09 - 13 September


Portrait: reassure onself, clarify

09 - 13 September
5 JOURS./ 35H

Individual financing rate: 790 euros

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These five exciting days will allow you to approach with enthusiasm and simplicity the main steps that make it possible to achieve a successful photographic portrait.
An approach which will focus in particular on the way of working with the person photographed. Sometimes it will be about reassuring, and at other times reassuring yourself, and then daring to lead and support gently, with kindness.
Another primordial axis, the subject of much attention, will be that of light. Whether natural or coming from a flash or an LED panel, it will help shape an atmosphere, a personal style.
It will highlight or leave in the shadows, reinforce colors, as it brings vitality and energy.
Technical and aesthetic choices which will tend towards a certain efficiency in order not to get lost in endless adjustments and thus maintain a certain spontaneity and intensity with the person placed in front of the lens.
The daily photography selection sessions will allow us to discuss the elements that work or not, the points to improve and the successes to repeat.
To conclude, time will be devoted to retouching and harmonizing the files in order to constitute a coherent whole which will then be presented in the form of a small exhibition.

Marie Rouge, 32, started photography at the age of 15, taking self-portraits with her father's camera. Photos of demonstrations, portraits of friends and then of famous people, or images of evenings… Marie Rouge’s writing – always very colorful – is imbued with empathy and gentleness. Although discreet, the photographer based in Paris does not hide her commitment. She campaigns for many causes including the defense of minorities and gender equality. Through her creations, she manages to transmit her ideals and advocate tolerance. She collaborates regularly with Libération, L’Obs, the Journal La Croix, Causette, etc.


Face-to-face training
Location: historic center of Arles
Mobility: stairs to access the building and for several interior rooms (contact us)
Number of participants: between 6 and 10 people
Start of the photo course on the first day: 10:00 a.m.
End of the photo course on the last day: 7:00 p.m. followed by a group presentation until 9:00 p.m.
Hours on other days: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Possibility to bring your meal and eat on site during the lunch break

Daily shooting
Selection session on computer and/or reading draw
Study and analysis of the photographs taken
Daily reflections and discussions to define the characteristics of a personal approach
Analysis of the different central stages of a photographic production
“Final editing” session in order to produce a homogeneous series
Finalization of a series on digital file, printed then hung

Understand different stages of producing a photographic series:
- Take photos;
- Finalize a “coherent” set of digital photographs on a portrait theme: editing, printing and distribution of the series during the end-of-training exhibition.

See the list of prices, which depend on length and type of financial aid. Request an estimate.

After receipt of the registration and self-positioning form, a telephone or message exchange can be carried out. Registration is definitively validated after acceptance of the training contract and receipt of the 30% deposit after a 14-day withdrawal period.

Supervision by a professional trainer/photographer
The trainer reads the registration and self-positioning form in advance in order to adapt the process and the means to the objectives.

Mac computer stations / card reader
Video projector
Flash and LED lighting on request
Hybrid digital camera on request
A library of photographic works

2 memory cards (to keep your photos)
Possibly hard drive (mac compatible) or your computer if you wish
Interview and individualized assessment upon entry into training
Carrying out practical exercises continuously evaluated by the trainer
Oral assessment at the end of training

Certificate of end of training


Presence of stairs to access the training location, certain classrooms and shooting locations. Currently, no access ramp or elevator. Whether you are recognized as having a disability or not, we are at your disposal for any information, and will do everything possible to facilitate your welcome.

Les Rencontres d’Arles
Siret: 309 952 489 000 32
Activity declaration number: 93 13 002 55 13
Marie Couteux & Marion Brun stage@rencontres-arles.com
+33(0) 490 967 606 >rencontres-arles.com/workshops

Dernière mise à jour : 08 April 2024
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    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
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