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Photography club: Valerie Jardin is November's featured speaker

French photographer Valerie Jardin will speak at the November Western Wisconsin Photography Club meeting Nov. 7 in Hudson. Submitted photo

Valerie Jardin will be the speaker at this month's Western Wisconsin Photography Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. Jardin's presentation will focus on "Photo Stories," an intimate insight into her thought and creative process from visualization to capture, as she takes you on a photo walk through a series of photographs. Why did she choose black and white over color? What aperture and why? What was the intent behind the choice of focal point? And much more.

Jardin is a French photographer, currently residing in the United States. After working as a commercial photographer, she now dedicates her time to educating others. Since 2012, Jardin has taken her camera all over the world teaching students the art of visual storytelling. Jardin is also a prolific author, speaker and podcast producer of the weekly show "Hit The Streets." She has been an official FUJIFILM X-Photographer since 2014.

The club is a group of photography enthusiasts of all ages, interests and abilities and is a member of the Twin Cities Area council of Camera Clubs and the North Central Camera Club Council. Meetings are both social and educational; they are held on the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Additional special meetings are also scheduled to accommodate speakers, hands-on workshops and group shooting opportunities. The public is welcome to attend meetings or become a member. For further information, visit the club's website at