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.Read More
This week is new Q&A and Photo challenge episode and I invited another podcaster friend, Sonny Portacio, to co-host with me.
This episode of Hit The Streets is brought to you by WHCC. I've trusted WHCC with all my printing needs for over 15 years and I couldn't be happier with their awesome service. Take a quick look at the video below of my visit at their lab when my exhibit stand outs were being produced.
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Who is Sonny Portacio?
Sonny can be described as a creative who loves to explore, loves to learn and loves to teach. A native San Diegan, Sonny has been capturing memorable images for over 30 years. From his early days developing prints in darkrooms to the mastery of digital tools, he’s always had a passion to bring out the best from every image. A professional working photographer, Sonny is the owner of a local San Diego photography business and is also the creator of Pocket Lenses, a website devoted to teaching photography techniques and skills using lightweight, mirrorless camera gear. Find out more at http://www.pocketlenses.com
This week we answer questions sent to us from Babas Hariri and Georgios Sideras.
Babak Hariri: "How close do you get to people without them noticing you when shooing on the street? Which limits do you never cross?"
Georgios Sideras: "I live in Stockholm and the weather here's not really helpful. I do not mind the rain and the snow and I don't like to find excuses but I love photographing light and I always hear you talk about how great photography is to always follow the light. The problem is that Sweden has overcast weather 7 months a year and all my outdoor shots tend to look very boring from a lighting perspective. What can I do to make a shot look more vivid? I like moody shots but I really want my photographs to make people happy sometimes."
Congratulations, they will each receive a beautiful handcrafted camera strap of their choice from our friends at LF Photo. Please visit LF Photo at http://www.lfphoto.ca/ and give them some love!
New Photo Challenge
Night Street Photography!
Submit your best shot in the comment section below before January 26. Listen to the show for some tips. Good luck!
Samples of night time street photography ©Valérie Jardin:
Guest's book pick
Video of my visit at WHCC:
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.
Who is Steve?
When I'm not doing my day job thing I'm an accomplished photographer based out of Indianapolis Indiana.
My focus in photography is commercial & editorial fashion and portraits. My second focus is street photography, but this is mainly for giggles. For street photography I use all types of cameras & formats including analog cameras ranging from 35, 120 and Polaroid formats.
I operate out of M10 Studio in downtown Indianapolis.
Social Media Links / Portfolio:
Portfolio site – www.stevenbrokawphotography.com
Film site – www.filmphotographylust.com
Links of Faves:
Favorite pieces of gear:
iPhone 6s - http://www.apple.com/shop/buy-iphone/iphone6s
Nikon D810 (studio camera) - http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/dslr-cameras/d810.html
Sony A6000 (street camera) - https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-a6000
Favorite Photography Books:
The Film Photography Book - https://www.rockynook.com/shop/photography/the-film-photography-handbook/
The Contact Sheet - http://www.ammobooks.com/collections/books/products/contactsheet
Annie Leibovitz at Work - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/annie-leibovitz-at-work-annie-leibovitz/1102814319
No audio for this post, just a few links to photo books, accessories and other fun items to lust after...Read More
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.
Angie moved to Chicago more than 15 years ago and has been exploring the city with her camera ever since. Raised in a small town in Wisconsin, she approaches the urban environment with the spirit of someone who grew up surrounded by nature, finding moments of meditative calm in terrain that is always transforming. Focusing more frequently on bold architectural details rather than sweeping cityscapes, her photographs celebrate those unexpectedly iconic elements hiding in plain sight.
This week Tomash, the man behind the Fujilove community, talks about his life as a musician, his passion for photography and so much more!
Tomash is a photographer and classical pianist. Husband and father. Founder and editor of the FujiLove Magazine. He really enjoys black and white photography, shooting street, minimalistic landscapes and abstract images. Being a musician himself, he also regularly photographs other musicians, orchestras and chamber music ensembles.
Win a one year subscription to Fujilove Magazine!
Tomash has kindly offered to give a one year subscription of Fujilove Magazine to one lucky listener. We will do a drawing. In order to enter, simply leave a comment below about what you enjoyed the most about this episode. A winner will be drawn at random on December 15. Good luck!
Today my guest is German photographer and author Monika Andrae. Monika loves to experiment with all types of vintage cameras and expired rolls of film. We talk about the importance of creativity in camera and in the field versus in the digital darkroom and many other things. Take a listen!
Monika Andrae has dedicated herself to photography since the early 90s. As a student she has spent (too) much time in the dark in order to document the results of their photographic adventures in silver gelatin prints. After her late switch to digital photography in 2005 she spent five years working exclusively in ones and 0s, until she fell back in love with film in 2010.
