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Julia Anna Gospodarou
Works at Architect | Internationally Awarded B&W Fine Art Photographer
Attended University of Architecture and Urban Planning "Ion Mincu", Bucharest
Lives in Athens
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The Guide to Vision - Replay
I've received many questions lately about vision, from my mentoring or workshop student and other fellow photographers. Here is an article that gives an answer to many of those questions and that can be useful if you're asking yourself about this topic: my Guide to Vision, meant for both beginner and advanced photographers, also included in the book From Basics to Fine Art, along with many other vision related topics that I'm writing about together with my co-author @jo Here's a link to the book bit.ly/basicstofineart If you have other questions, please send them to me and I will answer them in a Q&A article soon. Hope this guide will be helpful. Enjoy! 
The Guide to Vision™ - Practical Guide to Discovering Artistic Vision and Creating Personal Style™ - FROM BASICS TO FINE ART, a book on B&W Architectural Photography & more by Julia Anna Gospodarou and Joel Tjintjelaar. This is the first fragment of the book we are posting publicly: highlights from two of the most important chapters of the book posted on our sites: “The Rule of Grays” by Joel Tjintjelaar http://www.bwvision.com/2013/the-rule-of-g...
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12-page Article in PhotoPlus Magazine – “The fine art of black and white”
Happy to be published as main article in PhotoPlus magazine, considered the best and also best-selling Canon magazine. You can see my work and read tips on how to create B&W fine art images, from capturing them till B&W processing and the final print. Architecture, landscape, people photography, long exposure and motion blur, PhtD too, I talk about all these subjects and many more.
Find the magazine in print or digital at http://bit.ly/photoplusmag I hope you'll find the tips useful and you will like the photography. Many thanks PhotoPlus. Also have a look over my courses for +MyPhotoSchool. You'll find a link in the article or go directly there http://bit.ly/BWcourseMPS
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.......What Photos......!!!!!!Good night Julia Anna....!Melenia
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Nightly Love in Paris
Fine Art Street Photography. What is Fine Art Street Photography?
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/fine-art-street-photography/ It is a new photography style I’m working on and a new concept too. It is the blend of fine art photography with street photography, holding inside my vision and keeping the best of both styles. You can read more about it in my new blog post above. Shot in Paris during my latest black and white fine art workshop there.
PS. Happy National Day to all my French friends! Bonne fête, mes amis! Vive la France! :) 
#IloveParis #FineArtStreetPhotography
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+Julia Anna Gospodarou you're welcome Julia Anna
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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
I haven't been this excited 'professionally' since I did my first trouble-shooting site visit as a specialist engineer to Sullom Voe Oil Refinery on the Shetland Islands in 1979! That's how I described my feelings at the end of the recent course I took online on 'Black and White Fine Art ...
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......"Photo is Art......and B&W" The Best Julia Anna........!Melenia
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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 :) 
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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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.......Wonderful B&W Photo.....!!!!Thank you Julia Anna........!Melenua
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Chicago Architectural Photography Conference-Seminar
Happy to be going back to Chicago in October for a great event. I'll be speaking and sharing my B&W fine art photography and architecture knowledge at a conference-seminar organized on October 16th, on the occasion of the great happening Chicago Open House, when all the major architectural locations of Chicago are open to visit and shoot for a weekend. It's a photography heaven that happens only once a year and you shouldn't miss it. Just be warned, the city will be packed with enthusiastic photographers :) See more details about the event and sign up on Out of Chicago site below.  Looking forward to seeing my Chicago friends again and other architecture and photography lovers too. 
Open House Chicago may be the biggest event of the year for Chicago Photographers. Many buildings that are typically closed to the public open for one weekend in October. We are going to make this ...
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What is Photography Drawing, or simply PhtD?
In a word, it is the method I created to process my B&W photos as if I would “draw” them. If you want to learn how I do it, there are different choices: either you read the book From Basics to Fine Art bit.ly/basicstofineart  by me and +Joel Tjintjelaar or read the tutorials on my blog, or come to one of my workshops, in Athens and worldwide, or do a mentoring program with me. Or order the latest issue of PhotoPlus magazine, the world's best selling Canon magazine where I share many tips for BW fineart and PhtD. More about this tomorrow. In the meanwhile you can have a look at the book. Wishing you an exciting day/night and start “drawing your photographs” :)

