Hit The Streets with Valerie Jardin

By Valerie Jardin

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A Photography Podcast for the Urban Photographer

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192: It's Time To Say Goodbye
16:42

This is it, it’s the final episode of Hit The Streets. I decided to end the show on a high note, you’ll have to listen to this short recording to find out why…

Thank you all for your support all these years! Proud to have given back to the community for 8 years with Street Focus and Hit The Streets. Great run, fun times!

Sep 02, 2021
191: Have A Great Summer!
44:05
Jun 24, 2021
190: Catching up with Joshua Coombes
34:21

This week Valérie shares a new conversation with her good friend Joshua Coombes, founder of #DoSomethingForNothing. Many of you are familiar with Josh and his work, as well as the photo documentary project I did on the streets of NYC and Paris a few years ago. We published two ebooks together as a way to support Josh’s work. Today, Josh has a new book titled Do Something For Nothing: Seeing Beneath the surface of homelessness, through the simple act of a haircut.

Jun 10, 2021
189: Quarantine in Queens... A Year Later
39:53

Valerie talks with New York City photographer Neil Kramer about his pandemic project Quarantine in Queens. It's been a year since their original conversation. The project is still going and, as life is slowly returning to normal, Neil shares his anxiety about finally unmasking and possibly putting an end to the series.

May 27, 2021
188: The World Walk with Tom Turcich
42:59

This week, Valérie shares a conversation with world adventurer Tom Turcich. Tom is nearing the end of a journey of walking across 7 continents with his dog Savannah.  

May 13, 2021
187: Fill the Frame Film with Tim Huynh
36:55

This week, Valérie shares a conversation with Hawaii based photographer and film maker Tim Huynh. They talk about his documentary film Fill The Frame.

Apr 29, 2021
186: Q&A and Photo Challenge
39:55

In this episode of Hit The Streets, Valérie and guest co-host Frederick Van Johnson answer listener questions about photography projects and travel destinations. They also pick the winners of the last photo challenge and much, much more!

Apr 15, 2021
185: Documenting Birth with Natalie Zepp
38:00

This week Valerie shares a conversation with Florida based birth photographer Natalie Zepp

Apr 01, 2021
184: About Clubhouse, travel and more with Ugo Cei
46:46

Valerie shares a conversation with Italian photographer Ugo Cei. They talk about the situation in Italy, the Clubhouse App, travel and more!

Mar 18, 2021
183: There is an App for that with Tomash
42:04

Valerie shares a conversation with Tomasz Trzebiatowski AKA. Tomash, the creator of Fujilove and the new Frames Magazine.

Mar 04, 2021
182: Not the Only Gay in the City with Carsten Bruhn
38:18

Valerie shares a conversation with German photographer Carsten Bruhn. He talks about his latest project titled Not the Only Gay in the City.

Feb 18, 2021
181: QA and Photo challenge
44:10

Valérie and guest co-host Bob Patterson answer listener questions and announce a new photo challenge.

Feb 04, 2021
180: Photographing The Beatles and so much more with Bill Carlson
50:13

My guest today is Minneapolis photographer Bill Carlson. He photographed The Beatles when he was still in High School and it was the beginning of a long and exciting career.

Jan 21, 2021
179: How to work anywhere and travel forever with Mike Swigunski.mp3
38:46

In this episode of Hit The Streets Valérie interviews Mike Swigunski who reveals some valuable remote work & travel tips.

Jan 07, 2021
178: Adieu 2020 with guest co-host Bjorn Moerman
44:32

This week my guest is Dubai based photographer Bjorn Moerman. Together we discuss how 2020 was an interesting creative year and how we are preparing for the next coming months.

Dec 24, 2020
177: Roy's People
58:06

This week Valerie's guest is London based visual artist Roy Tyson, better known as Roy’s People.

Dec 10, 2020
176: Q&A and Photo Challenge
41:06

Valérie and guest co-host Marco Larousse answer listener questions, pick a winner of the last challenge and announce a new one.

Nov 26, 2020
175: 47 minutes with Daniel Sackheim
47:04

This week Valérie has a conversation with Los Angeles based film and television director and producer AND still photographer Daniel Sackheim.

Nov 12, 2020
174: Street Photography Assignments with Valerie
33:45

In this episode the tables are turned and it’s Valerie who is being interviewed about her new book Street Photography Assignments: 75 reasons to hit the streets and learn. Her good friend Alec Hosterman is the interviewer. Enjoy!

Oct 29, 2020
173: Remembering your passion with Jayme Halbritter
48:09

Valérie shares a conversation with Minneapolis based photographer Jayme Halbritter

Oct 15, 2020
172: Avenue of Roses with Kevin Fletcher
50:59

This week my guest is Portland based cinematographer Kevin Fletcher. We talk about the life of a cinematographer and his still photography project based in Portland, OR titled Avenue of Roses.

