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© Paris Match

Photo-reportage and press magazine by Paris Match & Spéos

Paris Match and Spéos have partnered up to create a new and exclusive “Photo-reportage and press magazine” program in Paris. This new program is a 2 year long course and will be taught in French only. In exclusive partnership with Spéos and Paris Match, Leica will equip with a V-Lux camera the first promotion to accompany their training which will extend until July 2019.

Download the brochure (in French)

This program is designed for students who wish to work for the mainstream media press, deal with national and international news, from breaking news to big news reports, as well as covering the lives of celebrities, artistic, cultural, scientific and political news.

This program allows students to acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of how a major magazine functions. Students will also be taught the theoretical and technical foundations needed in order to carry out news and reportage to be published on all media brand distribution channels.

Paris Match is a general-interest magazine that has been distributed worldwide for nearly 70 years and recognised for its know-how and expertise in photography. More than 60 professional photographers have been part of the magazine’s “staff” since 1949 and the number of photographers published is priceless. The editorial team focuses on each event to identify and publicise the best of the world’s photographic production.

Today, Paris Match caters to more than 3.5 million readers every week via the paper magazine, the parismatch.com website and its various social networks.

Courses are divided between Spéos and Paris Match:
– The photo-reportage and news section is taught at the Paris Match office in Levallois-Perret.
– The technical and practical part, as well as the fields of corporate social photography and photo, are taught at Spéos.

This new program will start in September 2017, for a duration of 2 years.

Next session: September 2018 – July 2020
Campus: Paris
Language of instruction: French only
Per year tuition:
– France, UK, EU nationals: € 12,000
– International students: € 15,600
Diploma: Photo-reportage and Press magazine by Paris Match and Spéos
Titre de Photographe RNCP niveaux I (Fr) et 7 (Eu) – code NSF 323 t
This program is registered at the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) by decree of the 25th of February, 2016 — published in the Journal Officiel on the 17th of March, 2016.

First year – September to May: semesters 1 and 2

The first year includes modules covering all aspects of photojournalism taught by recognised professional photographers. At the end of the modules, students organise their own shootings and post-production with the help of their supervisors and Paris Match. During this period students discover how the magazine functions and the different actors of the newsroom.

Second year – September to July: semesters 3 and 4

During the second year, students continue to improve their personal projects particularly under the artistic direction of Paris Match. The challenge is to develop their own visual identity. Emphasis is placed on post-production by deepening the use and knowledge of photo editing software (Lightroom, Photoshop), the printing process, the enhancement of their work through social networks and the development of their personal website.

The last two months of the program are dedicated to the Experts Modules: meetings with other professionals from the photography industry to give a complete view of all the necessary actors and to share their know-how.

Courses and content – Photo-reportage and press magazine program

Photojournalism and documentary
Tutoring Paris Match
Computer imaging
Image management and publication
Studio for photojournalists
Printing techniques
Essentials of photography
Storytelling: words & images
Essentials of Video for Photographers
Expert Module: the photo business
Expert Module: advanced photo reportage

Watch the Spéos and Paris Match press conference presenting the new Photo-reportage and Press Magazine program at Voies Off Festival, Arles, France 2017:

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