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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 345 photos, 403 members
- Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2014 Athens - Monastiraki 241 photos, 28 members
- Loukanikos the Protest Dog 44 photos, 5 members
- Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2014 20,910 photos, 3,558 members
- scott kelby worldwide photo walk 2013 -- athens 173 photos, 22 members
- Canon EOS 6D Group 36,548 photos, 661 members
- Canon EOS 6D - Official Group 406,445 photos, 13,206 members
- scott kelby worldwide photo walk 2012 -- athens 274 photos, 27 members
- The Art of Photography Podcast 231,671 photos, 12,519 members
- Loukanikos 55 photos, 14 members
- macronaut 7,457 photos, 486 members
- urbanabstractions 5,450 photos, 218 members
- SIR HENRY AND CO. 39,506 photos, 1,289 members
- NASAJPL Meteor Shower Group 243 photos, 431 members
- The Photographer's Ephemeris 988 photos, 205 members
- The World at Night 12,789 photos, 871 members
- Macrostract 6,426 photos, 431 members
- Carl Sagan Celebration 137 photos, 124 members
- Eclectic Aesthetic 51,119 photos, 1,242 members
- Takara 3,189 photos, 175 members
- Andzer's & Marakida's Selection 1,315 photos, 122 members
- MOO (MiniCards, Business Cards & More, Printed by MOO) 14,127 photos, 12,964 members
- Astronomy, Stars, Planets and Space 38,665 photos, 3,375 members
- Galileoscope 232 photos, 94 members
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L (IS) USM 96,260 photos, 7,495 members
- Live Long and Prosper 327 photos, 119 members
- Getty Images on Flickr 0 photos, 16,942 members
- Parthenon Marbles & The Acropolis Museum 1,366 photos, 419 members
- Canon 10-22mm Group, Landscapes..No Hand of Man. 2,449 photos, 195 members
- maxiMinistract 207 photos, 37 members
- Atmospheric Optics, and Rare Clouds 6,903 photos, 992 members
- star trek fans 1,912 photos, 200 members
- Greek Lover 18,437 photos, 752 members
- 50mm (The original 50mm group) 1,337,651 photos, 61,974 members
- Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM. 195,632 photos, 16,158 members
- Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM 102,720 photos, 7,463 members
- Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye 3,473 photos, 461 members
- Canon 15mm Fisheye 11,961 photos, 1,184 members
- Cinnamon Rose Actions and Presets 10,226 photos, 1,258 members
- don't fence me in 11,204 photos, 595 members
- Shutter Sisters 458,673 photos, 12,866 members
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- Star Trek 8,723 photos, 2,156 members
- Mere Flickr 6 photos, 2 members
- FlickrCentral 9,428,593 photos, 264,453 members
- Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 30,805 photos, 5,862 members
- $2 Portraits 716 photos, 902 members
- Greek photographers-Ελληνες φωτογράφοι 159,682 photos, 3,798 members
- Astrophotography - PLEASE READ THE RULES AND NEWS. 94,059 photos, 14,759 members
- Astronomy 108,694 photos, 13,799 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