Oct 01, 2020
171: Q&A and Photo Challenge
48:04

Valérie and guest co-host Patrick La Roque answer listener questions about inspiration, creative flow and composition.

Sep 17, 2020
170: Five Blocks From Home with James Maher
32:47

In this episode, Valérie shares a conversation with New York City photographer James Maher.

Sep 03, 2020
169 Yes We Did with Lawrence Jackson
33:07

In this episode Valérie shares a conversation with Lawrence Jackson, one of the official White House photographers during the Obama presidency and author of YES WE DID, Photos and behind the scenes stories celebrating our first African American President.

Aug 20, 2020
168: In-Depth with Chris Smith
36:41

In this episode of Hit The Streets, Valérie talks with Chris Smith, the founder of the Out of Chicago Conference. They discuss the challenges of organizing such events as well as the exciting up coming In-Depth online conference.

 

Aug 06, 2020
167: The Dads Project with Antoine Didienne
43:24

Valerie talks with San Diego based French photographer Antoine Didienne. They discuss his Dads Project and much more!

Jul 23, 2020
166: Q&A and Photo Challenge
44:49

Valérie and guest co-host Debby Cole answer listener questions about the way they handle street photography during a pandemic. They announce the winners of the last photo challenge and announce a new one.

Jul 09, 2020
165: Photo Sensei with Chris Marquardt
32:34

Chris Marquardt is back on the show! Valerie and Chris talk about travel, living a creative live, adaptation, online teaching and more! 

Jun 25, 2020
164: Quarantine in Queens with Neil Kramer
48:28

This week my guest is Neil Kramer. We talk about his very touching self portrait/documentary project in which he included his ex-wife and his mother, all sharing a small apartment in Queens during the lockdown.

Jun 11, 2020
163: Lockdown 2020 with Peter McConnochie
41:04

This week my guest is Peter McConnochie, a.k.a. Urban Scot. We talk about his confinement project Lockdown 2020 and much more!

May 28, 2020
162: When can we travel again?
35:37

In this episode Valérie invites travel expert Jared Kamrowski from The Thrifty Traveler. Together they discuss travel refund options, how airlines are coping, and much more! 

May 14, 2020
161: Q&A and Photo Challenge
31:54

Valérie and guest co-host Angelo Fernandes answer listener questions about creativity and adaptation during troubled times.

Apr 30, 2020
160: The Heart of the Photograph With David Duchemin
39:17

This week my guest is someone you’ve heard on the show before, our good friend David DuChemin. We talk a bout his latest book The Heart of the Photograph: 100 questions for making stronger, more expressive photographs and much more!

Apr 16, 2020
159: Internal Voices with Claire Armitage
34:48

My guest today published one self portrait per day for a year and the result is a very inspiring body of work titled Internal Voices. 

Apr 02, 2020
158: GiveSeaLifeAHand with Tomas Tigchelaar
32:57

This week on Hit The Streets you will learn a new way to use your photography skills by combining them with an awesome initiative called #GiveSealifeAHand. Let's spread the word and the love and enjoy my conversation with Tòmas Tigchelaar-Lourenço's work!

Mar 19, 2020
157: American Bedroom with Barbara Peacock
53:34

In this episode of hit The Streets, Valerie shares a delightful conversation with photographer Barbara Peacock about the making of American Bedroom, a truly inspiring project! 

Mar 05, 2020
156: Q&A and Photo Challenge
45:49

Valérie and guest co-host Simon King answer a listener’s question, announce the winners of the last photo challenge and announce a new one. Enjoy!

Feb 20, 2020
155: Photographing 911 With Phil Penman
34:01

In this episode Valérie invites photo journalist Phil Penman, who has just moved to NYC when 9/11 happened. We talk about his experience, how it has changed him and much more.

Feb 06, 2020
154: Authentic Portraits with Chris Orwig
49:23

In this episode, Valerie invites Santa Barbara photographer, author and educator Chris Orwig. They talk about his approach to capture authentic portraits, and much more. This episode is sure to inspire you!

Jan 23, 2020
153: Wishing You 20/20 Vision with Karen Hutton
44:57

It’s a tradition… Valérie invites her good friend Karen Hutton for a new year special! This time, Karen and Valérie talk about creative freedom, vision, authenticity, pixel peepers and much, much more.

Jan 09, 2020
152: Q&A and Photo Challenge
40:43

This week Valerie Jardin and guest co-host Jens Krauer answer listener questions, announce the winner of the last photo challenge and talk about the next one.

Dec 26, 2019
151: Gordon Laing Is In The House
48:15

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.

Dec 12, 2019
150: About Teaching, Ethics, Vision And More With Valerie Jardin
51:40

In this episode the tables are turned and Valerie Jardin is being interviewed by Alec Hosterman on her teaching philosophy, ethics as a street photographer, and much more.

Nov 28, 2019
149: What NOT to say at a photoshoot and much more with Jessica Sterling
44:31

Jessica Sterling is a portrait and event photographer based in LA. You will love her fun personality as she shares lots of useful tips that can apply to a wide range of photographic genres, including photographing celebrities.

Nov 14, 2019
148: Transitions And More With Greg Turner
47:42

Today Valerie shares a conversation with Greg Turner, a photographer from the UK. They discuss two specific projects Greg completed in recent years and how projects often come to the photographer in the most unexpected ways.

Oct 31, 2019
147: Q&A and Photo Challenge
43:37

In this new Q&A segment, Valerie invites Doug Kaye to help answer a listener questions about their workflow, rate of keepers and workshop expectations. They announce the winners of the latest photo challenge and announce a new one.

Oct 17, 2019
146: SixPick with Achim Katzberg
47:45

In this episode Achim and Valérie discuss the importance of always working on photography projects.

Oct 03, 2019
145: Finding Robert Capa with Charlie Maguire
46:39

In this episode Valerie interviews her good friend and song writer Charlie Maguire who recently travelled to Iowa to document Robert Capa's work documenting life on a farm that no one knows about. This episode is a real treat and there is a bonus song at the end. Don't miss it!

Sep 19, 2019
144: Case Study 8: Two Years Later with Jimmy Lee
56:12

If you’ve been listening to Hit The Streets since the beginning, you may remember Jimmy who was my guest in Episode 44.
After losing his job, Jimmy decided to start making a difference in his community by using his camera. Two years later he is now making a living with his photography and gives us an account of his journey.

 

Sep 05, 2019
143: Q&A and Photo Challenge
46:53

On this episode of Hit The Streets, Valerie has invited another French Valerie to guest co-host. Together they answer questions about Instagram and the many challenges of Street Photography. We also announce the winner of the last photo challenge and announce a new one. 

Aug 22, 2019
142: What The Hell Are You Doing on this Planet? with Hendrick Lohmann
42:20

My guest today is Hendrik Lohmann. His work was brought to my attention by you, the listeners. thank you for for that! He is German and has been working on a series titled “ What the hell are you doing on this planet?”.

Aug 08, 2019
141: Who Are You And What Are You Doing In My Bed? with Fran Kaufman
41:31

In this episode, Valérie shares a special conversation with NYC photographer Fran Kaufman about her ongoing photography project of documenting her daily life with her husband who is struggling with dementia.

Jul 25, 2019
140: Case Study 7: A One-Way Ticket to Bangkok with Fernando Cortez
51:51

In this new case study segment, podcast listener Ferdando Cortéz describes his journey from a career as a scientist to pursuing his dream of becoming a full time travel photographer.

Jul 11, 2019
139: Leveraging the Power of Instagram with Pei Ketron
44:02

This week on Hit The Streets, Valerie shares a conversation with Pei Ketron. Pei gives us lots of great tips on how to leverage the power of Instagram. How to better use Hashtags, Stories, we talk about the Instagramer Do & Don'ts and a lot more!

Jun 27, 2019
138: Q&A and Photo Challenge
51:29

This week on Hit The Streets Valerie is joined by German Street Photographer Martin Waltz. Together they answer listener questions and announce the winner of the photo challenge.

Jun 13, 2019
137: See the World in a New Way with Craig Strong
42:53

Learn about the power of seeing the world in a new way and ditching the concept of perfection during this conversation with the creator of the Lensbaby creative lens system, Craig Strong.

May 30, 2019
136: Small Town Street Photography with David Julian
50:21

In this episode of Hit the Streets, Valérie teams up with David Julian to discuss the many advantages of doing street photography in small towns.

May 16, 2019
135: Shoot With A Local with Wendy de Boer
46:30

This week on Hit The Streets Valérie invites Dutch flight attendant and passionate photographer Wendy de Boer to talk about her on going project 'Shoot With A Local' and so much more!

May 02, 2019
134: Blindsight with Bob Sacha
35:16

This week, Valérie shares a conversation with NYC award-winning photographer, documentary film maker and teacher Bob Sacha. They discuss his experience filming BlindSight, a short documentary film that examines the photographic imagination of the members of the Seeing With Photography Collective in New York City and much more.

Apr 18, 2019
133: Q&A and Photo Challenge
38:53

In this new QA episode, Valerie invites the founder of the 24h project, Renzo Grande, to co-host with her. Together they answer a questions about showing your street photography to a traditional photo club and capturing silhouettes in a high contrast situation. They also give the names of the winners of the last street challenge and announce a new one.

Apr 04, 2019
132: Case Study 6: Making the Jump with Ryan Katsanes
40:41

In this new case study episode, Valerie invites Ryan Katsanes to share his experience as he made the jump to become a full time photographer after losing his job several months ago.

Mar 28, 2019
131: From Still to Motion with Eduardo Angel
46:51

In this episode of Hit The Streets, Valérie talks with award winning photographer and filmmaker Eduardo Angel about the skills necessary to go from still to motion.