Monika is also on a mission: to make the more and more technical photography world a little more creative. Andrae’s podcast Monis Motivklingel has a large number of followers and her blog is a mix of everyday and creative topics. Together with Chris Marquardt she co-hosts the Absolut Analog film photography workshops.
Below is a collection of photographs by Monika captured with a Pentax 57, some expired film, a Diana F toy camera, a box camera and a pinhole camera.
Some of Monika's vintage cameras
Today I have my friend and NY photographer Susan Rosenberg Jones on the show. Her latest project titled Second Time Around, has been getting quite a bit of attention lately, I wanted to approach it from a different angle by also inviting the subject of that project, her husband Joel.
Susan Rosenberg Jones ~ Bio
Susan Rosenberg Jones was born and raised in Boston, and moved to New York City in 1976. In 1978, she began working at a lab in Manhattan as a custom black and white printer. A few years later, she started working as a photo researcher for a stock photo agency, and began a long career in stock photography, licensing images to various publishing and advertising clients.
In 2008, Susan’s husband passed away after a long illness. She felt the need to photograph seriously again and purchased her first digital camera. Feeling rusty, she took a course at ICP just to re-connect with the camera controls and practice with editing software. She worked on various portrait projects, and in 2011 began work on Building 1, a series about her neighbors in the apartment complex in Tribeca where she’d lived since 1984.
In 2012 she married her second husband, Joel. As a tangent to her photographs of her neighbors, she began shooting in her own home, and Joel was a willing subject. He was a bit skittish at first but he became more comfortable as she kept photographing. From this practice, Susan’s body of work, titled Second Time Around emerged.
Susan explores her feelings about growing older, family and community connections, through photography.
Visit her website: http://www.susanrosenbergjones.com/
The Project ~ Second Time Around
After having been married for 32 years my husband passed away in 2008, after a long illness. Once widowed, I experienced the confusing and mixed feelings of grief: guilt, loneliness, regrets, indelible memories of loving glances, hugs, and laughs. In 2009 I decided to try online dating because I wanted to meet a man for an occasional movie or dinner date.
The second man I met online was Joel, and we felt a bond right away. Soon after, I closed my account on JDate. We married in January of 2012 in a lovely ceremony at home. I hadn’t expected to fall in love, but I did. To my surprise and delight, I found that I could deeply love this wonderful man who entered my life, while holding dear the memories of my first husband.
Having been in a long-term marriage, I came to this new relationship with the tools in place to be a good wife. We quickly fell into the routine and ease of being a stable married couple, except that we were newlyweds in our 60's. There is humor in that. For one thing, our bodies are not supple and streamlined the way they were when we were young. We both come with a lot of baggage, and at our ages, it’s no big deal, nothing to get excited about. We’ve both seen a lot, done a lot, and have higher thresholds for idiosyncratic behavior than in our 20’s and 30’s.
In this series, Second Time Around, I delight in observing my new husband as he goes about living day to day. We both know that life is short, and perhaps because of our new found love and comfort, can journey through this life with a certain enthusiasm. We feel secure, yet we know we’re lucky.
This week is a new Q&A and Photo challenge episode and I invited a former student and one of the admins of the new FB group page, Ryan Katsanes, to co-host with me.
Who is Ryan Katsanes?
Ryan is a Vancouver, Washington based street photographer who shoots mostly just across the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon. When Ryan’s not on the streets of Portland, he’s busy with his young family, or his day job as a technology consultant, and helping admin the Hit The Streets Facebook group. You can find his portfolio and links to his social media at www.katsanes.com
Ryan and I answer the following questions:
Jens Krauer: "As street photography is to a degree a game of luck, how do you get yourself trough phases in which the luck or the eye is not on your side and you struggle to keep going despite not getting what you are searching for? What are your experiences with these situations?"
Ned Permadi: "I’ve heard many stories about photographers having hard times, feeling down, hitting rock bottom. Stories of photographers feeling inadequacy, doubt, and confusion about the art he used to be passionate about because of external factors such as: harsh criticism, judgmental peers who may or may not understand about photography (in this case: street), and many more. In my case: daily overtimes that drain the willpower to carry on. How do you keep the passion burning against all odds?"
Steve Brokaw: "What is your most memorable street photography experience?"
NEXT CHALLENGE: Low Angle Point of View, Rat's eye view.
Deadline Dec. 22 at 8 am US central time, upload one photograph in the comment section below.
Samples of low angle shots by ©Valerie Jardin for inspiration:
Ryan's favorite Photography Book:
This is fun Photo Faves segment of Hit the Streets with Valerie Jardin, San Francisco based photographer RE Caster and Jim Watkins share their favorite photography books, source of inspiration, piece of gear, accessories, etc. Enjoy our conversation!Read More