NEW 2018 WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENTS!
FINE ART LONG EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
TORONTO, ICELAND, BERLIN & NEW YORK
Please join us for a 5-day tour of Iceland from July 11-15, 2018! The workshop includes accommodations for 8 people and some of the most iconic locations in this land of fire and ice. Please click here or the banner for more details. We look forward to seeing you there!
Berlin has a beautiful mystique about its character as a city. Its rich history and futuristic architecture offers so much to the photographer. Please join us for a 3-day workshop in the heart of the city from July 6-8, 2018. Please click here or on the banner for more information.
Toronto. Also known as T.dot, T.O. and the 6ix. The city offers many photographic opportunities around every corner. During this workshop from May 25-27, 2018, we will explore many of the quintessential sites of this great city. The workshop also takes place during Doors Open Toronto! Please feel free to click here or on the logo below for more details.
I am also available for 1:1 instruction or small group instruction for those interested throughout most of the year. Please inquire through my contact page.
NEW YORK 2018-2019
Join me for 1:1 or a small group workshop in NYC! Spaces are limited to 4-5 participants. Please contact me here for more details.
Here is what participants are saying about the workshops and mentoring services:
“John, I want to thank you for the terrific long exposure workshop this weekend. It was great. Your presentation on Friday in particular was one of the best explanations of any photo topic I have seen. I learned so much from that. Thanks for sharing your wonderful city of Toronto with us. It was delightful! Your calm and patient demeanor was very important to learning.” – Janet C.
“I have been on more than 12 photo workshops and yours has been the most organized and the most comprehensive. I am glad that I have met you.” Stephen R.
“Thank you so much for the great workshop, it was a real eye-opener of fine art BW photography, I will continue to improve my skills that I learned from this class.” Janice W.
“I attended John’s workshop in Dubai in 2015. When I saw that John was going there for a 2 day workshop, I immediately planned my trip! I only knew John through social networks. His photography is absolutely amazing and I didn`t want miss the chance to meet him and learn from him.
Besides his exceptional talent in photography, John is a great teacher too. He explained to all of us all the little tips that make a photo stand out from the rest. He talked about the “EAFA” [Eclectic Aesthetic Fine Art] philosophy and how to use it in a practical way when approaching any subject from composition to post-processing.
I was very happy,with my experience overall and not only because l learned a lot from him but equally because I had a chance to see what a wonderful person he is and how ready he always is to help you at any moment and gave you his best from his heart.
Thank you John for this workshop! This was the type of workshop that I dreamt of when I was flying to Dubai. I can’t recommend it enough!” ~ Solon Malkas, Pro Photographer, Athens, Greece
“I attended John’s workshop in Dubai and I was overwhelmed with his willingness to share his knowledge. He encouraged everyone to look at the world from a different perspective and welcomed everybody’s opinion and point of view. He combines the principles of design and aesthetics with a psychological approach to produce exquisite masterpieces of fine art. I learnt so much! Can’t recommend him enough.” ~ Marita D. R.
“What can I say, John’s workshop in Dubai was incredible!
I was lucky enough to enjoy both of the two days, and it has given my photography a new life. We started by discussing some of John’s work, and more broadly what makes Fine Art photography. I think that every photographer or artist would find this discussion fascinating, as everyone has a different opinion as to ‘what is art?’. This discussion progressed into a conversation about ‘Vision Drawing’ (please, read John’s website to find out more!), but needless to say this got everyone engaged and feeling creative.
The second half of the workshop progressed into practical post production techniques. I am a beginner with Photoshop, and I had only used it previously to crudely blend different exposures. However, John’s patience and teaching prowess has helped me fully grasp new features of the software, applying it first to a photograph he had taken, and then later onto my own images.
Thanks John!!” ~ Kit B.
“This was my first workshop for fine art black and white which I attended and it met and surpassed all my expectations and was an absolutely incredible experience. John is a great teacher and a great photographer. He puts a lot of effort into working with each member of the workshop individually giving tips and tricks to pull the best out of each person. I personally learnt so much and it was a bad luck we got in a bad weather during the workshop which held back our shooting experience. I highly recommend John to anyone! I hope to meet him again!” ~ Vineet S.
“I first stumbled onto John Kosmopoulos from the Topaz Labs Blog article on his ‘Oramagraphy’ or Vision Drawings. I was captivated by the lines, patterns and light so prominently displayed in his artwork. When I went to his website, I discovered his ‘Archistracts and Euclidian Jazz’ series and was promptly blown away. Conceptually coining the phrase ‘archistract’ as a photographic discipline (a conglomeration of the terms architecture and abstract ) his architectural abstract series is nothing short of amazing. The gallery features BGW (Black Gray White) images distinctly and geometrically euclidian – essential angles & arcs, lines & light, parallels & polygons – alluring, brilliant…compelling. In addition, John is willing to share his considerable knowledge with emerging photographers as colleague and mentor (by way of personal testimony, his technique and workflow tips have proven invaluable in the development of my own artistic vision). As an engineer I applaud his minimalist form and perspective; as an artist I appreciate what he is saying – and his work speaks volumes.” Frank V.
“I cannot speak highly enough of the weekend workshop in Long Exposure Architectural Photography that I took with John and Marc. They are both warm and approachable and humbly shared their wealth of knowledge with us over the weekend. It was obvious how passionate they are about photography, and this makes for the best kind of teacher! They spent a lot of time with each of us, committed to helping us apply the techniques we learned over the weekend. I came away from the weekend feeling charged up and inspired about my own photography. I look forward to their next workshop!” – Leslie G.
“I recently participated in the Long Exposure photography workshop in Toronto and it was a terrific experience. John and Marc are both dedicated to the success of their students and have teaching styles that complement each other. They provide a good balance of theoretical, practical and hands-on teaching — and both are eager to share their considerable talents, technical expertise and enthusiasm with participants. In a very full weekend, I learned the fundamentals of long exposure fine art photography, made some great images, and I’m now hooked!” – Ron C.
SPONSORS: The workshops are being sponsored by Formatt-Hitech, Xume Adapters, Topaz Labs, Camerapixo Magazine & 500px! We will be offering participants amazing prizes during the workshop.