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Joel (Julius) Tjintjelaar

International award-winning (IPA 2014, IPA 2012, IPA 2011, IPA 2010 and SWPA 2010) Black and White photographer | Educator | Author.
Since April 2019 I released B&W Artisan Pro X for B&W editing.
B&W Artisan Pro Xis a Photoshop panel for pure and technically unrestricted B&W editing. The software is designed and developed by Joel Tjintjelaar with the objective to fully automate his entire manual workflow, iSGM, into this software. A manual workflow that was developed by Joel in 2010 with the objective to completely control an image and create atmospheric and dimensional depth in photos, and has been adopted by thousands of B&W photographers, the world over. Many of them have become award-winning photographers and respected B&W instructors themselves.
This software does what no other B&W editing software can do in an intuitive and easy way: creating dimensional and atmospheric depth using dynamic gradients (new for version X) and Joel’s method of ‘restore’ to shape lighting effects (new for version X) with unmatched subtlety and accuracy. The new Special FX feature adds even more subtle lighting effects to give 3D depth to buildings. Local darkening/lightening or contrast adjustments are done intuitively with quick and rough lasso selections, for fast and accurate adjustments. The technology under the hood consists of automatic variable feathering and automatic and variable counter-gradients (new for version X) to ensure subtle but very accurate blending of adjustments with adjacent areas. More info on my website www.bwvison.com
If you're interested in how to create images like I do, then check out the best selling book on B&W fine-art photography that I co-authored with Julia Anna Gospodarou. Or you could consider purchasing my recently released (Nov 2014) video tutorial B&W Masterclass Speed Workflow using my own developed method iSGM2.0 (iSGM integrated with luminosity masks) or my older (May 2013) and best selling B&W Long Exposure Masterclass video tutorial using iSGM1.0 (iSGM only without luminosity masks). You can read all about it, together with many free tutorials on Long exposure, Architectural and B&W photography on my website.
Owner of BWVision.com - your source for everything related to B&W fine art photography
Awards:
- International Photography Awards 2014 (IPA2014) - 1st in Architecture Category Professionals
- International Photography Awards 2012 (IPA2012) - 2nd in Architecture Category Professionals
- International Photography Awards 2011 (IPA2011) - 1st in Architecture Category Non-Professionals
- International Photography Awards 2010 (IPA2010) - 2nd in Bridges Category Non-Professionals
- Sony World Photography Awards 2010 (SWPA2010) - Finalist in the landscape category

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