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Glad to hear you liked the book +Matt Mikulla ! I'll try to talk more about masking in my next tutorial, maybe about this image. I do use Ian's panel in some cases and it is useful. But much of the process is not automated, but it relies on how you see the image you work on and how you choose to play with light, or in other words "draw" it. 
Hi +Μελένια Μέλι ! Have a good night you too! 
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Many thanks to +STARK-Magazine  ​ one of my favorite fine art magazines, for publishing some of the photos from my last Athens workshop. Congrats to my students for their talent and hard work. I'm happy to invite you to one of my next workshops. As you know, I specialize in private highly personalized workshops around the world, and the students I've worked with so far have won international awards in a proportion of more than 80%. I'm so proud of each of you :) Here is more  about  my workhhops http://www.juliaannagospodarou.com/Pages/Private-Workshops-Mentoring
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I'm following the German news here on my computer and hope so too... +Julia Anna Gospodarou they need to do something anyway, I know is painful for all EU... but honest with you, I was not for this currency Euro... they didn't think about that before and never ask the populations... now all countries in Europe need the pay the price and most are the populations... Have great week for you. 
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Back from a great workshop in Paris and many other photography delights like visiting the +DxO  Headquarters and shooting with the brand new and awesome DxO One camera, and I'm happy to see the new issue of +Camerapixo  showcasing B&W fine art work created by students of my last Athens workshop, next to many other great photographers. Big congrats to my students and looking forward to new heights from you. Thanks +Artur J. Heller  and +Anetta G. Heller   for your support to the Athens workshops and for the professionalism you always show. You can download the mgazine or order a printed version.http://camerapixo.com/publications/urban-nature
Urban Nature - Digital and Printed photography publications online. Publish and Promote your photography.
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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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“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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NEW BOOK: "From Basics to Fine Art - B&W Photography" with co-author Joel Tjintjelaar - http://sites.fastspring.com/juliaannagospodarou/product/frombasicstofineart

Organizing: Fine Art Architectural Workshops | Private Workshops | Fine Art Photography  Mentoring Programs
Contact for details:  j.gospodarou@gmail.com

Events:
- ATHENS Fine Art Architectural Workshop, Nov. 2-3, 2013 
- Organizer of the FIRST ever Fine Art Architectural  Workshop  in ATHENS, November 2012
Organizer of the FIRST GOOGLE+ EURO PHOTOWALK in BERLIN, May 2012
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AWARDS

- PX3 2013 – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS - People's Choice Awards - Category Fine Art Architecture PROFESSIONALS – GOLD (1st Prize) for the series “ODE TO BLACK” Series overview http://bit.ly/14YK8yu

- PX3 2013 – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS - People's Choice Awards - Category Architecture Advertising PROFESSIONALS – SILVER (2nd Prize) for the series “ODE TO BLACK” Series overview http://bit.ly/14YK8yu

-BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS 2013 - 3 Nominations – Architecture Category for the images: 1/ Converging, 2/ Hidden, 3/ Like a Harp's Strings I - Overture Details: http://thespiderawards.com/gallery/8th/gallery.php?x=a&cid=221&g=w

- IPA 2013 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS - BRONZE (3rd Prize) for the series "LIKE A HARP'S STRINGS - ENCORE" – Category ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONALS – BRIDGES

- IPA 2013 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS - 3 Honorable Mentions for the series "ODE TO BLACK - BLACK HOPE" – Category ARCHITECTURE Professionals– Buildings, Architecture Self Promotion, Architecture Other

- IPA 2013 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS - 3 Honorable Mentions for the series "CATHARSIS" – Category FINE ART Professionals– Landscape, Fine Art Self Promotion, Fine Art Trees

- PX3 2013 – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS - Category Architecture Advertising PROFESSIONALS – Bronze (Third Prize) for the series “ODE TO BLACK” - http://bit.ly/WtNGEd Series overview http://bit.ly/14YK8yu

- PX3 2013 – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS – Category Fine Art Architecture PROFESSIONALS – Honorable Mention for the series “ODE TO BLACK” - http://bit.ly/WtNGEd Series overview http://bit.ly/14YK8yu

- SWPA 2013 - Sony - WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS - Finalist Top 10 shortlist - Category ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONALS - for the series "LIKE A HARP'S STRINGS" (The series consists in 6 B&W long exposure photographs of the Katehaki Pedestrian Bridge, Athens, designed by S. Calatrava) - http://bit.ly/YP93Bf 

- IPA 2012 - INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS - Winner of Honorable Mention for the series "LIKE A HARP'S STRINGS" - Category Architecture - Bridges (The series consists in 5 B&W long exposure photographs of the Katehaki Pedestrian Bridge, Athens, designed by S. Calatrava)  :http://goo.gl/zKiGR & http://goo.gl/7GwOS

- IPA 2012 - INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS - Winner of Honorable Mention for the series "A PATH TO THE SKY" Category - Architecture - Buildings (The series consists in 5 B&W long exposure photographs of modern architecture in Athens and Berlin)   :http://goo.gl/Clkda & http://goo.gl/j6hLB
Awarded series overview: http://goo.gl/0lZhi

- BEST OF 500px for 2012 – TOP 10 - Category: ABSTRACT - for Like a Harp's Strings III - Rising - http://bit.ly/YP93Bf & http://bit.ly/VYFF8Z

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BIO

Architect with a Master degree and International Award-Winning B&W Fine Art photographer, with high distinctions in the most important photography competitions worldwide (SWPA, IPA, PX3, IFPA, B&W Spider Awards etc.), Julia lives in Athens, but considers herself a citizen of the world and this molded her art and life philosophy. Julia has an equal passion for architecture and photography practicing both with the same enthusiasm and joy. In her architectural career she has worked at the most important constructions realized in Greece over the last years, conducting projects or working next to some famous names of Greek and world architecture, like RTKL London or Santiago Calatrava. 

