Joel (Julius) Tjintjelaar

Joel (Julius) Tjintjelaar

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International award winning (IPA 2014, IPA 2012, IPA 2011, IPA 2010 and SWPA 2010) Black and White photographer / Educator / Author. 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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Post-processing, technique and vision

Published May 27th, 2011

Black and white fine-art photographer Cole Thompson once said that a photograph consists of 1/3 the shot (technique), 1/3 post-processing and 1/3 vision. I agree with him and maybe add to it that I think that a shot is 1/4 the shot, 1/4 the post-processing and 1/2 vision. You can learn technique, you can learn post-processing, and it's possible to even learn to form a vision. But that's the hardest part. Without vision the shot and the post-processing becomes quite arbitrary and any shot would look quite mediocre even if you'd use the most advanced post-processing techniques and a high-end camera that has no secrets for you. But with a cheap camera combined with some basic post-processing skills and great artistic vision you can create world-class shots. So I'd recommend to think about vision. How do you see the world? What is your perception of the world and all things in it? How do you want to approach your photography? What do you want to convey? What is your vision?

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The need for post-processing

Published May 27th, 2011

I don't believe in SOOC shots. I believe in the artistic result and in the visualization of the artist of how he/she sees the world. A camera is just a piece of hardware with no mind, no soul, no artisticity, just an object that records a situation, unbiased and emotionless. I'm not interested in the vision of a piece of hardware, I'm only interested in the vision of the artist with a mind and soul, who will alter the image to his reality. It's the difference between photography and art.

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Why Black and White?

Published May 27th, 2011

I love Black and White photography because with the removal of color the essence of objects, situations, sceneries and people can become more visible. Can become more visible because it's up to you what you do with contrasts, light, shapes and lines to emphasize the essence, or what you see as the essence - no colors that will seduce the eye, only emotion that will capture the heart. If you do it right...

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