23 - 24 February
IMPROVING YOUR PRACTICE: PERSONAL DESIRES AND CHOICES
This two-day course simultaneously focuses on experimentation and reflections as a way to help participants leave their comfort zones. The experimentation part will stimulate and deepen the desire (conscious or not) to say something with photography, concentrate on participants’ previous work and include several shooting sessions to identify what is really central and makes each of them different. This will serve as a guideline, pushing them to become clearer in order to keep only what is truly essentiel.
The other part stresses technique and aesthetics with the aim of identifying shortcomings, if any, that might hinder a project’s success. They will be corrected by using settings and accessories as well as, often, simply thinking of new ways to proceed.
This will be an opportunity to question certain personal decisions on framing, managing light and color, distance, etc. The goal will be to make choices not out of habit, lack of knowledge or fear, but in the awareness of what they induce in relation to what one wants to show.
- Study and analysis of the photographs taken
- Daily shooting
- Technical session with a digital camera
- Definition of a personal subject
- Selections of the photographs taken
- 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.
- Number of participants: 4 to 8
- Begins: 9:30 a.m. on Saturday
- Ends: 6:30 p.m. on Sunday
- 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
- Taught by an instructor (contact us for more information)
- Mac computers
- A photo library (app. 500 references)
- Various kinds of lighting systems, studio accessories, tripod, etc.
- 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