Mar 21, 2019
130: Best Travel Hacks with Jared Kamrowski
39:20

The Thrifty Traveler, AKA Jared Kamrowski is back on the show to share some new travel tips to help us save money on our next travel adventure!

Mar 14, 2019
129: Psychology for Photographers with Jenika McDavitt
37:53

This week Valerie talks with the founder of Psychology For Photographers, Jenika McDavitt, about Living Your Passion.

Mar 07, 2019
128: There's Always a Way with Matteo Troncone
49:54

This week David Julian sits in for Valerie and interviews photographer and filmmaker Matteo Troncone

Feb 28, 2019
127: Q&A and Photo Challenge
45:53

This week is a new Q&A and photo challenge and Valerie invited California based French photographer Antoine Didienne to co-host this week. Together they answer an interesting question about whether or not you can do your best work photographing a person or cause you dislike or disapprove of. They also delve into the difficulty of capturing the decisive moment.  

Feb 21, 2019
126: Photography with a Purpose with John Peltier
35:06

In this episode Valerie talks with photographer John Peltier about working for non-profit organizations.

Feb 14, 2019
125: A Creative Life with Kenna Klosterman
35:50

This week Valérie shares a conversation with Kenna Klosterman who is a travel photographer, the host of Creative Live, a podcaster and an educator.

Feb 07, 2019
124: Visiting the Migrant Camp in Tijuana with Gale Filter
28:56

This Week Valerie invites photographer Gale Filter on the show to talk about his experience visiting the migrant camp in Tijuana, Mexico.

Jan 31, 2019
123: Case Study 5: When the Police Gets Involved
48:35

During this special case study episode, Valerie shares a conversation with Indiana based photographer Dave Dufour. Dave shares his experience doing street photography at Texas State Fair, dealing with an irate mother and the Dallas police...

"Hi Valerie,
I had a rather bad experience in Texas doing street photography at the Texas State Fair this October, involving me, an irate mother and the Dallas police. I'm wondering if this is something you'd want to discuss on the podcast as a kind of cautionary story. I've learned a couple valuable lessons as a result. [...]
Love the podcast!!"
Dave Dufour

Jan 24, 2019
122: Q&A and Street Challenge
54:56

Valerie and guest co-host Chris Foley answer listener questions about lens choices and photographing in crowded locations. They announce the winners of the latest photo challenge and announce a new one.

Jan 17, 2019
121: Making Photographs with Ibarionex Perello
32:22

In this episode Valerie talks with LA based photographer, educator, author and podcaster Ibarionex Perello about his latest book titled 'Making Photographs'.

Jan 10, 2019
120: New Year Special
42:35

This week Valérie invites her dear friend Karen Hutton to recap 2018 in a New Year Special.

 

Jan 03, 2019
119: Valerie and David in Cuba
48:41

This week Valérie invites David Julian to talk about their trip to Havana, Cuba just hours after they flew back to the States. 

Dec 27, 2018
118: Ginger Sprouts with Rachel Simmons
35:10

This week Valerie talks with Minneapolis based photographer Rachel Simmons and her new adventure of combining her love for children, photography and the imaginary into whimsical birthday parties in her beautiful studio space.

Dec 20, 2018
117: Q&A and Photo Challenge
31:21

Valerie and guest co-host Jens Krauer answer listener questions about going beyond the comfort zone and weekend shooting. They announce the winners of the latest photo challenge and announce a new one.

Dec 13, 2018
116: On Wide Angle Photography And Much More With Chris Marquardt
31:02

This week Valerie shares a fun conversation with German photographer, educator, author and podcaster extraordinaire Chris Marquadt.

Dec 06, 2018
115: The Window/er Project with Susan Rosenberg Jones
39:42

NYC photographer Susan Rosenberg Jones shares with us the new photo series she has been working on: Widow/er. Susan meets with widows and widowers of all ages. They have a conversation, and she makes a portrait. In this conversation Susan talks to us about the process.

Nov 29, 2018
114: Gifts for Photographers Special
23:00

Fun gift ideas for photographers on Hit The Streets this week. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 22, 2018
113: Q&A and Photo Challenge
49:20

This week on Hit The Streets, Valérie invites Marco Larousse to co-host. Together they answer listener questions, announce the winner of the last photo challenge and much, much more.

Nov 15, 2018
112: Barbie and Ken in the Spotlight with Nicole Houff
45:54

Valerie met Nicole Houff at a local art fair recently and was struck by the originally of her work. Nicole sets up some very creative scenes of everyday life with the iconic duo Barbie and Ken. Her talent, creativity and passion shines through in this conversation. Her work will bring a smile to your face, guaranteed. Enjoy!

Nov 08, 2018
111: The One Project with Bryce Evans
40:45

This week on Hit the Streets, Valerie talks with Bryce Evans. He is the founder of The One Project, using the healing power of photography for mental health.

