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MASTERING BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY PROCESSING
VIDEO COURSE – 5.5+ HOURS
ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BLACK & WHITE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
EBOOK – 50+ PAGES
LEARN THE REAL WORKFLOW – EMPOWER YOURSELF – NO EXTRA SOFTWARE NEEDED
You can also order the video course by clicking on this link From Vision to Final Image – Mastering Black and White Photography Processing.
(EN)VISIONOGRAPHY SERIES CONTINUES
After the success of my book From Basics to Fine Art – Black and White Photography and my video tutorial Creating (en)Visionography – Long Exposure, Architecture, Fine Art Photography, answering to many requests I received from you all, I’m happy to announce that my new extensive video course Mastering Black and White Photography Processing is now available.
BLACK & WHITE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY FROM START TO FINISH
6 MODULES – 50+ VIDEO SECTIONS PACKED WITH KNOWLEDGE
WORK WITH THE SOFTWARE YOU HAVE – NO NEED TO BUY ANY EXTRA PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS, PANELS, PRESETS, PLUGINS, ETC.
In more than 5.5 hours of video demonstrations, structured on 6 main modules and an impressive number of 50+ video sections, each of them treating a different aspect of creating a black and white fine art photograph, with an accent on extensive advanced post-processing, this video course will give you the tools that you were searching for a long time and will set you free as a black and white photography artist.
You can watch below a short video preview of the course on Youtube. If you prefer you can watch it on Vimeo too.
CREATE MORE THAN PHOTOGRAPHY. CREATE ART.
WITH JULIA ANNA GOSPODAROU
How many times did you wonder what black and white fine art photography really is and how you can create it?
How many times did you wonder how you can express yourself in shades of gray?
How many times did you wonder how you can create those black and white photographs that seem to be alive and are filled with so much meaning?
How many times did you wonder how to create those three-dimensional shapes by using black, white, and all the 255 shades of gray?
This course is an answer to all those questions and many more. In more than 5.5 hours you will be able to dive into the secrets of creating black and white fine art photography from the sparkle of vision until the final image. You will discover Julia Anna Gospodarou’s acclaimed signature workflow for processing black and white fine art photography, Photography Drawing.
Taught by an internationally award-winning photographer and architect who has taught thousands of students as a photography educator and mentor, in workshops, lectures and personal tuition, From Vision to Final Image – Mastering Black and White Photography Processing will teach you how to conceive, shoot and process your black and white fine art images from start to finish.
Julia Anna Gospodarou has spent more than 30 years immersed in the fields of art, photography, and architectural design, as a professional photographer, workshop instructor, lecturer, and master architect. She has gathered all that knowledge and is sharing it through her courses and books. You will see an outstanding example of that knowledge in this video course, stretching over hours of presentations and practical demonstrations, with hundreds of post-processing tips and tricks next to advanced methods of creating the best black and white fine art photography. You will learn how to use your vision, your photography equipment, and your processing software at their highest level.
Julia Anna Gospodarou believes that your vision, your camera, and your processing software are equally important when creating fine art photography. The result of this creation process is what she calls (en)Visionography – the act of creating more than photography by using these three tools, the act of creating ART.
PROCESSING WITH PHOTOGRAPHY DRAWING
A UNIQUE INTUITIVE APPROACH
Over the years, my students have unanimously declared my processing method Photography Drawing the easiest and most intuitive advanced processing method for black and white photography. Why? Because this method starts with understanding light and shadow and does not request you to be a Photoshop guru.
The software will always be your friend, but using it effectively, without making things complicated, is an art, and this is the art I am teaching you in this video course.
There are so many software tools promising you perfect photographs, from miraculous presets, to actions, to secret automated techniques with fancy names and whatnot. What you may not know is that all these automated tools rely on Photoshop to deliver you something you can learn to do yourself and do it even better, and with that, you can become free.
My dream is to empower all photographers to become the artists they already are in their hearts, and this is what I am doing with my teaching work, in my workshops, mentoring courses, books, tutorials etc. This course is aimed at just that – giving you the freedom and the power to be an artist.
You will do that by learning how to use not only your imagination and talent to conceive an image, but also how to create this image in practice, from the act of shooting it with your camera all the way to processing the image, so it becomes the vision in your mind.
True art is simple. True art is based on understanding the essence and using your tools in the most efficient way. If you manage to do that, you will become the artist you dream of being without needing to struggle with the technical part. This is what you will learn in this course.
Fine Art Photography can be easy, after all.
NOT ONLY A VIDEO COURSE BUT ALSO A 50-PAGE EBOOK AS A BONUS
ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BLACK & WHITE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
From Vision to Final Image – Mastering Black and White Photography Processing comes with the 50+-page eBook Ultimate Guide to Black & White Fine Art Photography that analyzes the practical and theoretical principles of great black and white fine art photography with plenty of examples in award-winning photographs, which will be the perfect addition to this course.