Julia is mostly known for her B&W long exposure architectural photography, which is also the genre that speaks most to her artistic sensibility. Adept of the idea that processing your photographs is at least as important as capturing them, in order to make them express your unique vision and view over the world, a view that defines a photographer's personal style, her work goes beyond the boundaries of traditional photography and enters the fields of imagination and of searching for a perfect world. 

In parallel with her photographic work, Julia also writes fine art photography books (i.e. “From Basics to Fine Art - B&W Photography" with co-author Joel Tjintjelaar http://sites.fastspring.com/juliaannagospodarou/product/frombasicstofineart) and teaches fine art architectural photography workshops for groups or private, around the world, at the same time mentoring students online in B&W Fine Art Photography. Published internationally in numerous books and magazines, her photographic work can also be seen online on the most important photography sites.

She calls her style of photography (en)Visionography™ www.envisionography.com, a new name for photography and a concept saying that fine art photography has to do much more with the vision of the artist than with the subject or how the camera captures it, this being what sets free the imagination and creativity of the photographer. This concept reflects also in her personal creative and processing method called Photography Drawing (PhtD™), method based on how light interacts with volumes and how this can be translated in an image in order to provoke emotion, by using the principles of classical B&W drawing applied to B&W photography.


ARTIST STATEMENT

As long as I know myself I was in a constant quest for the best way of expressing myself and my vision about the world in images. In order to do that I've used over time different tools as: drawing, designing and in a large measure photography.

Photography for me represents a language of its own and one of the most beautiful languages indeed, and long exposure photography represents the most magical part of this language, the part that allows us to come in contact with our subconscious and with the things we don't know that we know… What I try do is to speak this language in order to make myself understood, to convey my ideas and feelings and to show to others the beauty I see and the perfection that exists in everything that surrounds us, from an abstract architectural detail all the way to the motion of a wave embracing a rock, or the hint of gesture of a stranger passing in the street.

Beauty and perfection are always there, even in the places that one wouldn't expect them to exist, the only prerequisite in order to see them is to always have your eyes, heart and mind open. I try to find them and when I do I'm happy. I then try to capture them so I can keep them from flying away, I need to afterwards interpret them through my processing so I can add my own self to the equation and finally show the result back to the world. It's a full circle, I take my inspiration from the world around me and I give my images back to it as a sign of gratitude for the beauty that it showed me. All these steps going through the circle are equally fascinating to me and each one adds something to the life of the image I create. For me the life of an image, this process that starts with the image being conceived in the mind of a photographer and culminates when it reaches and gives emotion to the viewer and also back to the photographer himself, this life always aims as its utmost goal at capturing the time and making it last forever. And this is a fundamental aspect of photography: making things, people and emotions immortal.

Beauty is my statement about the world I live in, it's what I search for, it's what interests me when I open my eyes in the morning, when I take my camera and go out shooting and when I sit in front of my images processing them, trying to make them mine, to make them express my own thoughts and feelings about the things I see. Photography makes me happy and this is not a cliché. It surprises me every day and it gives me a safe space where I can be myself no matter what, and this means freedom.

Photography, as an art form, is the utmost expression of freedom, because beauty is above and beyond all freedom of spirit.

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I like beauty. All kinds of beauty ...seen, heard, written.
I like contrasts ...light and dark, silence and noise, stillness and dynamism.
I like playing and discovering.
I like languages. All of them. I like the civilizations, the places and the people behind them.
I like ...no, scratch that! ...I adore music.
I like studying people, understanding their strengths and sensibilities.
I like => love  to travel.
I like to mould  matter into shapes, I like to turn sensations into photographs, I like to dive into the music of each moment that I happen to be a part of.

Last but not least ...I love Manual Mode.

...and I like to make fun of it all, once in a while.
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Some details:
Curating the sea related theme #SeaTuesday (page  +Sea Tuesday ).

Also co-curating the architectural related theme #ArchitecturalVisions (page +ArchitecturalVisions) together with +Joel Tjintjelaar

Bragging rights
I hate to brag about it, so I'll just mention in passing: I'm fluent to comfortable in English, French, Greek, Romanian, Italian (not necessarily in that order) and I can survive in German.
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  • University of Architecture and Urban Planning "Ion Mincu", Bucharest
    Architecture, Urban Planning, Design, 1992 - 1998
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