ANNOUNCEMENT: Goodbye! This is my last show as the host of Street Focus and it’s been an amazing experience! I am starting a new adventure with my very own podcast Hit The Street with Valerie Jardin ~ A Photography Podcast which will start airing on Sept 22. THANK YOU to all of you for listening to me on Street Focus for 104 episodes!

This week on Street Focus my good friend and photographer Ian MacDonald helps me answer a few questions  about mirrorless technology, how to prevent photo theft and what photography resources we recommend for inspiration. The questions were submitted by Lee and Clovis Rosa.

Visit Ian’s Website, following him on Twitter: @IanMPhotography or Instagram: ianmacdonaldphotography

And The Winners are:

The last challenge was the Smile of a Stranger. Congratulations  to Maayan Porat and Hans Eckardt. They will each receive a book from our friends at Rocky Nook


Photo by Maayan Porat

Photo by Maayan Porat


photo by Hans Eckardt

photo by Hans Eckardt

Our Picks of The Week

Ian’s pick: Chase Jarvis Live

Valerie’s pick: In No Great Hurry a documentary about Saul Leiter

About The Author

Host, Street Focus

The day I picked up a camera I became a storyteller. I now live and breathe in pixels! After working as a commercial photographer for several years, I realized that my love for the craft could serve others. Sharing the passion is now where I focus all my energy through teaching international photo workshops, speaking at seminars, writing, blogging and now podcasting. I am also thrilled to be an X Photographer for Fujifilm USA. Although I photograph everything and anything that moves me, my passion for mankind drives me to shoot street photography every day. I thrive on searching the story in a single frame. Find my Street Photograph: First Steps and Beyond on my website!

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  • It’s been a wonderful journey around the world with you over the last two years / 104 episodes. Thank you for the great memories Valerie! I’m looking forward to following your new adventures 🙂

    • Valerie Jardin

      Thanks Ken! And thank you for being a part of it!

  • Mark Farrington

    Wow! What a shock…
    The end of one era and, we all hope, the start of the next. Many thanks, Valerie, for all the inspiration of the past 104 episodes, and also to Frederick for bringing this to us in the first place. We wish you all the best for your new venture – we’ll be there!!!

    • Valerie Jardin

      Thanks Mark, sorry for the shock. But no interruption in the Thursday routine if you can still put up with my French accent on Hit the Streets! 😉

  • Adam Favre

    Thank you Valerie. It has been great listening to a unique voice drawing me into this subject. Hope Fredrick has another host and thus, we gain an EXTRA photography podcast from another perspective. WIN WIN for listeners!

    • Valerie Jardin

      Thank you and absolutely! See you on Hit the Streets!

  • Jan Sears

    I have so enjoyed your enthusiasm and love of photography and can’t wait to hear how you send it out to the world under your own brand! Best of luck and I will be listening!

    • Valerie Jardin

      I know you will, thank you Jan!!

  • Mike Schmitt

    THANK YOU !!! So appreciated your podcasts on TWIP !!! Super informative and inspirational !!! But definitely will be following you under “Hit The Streets with Valerie Jardin”. Thanks to TWIP for introducing Valerie to us listeners.

    • Valerie Jardin

      Thanks Mike! 🙂

  • Ann Merry

    Thank you for the very enjoyable podcasts! I have an x100T and always was happy when it became a topic of conversation on Street Focus. I look forward to following your new show and wish you continued success!

    • Valerie Jardin

      Thank you Ann and see you on Hit the Streets with VJ!

  • Sean Azzopardi

    Thanks for a great podcast series, Valerie. I’ve really enjoyed the guests and your enthusiasm. I’ve learnt a great deal about street and photography in general. I look forward to your new project and wish you all the best with it.

    • Valerie Jardin

      Thank you Sean, tune in on Thursday! 🙂

  • Peter Sambell

    Hi Valerie, thanks so much for your ‘Street Focus’ podcasts and it’s a major effort to get to 104 podcasts without missing a week. Congrats. Your podcasts have been very informative and you explain photography aspects very well. I particularly enjoy your Q&A as well as your Street Tips. I will be keen to listen to your new podcast ‘Hit the Streets’. Keep up the great effort and I hope you get down to Sydney in the near future.

    • Valerie Jardin

      Thank you for your kind words and support Peter!

  • Jeff Brentlinger

    Sorry to see you (and this podcast) go. Hope to follow on the new show.

    • Valerie Jardin

      Thanks Jeff. My new show has been a bit hit so far, hope you join in! Keep an eye open for the rebirth of Street Focus in the future as well!