Since its creation in 1985, Spéos has always had a remarkable equipment–space–student ratio, allowing the students to hone their skills under ideal conditions and favoring a maximum of practice time, essential element of the learning. The school offers 18 studio sets at Spéos Paris and 3 studio sets at Spéos London.
In 2017, the school also expanded considerably with the creation of Spéos L’Annexe, a vast new space located at 5 rue Bouvier in the 11th arrondissement (formerly Rainbow Color Photo Lab), right next to the historic headquarters of the school, rue Jules Vallès.
The school therefore has many spacious studios, all very well equipped: Phase One cameras, Foba, top-notch flashes. These studios are not only intended for teaching within the framework of the courses, but they are also available to students for their personal practice outside of class hours (except for students in the Magnum, first year and 5-month programs).
Students have access to Spéos’ modern, up-to-date and high-quality equipment. They learn about the different types of essential equipment and tools for a photographer and learn to use the 4×5 format camera. Both campuses are equipped with Apple computers, Eizo calibrated screens, projectors, studio lights and equipment and a large selection of props to help stylize each photo-shoot.
Students also have the possibility to borrow photographic equipment on a daily basis: the school lends out quantities of flash kits, sound kits, video kits and telephoto lenses to work outdoors, evenings and weekends included.