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05 - 09 August

FRÉDÉRIC STUCIN

Portrait : a moment, an intention

5 August - 9 August

Individual financing rate: 780 euros

All level

Online registration

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

Portrait photography requires constantly adapting to many constraints. The receptiveness, mood and desire of the person being photographed set the tone. Success also depends on the setting’s size, use, texture and lighting. In the field and over the course of discussions, Frédéric Stucin will share his experiences, solutions and tips to help students overcome many hurdles and master the often-brief instant of an encounter.
At first, the emphasis will be on technical and pragmatic matters. Then, the approach will address participants’ intentions and ability to improvise, remain open to opportunities and cope with unexpected challenges. A portrait’s success depends on the photographer’s capacity to turn an idea into reality, whether it springs from his or her imagination or was commissioned by a client.
Portraits must seek to express a sensibility while remaining faithful to pre-determined conditions.
Surprising, attracting, attesting, intriguing, deconstructing and capturing the imagination will be the bywords guiding participants as they work on their portraits. Like a collective or an editorial board, they will discuss the projects underway and question the images’ relationships with each other, with a text or a news topic, and explore connections with their uses and presentation methods.
FRÉDÉRIC STUCIN
Frédéric Stucin studied at Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg and graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière. In 2002, he started working on a regular basis with the French daily Libération. His pictures have been widely published in the French press: Les Inrocks, Le Monde, Madame Figaro, Grazia, Express Styles and Technikart. At the same time, Frédéric works for communication agencies. He is also pursuing a more personal black and white street photography project in the United States, an avowed nod to such great American masters as Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander and Harry Callahan.
fredericstucin.com
Portrait photography requires constantly adapting to many constraints. The receptiveness, mood and desire of the person being photographed set the tone. Success also depends on the setting’s size, use, texture and lighting. In the field and over the course of discussions, Frédéric Stucin will share his experiences, solutions and tips to help students overcome many hurdles and master the often-brief instant of an encounter. 

At first, the emphasis will be on technical and pragmatic matters. Then, the approach will address participants’ intentions and ability to improvise, remain open to opportunities and cope with unexpected challenges. A portrait’s success depends on the photographer’s capacity to turn an idea into reality, whether it springs from his or her imagination or was commissioned by a client.
Portraits must seek to express a sensibility while remaining faithful to pre-determined conditions. 

Surprising, attracting, attesting, intriguing, deconstructing and capturing the imagination will be the bywords guiding participants as they work on their portraits. Like a collective or an editorial board, they will discuss the projects underway and question the images’ relationships with each other, with a text or a news topic, and explore connections with their uses and presentation methods.

FRÉDÉRIC STUCIN
Frédéric Stucin studied at Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg and graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière. In 2002, he started working on a regular basis with the French daily Libération. His pictures have been widely published in the French press: Les Inrocks, Le Monde, Madame Figaro, Grazia, Express Styles and Technikart. At the same time, Frédéric works for communication agencies. He is also pursuing a more personal black and white street photography project in the United States, an avowed nod to such great American masters as Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander and Harry Callahan.
fredericstucin.com

CONTENT:
- Study and analysis of the photographs taken
- Daily shooting outdoor and in studios
- Exercices with artificial lights
- Exercices on images dedicated software (colourimetry, curves, etc.)
- 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
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 portrait
- Develop a point of view based on a selection of photographs with coherency
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
CONTENT:
- Study and analysis of the photographs taken
- Daily shooting outdoor and in studios
- Exercices with artificial lights 
- Exercices on images dedicated software (colourimetry, curves, etc.)
- 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

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 portrait
- Develop a point of view based on a selection of photographs with coherency

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