My Paris Photo Workshop ~ October 2012 ~ Action!
Here are some of the action shots I collected from everyone who participated in my October 2012 Paris Through Your Lens Photo Workshop. This wonderful group came from Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. We all had a great week doing what we love to do with friends who share the same passion for the beautiful craft of photography.
A special thank you to my good friend and UK street photographer Chris Porsz who accompanied us on a couple of photo walks.
To learn more about the workshop visit my website.
See some of my students’ work here.
Photo credits: Chris Porsz, George Maciver and several of the workshop participants who kindly shared some of their pictures with me for this blog post.
“I highly recommend Valerie Jardin’s Photo Workshops! ‘Paris Through Your Lens” was incredible in so many ways . . . logistically all you have to do is show up! The hotel was beautiful & perfectly located for our photo walks. The restaurants were close (important after a day of walking!), prepared for our group, & served a variety of delicious food. I think the best part of the workshop, though, was learning from Valerie; she shared so much knowledge, advice & inspiration! I am an amateur photographer who rarely saw beyond the “postcard” shot. Valerie expanded my imagination & my confidence, helping me see the unusual in the usual, beauty in ordinary things, and recognizing & appreciating my budding talent. Thanks, Valerie! I can’t wait to participate in another workshop with you!” Nancy N
“Valerie’s Paris Photo Workshop was definitely a “pinch me” moment that lasted throughout the week. Receiving hands-on camera and photo tips from Valerie, walking and taking the metro to a wide variety of locations in which to shoot, and sharing the adventure with a small group of like-minded enthusiasts made this a unique and FUN experience. This workshop is valuable for photographers of all levels, from beginners on up; it will definitely alter how you look through your lens. I would love to attend another one, this time with my husband!” Susan G., Tennessee
“Trip of a lifetime, my wife and I wanted to return to Paris but do something different. There is nothing like a week of focused effort on your favorite subject with your favorite hobby guided by someone who deeply cares about both. We came away with new shooting skills and friends from the workshop.” John and Lisa Taylor
“Valerie’s love for and skill in capturing moments is contagious! Every day while participating in her workshop I was at once inspired and overwhelmed! Around the third day, when I thought I could not take another step, she would say something about one of my photos either encouraging or simply pointing out how it might have been better, and I was compelled to keep pushing forward. The things I learned are timeless and can be applied to any situation – travel, family event, special occasion, indoors, outdoors. I fully expect all my photos to improve as a result of this week in Paris with Valerie!” Melanie, Madison, MS.