Stéphane Tourné 

Independant Photographer


Stéphane Tourné has began his journey into the world of professional photography. His work ranged from crafting catalogues, modeling portfolios to capturing the eternal moments of weddings. Photography wasn't just a job for him; it was an instinctual calling. Stéphane understood the essence of light, and the frame came to him naturally. This innate understanding of the art allowed him to focus on the essential elements of photography: the pleasure of the craft, the power of observation, and the art of capturing the perfect moment.

With a career spanning over 30 years, Stéphane has been fortunate to spend over two decades living in Africa and California. He's had the opportunity to photograph an eclectic range of subjects, from presidents and movie artists to both renowned and less-known musicians. His work transcends boundaries; he has collaborated with major international brands, small businesses, and some of the biggest agencies globally. His versatile portfolio encompasses photojournalism, commercials for television, music videos, artist portraits, and more. His work has graced galleries, and he has also been recognized with two awards for the best fashion photographer in Africa.

Today, Tourné resides in La Mure, Isère, a small town of fewer than five thousand inhabitants. In this serene backdrop, he finds immense pleasure in reinventing himself and working on projects that hold a deeper significance. These include capturing the memories of our elders and fostering the creativity of children. He firmly believes that everyone deserves to be photographed with the utmost care and respect. He strives to capture the soul, the aura, the simplicity, the beauty, and the truth in each frame. Tourné's art is not merely about capturing a visible moment but about portraying the unspoken bond, the meaningful exchange that is born out of an encounter. His photography is the quest for an unlearned something that emerges from the interplay of shared glances, exchanged words, and woven stories.

My Courses


—  Stéphane Tourné 


Portraits captured in natural light possess a timeless beauty and an authentic quality that can truly captivate viewers. If you aspire to create stunning portraits using natural light source, this comprehensive course is tailored for you. Led by a professional photographer with extensive experience in natural light photography, you will gain invaluable insights and expert guidance to enhance your portrait photography skills. Whether you are a beginner seeking to explore the world of natural light source or an experienced photographer looking to refine your techniques, this course will provide you with a wealth of knowledge to elevate your portrait photography to the next level. The course begins by introducing you to the fundamentals of natural light photography. You will learn to discern the different qualities of light source and understand how they can influence the mood and atmosphere of your portraits. From soft, diffused light to dramatic, directional light, you will discover how to harness each type effectively to create compelling portraits. Understanding the interplay between light and shadow is crucial in natural light portraiture. Through comprehensive instruction, you will gain the expertise to identify and utilize shadows to add depth, dimension, and visual interest to your photographs. You will also learn how to work with highlights to accentuate the natural features and contours of your subjects, resulting in captivating portraits that evoke a sense of depth and texture. The course delves into the art of composition and posing in natural light photography. You will explore various compositional techniques that allow you to frame your subjects within their environment, create visual balance, and evoke emotional responses. Additionally, you will learn how to direct your subjects effectively, ensuring their comfort and bringing out their authentic expressions and personalities. Tourné will share his insights on finding the perfect locations and backgrounds to complement your subjects and enhance the overall narrative of your portraits. You will discover how to utilize the surrounding environment to add visual interest, context, and storytelling elements to your images. Throughout the course, you will be guided through practical demonstrations and assignments, providing hands-on experience to reinforce your learning. You will have the opportunity to apply the techniques taught and receive valuable feedback from the instructor, allowing you to refine your skills and develop your unique style as a natural light portrait photographer. In addition to the technical aspects of natural light photography, the course will also cover the importance of building rapport and establishing a connection with your subjects. You will learn how to create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere during the photoshoot, fostering an environment that allows your subjects to express their true selves. This personal connection will enable you to capture genuine emotions and moments that resonate with the viewers. By the end of the course, you will have gained a comprehensive understanding of natural light photography and the ability to create stunning portraits that showcase the beauty and personality of your subjects. Whether you aspire to pursue a career in portrait photography or simply wish to enhance your photography skills, this course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and techniques to achieve your goals. Unleash your creativity, capture captivating portraits, and evoke powerful emotions through the art of natural light photography. Enroll today and embark on a fulfilling adventure that will elevate your photography to new heights.


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