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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 333 photos, 405 members
- Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2014 Athens - Monastiraki 233 photos, 28 members
- Loukanikos the Protest Dog 48 photos, 5 members
- Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2014 20,406 photos, 3,632 members
- scott kelby worldwide photo walk 2013 -- athens 173 photos, 22 members
- Canon EOS 6D Group 21,043 photos, 501 members
- Canon EOS 6D - Official Group 281,560 photos, 11,529 members
- scott kelby worldwide photo walk 2012 -- athens 274 photos, 27 members
- The Art of Photography Podcast 166,161 photos, 10,908 members
- Loukanikos 59 photos, 14 members
- macronaut 6,041 photos, 456 members
- urbanabstractions 5,547 photos, 223 members
- SIR HENRY AND CO. 39,956 photos, 1,317 members
- NASAJPL Meteor Shower Group 249 photos, 428 members
- The Photographer's Ephemeris 809 photos, 189 members
- The World at Night 7,569 photos, 618 members
- Macrostract 6,330 photos, 407 members
- Carl Sagan Celebration 165 photos, 127 members
- Eclectic Aesthetic 40,858 photos, 1,087 members
- Takara 3,299 photos, 177 members
- Andzer's & Marakida's Selection 1,319 photos, 124 members
- MOO (MiniCards, Business Cards & More, Printed by MOO) 14,479 photos, 13,107 members
- Astronomy, Stars, Planets and Space 28,737 photos, 2,903 members
- Galileoscope 232 photos, 95 members
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L (IS) USM 90,056 photos, 7,221 members
- Live Long and Prosper 332 photos, 122 members
- Getty Images on Flickr 0 photos, 16,928 members
- Parthenon Marbles & The Acropolis Museum 1,317 photos, 397 members
- Canon 10-22mm Group, Landscapes..No Hand of Man. 2,403 photos, 196 members
- maxiMinistract 208 photos, 37 members
- Atmospheric Optics, and Rare Clouds 4,984 photos, 810 members
- star trek fans 2,021 photos, 185 members
- Greek Lover 15,718 photos, 708 members
- 50mm (The original 50mm group) 1,219,487 photos, 57,975 members
- Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM. 181,159 photos, 15,335 members
- Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM 94,789 photos, 6,874 members
- Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye 3,316 photos, 427 members
- Canon 15mm Fisheye 11,370 photos, 1,159 members
- Cinnamon Rose Actions and Presets 10,384 photos, 1,246 members
- don't fence me in 10,203 photos, 599 members
- Shutter Sisters 439,390 photos, 12,808 members
- Ministract 36,985 photos, 1,143 members
- Star Trek 9,184 photos, 2,084 members
- Mere Flickr 6 photos, 2 members
- FlickrCentral 9,459,255 photos, 246,162 members
- Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 25,628 photos, 5,522 members
- $2 Portraits 712 photos, 906 members
- Greek photographers-Ελληνες φωτογράφοι 137,264 photos, 3,507 members
- Astrophotography - PLEASE READ THE RULES AND NEWS. 95,136 photos, 14,115 members
- Astronomy 89,972 photos, 12,248 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