Photography Workshops by Valerie Jardin
April 15-21, 2018 - (waiting list*)
New York City
March 1 & 2, 2018 - Registration now open
April 27-28, 2018 - Registration now open
February 16, 2018 - Sold out Waiting list
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.
In addition to coaching her students on capitalizing from the principles of composition, selecting great subjects and applying appropriate camera techniques, Valerie reveals to her students how to embody the role of the street photographer. Progression can be seen immediately
from everyone’s pictures within just a couple of photo walks, resulting in some phenomenal images. The workshop experience is one of a kind, where creating bonds with fellow attendees is inevitable, and it’s certain that Valerie’s passion is infectious, creating a wonderful group energy every day. She has a fantastic way of relating to every member, allowing them to see how she sees the world photographically – from street level. JamesChicago, IL
"I have known Valérie for quite a while through her photography, her posts on Facebook, her podcasts, etc. I finally had the chance to meet her face to face while enrolling in her workshop in Paris! I can say that this workshop was way beyond my expectations! I have taken photography classes before but this was a completely different experience. Not only did I discovered Paris while not being a tourist, I also experienced 'street photography' which is a totally different way of taking on photography. Valérie explained how to bring out the best of the situation, where to stand, when to click, etc. One can easily see Valérie's passion for photography. It's remarkable and contagious. She is a terrific teacher, always patient, giving advice to her students and sharing her tips and tricks. The program Valérie prepared was also well balanced, giving opportunities to do photo walks in small groups, sharing knowledge, relaxing and enjoying the French way of life!
The critique session and the presentation made by other students were also very useful and inspiring. By the second day I had already felt more confident. I even dared to share my pictures after the workshop!
More importantly, I made new friends from Canada, the States and Australia and it was really interesting to spend time with passionate photographers from different backgrounds.
Thank you Valérie for making this workshop a great adventure! No doubt I will enroll in another workshop pretty soon!" ~ Magali, Belgium
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