Conjuring the mindset of a start-up photographer

There are two pieces of wisdom shared among photographers: (1) you need to specialize, and (2) you need to find your own style. It makes sense. There are certain segments of the photographic market when this approach is necessary. For example, wedding or commercial photography...

Pic(k) of the week 3: MEN AT WORK – Street Photography in Deira, Dubai

Blog-readers have probably noticed that Street Photography has become more and more important in my personal photography! Those really paying attention might even have picked up on the fact that I moved "Street Photography" to the top in my gallery section of the website. Although I try to do as...

Vignettes of Amsterdam – Part One

For the last few years I have made an annual trip to Amsterdam; sometimes for pleasure, sometimes to teach.  Amsterdam  is a wonderful city to visit, full of amazing landmarks, museums, architecture and history.  It is the Dutch people, however, that I truly love. ...

The Business of Photography – Published on FujiLove

“INSPIRATION IS FOR AMATEURS, THE REST OF US JUST SHOW UP AND GET TO WORK” – CHUCK CLOSE The first thing I usually look for when I see an article with a title like this is who the author is. Who is this person giving me...

Wide Wednesday

I had an hour to kill this afternoon. I brought my Hasselblad XPan equipped with the 45mm f/4 loaded it with a roll of Fujifilm Superia 400. What I found so utterly fascination with this camera and more important, its format, is how well you can...

No resolutions, please!

This used to be my resolution time. I sat at my desk and evaluated my successes and failures of the passing year. Then, I would jot down my New Year’s resolutions. It was as if those few words embedded on the LCD screen of my...

My Final Images of 2017

I started writing this post on December 23rd, sitting in a coffee shop enjoying a hot chocolate after finishing my Christmas shopping (one day early I might add… no slacking off this year).  Brilliant sun was shining through the window, casting long shadows on...

2017 in 100 Photographs

Wishing you all a beautiful end of 2017 and the most creative 2018! Thank you for your continued support. Valérie Jardin...