Become a Professional Photographer!
Photography School

Spéos is an international photography school that prepares you to meet current market demands and accompanies you to become a successful professional photographer in the field of your choice.

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Become a Professional Photographer!

Photography School

Spéos is an international photography school that prepares you to meet current market demands and accompanies you to become a successful professional photographer in the field of your choice.
Next Open House: Saturday 27th of Novembre, 10am-5pm.

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Why choose Spéos photography school

Spéos trains the photographers of today and tomorrow

Established in 1985, Spéos photography school is a private higher education course. The school celebrates 36 years of experience in higher education in professional photography in 2021. Spéos’ mission is to prepare students to meet current market demands and accompany them in becoming successful photographers in the field of their choice. Courses at Spéos are organized mainly in small groups, hands-on with a lot of practice, and supervised by a team of highly qualified professionals.
The facilities are spacious and equipped with the latest equipment.
> Discover the premises of Spéos Paris by watching this video

Choosing an international school, recognized by the profession and the industry

Spéos photography school has campuses, in Paris, Biarritz and London and offers professional photography programs in English as well as in French. Spéos diplomas are recognized by the French State with the Title of Photographer RNCP level 7 and the school has received numerous accreditations. Spéos offers unique and exclusive specialized programs with prestigious partners: Creative Documentary with Magnum Photos, Fashion, Luxury & Beauty Photography. The school is official partner of the Voies Off festival of Arles since 1997. The Spéos Alumni Care program helps our graduates in their first professional steps.

A wide range of courses, tailored to everyone’s needs

Spéos photography school offers professional photography programs in 1 year2 years or 3 years, short programs in Paris or London, as well as photography workshops in Paris, Biarritz and London. The school also offers online photography courses with an immersive online course in Commercial + Fine Art Portrait Photography, and a Blended Learning Professional Photography course. Students present their portfolio and website to a graduation jury made up of professionals, and then at the Spéos end-of-the-year exhibition, the profession’s appointment for 36 years.

For several years, Spéos has been selected among the Top 5 photography schools in the world according to many different and independent rankings.
At any time you are most welcome to come and visit the school, just make an appointment!

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Quick overview of Spéos photography school specialized programs:

Photojournalism by Polka & Spéos

Polka, a French magazine specialized in photography, and Spéos open a new program dedicated to photojournalism.
This 22-week intensive training takes place once a year in Paris, with intake in February.
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© Joakim Eskildsen

The Magnum Photos & Spéos School for Photography

Magnum Photos and Spéos have partnered to create a 1-year master class for Creative Documentary & Photojournalism in Paris, in English.
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© Caroline Jiang – Spéos 2015

The Fashion, Luxury & Beauty Photography program

Created and launched for the first two years by Dominique Issermann, Paolo Roversi and Spéos, this professional photography program is aimed at students who wish to evolve exclusively in the domains of fashion, luxury and beauty. Students have the opportunity to work on products of major brands such as Bulgari, Cartier, Chanel, Gucci, Issey Miyake, La Prairie, Lacoste, Dior, Longchamp…
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© Nadia Eva André – Spéos 2012

Online program: Commercial + Fine Art Portrait Photography

The Commercial + Fine Art Portrait Photography program is a 100% immersive online program aimed at students wishing to learn staged portrait photography, develop their personal style and create their own portfolio. Taught in English only, this program starts in January 2022 for a duration of 14 subsequent weeks.
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© Andrei Kovalev