2 Day Street Photography Workshop


August 20-21, 2016 (Sold out, Waiting list)

The workshop will start on Saturday morning. We will meet for a presentation at in a conference room in a central location during which we will be discussing the different ways to approach street photography. We will go over the ethical aspect of this popular genre of photography, the do's & don'ts and how to get over the fear of photographing strangers in the streets. From candid shots to street portraits, we will look at more advanced techniques to tell a story in a frame.  Immediately following the presentation we will go on a photo walk in some of Vancouver's most unique neighborhoods to practice newly learned techniques.

Sunday will start with a photo walk and end in the classroom at the same location as the previous day for a post processing and critique session.

You will leave the workshop with a renewed vision and confidence as well as new friends who share the same passion for street photography.

This workshop is limited to 10 participants, registration is first come, first serve basis. Cost to attend in: $625.


What people say about their learning experience on a weekend photo workshop with Valerie:


I feel fortunate to have participated in Valerie Jardin's workshop in Vancouver, B.C. and I couldn't have asked for anything more.  It was perfect!  Valerie has a unique ability to assess each participants need and individualized her approach for them.  She seemlessly worked with students at all levels, and, as a novice in Street Photography, that was very important to me. Valerie is a great communicator, a very inspiring teacher, and pretty quick-witted which made the workshop fun as well.  The days were well-organized and filled with personal time, in the field, with Valerie.  I left Vancouver with new friends, new skills and vision for my photography, and a renewed incentive to "Hit The Streets”. ~ Irene Agnos, San Francisco

This was a very pleasant workshop. It was 2 days, it was quite relaxed, but just enough time was spent focusing on techniques. Not her, not her camera, not her computer programs, her techniques. 


We had a brief introduction to her style of street photography, and spent quite a bit of time at 4 or 5 locations (depending on how you count them) with quite a few opportunities as we walked between them. Valerie is very down to earth. If you have listened to her podcast, or read her e-book then there really is nothing unexpected in the workshop. She has no problem bringing local experts in on the workshop, in this case fellow Fuji-X photographer Ian MacDonald. Both were fun and made sure each participant had time and energy focused on what they wanted to get out of the experience. Some locations were more suited to certain types of lessons, so Valerie would make sure that if a student wanted portraits, she would defer that and re-connect at another location it was more appropriate. That is a rare quality in my experience.

 Valerie's energy is boundless, her enthusiasm infectious. You can read about it, you can listen to podcasts, but until you experience her methods in action, you can't fully appreciate her sincerity and skill. If you like her style of street, or want to hone your skills in areas which you are weak, then I highly recommend her workshops. I feel that I walked away far better qualified to hit the streets with confidence. ~ Dennis Linden, MD. Oregon.


Great weekend in a beautiful city!  Valerie and Ian were great instructors and guides showing us the city, new techniques and how to be more comfortable with people on the street.  Attendee photos critique process at the end of the workshop was enjoyable and enlightening. ~ Gary, San Antonio TX


I just finished an incredible weekend street photography workshop with Valérie in Vancouver. Her passion for her photography is so evident in the way she teaches. I learned so much in just two days. She creates an amazing environment to learn, and teaches on a level that makes everyone feel comfortable. Ian MacDonald, who assisted Valérie with the workshop, also added so much to the value of the weekend. Not only was he a great guide and wonderful photographer, but he is also very passionate and is an incredible teacher. If you haven’t taken one of Valérie’s workshops before, I can’t recommend them enough. I know that I will be back to take another in the not so distant future. ~ Elizabeth Gray, Mississippi.