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 (France)
  • Patron of the Maison Niépce, the place where photography was invented
  • Next Paris Open House: Saturday, October 19th, 2024, from 10am to 5pm
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The next Spéos Paris Open House will take place on Saturday, October 19th, 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.

Becoming a Photographer

Becoming a photographer is an exciting adventure that attracts many people eager to immortalize the world through their lens. For those considering a career as a photographer, solid training is essential.

Training and Photography Techniques

The photography courses and various training programs offered by Spéos allow you to learn the basics as well as advanced photography techniques, ranging from mastering light and composition to framing techniques.

Studio and outdoor photo sessions allow you to put acquired skills into practice and experiment with different styles of photography.

To get started with photography with Spéos, it is also possible to attend photography workshops and read our photography tutorials to deepen your technical skills.

Photographic Equipment: An Essential Investment

One of the first investments for an aspiring photographer is to acquire a quality professional camera. This photographic equipment is essential to capture high-quality images. To choose the right equipment, it is advisable to consult tips for beginner photographers and learn about camera settings.

Styles and Genres of Photography

The diversity of photography styles is vast. One can explore commercial photography, portrait photography, landscape photography, wedding photography, fashion photography, street photography. Each of these genres requires specific techniques and a deep understanding of light and composition.

Digital Photography and Photo Editing

Digital photography offers incredible flexibility, especially thanks to photo editing software. These tools allow you to enhance images and correct imperfections, making photo editing a crucial skill for any modern photographer.

Developing a Photography Career

To make a name in the photography business, it is essential to create attractive photography portfolios. These portfolios can be showcased at a photo exhibition or shared online via a photography blog, specialized platforms for photographers, or social media. A strong online presence, combined with marketing skills for photographers, can help attract clients and build a loyal customer base.

Freelance Work and Setting Rates

Working as a freelance photographer offers great freedom but also challenges. It is important to understand pricing well to set competitive rates while valuing your work. Staying up to date with the latest trends and techniques is essential to develop and maintain a profitable business.

Artistic Photography and Creativity

Artistic photography is another exciting aspect of this career. Creating creative photo projects allows you to develop your unique style and inspire other photographers. Working in a photo studio offers complete control over the shooting environment, while styles like black and white photography can add a timeless dimension to works.

Mastering Photography for a Successful Career

Becoming a professional photographer requires an in-depth understanding of all these aspects.
The key to success lies in the ability to master photography in all its forms, whether it be technique, creativity, or business aspects.