Nov 01, 2018
110: Between Girls with Karen Marshall
38:46

This week Valerie shares a conversation with NYC documentary photographer Karen Marshall on the show. If you’ve been involved with ICP or Maine Media workshops, her name is most likely familiar to you. I invited Karen to discuss her special 30 year project titled Between Girls: A Passage to Womanhood.

Oct 25, 2018
109: Tender Souls with Brenton Gieser and Felix Uribe
52:00

Valerie shares a conversation with Brandon Gieser and Felix Uribe. The two men are using their cameras and documentary skills to help tell the story of the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco.

Oct 18, 2018
108: Q&A and Photo Challenge
41:00

This week Patrick Ludolph is my guest co-host. Together we answer questions about photographic style and mobile phones! We also announce the winner of the last photo challenge and announce a new contest and a cool prize.       

Oct 11, 2018
107: The Malawi Project with Paul Vincent
42:59

Valerie shares a conversation with Paul Vincent. Find out how football, photography and serendipity brought a visual storyteller from London to work on a documentary project in Malawi.

Oct 04, 2018
106: Case Studies 4: Passion, Talent, Determination and Team Work with Joshua Simmons
35:01

During this special case studies episode, Valerie shares a conversation with Texas based photographer Joshua Simmons. It's all about passion, talent, determination and team Work. His journey will inspire you.

Sep 27, 2018
105: Life in a Frame with Wayne Crichlow
49:49

This week David Julian sits in for Valerie and interviews London based photographer Wayne Crichlow. Enjoy!

Sep 20, 2018
104: Giving A Voice with Ed Kirwan
49:32

We often talk about the power of the still photograph to raise awareness and how each one of us can use our storytelling skills to make a difference in the world. Today I invited Ed Kirwan on the show. Ed uses stills and a unique word to bring the attention of the viewer on social media and bring attention to homelessness. This is an important conversation, please share it.

Sep 13, 2018
103: Q&A and Photo Challenge
47:25

In this episode of HTS, Valerie invited David Julian to cohost. Together they answer questions from Frank Meffert and Andrew Raff about the weirdest thing that's happened to them on the streets and how to define street photography.

Sep 06, 2018
102: Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction with Chris Bailey
47:26

I invited Chris Bailey again for the release of his new book Hyperfocus: How To Be More Productive In a World Of Distractions. This great conversation will help you make better use of your time and attention to do things that truly matter, such as taking pictures...

Aug 30, 2018
101: Body and Space with Anja Hitzenberger
47:11

This week I invited Anja Hitzenberger. She is a photographer, filmmaker and video artist. She is also member of the faculty at ICP in NYC and the founder of StrudelmediaLive. We discuss her work and her focus on the body and its relationship to architecture and space, as well as themes relating to food and how people eat. We also talk about ways to get noticed by galleries and how to be commissioned to work on photography projects. Finally Anja tells us about her online classes with StrudelmediaLive.

Aug 23, 2018
100: Let's Celebrate HTS 100 with Frederick Van Johnson
45:46

To celebrate episode 100, Valerie invites the person who introduced her to podcasting originally, podcaster extraordinaire and good friend Frederick Van Johnson!

Aug 16, 2018
99: Seafarers with Patrick Ludolph
46:34

This week on Hit The Streets, Valerie invited German photographer Patrick Ludolph to talk about his amazing photographic adventure on some of the largest cargo ships in the world. Enjoy!

Aug 09, 2018
98: Q&A and Photo Challenge
38:59

In this episode of Hit The Streets Valerie is joined by Angelo Fernandes to answer listener questions, pick a photo challenge winner and much more!

Aug 02, 2018
97: 20 Minutes with Valerie
19:55

In this episode of Hit The Streets, Valerie gives you a quick recap of the past few weeks. She talks about her workshop in Normandy in June, experiencing the World Cup victory in France, and update on Joshua Coombes and #DoSomethingForNothing and more..

Jul 26, 2018
96: Hong-Kong, Insurance, Dash Cams and more with Doug Kaye
36:14

In this episode, my good friend Doug Kaye talks about his street photography adventure in Hong Kong, insurance, dash cams and much more...

Jul 19, 2018
95: Best Business Practices for Photographers Part II with John Harrington
45:44

This is Part II of a two-part episode of Hit The Streets with photographer and author John Harrington. John gives you extremely valuable business tips to help you monetize your photography skills. From pricing to contracts, invoicing to getting paid and so much more!

Jul 12, 2018
94: Best Business Practices for Photographers Part I with John Harrington
35:00

This is Part I of a two-part episode of Hit The Streets with photographer and author John Harrington. John gives you extremely valuable business tips to help you monetize your photography skills. From pricing to contracts, invoicing to getting paid and so much more!

Jul 05, 2018
93: Juxtapositions, Patience and Perseverance with Ritesh Ghosh
45:48

David Julian is guest hosting for Valerie this week. This week he has a conversation with Ritesh Ghosh about juxtapositions, patience and perseverance. Enjoy!

