© Lucien Mauve – Spéos 2021

© Lauren Spitznagel – Spéos 2022

© Lauren Spitznagel – Spéos 2022

Paris is one of the world’s most visited cities and has many things to offer: a rich history, well-established universities, an international atmosphere and so much more. Even if you don’t speak French, you can always find someone who speaks English to guide you around!

It is a visually stunning city, bursting with colours, textures, shapes and architecture to enjoy every day. From seemingly ordinary neighbourhoods to tourist destinations, from hidden passageways or along the river Seine, there is always something new to discover in Paris.

The cultural and economic influence of Paris, particularly in the domains of fashion and photography, is one of the main reasons why photography students find ideal conditions to study and work.

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Choosing to study photography in Paris is an excellent decision towards a great career. France is the birthplace of photography and Paris – “la Ville Lumière” – is the worldwide reference in the domains of fashion photography, commercial photography, photojournalism and fine arts.

The city is rich in museums and galleries dedicated to photography and hosts many well-known international photo festivals. Being the economic centre of France, it is also the main scene for all major photographic players: news agencies, renowned advertising companies, beauty and luxury, as well as large international companies… they all have headquarters in Paris.

Students at Spéos have diverse cultural and educational backgrounds (up to 50 nationalities at times); they are open-minded, dynamic and eager to learn and this filters through to their pictures.

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Teaching – All Spéos teachers are professional photographers and artists acclaimed in their fields. This gives a direct access to high quality teaching and advice from industry professionals all year round. All Spéos programs emphasize hands-on practice.
Being in contact with the industry gives students the opportunity to network and be exposed to new perspectives and opportunities in the market.
Read more about the Spéos team and the lecturers.

Skills – Spéos presents students with the opportunity to gain and develop an advanced professional skill set: technical skills for inside and outside shoots, learn how to direct a photographic vision, develop leadership skills by managing a team (make-up artists, hair artists, models, peers etc.) and effectively manage time. Students learn how to harness their creative energy and transfer it into an end image by understanding the evolution of an initial idea to an end result.
Spéos prepares students to meet the current market demands and gain a true understanding of what it takes to become a successful photographer.
Read more about Spéos missions and values, and its accreditations.

Equipment – Students have access to Spéos’ modern, up-to-date and high-quality equipment inside and outside of the school. They learn about the diff