Become a professional photographer with Spéos!

  • A school of excellence, ranked in the top 5 of the world’s best photo schools
  • Courses in French and English, at your choice
  • Programs in 5 months, 1 year, 2 years or 3 years
  • Official diplomas recognized by the French State
  • Campuses in Paris and Biarritz (France)
  • Patron of the Maison Niépce, the place where photography was invented
  • Next Paris Open House: Saturday, March 16th, 2024, from 10am to 5pm
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The next Spéos Paris Open House will take place on Saturday, March 16th, 2024, from 10am to 5pm
> I register for this Spéos Paris Open House

In the meantime, you can discover Spéos Paris from home thanks to a virtual visit in the company of a member of the team who will answer all my questions live:
> I choose my time slot for a virtual tour

Spéos is a private higher education course. For 35 years, Spéos has been one of the reference schools for professional photography in France and abroad.

Spéos is a school with an international outlook, which is recognized by the State, the profession and the industry.

Spéos is a remarkably well-equipped school, offering professional trainings based on practice in small groups.

> Why choose Spéos?

Read the testimonials of the school’s alumni and discover the diversity of profiles and training courses through these short videos of graduates.

Liza Moura

After a course in Art History, I wanted to immerse myself in Photography. At Spéos, I was precisely oriented towards finding my own photographic and visual identity. I followed the Professional Photography in 2 years program. I had the opportunity to have highly qualified professionals as teachers, real masters in photography who transmitted me a knowledge that I had never imagined existed before entering school!

The photojournalism team is excellent, it transmits not only the technique but also the passion. This school opened me to a different world. It’s a unique experience.

Through Spéos, I had the opportunity to know the Paris Match Student Grand Prix where I submitted my final study project (a series entitled “Jaurès, the corner of hope”) and I won the Public Prize with the most voted reportWith this work, I was also chosen to exhibit in Arles with the BYOPaper project. It was a good start.

At Spéos, the exchange of experiences is constant, not only with the teachers, but also with the other students. I met people from all over the world and I made friends that I will keep forever.

I highly recommend the Spéos School to anyone looking for a high level of training and a memorable experience. Many thanks to the Spéos team.

Video: Become a professional photographer with Spéos!

How to choose the right photography program?

Spéos helps students reach their goals by offering professional photography programs that are adapted to both the current market demands and their needs.

The school offers a wide choice of programs, ranging from 5 months to 3 years, as well as weekly introductory workshops.

Choose which training you would like to attend next or January, depending on your objectives and the time you are willing to devote to your studies!

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Visit Spéos

You can discover Spéos in the way that suits you best via:

  • An individual appointment to visit the school premises and meet the administrative team.
  • A personalized virtual appointment to visit online!

I make an appointment for an on-site visit of the school:

I prefer to discover Spéos Paris from home thanks to a virtual visit in the company of a member of the team who will answer all my questions live:

You can also discover the premises of Spéos Paris by watching this video:

Contact the team and make an appointment

  • by phone: +33 (0)1 40 09 18 58
  • Email: info[@]
  • Skype (English) : speos-admissions01
  • Skype (French) : speos-admissions02


Registrations are open all year round and are subject to availability.