A place of experimentation and learning, the studio enables students to acquire the basic skills necessary for the design and production of high-quality photographs. Familiarisation with the medium by way of technical platforms. Use of various traditional/digital camera bodies in small, medium and large format. Work with different light sources (flash, steady light, natural light). It is through these different experiments that the student can aim to master shooting techniques and its historical and technical specificities. These classes aim to provide students with the tools and reflexes that will enable them to attain greater autonomy, to raise questions and obtain the desired results for their artistic projects.
It constitutes a fundamental pedagogical basis for introducing the photographic image in its relationship to time and to light. It is intended as an extension to the shooting sessions, both in the studio and outdoors; a place for finalising images and preparing them for display as analogue or digital documents. We deal with the following elements: physico-chemical principle leading to the formation of the analogue image, constitution of the sensitive surfaces and information on the various traditional photographic media, development of black and white films, and printing on black and white paper.
A space for exploration, analysis, research, and exchange, this laboratory is a site of immersion in photographic images and enables the “right” image to be revealed. It is open to all students who would like to work on digital images from the art, design, and graphic design options, from second year upwards. Creations and ideas will guide technical training that will almost certainly tie in with the professors’ class projects. The students affirm their choices and points of view by learning digital tools. They are trained in all phases of digital workflow: choice of photographic material and technique, digitization of documents and transparencies, selection and classification of images (Bridge), retouching and colorimetry (Camera Raw, Photoshop), preparation of images for large format printing, choice of printing surfaces, and display / hanging.
Photo : Jean-Christian Tirat, 2015