Postcards From Rome ~ My Students’ Work
One of the best parts of any photo workshop is the final presentation where students share a selection of their favorite photographs of the week. I’m always amazed at the growth they experience in just a few days. For some, this workshop marked their first steps as street photographers. Others, more experienced, challenged themselves by chasing the light. They all learned to photograph with more intent and made great strides in their craft. I am very proud of their accomplishments!
As a group, we not only shared our passion for photography for a week, we also shared many conversations and good laughs over great Italian meals.
Each workshop holds a special place in my heart as I make life-long friends along the way, and that’s a beautiful way to live your life!
Here is a slide show of some of my students’ work captured on the streets of Roma last week…
I would like to give a special thank you to my dear friend Karen Hutton for sharing this wonderful week with the group and to Fujifilm USA for supporting our efforts to share the passion with others around the world. Never forget to LIVE YOUR DREAMS!
“Life doesn’t get much better than spending a week in Rome with Valérie – she’s a superb guide to the street photography experience. Her love of the genre is contagious – helping me see in new ways in special places – while both learning and having fun together! She pours herself into her workshops and you come away awakened and refreshed. Go if you can – magical moments flow!” — Scott Loftesness
Scott also shared in experience in this blog post.
“Valerie’s vision is an inspiration. She exudes passion for her craft and is equally passionate about helping others learn to create images that effectively show their own vision. Her easy going nature and sense of humour can be infectious. All in all, the week was lots of fun with my new found friends and I would do it all again. If any one is interested in one of her workshops you should book immediately!” Jane Sheers, Australia.
Jane Shared her experience in this blog post.
Ken Lyons shares his experience in this blog post.
“I flew all day yesterday from Rome where I had participated with 9 others in a week long photo workshop. We had people from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England, Belgium, the United States, and Texas. Five men and five women whose experience levels ranged from well established and well known professionals to amateurs who had been filling family albums and making occasional online postings.
Valerie is becoming a Rock Star and yet if you have gone to her website and read her blogs, listened to her podcast, looked at her photos, you know Valerie Jardin. That is exactly who she is. There is no pretension. She is generous with her time, generous with her praise, helpful with our stumbles, clear and appropriate with her critiques, tolerant, and disagrees agreeably.
This was my second workshop and other participants had attended many workshops with Valerie. I too hope to attend more. In both that I have attended I have been impressed with how well all get along. Perhaps this is due to a common interest we all share, perhaps this is because we came together as individuals, i.e., we left our partners at home, or as a group we too are tolerant and respectful of differences and learn from one another. […]” John M, Texas.