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Julia Anna Gospodarou
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www.juliaannagospodarou.com - Architect | Internationally Awarded B&W Fine Art Photographer
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A Tale of the Past III – Armbrug Canal Amsterdam
I really loved to work with reflections in Amsterdam, and the canals are the best playground for working with reflections.
I shot a long exposure too in this area but I like so much the quality of the contrast in the light and the movement in the water here, and especially what it does to the reflections, that I eventually went with the short exposure. It is a 3-shot panorama just like the long exposure I shot but the long exposure is from a slightly different point of view where the water is more still. I will probably work on the long exposure too but I think this image has in it more of the surprise photography can give you. Something like the surprise we were feeling when shooting with film and finally developing it, after just imagining how the images would look like. No need to wonder much now with digital but you can still feel some of this surprise when you shoot a panorama, since it’s not done until you put the images together in post.
I think surprise is one of the most important things we all search as artists and this is why playing and experimenting is so important in photography. I’m all for it and I advise everyone who cares about my advice to try it. Just go out and play! :)
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Enlightenment II – Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
Back from Paris after a great workshop with many new photos and even more new ideas. You’ll find out about the new ideas very soon.
This is an image I shot last year and is another motion bur image in my Enlightenment series. Shot with an exposure of 270 sec with the 24mm tilt-shift lens. I have shot many motion blur images over time, I think it’s time for them to see the light of day.
You can find limited edition prints of this image and more at http://www.juliaannagospodarou.com/Pages/Fine-Art-Prints

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Enlightenment I - Eiffel Tower Motion Blur
New series shot in Paris and France. An image I wanted to shoot for a couple of years till I finally got the right conditions and light. Add to this a few months till I started and finished processing, and this is Enlightenment I. It is all about (en)Visionography and taking it one step further and in a rather different direction than my usual work, if not necessarily as for the subject or treatment, surely as for the meaning. It will become clearer as the series unfolds.
Looking forward to shooting again in Paris at my upcoming workshop. Always inspiring to shoot with my students in the City of Light.

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A Tale of the Past II - Singel Canal Amsterdam
Second in my Amsterdam canals panoramic series shot last year. I'm quite fond of panoramic images these days. They break away from the standard formats and there's nothing I like more than breaking the standards :)
This is a canal I really like and wanted to shoot for quite some time but anything else than a panorama image didn’t satisfy me so far. So this is a 3-shot panorama taken at sunset when the light was truly sweet and subtle. It is a quite peaceful place, a little outside of the noisy areas and the beaten paths, and somewhere I always like to go for a stroll when I’m in Amsterdam.
PS. You need a 3 meter wide screen to see this image as I intended it to be seen, so don't bother to look at it on a phone. Better come see the 3 meter long print :)
#amsterdam #SingelCanal
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From Art to Photography and WHY?
NEW ARTICLE on http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/ on how art can inform our photography.
I have to warn you. If you don’t like art, don’t read this article :) 

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Vipassanã – Mindfulness IV
“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” ― Criss Jami
Continuing my series of (en)Visionography self-portraits, which I mean as an act of performance art, based on my true emotions and experiences.
Like before, I won’t say more and just let the image speak to your imagination.
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PARIS Workshop - June 30 - July 2
I will be teaching a small group private workshop in Paris next month, from June 30 to July 2, and I have one spot left.
If you want to join me, contact me at info@juliaannagospodarou.com for more details.
Needless to say how beautiful Paris is in June :)
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A Tale of the Past I - Keizersgracht Canal Amsterdam
4-shot long exposure Panorama shot during the trip I made to Amsterdam to record my video on Long Exposure, Creating (en)Visionography. You can find the video at http://bit.ly/LEvideotutorial
The funny story behind this shot is that it made me get soaked to the bone till I managed to get 4 long exposure shots that matched with each other well enough light wise so I can make a pano out of them. The weather was so changing that one moment it was sunny, the other raining cats and dogs. If you want my advice, never shoot a LE pano when the weather is changing. You’ll get stuck there (if you’re stubborn like me) for hours trying to win nature. If you still want to do it, make sure you have a good raincover for yourself and your camera. Or at least for your camera, you’ll get soaked anyway
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Flowing Dance III - Pindus Mountains, Greece - ICM Intentional Camera Movement
Read my latest tutorial on my website - Complete Guide to ICM Intentional Camera Movement http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/guide-icm-intentional-camera-movement/
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Vipassanã – Mindfulness III
If I die tomorrow, I have no regrets. I’ve done everything I believed in and I’ve done it the best I could. I’ve loved the ones who loved me and let the others go. I’m happy about yesterday and I’m happy about today. I don’t know how tomorrow will be, but I’m happy about it too, no matter how it will look like.
“True change is within; leave the outside as it is.” – Dalai Lama

Continuing my series of self-portraits These portraits are meant as performance art and address to the imagination of the viewer. You can ignore that the subject is myself and put instead your own ideas and interpretations. If this process creates any kind of emotion in the viewer, then my job is done. This, for me, means fine art.

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