23 - 26 April



23 - 26 April
4 jours

Individual financing rate: 690 euros

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Fabrice Courthial & Marie Couteux
+33(0)490 967 606

Photographers must adapt to many constraints when creating a portrait. The person, place and lighting guide the shoot but should not overshadow the photographer’s intentions and sensitivity.

The four-day course will first focus on natural and artificial lighting and the relationship with the model. During group workshops, Frédéric Stucin will share his experiences, solutions and tips to conduct a session and learn about lighting.

During editing sessions and exchanges of points of view, the first days will combine technical and practical experiments during shoots with a more sensitive search of one's own aesthetic choices and the distance to take.

In the second stage, the participants will apply their choices in the field in real-life situations, relying especially on meetings arranged by the Rencontres d'Arles.

Seeking to express sensitivity and a singularity, the photographs will aim to achieve pre-determined goals. 
Like a collective, participants will share their feelings, discuss their opinions of the work underway and examine the relationships between the images.
On the last day, a selection of work will be displayed at a small exhibition.

Frédéric Stucin studied decorative arts in Strasbourg and graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière. In 2002, he began working on a regular basis with the daily Libération. His images are widely published in the French press, including Les Inrocks, Le Monde, Madame Figaro, Grazia, Express Styles and Technikart. At the same time, he carries out commissions for communication agencies. He also pursues more personal black & white street photography projects in the United States, with unabashed references to the genre’s great American masters such as Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander and Harry Callahan. The Only Bleeding series was published by Editions Le Bec en l'air.

Website : Frédéric Stucin

- A selection of around 30 images attesting to your practice (preferably on paper/format of your choice)
- Your camera, charger and cables
- 2 or 3 memory cards
- A Mac-compatible hard drive or your computer if you wish
- Face-to-face course
- Location: historic center near the arena
- Mobility: staircase to access the building and several rooms (contact us)
- Number of participants: 8 to 12
- Starts 10am on the first day
- Ends 7pm on the last day, followed by a presentation of the work until 9pm
- Times on the other days: 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2:00pm to 6:00pm
- Participants can bring their own lunch and eat it on site during the afternoon break.
- Learn the various steps involved in creating a photo series
- Develop a point of view based on a selection of photographs
- Teaching staff: a professional photographer instructor, helped by an assistant from 6 attenders
- Logistic staff to facilitate shooting sessions (places, material, contacts…)
- Workshop held in both French and English :
Collective parts in French with a translation for non-French speakers.
One-to-one interviews could be in English.
- Mac computers
- Contact prints (6x4 in.)
- Studios with various accessories
- Lightening set up (Flashs, LED, Fresnel…)
- Digital camera (on demand)
- A photo library (app. 500 references)
- Private end-of-course interview and evaluation
- The instructor continuously evaluates the personal series
- Oral end-of-course evaluation
- End-of-course certificate
Dernière mise à jour : 29 March 2024
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture