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24 - 26 May

Éric Bouvet

BACK TO BASICS: THE VIEW CAMERA

24 May - 26 May

Individual financing rate: 440 euros

Subscribe to the workshop

FABRICE COURTHIAL & LOÏC COLOMB
STAGE@RENCONTRES-ARLES.COM 
+33(0)490 967 606

[Sold-out — registration on waiting list — STAGE@RENCONTRES-ARLES.COM]

This exciting two-day course will enrich the participants’ experience while introducing them to the view camera.

Éric Bouvet will go back to the basics of photography and set a different pace, taking the time to see, open up the gaze, observe without haste, reflect and precisely compose. Using 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10 cameras, participants will cover various aspects, from shooting (directly on paper in black and white) to developing, allowing them to see the results the same day before analyzing and editing them. Each day will focus on a particular approach.

The first will concentrate mostly on shooting outdoors (street photography, cityscapes, etc.), the second on portraits without and without lighting. This enriching experience aims to develop the uniqueness of each participant’s gaze and reveal the enjoyable, magical facets of analog photography.

ÉRIC BOUVET
Éric Bouvet made his mark working with the Gamma agency in the 1980s. Leading international newspapers and magazines—Time, Life, Newsweek, Paris-Match, The Sunday Times Magazine—publish his work, which has received wide recognition. He has won the Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents, the Prix Paris Match, two Visa d’or awards, the 150th anniversary of photography gold medal and five World Press Photo awards since the beginning of his career. He has published two books, Femme du Rwanda (Catleya) and La dernière mine (De La Martinière).
www.ericbouvet.com

CONTENU 
-  Présentation of participant's previous works
- Short history of photography and material presentation
- Setup of the equipement and collectiv shooting sessions
- Reveal, scan, post-production and analysis of the photographs taken

BRING:
- A selection of around 30 images attesting to your practice (preferably on paper/format of your choice)
- A Mac-compatible hard drive or your computer if you wish

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
- Number of participants: 6 to 12
- Begins: 10:00 a.m. on Monday
- Ends: 6:30 p.m. on Friday
- Location: historic center near the Arles arena 

GOALS:
- Learn the various steps involved in creating a photo series
- Develop a point of view based on a selection of photographs 

TEACHING METHOD 
- Taught by an instructor and an assistant 

EQUIPMENT
- Mac computers
- A photo library (app. 500 references)
- Various kinds of lighting systems, studio accessories, tripod, etc. 

EVALUATION
- Private end-of-course interview and evaluation 
- The instructor continuously evaluates the personal series 
- Oral end-of-course evaluation 

FORMALISATION AT THE END OF THE COURSE 
- End-of-course certificate