This weekend I attended a workshop with the interesting, energetic street photographer Valerie Jardin. It was my first time meeting her, and she was just like she is on her terrific podcast, Hit the Streets with Valerie Jardin. The weather was not too cooperative with constant rain the first day, but Valerie had a number of dryer alternatives, including visits to the Guthrie Theatre, a farmers' market, the Minneapolis Institute of Art and arts district. No shortage of interesting backdrops or people.
Street photography is an interesting sub-genre of photography that has become more popular in recent years with the advent of smaller, quieter digital cameras that produce professional results. I was actually the Luddite of the bunch with my Canon DSLR, while most of the class were using one or another of the newer Fujifilm mirrorless cameras (Valerie is an official Fujifilm X photographer.) . But it didn't much matter when it came to results. I learned a lot and enjoyed the weekend. Will see Valerie again at the Out of Chicago conference in June in Chicago.
Here's a gallery of some of my better shots from this weekend.