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Program presentation

The Professional Photography Fundamentals program is a lighter version of the Spéos program and covers a short duration of 5 months. This program takes place once a year in London, with intake in October each year. This program is aimed for students who wish to study professional photography in a very rapid and intensive way.

The Professional Photography Fundamentals program aims to acquire the fundamentals of studio shooting and photo-reportage. It gives an overview of the skills to master to become a professional photographer.

The credits acquired during this program allow students wishing to become professionals to continue their studies at Spéos by integrating the second part of the following 2-year programs:
– Professional photography,
– Title of photographer RNCP level I,
– European Master of Photography.
Please contact Spéos for more details.

Next sessions: October 2020 – April 2021
Campus: London
Language of instruction: English
Tuition:
– France, UK, EU nationals: €8,250 / £7,400
– International students: €10,250 / £9,100

Important information regarding visas for the UK:
See the list of countries whose nationals do not need a visa to study in the United Kingdom (PDF)

Course description

3 hours per week
This course is dedicated to the acquisition of the techniques essential to studio shooting, as well as to the treatment of digital images.
Students are initiated to the Stop-System, different types of lighting, the general principles of balanced light sources, as well as different types of cameras, from 35mm to the large format.
An introduction to the “Style and Composition” class will initiate the students to the notions of style and composition in professional photography.

3 hours per week
The course is designed to give an overview of photojournalism, focusing on three main areas – place, event and theme. Assignments include the coverage of events in London and a long-term documentary project on a local neighborhood.

3 hours per week
This course aims at encouraging students to develop their own ideas and concepts and turn them into “photographic realities”. It provides them with the critical tools to discuss and analyze their own photos as well as those of their fellow students, so as to give constructive criticism using the basic rules of composition and their own sense of aesthetics.
At the end of the second part, students are able to understand how an image is constructed, how to present it in a more efficient way, how to develop a certain photographic coherence and their own “visual signature”.

3 hours per week
Combining lectures with visits to museums and galleries, this course aims at giving an overview of the history of photography and the constantly evolving photographic processes, from their origins to the present day. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of real prints rather than reproductions, taking advantage of the rich photographic resources available in the local museums and galleries.

3 hours per week
In this workshop, participants will have an overview of Adobe Lightroom. They will learn the basics of working through their images from import, to rating, sorting and organizing, to processing, and finally all the way to export and sharing on the web.

Enrollment and contact

Registrations are open all year round and are subject to availability.
You can send your application via the online Enrollment form.

Feel free to contact Spéos if you have any questions about this program:

  • Telephone: +33 (0)1 40 09 18 58
  • Email: info[@]speos.fr
  • Skype: speos-admissions01

At any time you are most welcome to come and visit the school, just make an appointment!

Enroll now!