Jun 28, 2018
92: Before Winter with Olga Karlovac
41:00

Today my guest is Olga Karlovac. On this episode of Hit The Streets we discuss her unique style, projects, upcoming exhibit, etc.

Jun 21, 2018
91: DoSomethingForNothing NYC-Paris Gallery Exhibit with Joshua Coombes in Minneapolis
28:42

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 14, 2018
90: How I Fight Depression with Photography with Frank Meffert
38:30

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.

Jun 07, 2018
89: Q&A and Photo Challenge
48:11

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 31, 2018
88: David Julian on Photographing in Unfamiliar Cultures
59:24

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 24, 2018
87: Walter Rothwell on Documentary Photography, Street work, Competitions, Cats and More!
51:41

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 17, 2018
86: Photo Faves with Fokko Muller
40:54

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

May 10, 2018
85: A Passion for the Craft with Damien Lovegrove
52:35

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.

May 03, 2018
84: Q&A and Photo Challenge
47:40

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 26, 2018
83: Case Study 3: Preparing your Files for Printing
43:57

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 19, 2018
82: The Inspiration Photo Scrapbook with Patrick La Roque
48:13

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 12, 2018
81: Today's Special with Jeff Rothstein
36:48

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.

Apr 05, 2018
80: Promenade Moments with Pia Parolin
39:54

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 29, 2018
79: Q&A and Photo challenge
47:50

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 22, 2018
78: The Wool Sock Project
43:19

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 15, 2018
77: Case Study 2: Finding Balance
46:08

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 08, 2018
76: Dancers in the City with Omar Z Robles
34:38

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.

Mar 01, 2018
75: 28 Minutes with Valerie
28:27

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 22, 2018
74: 24HourProject with Renzo Grande
39:46

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 15, 2018
73: Q&A and Photo Challenge
36:10

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 08, 2018
72: He's Baaack! Gordon Laing Answers Your Gear Questions
49:58

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.

Feb 01, 2018
71: The Veterans Portrait Project with Stacy Pearsall
37:35

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 25, 2018
70: Case Study 1: I'm Dead, Now What?
42:47

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 18, 2018
69: Paris: The Early Years with Peter Turnley
47:21

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 11, 2018
68: Q&A and Photo Challenge
44:20

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.

Jan 04, 2018
67: Wishing You A Creative 2018
41:53

For the last episode of 2017 I invited my good friend Karen Hutton back on the show. We chat about the 2017 and make plans for 2018. Wishing you all a creative 2018!

Dec 28, 2017
66: MyHotelCarpet with Bill Young
38:21

My guest today is photographer Bill Young. He tells us how is Instagram account went viral overnight from a simple tweet from his daughter... Enjoy!

Dec 20, 2017
65: About Image Theft with Joelle Verbrugge
45:56

This week I talk about image theft with lawyer, photographer and author Joelle Verbrugge. She gives us simple tips of what to do and what not to do if you see one of your images used without authorization.

Dec 14, 2017
64: 27 Minutes with Valerie
27:27

A little house keeping related to the podcast and other photographic news this week. I also answer two listener questions in a monologue episode.

New eBook:  #DoSomethingForNothing NYC with Joshua Coombes Fundraiser to help support Josh and his project. Any donation welcome!

New Valerie Jardin Limited Edition Streetomatic Camera Bag by Cosyspeed:

US & Canada orders: Click here  EU and rest of the world: Click here

Paris in March: Click here

Tshirt store: Click here

Dec 07, 2017
63: Q&A and Photo Challenge
51:22

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 a new  'Valerie Jardin' limited edition camera that is released this week in support of Joshua Coombes and #DoSomethingForNothing.

My guest and I also answer listener questions and announce the winners of the last photo challenge.

Nov 30, 2017
62: Photo Faves with Scott Wyden Kivowitz
39:10

This week is new Photo Faves segment with guest Scott Wyden Kivowitz. He shares his favorite photo books, gear, accessories, etc. 

Nov 23, 2017
61: A Candid Conversation with Ibarionex Perello
50:28

This week my guest is photographer, author and podcaster Ibarionex Perello. I hope you enjoy this conversation.

Nov 16, 2017
60: Travel Hacks With The Thrifty Traveler
57:07

This week, Jared Kamrowski, founder of The Thrifty Traveler, is on the show shares tips to make your dream trip come true just a little faster and much more. Enjoy!

Nov 09, 2017
59: Dumb Things Photographers Do with Guest Host Bjorn Moerman
51:21

This week my good friend Bjorn Moerman and I share a few dumb things we've done with our cameras. And also share some of the audience's mistakes.

Nov 02, 2017
58: Q&A and Photo Challenge
44:23

This week on Hit The Streets, guest co-host Jens Krauer and I answer listener questions about personal projects and spot metering. We also give the names of the winners of the last challenge and announce the new one.

