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.
It enables students to respond to all of the phases of image treatment, from scanning to retouching and large-format printing.
Photo : Jean-Christian Tirat, 2015