Street photography with Valerie Jardin
**Thank you to Swiss FujiX photographer Jens Krauer for sharing images from the event. Check out his work here:Â http://fujifilm-x.com/photographers/jens-krauer/
FujiLove Magazine editor Tomasz (Tomash) Trzebiatowski had never been to New York City when he began planning the FujiLove Live conference held February 25-26.
But bringing photographers from around the world to the Big Apple was a big part of his vision. After one trip to NYC to scout for a location, he set his plan into motion, lining up a talented panel and securing sponsors.
The result was a dynamic and successful weekend of instruction and inspiration at Bathhouse Studios, a photography studio and center located in NYCâ€™s vibrant, artsy East Village.
Live action lighting presentation with Damien Lovegrove
A star lineup packed the event with a wide range of advice and hands-on demonstrations from professional photographers across the spectrum â€“ street photography with Valerie Jardin; lighting techniques with portrait master Damien Lovegrove; innovative travel photography, processing and drone photography with Elia Locardi; artistic inspiration and creative post-processing with Karen Hutton.
With sponsors including Fujifilm and Foto Care, the two-day conference also offered an opportunity to try out new Fuji X cameras and get a free camera check by Foto Care technicians.
Itâ€™s just a bite of the apple, but here are a few of my favorite tidbits of street advice from Valerie Jardin.
â€œThe fear of not getting the shot has to be stronger than the fear of taking it.â€
â€œThe goal in a year is to make maybe 10 printable images.â€
â€œYou should be able to do your best work in your own city.â€
â€œItâ€™s not your technical ability, but your ability to see that will make you a good photographer.â€
And from portrait photographer and lighting expert Damien Lovegrove, great advice for all genres and art forms:
â€œThe moment you stop learning is the moment when you stop having the passion to do what you do.â€
Stay tuned — Tomash is planning another FujiLove Live event — somewhere in the world — and there’s no doubt it will be another stellar event.