This is the new FREE extended 2018 version of the original fine art DxO Preset Series Dark City, created by Julia Anna Gospodarou.
Some of you may be familiar with the images featured here and with the first edition of my Dark City DxO presets. Μany fine art photographers have been already using for a while the original version of these presets and they created outstanding fine art photography with them. I am using them myself extensively in my work. Continue reading →
NEW VIDEO TUTORIAL + NEW PROCESSING eBOOK
LONG EXPOSURE, ARCHITECTURE, FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
€49 | $59
2.5-HOUR VIDEO TUTORIAL
50-PAGE NEW eBOOK: “ADVANCED BLACK AND WHITE PROCESSING WITH PhtD™ – PHOTOGRAPHY DRAWING”
From the winner of
ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR IPA 2016
WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS FINALIST
HASSELBLAD MASTERS FINALIST
– JULIA ANNA GOSPODAROU –
This video tutorial and eBook aim to change the way you see photography and to open a new world for you in fine art. They aim to teach you how you can use photography as a tool to express your deepest and most essential vision and be able to create art. (VIDEO SUMMARY BELOW) Continue reading →
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Before I start with the practical things, I want to say that I am so proud of all my students and the people who read this blog and react to my ideas. I had the occasion in many circumstances to understand how you think even if I don’t know everyone personally. But I can understand from simple things the depth of your artistic soul and how much you all have to say, and I am moved. Continue reading →
An article about being vulnerable in art and about the making of “Unknown Prophecy”, my latest image, that explores this idea. Being vulnerable in art is one of the prerequisites of great art. It allows the artist to explore more honestly his emotion and transmit it in his work, so he can connect with the viewer more directly and efficiently.
“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”
– Swami Vivekananda
I have shot this image that I am calling “Unknown Prophecy” in Mycenae, one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, and one of the most mysterious and profound cultural places I’ve ever experienced. This is the inside of the Tomb of Agamemnon, or the Treasury of Atreus, as it is also called, and it is a space where I personally feel an intense energy and very deep emotion. This photo is me trying to convey the things I feel inside this space combined with me seeing photography as a spiritual tool even more than an aesthetic one, and much more than a documentary one, a tool capable of going deep into our minds and souls and project outside what lies there.
I think photography is much more than an image. Of course it can be just an image, it depends what we are using it for. But in my vision photography can be much more and this Continue reading →
IPA 2016 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL
I’m hugely happy to have received the highest distinction for architecture photography at the IPA 2016, where I was awarded Architecture Photographer of the Year, for the Professional category.
IPA, International Photography Awards, is the most prestigious fine art photography competition in the world and this makes my joy even bigger. The images were chosen among tens of thousands of photographs submitted from 162 countries.
With this title, I will be a finalist for the overall title of the IPA Photographer of the Year that will be announced on October 23rd in the awarding ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York. Fingers crossed for that!
It is the second time I am a finalist in a major photography competition, after the SWPA World Photography Awards in 2012, where I was in the Top 10 shortlist in the final, and I can say now I’m even more excited about it.
Photography Drawing™ (PhtD) is the method I created to process black and white photography, so I can give my images a three-dimensional look and create the illusion of reality. This method has its base in the principles of drawing and of working with light, which explains its name. I am making here a practical overview of this method for black and white fine art processing where you can learn how to apply it in 15 steps.
You can see how I apply Photography Drawing on my latest image in the Urban Saga series, Aqua Serenity, that I feature in this article.
I have drawn the inspiration to create this method from my practice in architectural and classical drawing where use light and shadow to create three-dimensional worlds on Continue reading →
Happy to announce that a selected collection of large limited edition prints of my work is now available for the collectors in SoHo New York, at Rotella Gallery. At this moment New York is the indisputable world center of photography and Rotella Gallery is one of the best fine art galleries in the city. Which makes my excitement even bigger.
LARGE LIMITED EDITION PRINTS AT ROTELLA GALLERY NEW YORK
Rotella Gallery and me personally invite all the collectors and everyone interested to see my prints for real, to visit the space of the gallery in New York at the address below:
468 W. Broadway
SoHo, New York, NY 10012
You can also contact the gallery by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for purchasing the prints.
You can already find the images in the gallery and they will be available there for purchase from now on. Very soon more images will be available in the collection. Continue reading →