Street Focus 35: Street Tips with Valerie Jardin

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Each month, you will hear the top tips from street photographers around the world. I decided to kick off the new series with my own street tips.

Here are the top 10 tips I discuss in this episode:

#10 Practice seeing, even when you don't have a camera with you. 
#9 Meet other like minded people often
#8 Slow down
#7 Wear black
#6 Relax and don’t look like you’re doing any thing wrong
#5 Try new things
#4 Find your own voice
#3 Don’t let the gear get in the way
#2 Do it out of pure personal satisfaction

#1 Respect your subject

Links to Valerie's website and her new series Hit The Streets with Valerie on YouTube.


  1. Thanks Valerie. A nice and helpfull video. Keep going on. I adore your work as a streetphotographer and interviewer. I hope you wil in the future organise a workshop in Amsterdam. Cheers, Robert

    1. Thank you Robert! I was just there on a personal trip in April, I love Amsterdam! Maybe you can take the fast train to Paris for a weekend of street photography in January. One of my favorite times to shoot, Paris is so authentic in the winter.

    2. Hello Valerie, thanks for your reply. Maby i wil consider it. The time of the year is good. I always visted capital-cities in the winter or early spring. Less tourists and very authentic. Last year i spent in march, a whole week in Rome to photographe the beautiful streets and people.

    3. Rome is awesome, I can’t wait to go back there next year. It’s relatively easy to escape the tourists and stay off the beaten path. Registration for the January Paris weekend workshop opened last week. All details on my website
      Have a great week!

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