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Julia Anna Gospodarou
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My mission is to push the limits of photography by bringing photography and art together through (en)Visionography™, to create the new fine art photography, a personal type of photography expressing the unique artistic vision of each artist. Black and white photography, architecture fine art photography and long exposure photography made easy in numerous free tutorials, workshops, online courses, best-selling books and video tutorials.
My mission is to push the limits of photography by bringing photography and art together through (en)Visionography™, to create the new fine art photography, a personal type of photography expressing the unique artistic vision of each artist. Black and white photography, architecture fine art photography and long exposure photography made easy in numerous free tutorials, workshops, online courses, best-selling books and video tutorials.

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PARIS 2018 (en)Visionography Workshop is LIVE
The Art & Craft of B&W Processing - November 16-18
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/paris-workshop-2018/
The workshop is now live with a BRAND NEW FEATURE available and EARLY BIRD discounts for 3 days, ending Aug 23 Midnight CEST (Paris time).
We already have people in, so sign up fast to secure a spot. My previous workshop sold out in a couple of days.
Looking forward to seeing you in Paris.
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SAVE THE DATE LAUNCH IN 2 DAYS - Aug 20
PARIS Workshop 2018, November 16-18
By popular request, (en) Visionography is going back to Paris!
The workshop launch will start with a quick early bird discount. Subscribe to http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/subscribe/ to receive the news (and the discount) as soon as the workshop goes live.
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Last Encounter
https://www.juliaannagospodarou.com/Architecture/Architecture/i-Dc4Vxfr/A
Hunting for reflections in London...
Shot while I was in London last year for my workshop. I’m preparing another workshop right now and it will be live soon but the location is still a surprise so don’t ask me yet where it will be :)
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#HundredHeroines - Very proud to have been nominated!
http://www.rps100heroines.org/nominated-heroines/
The UK Royal Photographic Society is running a campaign to honor one hundred photographic heroines, one hundred contemporary women photographers who have brought a significant contribution to photography and who have inspired and challenged others in their photography quest. I’m very happy to be on the list and I want to thank all those who have nominated me.
The campaign aims to redefine and realign the status of women in photography today, something that I believe in and that needs to be done. Which is why I hope you will all support this campaign.
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LONG EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY EXTENSIVE TUTORIAL
My latest blog article is an extensive long exposure tutorial that was long overdue. I hope those who asked for it will find it useful and even those who didn’t ask for it will find inspiration in it too. I have put in it many years of experience in working with this technique and of winning many prestigious awards for my long exposure images.
If you are a subscriber to my website you already received my newsletter with a special 25% discount code for my video tutorial about long exposure that comes together with the e-book “Advanced B&W Processing”. The discount will be available until Friday, August 10. Periodically I will have special offers and exclusive material for my subscribers only, as a way to thank them for their trust and support and for not getting bored of what I have to say.
Even if you aren’t yet a subscriber, if you subscribe now at http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/subscribe/ you will still receive the newsletter with the discount code. I hope you’ll enjoy both the video and the written tutorial.

http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/long-exposure-photography-extensive-tutorial/
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INTERVIEW
I'm always happy to talk about photography and it was a pleasure to do it in this interview for George Digalakis. Thank you, George.
https://www.digalakisphotography.com/inspirations/jag
Interview with Julia Anna Gospodarou
Interview with Julia Anna Gospodarou
digalakisphotography.com
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Worlds Apart - Chrysler Building New York City
Medium format Fujifilm GFX 50S, 7-shot spherical vertorama
I wanted to shoot this image for the past 6 or 7 years. For different reasons I didn’t get to do it until last September when I was in New York for my (en)Visionography workshop. I’ll be there again soon for a new workshop and I already have in mind quite a few things I want to do. Hopefully I will have the time to do everything I have in mind. That’s always the problem because I find myself always struggling with time. I seriously need to find a way to live until I’m 200 years old to be able to do all the things I want to do. If you know of any tip on how to get to live till you’re 200, I can’t wait to hear about it :)

This is a spherical vertorama made of 7 stitched images and as you can see I decided to keep part of the geometrical deformation because it gives the me more the sense of scale and space by emphasizing the curved perspective, and it expresses better my feeling of being overwhelmed and in awe when I look at this building, one of my all-time favorite buildings, and its reflection on the façade across the street. Another thing I wanted to do in this image was to keep the motion of the people and the cars and even if I shot it also without people and motion, that was taking away from the sensation of intense life and action that I always have when I am in New York, so I chose this one.

If you know about my concept of Fine art Street photography – here is a post I wrote about it some time ago http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/fine-art-street-photography/, this is an image that fits well what I mean when I talk about that. You’re going to see much more of this style from me in the future. Just give me some time to do the processing. That can take a while. Which is why I need to live till I’m 200 :)
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Enlightenment III – Mont Saint Michel, France
https://www.juliaannagospodarou.com/Architecture/Architecture/i-NrRSLDx/A
A place I am in love with from when I was 10 years old, when I saw it for the first time in a photo. That’s when I decided that France is the most beautiful country in the world, even before having seen it for real. It never disappointed me, even when I did see it. Time and again.
I shot this image on a day when I drove more than 800 Km from Paris throughout northern and western Normandy, stopping along the way to take photos. I was dead tired when I went back but I can hardly think of a better way to spend my time. And driving a black fast sport BMW was the cherry on the cake. Happily I got away without a speed ticket :)
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My latest photography newsletter just went out. You can check out your inboxes if you are a subscriber. It will be there soon. If you’re not a subscriber yet but you’d like to receive my new articles and black and white fine art tutorials, you’re more than welcome to join almost 10,000 subscribers who are already receiving them.
For various reasons, many of them personal – so, it’s not your fault :) - I’ve been moving away from social media lately and I will probably not be very active in the future either. So the only way to keep receiving my photography articles will be through my newsletters.
Many thanks to all my subscribers, for your trust and appreciation. It means the world to me.
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+World Photography Organisation Interview
If I was to recommend just one photography competition, this would be it. I’m happy to have been a top 10 finalist in Professional Category Architecture in 2013 and I can say that, among all my awards, this was one of those that made me the proudest.
Why?
First, it’s free to join, thus open to millions of photographers and the participation is in the range of hundreds of thousands of images, so getting a distinction is not that easy, thus more precious. Then, there’s real jury (comparing to what was lately happening with some other competitions, which I’m sure you know about). Also, you can only submit one series per category, so you need to do that intentionally and you can’t just send all your photos and wish for the best. Fourth, there are only a few awards attributed, compared to hundreds of honorable mentions other competitions offer (and I have quite a few of those too, so I’m not playing the arrogant here :). And most of all, it’s one of the few organizations that actually promote your work if you get awarded. I think all competitions should do that, but unfortunately, most of them are just businesses, and not even serious businesses, because a serious business would care about its clients and their investment and offer a substantial return for it.
Bottom line is that, for all this, I’m recommending World Photography Organization and Sony World Photography Awards 100% and I’m happy to be a part of their awarded artists.
In another line of thinking, this is an interview World Photography Organization recently did with me and I hope it can give you a bit more insight into my work and artistic philosophy, and that it can be useful for your work too.
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