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EXPLORED - March 7th, 2015
– Pennzoil Place, Houston, TX – Arch. Philip Johnson -
blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/equivalents-i-pennzoil-place...
Much more about how I create my images + a demo of my entire processing workflow at Athens Workshop March 28-29. Only a couple spots left. blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/athens-workshop-2015/
The start of a new series and maybe a new direction in my work, a direction not so minimalistic as before, with more complex subjects and relations among them. As always, my images are born from my experiences and I'm trying to tell my stories through them - through black, white and shades of gray, through lines and shapes.
See in my blog post above the whole story of the image, the tech side and a video about its creation.
I call this series Equivalents as an homage to Alfred Stieglitz, the “father”of fine art photography, the one who used this word for the first time in the beginning of 20th Century to create the first abstract photography series in history, when he shot more than 200 photographs of clouds deprived of any other context, aiming with this series to capture only the feeling in his images and to find a channel of communication with the viewer beyond known shapes or subjects. This is what I aim for too when creating (en)Visionography. To communicate with the viewer through symbols, and I create these symbols by using architectural shapes and shades of gray.
I shot this image on a trip I made to Houston, TX, together with my friend and wonderful photographer Mabry Campbell Check out his work, it's fantastic. Houston is an amazing city and Mabry knows everything about it so I got the best of what this city has to offer.
Shot with Formatt Hitech Filters ProStop ND filters 10+6 stops. Nowadays I'm using only Firecrest 16, which is THE filter to shoot long exposure.
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EXPLORED - December 15th, 2014
An (en)Visionographic Chicago Story
_Trump Tower & IBM Building Chicago – Arch. Adrian Smith & Mies van der Rohe_
Full article on my blog: blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/fluid-time-v-aligning-paths-...
My new image in the series Fluid Time is here. The fifth image in the series, and again showing two of the most representative and beautiful buildings of Chicago. I'm only posting the image today, together with a few details and I invite you to have a look on my book “From Basics to Fine Art – B&W Photography”, co-author Joel Tjintjelaar, to see many more details about how I created my images in this series and how I create my photography generally
In addition, because I've been asked many times to talk about my work in a video form, I decided to do it for this image and I put up a 30 minute video tutorial about the creation of this image that I will post over the next few days on my blog. I hope it will give some answers to the questions I've been asked about my work.
TECHNICAL DATA
TECHNIQUE: Long Exposure base image combined with short exposure.
LE image: T/S LE = Tilt-Shift Long Exposure, 241.0 sec. @ f/4, ISO 100
SE image: T/S SE = Tilt-Shift Short Exposures, 1/320 sec. @ f/3.5, ISO 100
Canon 5D MKIII, TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
- T/S lens settings:
8.5 degrees - maximum tilt, 12mm – maximum shift (rise)
- 10+6 stops Formatt Hitech Filters ProStop IRND Filters
- Circular Polarizer
PROCESSING:
- LR5, PS CC , Topaz Labs B&W Effects +Topaz DeNoise + Topaz Detail + DxO View Point
Last but not least, I'll have another pleasant surprise in a few days.
It is related to my status as Image Master for the internationally renowned software Dxo Labs and it will be a very instructive and interesting event we are planning together. More details in a few days on my blog, but you can be a part of it too.

