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23 - 25 May

REPORTAGE: THE GREAT GYPSY PILGRIMAGE

23 May - 25 May

Individual financing rate: 440 euros

amateur, amateur confirmé

Subscribe to the workshop

Fabrice Courthial & Loïc Colomb
stage@rencontres-arles.com
+33(0)490 967 606

Participants in this intensive three-day course will explore the gypsy festival in Saintes Maries de la Mer, a small town near Arles: a unique event when various communities come to honor their patron saint, black Sarah.
Reunions, celebrations, processions and baptisms transform the seaside resort for several days.

Based in Arles, participants will go to Saintes Maries de la Mer every day to scout locations and take pictures. Depending on their sensibility, the goal will be to find an angle, seeking not to record everything but to focus on one aspect. Accompanied in the field by their instructor, the participants’ ability to anticipate, compose and pursue their approaches will be stimulated. Daily editing sessions will be crucial for finding some distance, refining an approach and finalizing a series.

CONTENT:
- Study and analysis of the photographs taken
- Daily shooting
- Daily trips in the Camargue by mini-bus
- Technical session with a digital camera
- Definition of a personal subject
- Selections of the photographs taken

BRING:
- 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
- Clothing, bag, shoes, etc. appropriate for spending several hours outdoors.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
- Number of participants: 4 to 8
- Begins: 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday
- 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 (contact us for more information)

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