Hit The Streets with Valerie Jardin

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Jun 29, 2017

This week is a live recording of a panel discussion on street photography during the Out Of Chicago photo conference. The panels include Marie Laigneau, James Maher, Steve Simon and Valerie Jardin.

Jun 15, 2017

My guest today is Terry Gydesen, a documentary photographer based in Minnepaolis, Minnesota. Her latest project is titled "Transitions, a Daughter’s Journey” and it is a collection of 30 large color photographs that represent four years of documenting her father’s decline from Alzheimer’s. The series was on exhibit in Minneapolis recently and left no one untouched.

Jun 1, 2017

The week on Hit The Streets I sit down with award winning marketer, author, content creator and photographer C.C. Chapman. We discuss key media strategies for photographers, how to grow an audience, how to prepare for what comes next and much more!

May 25, 2017

This week on Hit The Streets my guest co-host is Ryan Katsanes. Together we answer questions about our photographic influences, camera gadgets and how to get your street photography to the next level.

May 11, 2017

This week my good friend Ian MacDonald is sitting in for me and interviews LA based photographer Rinzi Ruiz.

May 4, 2017

This week I answer questions that you sent me via the FB group. It's a monologue and it happened to be 33 minutes long by chance on the 33rd episode!


Apr 27, 2017

This week I have the pleasure to share my conversation with humanitarian photographer, author and adventurer David duChemin. Through selected quotes from his book A Beautiful Anarchy, we talk about living a creative life. You will love David's wisdom. Enjoy! 

Apr 20, 2017

Together guest co-host Elizabeth Gray and I answer questions about whether or not people need to be included in the frame to qualify as street photography, how to handle a confrontational subject on the streets and how to know if you are ready to make money with your photography. 


Apr 13, 2017

This week I introduce you Gina Williams. I met Gina last year during a workshop in Paris. A few months later I found out that after her trip she had made the decision to pursue her life long love and talent for writing and combine it with her passion for photography. And she’s been very busy every since. This is one of those stories that shows that with passion, determination and a lot of hard work, you can really make things happen for you!

Apr 6, 2017

This week I'm bringing you a PR guru on the show to help you with branding, using social media better, optimizing your website and much more. 

Mar 30, 2017

This week is a new Photo Faves segment on Hit the Streets. Australian photographer shares his favorite subjects, places to shoots, books, sources of inspiration and more!

Mar 23, 2017

Something very different on Hit The Streets this week: We are talking about gear! And to do so I invited Gordon Laing. Even if you're a non-techies, like me, it's a conversation you will surely enjoy. And you will learn a thing or two!

Mar 16, 2017

This week on Hit The Streets, I am pleased to share a candid conversation with my friend and colleague Ian MacDonald from Vancouver, Canada. We talk about photography, community and the importance of being true to yourself.

Mar 9, 2017

This week is a new Q&A and Photo challenge episode and I invited My friend photographer Marie Laigneau to co-host with me.

Mar 2, 2017

For the past few years Chris Porsz had wandered tirelessly the streets of Peterborough, England to find familiar faces he photographed over 30 years earlier in order to shoot a reunion. Please enjoy my conversation with my good friend Chris about his Reunion project and book. 


Feb 16, 2017

This week my guest is New York photographer David Carol. We talk about his early years on worldwide assignments as a stock photographer, the people he met along the way and how he recently started his own publishing company.

Feb 9, 2017

This week my guest is Canadian Photographer and Fujifilm X-Photographer Patrick La Roque. We talk about the current events' effect on creativity, the X100F, how to stay inspired and much more...


Feb 2, 2017

This week is a new Q&A and Photo challenge episode and I invited the founder of CosySpeed and the acclaimed Camslinger camera bag Thomas Ludwig to co-host with me. We talk about the quest to design the perfect camera bag, the new Fujifilm X100F and more!

Jan 26, 2017

My friend and German street photographer Marco Larousse joins me on this new Photo Faves episode to share his favorite subjects, places to shoot, accessories, photography books, etc. But you'll soon realize that the conversation turned into an inspiration segment... Take a listen and share!


Jan 19, 2017

This week, photographer Bob Soltys is on the show to talk about portfolio reviews, how to prepare for them, how to make a good first impression, how to deal with rejections and how to do better next time. Visit Bob's website: Bob’s website:

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Jan 11, 2017

This week photographer Jens Krauer tells us about his recent experience of spending 6 weeks in NYC for the sole purpose of doing street photography.  

I hope you enjoy this conversation. Visit www.valeriejardinphotography/podcast to learn more and connect with Jens here:


Jan 5, 2017

This week is a new year special episode. I invited my good friend Karen Hutton and we chat about 2016, our successes and struggles and things we want to change in 2017. We talk about projects and so much more.

Dec 29, 2016

This week is a new Q&A and Photo challenge episode and I invited another podcaster friend, Sonny Portacio to co-host with me this week. We answer some listener questions and pick the winners of the last photo challenge. This episode is brought to you by WHCC, which has been my print lab of choice for over 15 years.

Dec 22, 2016

Today is a new Photo Faves segment with fashion and street photographer Steve Brokaw. He shares his favorite subjects, locations, piece of gear, photography books, etc. Find all the links in episode 15 on the website

Dec 15, 2016

This week on Hit The Streets, Chicago based photographer Angie McMonigal tells us how she went from being a hobbyist photographer to landing the dream assignment for a big client. 

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