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Helen Sotiriadis is a photographer, architect, teacher and writer based in Athens, Greece.
She specializes in landscape, portrait, architectural and fine art photography and has a teaching career that spans over two decades, having delivered hundreds of seminars on computer-aided design and photo editing. Her photos and articles have been published internationally.
She has immersed herself in several cultures, and is in a unique position to see both North America and Greece, where she has lived extensively, as both a native and a visitor.
Helen started shooting regularly late in her career, and her enthusiasm is still fresh -- so in addition to her evocative images of daily sights and beautiful locations, she is known for her contagious excitement over new subjects and techniques, and her patient skill in conveying what she's learned to others. She finds great satisfaction in helping others learn to use their new cameras, edit their photos, capture memories, or fulfill their curiosity, hunger for discovery and personal creativity.
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 350D
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 fisheye
Canon EFS 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 2x II extender
Sigma 18-200 f/3.5-6.3
various flashes, filters, tripods, accessories, etc.
software of choice:
digital photo professional
note: i routinely block blank profiles, accounts without buddy icons and accounts with imbalances of posts to faves.
- Worldwide Photo Walk 2014 - Walk Leader Competition 331 photos, 404 members
- Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2014 Athens - Monastiraki 241 photos, 28 members
- Loukanikos the Protest Dog 47 photos, 5 members
- Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2014 21,014 photos, 3,591 members
- scott kelby worldwide photo walk 2013 -- athens 173 photos, 22 members
- Canon EOS 6D Group 32,003 photos, 606 members
- Canon EOS 6D - Official Group 378,236 photos, 12,815 members
- scott kelby worldwide photo walk 2012 -- athens 274 photos, 27 members
- The Art of Photography Podcast 215,137 photos, 12,113 members
- Loukanikos 58 photos, 14 members
- macronaut 7,136 photos, 486 members
- urbanabstractions 5,498 photos, 222 members
- SIR HENRY AND CO. 39,738 photos, 1,301 members
- NASAJPL Meteor Shower Group 243 photos, 432 members
- The Photographer's Ephemeris 941 photos, 206 members
- The World at Night 11,360 photos, 811 members
- Macrostract 6,499 photos, 427 members
- Carl Sagan Celebration 150 photos, 125 members
- Eclectic Aesthetic 48,525 photos, 1,192 members
- Takara 3,232 photos, 176 members
- Andzer's & Marakida's Selection 1,317 photos, 124 members
- MOO (MiniCards, Business Cards & More, Printed by MOO) 14,236 photos, 13,017 members
- Astronomy, Stars, Planets and Space 36,100 photos, 3,259 members
- Galileoscope 231 photos, 95 members
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L (IS) USM 94,782 photos, 7,446 members
- Live Long and Prosper 327 photos, 119 members
- Getty Images on Flickr 0 photos, 16,966 members
- Parthenon Marbles & The Acropolis Museum 1,352 photos, 412 members
- Canon 10-22mm Group, Landscapes..No Hand of Man. 2,446 photos, 195 members
- maxiMinistract 207 photos, 37 members
- Atmospheric Optics, and Rare Clouds 6,437 photos, 949 members
- star trek fans 1,824 photos, 194 members
- Greek Lover 17,991 photos, 747 members
- 50mm (The original 50mm group) 1,311,151 photos, 60,901 members
- Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM. 192,374 photos, 15,964 members
- Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM 101,037 photos, 7,323 members
- Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye 3,403 photos, 451 members
- Canon 15mm Fisheye 11,787 photos, 1,179 members
- Cinnamon Rose Actions and Presets 10,561 photos, 1,253 members
- don't fence me in 10,949 photos, 597 members
- Shutter Sisters 454,468 photos, 12,870 members
- Ministract 37,928 photos, 1,135 members
- Star Trek 8,563 photos, 2,138 members
- Mere Flickr 6 photos, 2 members
- FlickrCentral 9,431,675 photos, 259,513 members
- Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 29,592 photos, 5,796 members
- $2 Portraits 714 photos, 901 members
- Greek photographers-Ελληνες φωτογράφοι 153,755 photos, 3,744 members
- Astrophotography - PLEASE READ THE RULES AND NEWS. 94,456 photos, 14,650 members
- Astronomy 104,258 photos, 13,511 members
"Undoubtedly the absolute queen of bokeh. It would be far too easy just to treat Helen's stream as a pure sensual pleasure, and lie back, allowing yourself to be swallowed by the softness, colour, glow, sheer deliciousness. Oops, I think I did ... But that would be selling the huge subtlety and thoughtfulness of this lovely work badly short. I love how you fill a frame - the solicitous details you pick to highlight, the swirling darkness, and light, you bathe them in. You make the mundane absolutely extraordinary - a true talent to aspire to.
My tribute gallery to your work:
March 1st, 2010
"Ask me three of the most creative photographers here in flickr and Helen will surely be one of them!
Her works are simply spell binding! Prepare your "Ohhs" and "Ahhs" because you will be amazed and bewildered by her extra-ordinary works!
Am proud to say that she's an inspiration and ... yes, I have bookmarked three flickr sites and one of them is hers!"
October 20th, 2009
"There are just so many of Helen's pictures that make me think 'I so wish I'd taken that'. At the risk of sounding repetitive Helen is definitely someone who inspires you to want to take great pictures - unfortunately that's not always achievable, unless you are naturally talented like Helen ;-)"
August 29th, 2009
New Talent Modelling says:
"I appreciate Helen for her photography and her artistry…
But I really like her for her mind, how she thinks and how she sees."
August 25th, 2009
Rebecca Tabor Armstrong says:
"Helen is a woman of profound strength, and that strength resonates through her artistry to impact the viewer. Using deep, rich colors and an eye for details and scenic settings, she pursues and captures beauty with each frame. Her compassion as an artist and a friend only strengthens her gift behind the lens."
August 18th, 2009
"Really love Helen's pictures. This stream is very great. Specially appreciate the small DoF pictures.
"un oeil d'artiste !""
July 28th, 2009
C. W. Nielsen says:
"You are an inspiration!
You really are... You are the one that has inspired me to take the pictures I do today!
Your simplicty and capture of color is top notch... Everytime!
And you're not just a topclass photographer, but also a phenomenal human being!
You are a GREAT friend! One of the best!
I'm so happy I stumbled over you, because you have done alot for me! ALOT!
Thank you so much!!!!"
July 28th, 2009
" I've been wanting to write this to you for a while now. You are an inspirational photographer Eleni. Your photostream has such a diverse range of images, always experimenting with different effects and programmes. You're truly a great artistic photographer with some interesting and beautiful images.
Any one who hasn't seen Eleni's photostream should take the time to look through it and enjoy. You will also learn some things about the different effects you could create.
You have helped me with my experiments too and you're always there with your sincere comments and or critiques. You are a true flickr friend and I sincerely thank you.
May 19th, 2009
May 3rd, 2009
- helen sotiriadis
- December 2006
- athens, greece
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- architect, teacher, author, photographer