Become a professional photographer with Spéos photography school!

International Photography School based in Paris.
Courses in English or in French.

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Saturday, October 19th, 2024, from 10am to 5pm.
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Why choose Spéos International 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 groupshands-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

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

Spéos photography school is located in Paris (France). The school 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 6 (certification RNCP36195 registered on 25/02/2022, delivered by Spéos) and the school has received numerous accreditations. Spéos obtained the Qualiopi certification, France’s quality label for training providers.

Spéos offers unique and exclusive specialized programs with prestigious partners: Photojournalism with Agence France-Presse, Creative Documentary with Magnum Photos, Fashion, Luxury & Beauty Photography.

The Spéos Alumni Care program helps our graduates in their first professional steps.

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

Spéos photography school offers professional photography programs in 1 year2 years or 3 yearsshort programs, as well as photography workshops

Students learn how to shoot and the various camera modes in natural light and in large photo studios. Photography courses include digital image processing, image management, photo retouching, post-production and audiovisual courses including video editing. 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.

> Find the right program for you

An Easy Way to Apply to Spéos Professional Photography Programs

Our various professional photography programs meet the expectations of photography students, professionals or passionate amateurs wishing to acquire or consolidate their knowledge.

Quick overview of Spéos photography school specialized programs

Spéos has formed many long-lasting alliances and exclusive partnerships with internationally acclaimed professionals such as Agence France-Presse, Magnum Photos or Polka Magazine. The school is uniquely integrated into the photography market, to the benefit of its students and graduates.


Photojournalism by Spéos & Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Spéos and AFP have partnered to create a unique training program in Photojournalism, in 1 year in Paris, in English.

The Magnum Photos & Spéos School for Photography

Creative Documentary and Photojournalism Program by Magnum Photos & Spéos

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

Photojournalism by Polka & Spéos

Photojournalism Program by Polka & Spéos

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

Photo tutorials

Discover our photo tutorials to help you discover photography or improve your understanding and skills!

For several years, Spéos has been selected among the Top 5 photo 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!

Upcoming program intakes

Discover when the professional photography courses will start!

Visits & Contacts

You can discover Spéos via an individual appointment to visit the school premises.

Practical information

Applications are open all year round and enrolment is subject to availability.

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