Wandering the cobblestone streets of Rome with camera in hand
In April, I was in Rome participating in a street photography workshop led by Valérie Jardin. It was a very special week with a great group of photographers from Australia, the UK, Canada and the US.
The week in Rome was my third workshop with Valérie, having first joined her in the fall of 2014 in Paris and this past February in San Francisco for street photography workshops in both locations. She’s a great leader of these kinds of workshops — the best I’ve experienced.
For the workshop, I opted to go with minimal gear — my Fujifilm X100T, a new Fujifilm X70 and my iPhone 6s (with the Apple Battery Case). I left behind my interchangeable lens and bodies wanting to just stay as minimal as I could. I was very happy with the results!
This was my first time in Rome where I had time to explore — and I loved it. The weather couldn’t have been better. Our group worked together part of the time, and we had ample time to just go exploring on our own as well. A very special week with some wonderful memories was the result. I don’t think I’ve ever walked so many cobblestone streets in my life!
Editor’s note: Scott Loftesness is co-founder of InMenlo.