above.
PS. Did I mention our great sponsors +Formatt-Hitech  +Topaz Labs  +DxO  +SmugMug  +Stark-Magazine +Camerapixo  offering give-aways worth thousands of Euros? Plus a free book From Basics to Fine Art from me and my co-author +Joel Tjintjelaar ___

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2015-01-01 19:11:19 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

HAPPY NEW YEAR and thank you for being there! Every beginning of a new year is a magical moment when we make wishes and we make plans. Let the magic last the whole year and all your wishes come true. I wish you a magical 2015! 
This is my first image for 2015, shot a few days ago with my T/S lens and it is part of a new series I'm working on, a continuation of my Catharsis winter trees series and at the same time of my T/S blur Fluid Time series. I intend to do a lot of experimenting in many directions this year and I've already started. If you want to know more about why and how I use the TS blur, have a look at the tutorial  I recently published about the making of for Fluid Time V http://bit.ly/1vmT3W0
Tech data: Handheld, ISO 100, 24mm, 1/50 @ f/3.5
T/S lens settings: 8.5 degrees tilt, 6mm uprise shift

HAPPY NEW YEAR and thank you for being there! Every beginning of a new year is a magical moment when we make wishes and we make plans. Let the magic last the whole year and all your wishes come true. I wish you a magical 2015! 
This is my first image for 2015, shot a few days ago with my T/S lens and it is part of a new series I'm working on, a continuation of my Catharsis winter trees series and at the same time of my T/S blur Fluid Time series. I intend to do a lot of experimenting in many directions this year and I've already started. If you want to know more about why and how I use the TS blur, have a look at the tutorial  I recently published about the making of for Fluid Time V http://bit.ly/1vmT3W0
Tech data: Handheld, ISO 100, 24mm, 1/50 @ f/3.5
T/S lens settings: 8.5 degrees tilt, 6mm uprise shift___

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2014-12-29 17:36:05 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

B&W Fine Art Video Tutorial - Making of Fluid Time V - Aligning Paths
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/bw-fine-art-video-tutorial-fluid-time-v/
As promised a while ago, and after a few adventures with video editing, here it is. A “making of” tutorial about how I created the image Fluid Time V – Aligning Paths, where I present my vision for this image and the series whose part it is, I analyze its composition and make a general presentation of the way I processed it with my method Photography Drawing. More about the way I create these images in my upcoming Athens Workshop 2015 http://bit.ly/1JXNmIU and in the book From Basics to Fine Art, with co-author +Joel Tjintjelaar  http://bit.ly/TS21Qy
Many thanks to Laurent Lavergne for his precious help with exporting this video. 
It was my first try at making such a video. Please be gentle with your comments :)

B&W Fine Art Video Tutorial - Making of Fluid Time V - Aligning Paths
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/bw-fine-art-video-tutorial-fluid-time-v/
As promised a while ago, and after a few adventures with video editing, here it is. A “making of” tutorial about how I created the image Fluid Time V – Aligning Paths, where I present my vision for this image and the series whose part it is, I analyze its composition and make a general presentation of the way I processed it with my method Photography Drawing. More about the way I create these images in my upcoming Athens Workshop 2015 http://bit.ly/1JXNmIU and in the book From Basics to Fine Art, with co-author +Joel Tjintjelaar  http://bit.ly/TS21Qy
Many thanks to Laurent Lavergne for his precious help with exporting this video. 
It was my first try at making such a video. Please be gentle with your comments :)___

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2014-12-25 09:34:41 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

"Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling."- Edna Ferber- 
Misty Dream
Wishing you all, my dear friends, a merry Christmas and a happy New Year, and may your wildest dreams come true next year. I hope Santa was generous with you and brought you not only presents but also love, health and happiness. Be well and don't forget to smile and be grateful for what you have. I'm off to unwrap my presents. :)

"Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling."- Edna Ferber- 
Misty Dream
Wishing you all, my dear friends, a merry Christmas and a happy New Year, and may your wildest dreams come true next year. I hope Santa was generous with you and brought you not only presents but also love, health and happiness. Be well and don't forget to smile and be grateful for what you have. I'm off to unwrap my presents. :)___

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2014-12-24 16:34:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Holidays Discount 25% for From Basics to Fine Art eBook – Dec 24 – Jan 1, 2015
You can get it here http://sites.fastspring.com/juliaannagospodarou/product/frombasicstofineart
A bit of a different Christmas wish from me and my co-author for the book From Basics to Fine Art +Joel Tjintjelaar  Besides the wishes for a happy Christmas and wonderful holidays season for everyone, we'd like to offer a 25% discount till the New Year's day, as a big thank you for everyone who read the book, for your wonderful words about it that keep reaching us every day, also for the ones who will read the book in the future, hoping you will like it and it will be useful for you. 
My warmest wishes to everyone, have a lovely time with your family and loved ones and enjoy the Christmas spirit! <3

Holidays Discount 25% for From Basics to Fine Art eBook – Dec 24 – Jan 1, 2015
You can get it here http://sites.fastspring.com/juliaannagospodarou/product/frombasicstofineart
A bit of a different Christmas wish from me and my co-author for the book From Basics to Fine Art +Joel Tjintjelaar  Besides the wishes for a happy Christmas and wonderful holidays season for everyone, we'd like to offer a 25% discount till the New Year's day, as a big thank you for everyone who read the book, for your wonderful words about it that keep reaching us every day, also for the ones who will read the book in the future, hoping you will like it and it will be useful for you. 
My warmest wishes to everyone, have a lovely time with your family and loved ones and enjoy the Christmas spirit! <3___

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2014-12-23 20:53:46 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

DARK CITY -   Free Preset Series for +DxO Labs
If you're thinking about a Christmas present, I have one suggestion  for you :) In my quality of Image Master for DxO, I've been recently invited to contribute to the Image Masters gallery presets and create a series of 5 free presets  (B&W and also color) for DxO Labs plugin collection. They were recently included in the program and launched publicly. You can get them by downloading the regular software version  of both   DxO FilmPack 5 Elite Edition and DxO OpticsPro 10 from the link below and try them in your images. I'd love to hear your impressions and if you like them. 
Wishing everyone joyful Christmas preparations and a wonderful end of the year. 
http://trc.emv2.com/HM?a=ENX7CrQXGSMV8SA9MKKZiF3nGHxKBMH1EPcStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HxHAdaVEs

DARK CITY -   Free Preset Series for +DxO Labs
If you're thinking about a Christmas present, I have one suggestion  for you :) In my quality of Image Master for DxO, I've been recently invited to contribute to the Image Masters gallery presets and create a series of 5 free presets  (B&W and also color) for DxO Labs plugin collection. They were recently included in the program and launched publicly. You can get them by downloading the regular software version  of both   DxO FilmPack 5 Elite Edition and DxO OpticsPro 10 from the link below and try them in your images. I'd love to hear your impressions and if you like them. 
Wishing everyone joyful Christmas preparations and a wonderful end of the year. 
http://trc.emv2.com/HM?a=ENX7CrQXGSMV8SA9MKKZiF3nGHxKBMH1EPcStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HxHAdaVEs___

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2014-12-19 19:21:02 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

ATHENS B&W Fine Art Workshop 2015 – Architecture & Beyond – Official Launch_
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/athens-workshop-2015/
You asked for it. Here it is, a workshop created especially for you! :)
- Shoot the best locations (architecture – ancient, modern etc. & seascapes)  of a magic city
- Learn how to create (en)Visionography, discover your personal style and you artistic uniqueness
- Learn B&W processing with the method of Photography Drawing
- Get pro-workshop study material and 2 weeks  post-workshop online assistance with processing and more
- Win gifts worth thousands EUR from our fantastic sponsors +Formatt-Hitech +Topaz Labs  +DxO Labs +SmugMug +Camerapixo +Stark-Magazine 
More in my blog post.
Watch here a video about Athens Workshop 2014 to see my great students and what they thought about the experience.YouYube: http... more »