Oct 26, 2017
57: Introducing Valerie Jardin's Hit The Streets Worldwide Photowalks
36:40

We just launched Valerie Jardin's Hit The Streets Worldwide Photowalks so it's a great time to have two members of the global admin team on the show to talk about it. Ryan Katsanes and Ruven Gotz join me this week to talk about this new adventure!

Oct 19, 2017
56: Street Photography: Creative Vision Behind The Lens With Valerie Jardin
30:56

In this episode of Hit The Streets, the tables are turned and Valerie is the guest on Alec's show! She talks about her new book, Street Photography - Creative Vision Behind the Lens and answers when, why and how the project became a reality. 

Oct 12, 2017
55: Photo Faves with Ugo Cei
36:00

In this new Photo Faves segment, Italian photographer Ugo Cei tells us about his favorite gear, accessories, books, etc.

Oct 05, 2017
54: Photographing Burning Man with David Julian
44:04

This week Seattle based photographer David Julian talks about the experience of photographing Burning Man.

Sep 28, 2017
53: Q&A and Photo Challenge
45:35

This week is a new Q&A and Photo Challenge episode. My guest co-host, Mel Rolleri and I answer listener questions, give the names of the winners of the last challenge and announce a new one!

Sep 21, 2017
52: Do Something For Nothing in NYC with Joshua Coombes
37:47

Thanks to Fujifilm North America I just had the great pleasure to spend a few days documenting the work of Joshua Coombes, the founder of #DoSomethingForNothing, on the streets of New York City. It was an incredible experience and definitely the most important photographs I've ever taken. 

Sep 14, 2017
51: My Shot List with Ralph Velasco
37:21

My guest this week is Ralph Velasco, founder of PhotoEnrichment Adventures, as well as a travel photography instructor, author and international guide.

Sep 07, 2017
50: Photographing the Charlottesville Protests with Alec Hosterman
41:05

My guest today is Alec Hosterman. Alec was in Charlottesville during the recent deadly attack. He was there on a self assignment to practice his photo documentary skills. Today he gives us an account of his experience.

Aug 31, 2017
49: An Interview with Matt Day
41:04

This week my good friend Steve Brokaw is sitting in for me and interviews photographer and YouTuber Matt Day. Enjoy!

Aug 24, 2017
48: Q&A and Photo Challenge
47:32

This week on Hit The Streets my good friend Karen Hutton is back and together we answer listener questions about rituals to get in the zone, why our obsession with photography, socks and more!

Aug 17, 2017
47: Photo Faves with Craig Whitehead
42:18

Today is a new Photo Faves segment and I asked Craig Whitehead, aka @SixStreetUnder to come on the show and share his favorite subjects, locations, gear, photography book, etc. 

Aug 10, 2017
46: Through Our Eyes Project
35:55

The Through Our Eyes project puts cameras in the hands of the homeless and asks them to photograph their lives.

Aug 03, 2017
45: 27 Minutes with Valerie
27:21

This week Valerie does a little housekeeping on the show, talks about the Hit The Streets World Wide Photo Walks, her upcoming books before answering a few listener questions. 

Jul 27, 2017
44: Turning a Negative into a Positive with Jimmy Lee
48:35

After losing his job, Jimmy Lee decided to start making a difference in his community by using his camera as an effort to ‘do something for nothing’. Things led to another and a couple of exhibits and a few clients later, he is determined to make this photography gig his full time job!

Jul 20, 2017
43: Urban Photo Race with Maurice Vliegen
43:24

This week, Dutch photographer Maurice Vliegen tells us about his experience participating in The Urban Photo Race.

Jul 13, 2017
42: Q&A and Photo Challenge
39:38

This week is a new Q&A and Photo challenge episode and I invited

French Architectural photographer Michael Muraz as a guest co-host.

Jul 06, 2017
41: Live From Out Of Chicago 2017
01:06:25

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 29, 2017
40: The Productivity Project with Chris Bailey
56:21

Chris Bailey, author of The Productivity Project is on the show and will help you become more productive so that you can find more time to pursue your passion for photography.

Jun 22, 2017
39: Transitions, a Daughter's Journey with Terry Gydeson
40:11

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 15, 2017
38: Chasing dreams with Iwona Pinkowicz
45:18

My guest today is Iwona Pinkowicz. She tells us about her street portrait project 'chasing Dreams' as well as her own dreams in her pursuit of being a full time photographer.

Jun 08, 2017
37: Content Rules with C.C. Chapman
45:37

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!

Jun 01, 2017
36: Q&A and Photo Challenge
47:17

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 25, 2017
35: 24 Hour Project
43:03

This week on Hit The Streets, I am joined by photographers Meri Kukkavaara and Bjorn Moerman as they discuss participating in the 24 Hour Project in their respective cities and how you can too.

 

May 18, 2017
34: Street Zen with Rinzi Ruiz
47:08

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

May 11, 2017
33: 33 Minutes with Valerie Jardin
32:49

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!

