Hit The Streets with Valerie Jardin

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Jun 14, 2018

Joshua Coombes is in the house! Take a listen as Josh joins me to talk about our #DoSomethingForNothing NYC-Paris photo exhibit at the Mpls Photo Center.

Jun 7, 2018

In this episode, German photographer Frank Meffert discusses how street photography in helping him deal with his depression on a daily basis. This is an important story worth sharing.

May 31, 2018

Welcome to a new Q&A and Photo Challenge episode. Guest co-host Chantal Mougel answer listener questions about adding a title to your photographs and doing research before hitting the streets of a new city. We announce the winners of the last photo challenge and announce a new one.

May 24, 2018

In this episode of hit The Streets, Valerie invited Seattle based photographer David Julian back on the show. You may remember our conversation on HTS 54 about photographing Burning Man. This week, David talks about ways to handle cultural barriers and avoid faux-pas when photographing the streets of the world. Enjoy!

May 17, 2018

This week I am pleased to share with you a conversation with UK based photographer Walter Rothwell. Enjoy our conversation as we talk about documentary photography, street work, competitions, cats and more...

May 10, 2018

Today my guest is photographer Fokko Muller and he shares his 'photo faves' with us, enjoy!

May 3, 2018

This week on Hit The Streets, British photographer Damien Lovegrove shares his amazing journey from cameraman at the BBC to photographer and educator. I truly enjoyed this conversation and Damien's drive and passion for the craft, and I am confident that you will listen to it more than once.

Apr 26, 2018

This week my guest co-host is Ugo Cei. We answer questions about ways to remain inconspicuous on the streets and focal lengths. We announce the winners of the last photo challenge and announce a new one and much, much more!

Apr 19, 2018

This week is a new Case Study episode. Alison Tinson submitted the case via email a few weeks ago about preparing her files to send them to the printer. I asked our good friends at WHCC to help us solve some of the mysteries of printing. Jed Taufer volunteered to take part in the conversation and answer our questions from sRGB color space to color calibration, from print size to paper selection... Take a listen and I think you will be less intimidated next time you send your files to the printer.  

Apr 12, 2018

This week I'm having a conversation with my friend Patrick a Roque from Montreal, Canada. We talk about inspiration, visual memory, medium format, snow and more...

Apr 5, 2018

This week, my guest is Jeff Rothstein. Jeff has been photographing NYC for nearly 50 years. He’s witnessed and photographed many key historical and political events and the ever changing city scapes. But most of all, he recorded moments of everyday life which are, in my opinion, what makes street photography so important and valuable.

Mar 29, 2018

My guest today is Pia Parolin, she was on the French Riviera, on the evening of 14 July 2016, a truck was deliberately driven into crowds of people celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. The horrible event resulted in the deaths of 86 people and the injury of over 450 others.

Although she would never look at the famous promenade the same again, she decided to document happier days again and started a series called Promenade Moments.

Mar 22, 2018

Today is a new Q&A and photo challenge episode and I invited Andy McSweeney AKA Andy McPhoto to co-host with me. We answer questions about gear theft prevention and the problem of wearing glasses and looking through the view finder. We also announce the winners of the last photo challenge and announce a new one.

Mar 15, 2018

Mikey Huff  is a photographer and founder of ‘The Wool Sock Project’ based in Anchorage, Alaska. Mikey began distributing care packages to those living on the streets across Alaska, which included a pair of wool socks to help combat the freezing temperatures. Mikey exchanged these for a conversation, documenting these moments through portrait images. Mikey's career path is carved by his curiosity for humans, he believes the best way to improve the world around you is to use your strengths to lift up the community around you.

Mar 8, 2018

This is a new case study episode. We are talking about balancing a full time career with an emerging photography career. With guest podcast listener Mike Branch and guest co-host Steve Brokaw.

Mar 1, 2018

This week I invited Omar Z Robles on the show. I had the chance to meet him a couple of times and co-host a photo walk with him in NYC in 2016. You’ve all seen his work with dancers. Today I invite you to get to know the man behind the lens and learn about the passion that fuels his creativity.

Feb 22, 2018

This is a monologue episode as I have quite a few announcements this week regarding a new call for entry and a webinar series. I also answer a listener question about anxiety on the streets. Enjoy!

Feb 15, 2018

This week on Hit The Streets I talk with the founder of the 24 Hour Project, Renzo Grande. Find out all there is to know about this fun project and how you can get involved this year!

Feb 8, 2018

This week, my guest co-host is German photographer Kai Behrmann. Together we answer questions about consistency in producing photo series and useful steps you can take to improve your photography today. 

Feb 1, 2018

It's a yearly tradition! I invited gear guru and all around awesome guy, Gordon Laing, back on the show to answer your gear and technical questions.

Jan 25, 2018

My guest today became an air force photographer at the age of 17 and became one of the few women combat photographers. After being wounded, she retired from the military and is now devoting her time and energy on a very special project called the Veterans Portrait Project. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Stacy Pearsall.

Jan 18, 2018

In this new regular 'Case Studies' segment of Hit The Streets, I invite listeners on the show to discuss a specific topic that they are concerned about and can benefit the photography community at large. Today my guest is Dennis Linden, who recently survived a massive heart attack. The event prompted him to start organizing his photographs in order to leave a legacy for his children and generations to come. Alhough not the most joyful topic, this is an important one and we discuss different ways to prevent our precious photographs to be forever lost or ignored.


Jan 11, 2018

In this conversation episode of Hit The Streets, I invited Peter Turnley to talk about his early years as a photographer. We learn about his move to Paris, the people who changed his life and his early assignments.

Jan 4, 2018

This week on Hit The Streets my guest co-host is photographer Paul Vincent. Together we answer questions regarding the historical value of street photography and how to find inspiration in your home town. We also give the name of the winner of the last street challenge and announce a new one.