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Brooklyn Bridge looking over Manhattan – you can see the 8 Spruce Street Frank Gehry building being built in the distance.
An older image that I haven't posted publicly yet (except for the book From Basics to Fine Art) and that I felt today that it was time for it to see the light of day. I do this with quite a few of my images. I keep them for myself for a while. It might seem a bit selfish to do this, but for me it's part of the creation of a photograph, and it might take years till an image is ready to be seen. Some will never be seen, probably. I don't know what I will do with an image when I finish it. Or rather, I consider an image finished the moment it is ready to leave me. It can stay on my hard disk finished for a long time before anyone else sees it. Why? It's part of the creation process, part of the “ritual”. Creating needs time, it needs to be lived, it needs to be for myself first and then for other eyes. I need to live with my images before I show them to the world. This image made me think about different things over time. It's a multiple metaphor for me. It makes me think about the force of dreams, but also about the force of constraints that rule our lives, it makes me think about different worlds that are coexisting but don't touch, about imagination that transcends any obstacle, and it makes me think about the world we live in, the networking world and its huge benefits but also its limitations. A whole world living in the inter-space between reality and science-fiction... we are here now that you are looking at this photo...
Shot in 2009 with a Sony Cyber-shot DCS-H5, a bridge camera I used in the past when traveling.
If you're wondering, my next image will come soon and it will be from Chicago, a new piece in my Fluid Time T/S blur series.
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_Hancock Tower, Chicago – Architects SOM_
The 3rd part of my (en)Visionographic Chicago Story. This is one of the tallest (344 m), most impressive and fascinating buildings of the Windy City.
Also, I'm launching my new photography workshop. Meet me on November 15-16 at ATHENS 2014 Fine Art Architectural Photography Workshop. Hope to see you there for a new fine art experience in Athens.
blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/athens-2014-workshop/

Technical Data:
– Technique: T/S LE = Tilt + Shift + Long Exposure
– Camera settings: 393.0 sec. @ f/6.3, ISO 100
– Shot with Canon 5D MK3 & TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
– T/S settings – 8.5 degrees oblique tilt at 45 degrees rotation, 12mm shift (rise)
– Filters: 10+6 stops Formatt Hitech Filters ProStop IRND
Processing:
– LR5, PS CS6, Topaz B&W Effects 2+Topaz DeNoise 5 + Topaz Detail 3

I processed this image, just as I do with all my work by using the method of Photography Drawing™, that I’m explaining in my book From Basics to Fine Art sites.fastspring.com/juliaannagospodarou/product/frombasi... – co-author Joel Tjintjelaar, specially applied here to T/S images.
This method is all about learning to see the objects as volumes and learning how to show them so they look real, even when they are surreal. It’s a very logical method if you understand the essence. If you want to see how I do it live come to my workshop in November where I will show it.


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_FLUID TIME IV – Stopping Time - Vision and Making Of_
_Wrigley Building & Trump Tower – Chicago_
A new image in the T/S LE series Fluid Time and a new “Vision & Making of” post on my blog with the details of my creative and editing process with the method of Photography Drawing PhtD™.
blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/vision-making-of-fluid-time-...
A complex image created from 4 captures with lots of work in building the base for my (en)Visionography. I can say I sweated for this image. You'll see why in the small video tutorial I posted together with the image. YouTube: youtu.be/gGj0z0PPa9Q Vimeo: vimeo.com/102982904
For more info on everything: vision, (en)Visionography, Photography Drawing, B&W processing and more, you can read the book From Basics to Fine Art by me and Joel Tjintjelaar The best thing with the book: you can read about Joel's methods and tricks too, not only about mines, so you'll get a 2 in one dose of fine art - or should I say overdose? : ) Order the book here: sites.fastspring.com/juliaannagospodarou/product/frombasi...
Technical Data:
Canon 5D MK3 + T/S lens Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II + 10+6=16 stops Formatt Hitech Filters JT edition IRND ProStop filters + Circular Polarizer
T/S settings – 8.5 degrees - maximum tilt, 12mm – maximum shift (rise)
LE shot: 241.0 sec. @ f/4, ISO 100
SE shots: 1/500 sec. @ f/3.5, ISO 100
Processing:
LR + PS CS6 + Topaz Labs BW Effects + DeNoise + Detail + ReMask + DxO Labs View Point
Topaz 15% discount with code “juliaannagospodarou” from www.topazlabs.com/782.html Topaz Adjust promotion: 50% off with code “augadjust” - August 13-31, same link.
But no more words here. See everything in a better presentation on my blog.
Cheers everyone and happy summer!!!

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