Extremely happy to share that seven of my images have made it to the finals of the prestigious
Travel Photographer Of The Year 2020!
Huge thanks to all the judges and organisers of the awards and many congratulations to the finalist photographers. Results will be announced in January 2021.
My portfolio of four images is a finalist in the
People of the World category.
A couple look out into the bay. The Great South Wall, Dublin Bay, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. January 18, 2020. Photo: Edmond Terakopian. Sigma fp and Leica 50mm APO-Summicron SL lens.
Brighton beach, as one of the hottest days of the year comes to an end. As the COVID 19 lockdown has been relaxed, thousands of beachgoers flocked to Brighton as temperatures hit 30C (lower than the maximum temperature in South East England, which topped 36C). Authorities in Brighton have taken action to reduce the crowds at their beaches, on one of the hottest days of the year, with fears that social distancing will not be possible. Brighton, UK. August 07, 2020. Photo: Edmond Terakopian. Lumix G9 and Leica DG 50-200mm f2.8-4.0 lens.
Colourful, lit up balloon sellers on the bridge. Kyiv, Ukraine. October 23, 2019. Photo: Edmond Terakopian. Lumix G9 and Leica DG 10-25mm f1.7.
A portrait of Jim Connor (former picture editor, The Herald, Glasgow) enjoying a pint of Guiness at The Long Hall pub in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. January 17, 2020. Photo: Edmond Terakopian. Sigma fp and Leica 35mm APO-Summicron SL lens.
The following three photographs are finalists in the
Close to Home category.
Matching face mask and outfit to one’s surrounds as the lockdown comes to an end. Knightsbridge, London, UK. June 14, 2020. Photo: Edmond Terakopian. Lumix S1 and Lumix S Pro 70-200mm f4.0 lens.
Penelope and Dolly during the first Coronavirus lockdown. London, UK. March 27, 2020. Photo: Edmond Terakopian. Lumix S1R and Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f2.8 lens.
Deserted London town following the COVID 19 pandemic and the first month of the coronavirus lockdown. London, UK. April 23, 2020. Photo: Edmond Terakopian. Lumix S1R and Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f2.8 lens.
All the raw images were processed in Adobe LightRoom CC and finished in Exposure Software’s X5 and X6 plugin.
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Short Film On The Electric Coffee Company
Electric Coffee Company (FilmConvert Grade) from Edmond Terakopian on Vimeo.
Pleased to share my first short film shot entirely on the new
Leica M (Type 240) camera. For the project at the Electric Coffee Company, I used the Leica 28mm Summicron ASPH, 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE and 50mm Noctilux ASPH, with some of the closeup shots being done with the aid of a Leica OUFRO macro adapter. Interview audio was done on a Roland R26 and Rode lavalier microphone. The reportage shots were all done using a Manfrotto 561BHDV video monopod and the interview was shot on a Gitzo video tripod. I also used a Lee RF75 filter holder and Lee ND filters for some shots.
I do hope you like the film, and if you have, would really appreciate if you could vote for it in the
Film Convert competition; it’s just one click without registration needed. Thanks.
The editing was done on Apple’s
FCP X with several shots being graded in Color by colourist Neil Patience. The final film then had it’s final grading done using Film Convert.
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This picture is fast turning into a favourite street shot. It’s at an art gallery in Bruton Street, London.
I originally shot it for Instruction #27
Street Photography Now Project.
“Bend the rules and play tricks with the mind; make documents of moments that have never existed.” – Peter Funch
It was taken with a
Leica M9 and a 50mm Summicron lens. The RAW image was processed in Aperture 3.0 and converted to B/W using Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2.