Remember, this method is not about learning every single tool in Photoshop. You don’t need that. This method is about using your processing software smartly. Like always in life, it is better to work smart, not hard.
IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?
This course is for you, either you are just starting out with black and white photography or you are an advanced photographer looking to refine your black and white photography, from the process of creation all the way to the concrete steps of using your software to create art. Even if you are a color photographer, you will learn many things from this course, since many of the principles and techniques we study here apply to fine art photography in general.
I created this video course to share with all the photographers who want to find freedom in their work the way I have found that freedom myself, through using my photography tools in the most efficient way to create the vision I have in mind. Just like you, I have started from nothing in photography and post-processing, like we all do, and I found along the way some amazing ways of using my tools that I want you to know too.
I have worked closely with hundreds of students, and I know what the things that challenge them are. This course responds to those challenges and many more, making your life as a photographer and artist easier and more enjoyable. You will learn the tools that will allow you to go through the process of creation without effort and struggle, from creating your vision to making it reality in your image through post-processing.
I can’t promise you the Moon, but I promise you artistic freedom.
If you want all this, then this course is for you.
WHAT SKILLS YOU NEED
From Vision to Final Image – Mastering Black and White Photography Processing is for both advanced and less advanced photographers. The only prerequisite is for you to have a general idea about your camera and software. We will take care of the rest. During my work with students over the years, I had great results teaching this method both with advanced students and less experienced ones.
Most of the techniques presented in this course can be applied using any post-processing software because most of them are based on understanding the fundamentals and using them in the best way.
However, my experience over the years after trying everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) is that the software that gives you the most freedom in post-processing, especially in fine art photography, is Photoshop, so I highly encourage you to use it. You don’t need to learn all the gimmicks and so-called advanced techniques in Photoshop just for the sake of learning them. What you need is to use well its important tools, and this is what you will learn in this course. If you do that, no one can catch you!
HIGH QUALITY, HIGH DEFINITION. YOURS FOR LIFE
The video files are Full HD quality and downloadable.
You own the video course. No need to watch it online, as in the case of many other photography courses. You can watch it time and again now or in one year. It doesn’t expire.
The video files of this course being Full HD quality, their size is considerable, so you will need a fast internet connection to download them more quickly.
The download contains 7 video files and 2 PDF files. Make sure you download everything.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Photography Drawing Method – First WHY, and then HOW
There are many courses about post-processing out there, but none like this. Why? Because this course teaches post-processing in close relation to building an artistic vision and understanding how you can control and transform light based on how people react to it. It is not only about knowing the technique but about knowing how to use that technique to give life to your vision.
Vison is what makes you a fine art photographer. Technique with no vision only makes you a good retoucher.
This video course will teach you black and white photography processing in-depth, but it is not only a processing course, in the technical sense of the word. Except for the technique, you will also learn what is even more important – the WHY behind the how – the WHY of the work with vision, and the WHY of the work with light.
In this course and eBook, you will learn the secrets of the original method called Photography Drawing created by Julia Anna Gospodarou that transforms a two-dimensional image taken by the camera into a three-dimensional photograph, where volumes come to life and light shapes the forms. You will learn how to create the three-dimensional shapes you see in Julia’s work so you can make your images come to life too.
You may have heard about this method of conceiving and processing B&W photography from other photographers or from other online sources, but this is the first time this method is publicly presented in an analytical way, except for workshops or personal tuition. It is a method implemented by the author in her work, and then perfected and shared with her students for almost 10 years. It is a method that brought her more than 80 international awards and distinctions for her work over the years.
Photography Drawing is already used by numerous photographers in the black and white photography community to create images that brought them many awards and a career in black and white photography. Some are even using it without knowing its name, after learning it from others.
You have now the chance to learn this method from the source, from where it all started, and you can now learn it the right way.
This is a universal processing method that can be applied to images ranging from architecture to landscape, portrait, or even street photography.
More to learn:
- Working with Layers and Blending Modes beyond the obvious that you probably already know.
- Working with simple and complex selections to fully control the distribution of light in the image with my method Photography Drawing, considered revolutionary by those who learned it and are using it.
- Simple to advanced ways of using masks to selectively work on different areas of the image.
- The technique of using luminosity masks to get the utmost control of selective intensities of light.
- Extensive Work in Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz Labs, Etc.
- Much MUCH more
WHAT SOFTWARE YOU NEED?
WHAT IF YOU USE DIFFERENT SOFTWARE?
We will be working extensively both in Lightroom and in Photoshop, learning what each of them does best and how to combine them with the best plugins on the market. This workflow focuses on giving you the maximum efficiency of your tools, so you take full control of your software and use it to turn your vision into reality.