ATHENS B&W Fine Art Workshop 2015 – Architecture & Beyond – Official Launch_
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/athens-workshop-2015/
You asked for it. Here it is, a workshop created especially for you! :)
- Shoot the best locations (architecture – ancient, modern etc. & seascapes)  of a magic city
- Learn how to create (en)Visionography, discover your personal style and you artistic uniqueness
- Learn B&W processing with the method of Photography Drawing
- Get pro-workshop study material and 2 weeks  post-workshop online assistance with processing and more
- Win gifts worth thousands EUR from our fantastic sponsors +Formatt-Hitech +Topaz Labs  +DxO Labs +SmugMug +Camerapixo +Stark-Magazine 
More in my blog post.
Watch here a video about Athens Workshop 2014 to see my great students and what they thought about the experience. YouYube: http://youtu.be/0Mq1PR_V8nc  Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/114499148 #IloveMyStudents___

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2014-12-18 14:23:06 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

LIVE Q&A session hosted by me and +DxO Labs
Tomorrow, Friday Dec 19th, between 12.00 - 6.00 pm CET on TWITTER. Live from Paris and Athens. In my new quality as Image Master for DxO Labs, I will answer live your questions about my work, my vision, fine art photography, black & white, architecture, processing techniques, software, gear I use, tips and tricks and many more. 
Start asking your questions already on Twitter using @JuAnnGospodarou or @DxOLabs and I will be answering them tomorrow. 

LIVE Q&A session hosted by me and +DxO Labs
Tomorrow, Friday Dec 19th, between 12.00 - 6.00 pm CET on TWITTER. Live from Paris and Athens. In my new quality as Image Master for DxO Labs, I will answer live your questions about my work, my vision, fine art photography, black & white, architecture, processing techniques, software, gear I use, tips and tricks and many more. 
Start asking your questions already on Twitter using @JuAnnGospodarou or @DxOLabs and I will be answering them tomorrow. ___

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2014-12-17 19:53:44 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

ATHENS Workshop 2014 Testimonials & ATHENS Workshop 2015 Pre-Launch
Bringing you two pieces of news in one!  I'm effective like that:) First, a video from my Athens Workshop 2014 in November, which was a fantastic event from all points of view, where I had the opportunity to teach and interact with a great group of photographers and you can see me describing the event and watch testimonials from some of the participants, the braver ones who wanted to speak in front of a camera :) 
Also launching the next ATHENS B&W Fine Art Workshop  2015, in March 28-29.  Sign up already here http://bit.ly/13tDsNV
Sponsored again by the best companies and photography magazines as +DxO Labs  +Formatt-Hitech  +Topaz Labs  +SmugMug  +Stark-Magazine  +Camerapixo   A big thanks to them for the wonderful support and great professionalism and I promise you another unforgettable eventin beautifu... more »

ATHENS Workshop 2014 Testimonials & ATHENS Workshop 2015 Pre-Launch
Bringing you two pieces of news in one!  I'm effective like that:) First, a video from my Athens Workshop 2014 in November, which was a fantastic event from all points of view, where I had the opportunity to teach and interact with a great group of photographers and you can see me describing the event and watch testimonials from some of the participants, the braver ones who wanted to speak in front of a camera :) 
Also launching the next ATHENS B&W Fine Art Workshop  2015, in March 28-29.  Sign up already here http://bit.ly/13tDsNV
Sponsored again by the best companies and photography magazines as +DxO Labs  +Formatt-Hitech  +Topaz Labs  +SmugMug  +Stark-Magazine  +Camerapixo   A big thanks to them for the wonderful support and great professionalism and I promise you another unforgettable event in beautiful Athens. More details soon. 
Watch the video on Vimeo here https://vimeo.com/114499148
A video by +stefanos kastrinakis at +Protagon.gr 
More on my blog http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/athens-workshop-2014-video-2015-prelaunch/___

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