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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 different types of essential equipment and tools for a photographer and learn to use the 4×5 format camera.
Spéos Paris is equipped with Apple computers, Eizo calibrated screens, projectors, studio lights and equipment, a dark room and a large selection of props to help stylize each photo-shoot. Equipment is available for students to practice with outside of school hours such as portable flash kits. Students have access to the studio and equipment throughout the year for independent work.
They are required to purchase their own Digital DSLR camera in preparation for the course and to be able to shoot their personal projects.
Specialization – Spéos understands how important it is for a photographer to find their niche in an ever-growing market. This is why students following the Professional photography programs in 1 year or 2 years can tailor their program and choose their specialization in the second semester.
They have the opportunity to choose their major (either photojournalism and reportage or studio photography – including industry, advertising and fashion photography) and choose their supporting classes. All available classes can be found in the different programs specifications (see below the section “Programs available in Spéos Paris”).
Network – At Spéos, students are in constant contact with the industry, giving them the chance to grow their personal network. Professionals are frequently invited to lecture at Spéos, giving students the opportunity to connect and network and be exposed to new perspectives and opportunities in the market.
Read more about the lecturers invited each year at Spéos.