However, even if you do not use Lightroom or Photoshop, you can apply these techniques in a similar way in Camera RAW, Capture One, or DxO PhotoLab, for instance, or in a different software of your choice. The name of the tools and the way you apply them may be a little different, but the principles will be the same, and they can be adapted to many different pieces of software.
To apply and master this workflow, you do not need to purchase any additional software and you do not need any additional Photoshop panels that may be circulating. These PS panels are anyway based on commands in Photoshop that are grouped together, they are a collection of Photoshop actions, and are not independent pieces of software working with an original method like Topaz Labs or other classic plug-ins. So the best is to learn how to do the Processing in Photoshop directly, without intermediaries.
Photoshop and this is what will give you the most control over your images. The most important thing in B&W photography is how to work with light and how to understand shapes, volumes and their interaction with light and this is something I explain in detail in the course.
From Vision to Final Image – Mastering Black and White Photography Processing is packed with big and small tips and tricks, with smart ways of dealing with the most important challenges of black and white fine art processing.
This is not a niche course with techniques that not even their author can apply without a hefty manual in front of them. It is a course that will teach you how to make the best out of the most important techniques, how to think outside the box, and find ways of approaching conceiving and editing your images in a way you will not find elsewhere online or offline.
This course will give you plenty of Aha moments, and you will find yourself at every step thinking “Wow! I didn’t think about that this way. I can do that too!”.
HOW IS THIS COURSE DIFFERENT FROM “CREATING (EN)VISIONOGRAPHY” VIDEO TUTORIAL IN THE (EN)VISIONOGRAPHY SERIES?
If you haven’t watched the video tutorial or read the book, I would warmly recommend studying those resources in combination with this course.
This course is going more in-depth than Creating (en)Visionography, and, being a video course, it is more practical than the book. In this course, I may refer to some things that I’m writing about in the book or referring to in the first video tutorial, but to understand them more in-depth you will need to also read the book and watch the first video tutorial.
A large part of the course is focused on post-processing and the practical applied things you need to do to create the final image.
So I could say that my book From Basics to Fine Art and my video tutorial Creating (en)Visionography are the more theoretical parts of your learning process, elaborating more on the vision part, on the work in the field, and only partially on the post-processing side, while From Vision to Final Image will be the more practical part of your learning process, focused on editing black and white fine art photography, and talking about vision and about capturing the image as prerequisites for the post-processing work.
You can also order the video course by clicking on this link From Vision to Final Image – Mastering Black and White Photography Processing.
I hope you will enjoy it and it will be useful for your photography, either you are an advanced photographer or just starting out. The course has plenty of inspiration for both cases.
I would be more than grateful if you could send me your testimonial after you watch the course and read the accompanying ebook. You can send me a testimonial by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using this link Leave Your Testimonial.
“Julia Anna, just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your latest tutorial. I downloaded it on the day of its release and have just completed watching all the chapters. I found it enlightening and opened my mind to alternatives to my creativity. Whilst I am fairly comfortable with the technical aspect of processing, the one element and to me the most important, the artistic aspect, is something I know I need to develop more. Watching you go through your processing workflow has been a revelation and now I feel I can begin to look at my work from a totally different perspective. For that, I am truly grateful and forever thankful and now look forward to moving forward in my own artistic journey. Kind regards” – Jim S.
“I bought the course. My first impression is that it’s a great advanced course. A great case full of tools, techniques and inspiration. I will need a lot of time and energy to then implement the vision of my pictures. But nothing comes from nothing. Many Thanks.” – Ralf G.
“I just bought your last course a couple of days ago. It has been so rewarding to watch this. I still struggle a bit with the quality of my selections but I am slowly getting there. Today I posted my first image processed with your technique here on IG. If you bother to see you will understand that I still have a lot to learn about light. But for me this is a huge leap in the right direction. Thank you so much for teaching me the new techniques.” – Jan Eigil M.
“I absolutely loved the new video and book. Thank you so much.
I purchased Julia’s new video, From Vision To Final Image-Mastering B&W Photography, on the day it was released. I must say, it’s the best investment I made regarding the advancing of my ability to visualize and process images.
In five and a half hours Julia took me through the complete process. The visualization, the exposure, the processing. Nothing was left out. The information presented impressed me. It’s not a recipe to follow to get the same flavour every time, but a set of principles to follow to achieve my vision.
I’m no stranger to Julia (I sometimes tease her that I want to be as good as her when I grow up). I’ve followed her for many years. I have her book, and I’ve studied her tutorials. Yet, this new video is enlightening, and I’ll be re-watching it several times.
If you are intent on improving, and honing your black and white photography then this video course is definitely a must-have in your library. And, a must-watch.” – Mike H.
