Project Description

Course Info

Are you serious about learning photography properly to start a profession as a creative entrepreneur? Or do you wish to expand your current skill set to make the most of your current career and step up your game of content creation and visual storytelling?

Our new SPC Academy offers cover all relevant areas of modern photography practice in a comprehensive hands-on educational system while providing you with business knowledge from successful professionals in the industry. A perfect package to prepare you for a fruitful career in photography.

With each module taught by a dedicated expert, the students will have exposure to a variety of styles and experiences to develop their photography careers on.

Every workshop concludes with each student completing a personal project that reflects the genre of photography in which they have the greatest interest. Upon completion, students are equipped with a portfolio of extraordinary images, technical know-how, refined artistic awareness, and a real world understanding of the photography industry.

A certificate (recognized officially in Switzerland) will be provided to those who complete the programs successfully.

level-icon2x Course level
group-size-con2x Group Size
3 to 6 participants
duration-icon2x Duration
4, 8 or 12 weeks
price-icon2x Price
from 3490 CHF
Training, equipment, lab
advantage-icon2x Advantage

Mid-Long term course and all our photography trainings are certified by the Swiss Quality Label of Education EDUQUA.

The 4-Week Day and the 12 Week Evening Photography Workshop covers all the essential disciplines such as Photo I, Imaging I, Vision & Style I, Business of Photography, Ways of Seeing I and the shooting lab for practice. Total of more than 110 hours.

The 8-Week Photography Workshop covers two times more hours for each discipline vs the 4 weeks, to allow for much more practice and development in each. In addition, this workshop also covers learning the studio lights for portrait, fashion, product photography etc. Total more than 220 hours.

The One-Year Photography Program covers all disciplines up to level II, plus the production and the exhibition of a personal project for each student at the end of the year. A real full fledged offer of more than 1000 hours. We also offer a DSLR and a lens that will be yours to keep.

Course Title Description 4 Weeks 12 Weeks (Evenings) 8 Weeks 1 year
Photo I Understanding basics of exposure, camera settings, natural light, composition. Critique
Photo II Advanced technics, working with strobes, studio lights, managing light, color theory. Own project. Strobes
Imaging I Using Lightroom, basics of Photoshop, printing & color matching.
Imaging II Advanced Lightroom, compositing, skin retouch and other advanced techniques in Photoshop, printing, color management
Vision & Style I Students develop their own unique style and self expression
Vision & Style II Create personal project, work with instructor to improve
Shooting Lab – Field trips Students go on field trips to practice real-time photography skills on location with instructor feedback.
Shooting Lab – Studio Students practice studio lights and equipment, create their own productions with instructor guidance and feedback
Ways of seeing I Study past master photographers, re-create adding own point of view
Ways of seeing II Students study iconic masterworks from the history of the photographic and moving image mediums from 1960 through today.
Business of photography I How to run a succcessful photography business: marketing, sales, creating website, local contacts, legal
Gallery / Museum tour Weekly guided tours of current gallery and museum exhibitions of photo-based work and studio visits.
Production Lab Exhibition of personal project at year end


4 Weeks Program  : CHF 3’990.-
12 Weeks Evening : CHF 3’990.-
8 Weeks Program  : CHF 5’990.-
1 Year Program      : CHF 39’000.-

Monthly Instalments:

We offer possibility of payment up to 12* instalments. You can combine instalments with your yearly training allowance.

* free of charge up to 3 instalments, CHF 10.- per month for each additional instalments. The instalment is only offered for people resident in Switzerland.

Yearly Training Allowance (CAF | Chèque Annuel de formation)

For persons living in Geneva, you will soon be able to use your CAF allowance for Swiss Photo Club’s courses. The conditions and more information on site de l’Office pour l’orientation, la formation professionnelle et continue (OFPC) (french).

No prior experience is required to enroll in the SPC Academy Photography Workshops.

A camera with manual exposure dial is required during the courses.

No camera? No problem. We can lend you a camera to use during the courses.

Select a Date and Sign Up

10 Feb Mon - Fri 9:00 - 17:00 ZH 4 Weeks SPC Academy: Registrations EN 40.0 (CHF) SIGN UP
30 Mar Mon - Sun 9:00 - 18:00 ZH 8 Wochen Programm SPC Academy: Anmeldegebühr DE 40.0 (CHF) SIGN UP
7 Sep Mon - Fri 9:00 - 16:00 ZH 1 Jahr Programm SPC Academy: Anmeldegebühren DE 40.0 (CHF) SIGN UP
7 Sep Mon - Fri 9:00 - 17:00 ZH 4 Wochen Programm SPC Academy: Anmeldegebühren DE 40.0 (CHF) SIGN UP
5 Oct Mon - Fri 19:00 - 21:30 ZH 12 Weeks Evening SPC Academy: Registrations EN 40.0 (CHF) SIGN UP
12 Oct Mon - Fri 9:00 - 17:00 ZH 8 Weeks SPC Academy: Registrations EN 40.0 (CHF) SIGN UP