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Valerie Jardin  Chasing Light. Telling Stories. 🇫🇷Photographer - Author- Educator - Podcaster. Official Fujifilm X-Photographer. Join me on a photo adventure!

A kiss of winter light on a simple object. The photographer should find beauty in the most mundane places. #bnw #theartofseeingphotographically #winter #minnesota

There are so many decisions that happen in a fraction of a second when you photograph life on the streets.
1. Being very discerning about the choice of subject you photograph (business man at Grand Central, right person for the place)
2. The camera angle (here the low angle makes the subject more imposing while removing distractions around him, making him stand out from the background instead of the crowd). 3. The choice of background (giving a sense of place, positioning yourself in order to remove distractions around the features of your subject). 4. Camera settings (and, if you're like me, making the choice of b/w vs. color before you press the shutter ;) 5. Being invisible in order not to spoil the moment.
6. Last, but not least: letting go of the notion of technical perfection because a technically perfect photograph of a boring subject is still a boring picture!
And this is why street photography is so difficult and addicting!

NYC 2016 X100T 1/60 F/2.2 ISO 6400 #fujifilmx_us #x100t #xphotographer #streetphotography #bnw #nyc

New BLOG POST (linked in profile) of the 5th visual story of THE ARTIST AND THE SPACE project. Featuring Emily @ecdesignstudio, jewelry artist in the @northrupkingbuilding Stay tuned for a blog post in the next day or two! #documentaryphotography #minneapolis #theartistandthespace #photoproject #fujifilmx_us #xpro2 #35mm

Normandy (France) workshop in May is sold out but a few spots are still open in September 😊📷#Workshoplife #Photoeducation

Another sneak peek of the 5th visual story of THE ARTIST AND THE SPACE project. Featuring Emily @ecdesignstudio, jewelry artist in the @northrupkingbuilding Stay tuned for a blog post in the next day or two! #documentaryphotography #minneapolis #theartistandthespace #photoproject #fujifilmx_us #xpro2 #35mm

I can’t wait to share the 5th visual story of my new THE ARTIST AND THE SPACE project. Today I spent an hour with Emily @ecdesignstudio, she is a very talented jewelry artist in the @northrupkingbuilding Stay tuned for a blog post in a few days! #documentaryphotography #minneapolis #theartistandthespace #photoproject #fujifilmx_us #xpro2 #35mm

I started ‘Stories of Hands’ in April and I'm still having so much fun with it. Can't wait to hit the streets of Havana and Paris next because Minnesota hands will be inside mittens for a few more months 😉
#X100F #LifeAt23mm #Acros #FujifilmX_US #storiesofhands

There is nothing I'd rather do than to see and record the beauty of everyday life. Candid, simple and so precious!
#Paris #Lifeat23mm #FujifilmX_Us #X100F #ClassicChrome

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Discover a new visual story in my series THE ARTIST & THE SPACE with @harrietbartstudio on the blog and website #visualstorytelling #theartistandthespace #xpro2 #35mm #acros #fujifilmx_us

Discover a new visual story in my series THE ARTIST & THE SPACE with @harrietbartstudio on the blog and website #visualstorytelling #theartistandthespace #xpro2 #35mm #acros #fujifilmx_us

Discover a new visual story in my series THE ARTIST & THE SPACE with @harrietbartstudio on the blog and website #visualstorytelling #theartistandthespace #xpro2 #35mm #acros #fujifilmx_us

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