“I was so excited to receive the news about your course. I did not have a chance to attend your live (physical or on-line) workshops and I guess this is the next best option for me. The videos are excellent as they give me a very good helicopter overview of how your whole process works. After watching your videos, they cleared up many of my questions/gaps and now I have a better overall understanding of how to create fine art architectural photos.
I enjoy your teaching videos a lot and look forward to you publishing more such series in the coming future.” – Peter M.
“I am enjoying very much this course, in fact I will develop some pictures i have from the past following your advice, let’s see how it goes.
Julia Anna’s approach in her “Mastering BW processing” videos is really outstanding. She has helped me understand step by step the process and the tricks behind the processing BW. This course is the perfect companion to the previous set of videos in which the capturing process was analyzed.” – Julen J.
“I purchased the video, after seeing a link to a sample YouTube segment, and I am very happy with my purchase! I knew most of the techniques used, but hadn’t equated them to edit in that way. Very interesting and artistic! I love the humor in your lessons too. I can’t wait to see more of your incredible work!!” – Aaron N.
“Thank you for your wonderful course From Vision to Final Image. Until now it was, without a personal course, hard to understand how the post-processing took place. And now, this course makes everything (a lot) clear, from Vision to the Final Image. The image below I made it, inspired by you, on my own way, now I will do it again. Thank you so much for this video course. It will help me a lot.” – Ferdinand de G.
“This is the rare course that covers both the artistic vision side ”the why” behind your images, and the technical ”how to” side of it. If you’re a fan of Julia Anna’s work in any way this course is for you. It is the photography equivalent of a world-class magician revealing all of his magical tricks. As ”Spinal Tap” famously coined, Julia Anna has turned this course ”up to eleven.” – Lance S.
“The course is excellent. I am working my way through the videos and they are extremely clear and helpful. I have always wanted to learn how to produce fine art architectural images. I have watched a lot of videos but they always have all the isolated sections done. Here Julia Anna actually shows how to create the separate areas that we can then work on. That one lesson is worth the cost of the course. So glad I bought this course.” – Phillip Z.
“I must say the course is excellent. I’ve been a fan of you for a long time. I’ve bought all the books and videos. Some real lightbulb moments for me. “ – Fergal O.
“I am completely satisfied with all three (en)Visionography courses with video training that I have purchased. They begin with a brief overview of transforming a picture into a vision. The author’s explanation of the emotional nature of the creative process and the cultivation of perception are superb. The technical methods are clearly explained and satisfying results were produced quicker than I had anticipated. The courses have been motivating and aroused a new level of passion to just get out there and experience the world differently. Please keep them coming.
I watched a few of your youtube videos. They too were excellent and I’m sure would benefit photographers of any skill level. Congratulations on your latest efforts and happy clicking.” – Bruce M.
“I find your work deeply inspiring. I have enjoyed all your videos and written material but I particularly appreciate the approach you have taken in this latest video in showing us the whole process from start to finish. It is a wonderful learning tool.” – Louise S.
“I’m working through your excellent and inspiring course. Thank you for sharing your insights, both aesthetic, technical and metaphysical.” – Gerald V.
“Julia Anna’s approach, (en)Visonography, is a game-changer for anyone looking to improve their Fine Art Photography.” – Larry D.
“Julia Anna changed the way I see, the way I approach a subject, the way I react to light, and the way I process my images.“ – Jim W.
“What a wonderful instructive course which has really inspired me to perfect my B&W fine art photography. I learned so much as Julia Anna shared her processing methodology in full and easy to follow detail.” – Alan T.
You can find more testimonials at this link Julia Anna Gospodarou Testimonials.
FURTHER STUDY RESOURCES
FINE ART BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY, ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY, LONG EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY
You can find more resources about fine art black and white photography, (en)Visionography, long exposure photography and architecture photography in my extensive collection of photography tutorials. To receive my future tutorials directly via email you can subscribe to my website.
Learn more about how to create fine art photography, from vision to processing and the final image in my video course From Vision to Final Image – Mastering Black and White Photography Processing, in my video tutorial Long Exposure, Architecture, Fine Art Photography – Creating (en)Visionography, in my book From Basics to Fine Art – Black and White Photography, or by attending one of my workshops.
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Julia Anna Gospodarou is an internationally acclaimed award-winning photographer, an architect with a Master’s degree, a best-selling author, and a highly sought-after educator, teaching workshops and lecturing around the world. Founder of (en)Visionography™ and creator of Photography Drawing™, author of the best-selling book From Basics to Fine Art – Black and White Photography, multiple times awarded in the most important photography competitions worldwide (Two-Time International Photography Awards IPA Photographer of the Year 2016 & 2021, World Photography Awards SWPA Top 10 Finalist, and Hasselblad Masters Top 10 Finalist, as well as 100+ more awards), widely published internationally in books and magazines, Julia is passionate about art and photography and striving to spread the ideas of fine art photography and (en)Visionography all over the world.