In addition to their spring and summer workshops, the folks behind the international photo festival known as the Rencontres d'Arles have just launched a series of weekend workshops to be held in Arles the rest of the year. The workshops will provide two days of total immersion in practical photo skills, combining the technical and the artistic. Directed by professionals, they focus on themes and techniques such as Distance and Poses, The City, New Light on the Portrait and more. The program is called the Stages de Photographie des Rencontres d'Arles and it launches September 24. Workshop details are posted on the Recontres site but they're a bit tricky to find. Go here, then click Edition 2011, then Education, then Photography Workshops, then Weekends. You can also email for all the info: firstname.lastname@example.org.