My Chicago Conference and Workshop Impressions
Last week I had the big pleasure and honor to be a part of Out of Chicago – Architectural Photography Conference – Seminar where I was invited to speak about Architectural Photography, Long Exposure and Vision in Photography, in the company of other great speakers like Angie McMonigal and Tom Rossiter.
It was an amazing experience, as the audience was very numerous and very enthusiastic, which made the communication very lively and captivating.
The weekend after the conference, again in Chicago, I conducted a workshop on black and white fine art photography, focused on architectural photography. Like all of my workshops, it was another wonderful experience that I enjoyed thoroughly.
You can see in these images a few moments during the Out of Chicago conference and my (en)Visionography workshop that followed. The first image was taken during one of my presentations. The next image is from the discussion panel at the conference where me, Angie and Tom answered to the questions coming from the audience, while the last two are from the photowalk after the conference and the workshop during the weekend.
It is always a fantastic experience to do this kind of events and a big pleasure for me to go back to Chicago, one of my favorite cities in the world.
The organizers of the conference, Out of Chicago team and Chris Smith did a fantastic job with the set up of the event and the choice of subjects and speakers. I give them all my admiration. Be sure you check out the Out of Chicago website and I warmly recommend you to sign up to their events, next important one being the Winter Conference. It will be a great occasion to hear from inspiring speakers and shoot in Chicago.
As I said, the audience at the conference was a great one and I’ve had a great group of students at the workshop too. Very smart and talented people, each with his own style but all of them seeking to express themselves as artists through their photography.
I’m happy that the reactions after the events were all enthusiastic and that both my conference audience as well as my workshop students took with them useful and inspiring information that will help them in their future fine art work.
This is what one of the students of my workshop says about the experience and I thank him for his wonderful words.:
“As a full-time architectural photographer, this was the first time that I ever had the chance to be in the presence of and learn from someone that is an inspiration. It is a powerful incident in its own right and with that yields a certain phenomenon that is hard to describe but, to put it simply, it enabled me to discover a side of my photography that I knew was there, it just hadn’t been realized yet. By taking it seriously, carefully listening and making notes, and dissecting every piece of information, the amount of knowledge that can be absorbed is astounding.
The intellect that Julia puts forth was way beyond my calculations. She covers the entire spectrum and delves even deeper in relation to the fine art of photography. Completing this workshop left me feeling as if I had more to contribute, like I had entered a new chapter in my career. It gave me a new outlook on what I was capable of and that is nothing if not refreshing. Those feelings and realizations are exactly what I had hoped to receive by studying under Julia. I will forever be indebted to her, it as truly been both an honor and a transformation for myself and my profession.”
Tim Furlong Jr, Louisville, KY , USA – Professional Architectural Photographer
If you want to experience one of my workshops and learn about black and white fine art photography, about (en)Visionography and how to create personal, award-wining photography, both as an idea and vision, as well as how to process it, I’m inviting you to my next workshop that will take place in New York next may, and that I promise you will be even more exciting and interesting than the previous ones. It will also be longer than the Chicago workshop, so we will have more time to study and shoot together the iconic locations of New York City.
Have a look at the details and sign up here: New York (en)Visionography Workshop 2016, May 27-29
Looking forward to meeting you there and working with you!
Julia Anna Gospodarou – (en)Visionographer
Julia Anna Gospodarou is an architect with a Master degree, a multiple award-winning black and white fine art photographer, (en)Visionographer, author and sought-after educator, founder of (en)Visionography™ and Photography Drawing™, author of the best-selling book From Basics to Fine Art – Black and White Photography (co-author Joel Tjintjelaar), with high distinctions in the most important photography competitions worldwide, published internationally in numerous books and magazines, passionate about beauty and trying to spread it into the world.