Reportage – The making of

The Littoral Series

This year I enrolled in a week long photography course in the city of Arles led by Eric Bouvet, a photo reporter that won several prestigious awards during his long career, mostly as a war photographer. Together with 11 other students, Eric taught us how to approach and build a reportage from daily shoots to the final editing on the theme of the French littoral. So here are a series of writings on this week full of teachings and experiences.

I) Introduction – Lady of the Ferry

II)  On Engagement – Pétanque at Beauduc

III) On gear – The Gipsy campers

IV)  On cropping – Marseille harbour kids

V)  On consistency of look – The fisherman and the kid

VI) On post processing – Miss Gloria

VII) On light – The fishermen harbour

VIII) On patience – Pierrot & Friends

IX) On deleting – Sunrise & Sunset

X) The final cut – 12 hours


Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO200, ND filter

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