 

May 04, 2017
32: A Beautiful Anarchy with David duChemin
51:48

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 27, 2017
31: Q&A and Photo Challenge
47:29

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 20, 2017
30: Let Your Heart be Your Compass with Gina Williams
35:40

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 13, 2017
29: PR Basics for Photographers with Alec Hosterman
48:57

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. 

Apr 06, 2017
28: Photo Faves with Ken Lyons
54:47

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 30, 2017
27: Gordon Laing Answers Your Gear Questions
53:22

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 23, 2017
26: On Being True To Yourself With Ian MacDonald
52:47

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 16, 2017
25: Q&A and Photo Challenge
57:21

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 09, 2017
24: Reunions with Chris Porsz
45:47

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. 

 

Mar 02, 2017
23: Conversation with Street Hunter Spyros Papaspyropoulos
46:55

This week on Hit The Streets I share my conversation with Spyros Papaspyropoulos. We talk about Street Hunters, their plans for 2017 and... Flash street photography!

Website: www.streethunters.net

Feb 23, 2017
22: No Plan B with David Carol
43:46

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.

http://www.davidcarol.com

Feb 16, 2017
21: In Tumultuous Times with Patrick LaRoque
01:01:15

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 09, 2017
20: Q&A and Photo Challenge
53:17

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!

Feb 02, 2017
19: Photo Faves with Marco Larousse
49:10

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!

http://valeriejardinphotography.com/podcast/

http://MarcoLarousse.com

 

Jan 26, 2017
18: How to Prepare for a Portfolio Review with bob Soltys
52:21

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: www.bobsoltys.com

See the show notes at www.valeriejardinphotography.com/podcast

Jan 19, 2017
17: Six Weeks in New York With Jens Krauer
46:01

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: www.urbanframes.net

 

Jan 11, 2017
16: 2016 ~ The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
50:07

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.

Jan 05, 2017
15: Q&A and Photo Challenge
52:14

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 29, 2016
14: Photo Faves with Steve Brokaw
40:59

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 http://valeriejardinphotography.com/podcast/

Dec 22, 2016
13: Landing a Dream Assignment with Angie McMonigal
48:35

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. 

Dec 15, 2016
12: Tomash ~ Fueled by Passion
45:25

This week Tomash, the man behind the Fujilove community, talks about his life as a musician, his passion for photography and so much more!

Dec 08, 2016
11: Focus on Creativity with Monika Andrae
48:53

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!

Dec 01, 2016
10: Second Time Around with Susan and Joel
39:14

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.

 

Nov 24, 2016
09 Q&A and Photo Challenge
40:18

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. Together we answer questions about how to keep our photography fresh day after day, how to handle the social media pressure and we also give our most memorable photography moments. Then we announce the winners of the last photo challenge and announce a new one.

Nov 17, 2016
08 Photo Faves with RE Casper and Jim Watkins
54:26

In this fun Photo Faves segment of Hit The Streets with Valerie Jardin, San Francisco based photographers RE Casper and Jim Watkins share their favorite photography books, sources of inspiration, gear, accessories, etc.

Nov 10, 2016
07 Why Film? With Chris Marquardt
41:09

My friend Chris Marquardt, the guy behind Tips From The Top Floor, joins me this week from Hannover, Germany to talk about the ins and outs of film photography for photographers today.

 

Nov 03, 2016
Episode 6: ImPORTRAITS with Gabriel Hill
38:29

In this conversation, Swiss photographer Gabriel Hill tells us about his project ImPORTRAITS. He photographed refugees with the most important possession they took with them when they had to flee their country.

Oct 27, 2016
Episode 05: Live your Dream with Corwin Hiebert
46:09

In this episode of Hit The Streets with Valerie Jardin, business manager Corwin Hiebert and I discuss how to earn a living with your creativity by leveraging your visual story telling skills. I hope you enjoy this conversation and can use some of the valuable tips to live your dream.

Oct 20, 2016
Hit The Streets 04: Q&A and Photo Chalenge
45:01

This is the first Q&A and Photo Challenge episode on Hit the Streets with Valerie Jardin. This week my guest co-host this week is Matt Hart from the UK. Together we answer questions about getting close-in shots on the streets, taking care of your camera in extreme weather and tips on how to become a better street photographer. 

Oct 13, 2016
03: Finding Your Artistic Voice With Karen Hutton
34:40

If you've ever wanted to make your photography more YOU... You will love this conversation with my dear friend Karen Hutton about finding your artistic voice.

Oct 06, 2016
02 Photo Faves with Levi Sim
30:14

In this episode of Hit the Streets with Valerie Jardin, Photographer Levi Sim shares his photo faves. Favorite photography book, source of inspiration, photographic location, subject, gear, accessory and more!

Sep 29, 2016
01 Photographic Midlife Crisis with Bert Stephani
43:36

Belgian photographer Bert Stephani talks about his photographic midlife crisis and the steps he is taking to get over it. 

Sep 18, 2016