Summer in Berlin

I just returned from spending a few days in Berlin where I taught a 3 days street photography workshop to a really fun group of people, most of whom had attended one or more  of my workshops before.

It had been many, many years since my last visit to Berlin. I wasn’t even a photographer back then. The city certainly offers a great variety of interesting backdrops for street photography, from modern architecture to historical monuments.

I hope you followed my daily videos on Instagram Stories, a fun way for me to take you on photo walks. Here are some of my favorite people pics collected during my short visit. Simple moments of everyday life in an amazing city.

Which do you prefer?

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-4

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-1

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-21

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-15

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-18

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-17

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-7

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-5

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-6

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-9

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-10

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-11

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-16

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-3

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-8

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-12

©Valérie Jardin - Berlin-2

All photos shot with the Fujifilm X100F in Acros.

19 thoughts on “Summer in Berlin

  1. Valerie, may I ask about technique. I love your high-contrast, chiaroscuro shots that show people in silhouette against a bright background. How do you meter these shots? An average metering would not produce such contrast. How much of the intended effect is achieved in post? Thanks for any information, and I hope to see you again in Berkeley sometime.

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    • Hi Gary! It’s all in camera goodness 🙂 I actually keep my camera in average metering because switching to spot in a fraction of a second when I see a silhouette opportunity would be quick enough. I simply turn my exposure compensation dial to get the deep shadows. I do very minimal post-processing, if any.
      Join a workshop next year!

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  2. Hi Valerie –

    We so appreciate your posts. Wondering when your book will be issued as we are thinking we’d love to purchase copies for our clients for holiday gifts this December.

    Please let us know.

    Lisa Johnson for

    On Sun, Sep 1, 2019 at 2:01 PM Valérie Jardin’s Blog wrote:

    > Valérie Jardin posted: “I just returned from spending a few days in Berlin > where I taught a 3 days street photography workshop to a really fun group > of people, most of whom had attended one or more of my workshops before. > It had been many, many years since my last visit to Ber” >

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