Montreuil, Paris (France) /

October 2020 August 2021 // Deadline:


First meeting OCTOBER 2020

The Atelier Smedsby photo workshop is a one-year distance learning class incorporating three individual/group meetings in Paris. In between meetings in Paris, the participants will report monthly on the progress of their works via Skype.

During these monthly reports, they will be able to ask questions, demonstrate the evolution of their work, receive evaluation and feedback and thus move forward in the accomplishment of their personal projects.

These monthly reports are the base of the workshop and we expect them to be well prepared by the participants. Of course the participants will have the possibility to communicate with Atelier Smedsby also between these monthly reports as well.

Atelier Smedsby work with an educational platform as a base for the participant's work and development. The platform is a fantastic tool that we use for the individual Skype meetings every month. Here the participants can also communicate and exchange information with each other. We also have a Facebook page where we make suggestions about exhibitions, books and films etc...

  • dentify each participant's visual language and define their photographic approach.
  • Encourage participants to realize both personal and assigned projects.
  • Follow the evolution of a photography project.
  • Help to develop, realize, and finalize each participant's project.
  • Learn to critique the work of others, and one's own, at both theoretical and practical levels.
  • Find methods for editing the participant´s work for either books or exhibitions.
  • Give advices and discuss how to present your work to school applications, publishers, prices, etc...
  • Discover photography culture.
  • Our most important objective is to increase the artistic independence for each and every participant.
Practical informations

1st meeting (start of workshop) 17th and 18th of October 2020

Presentation of workshop and organizers. Group introduction of each participant, presenting and defining each person's work. Individual meetings the next day to set up the photography project to be carried out during the year.

2nd meeting  (date to define with the group)

Group presentation of work accomplished since the first meeting. Critique and direction for the continuation of the projects.

3rd meeting 2021

Discussion and summary of works created during the year. Proposal for the continuation of certain projects.

More detailed schedule will be given once the workshop starts.

Every day we offer you a french breakfast, lunch, drinks and the first evening we offer you a dinner at a restaurant carrefully chosen by us. 

PARTICIPANTS : 15 participants maximum

Any professional or enthusiast using photography as a means of artistic expression.
Creative art students looking for a different and complimentary input to their studies.
Professionals wishing to widen their horizons.
Enthusiasts wanting to consolidate their photography skills.


Classes will be held in English. French may be used in some cases, e.g during an individual discussions.
All participants need to provide their own equipment.
Internet access will be provided at the rue du Capitaine Dreyfus where meetings will be held. It will also be possible to use a scanner, printer and video projector.


At the first meeting, participants need to present their work, finished, or in process, so each person needs to bring printed or digital images, books or portfolio.

How to apply/prices


Please send by email :

  • A short CV.
  • Some ID with photo.
  • 10 images (JPG format, maximum size 1024, 72 dpi)
  • A written presentation of yourself and your work (one A4 page minimum)

 Price : 3600 Euros

New payment instructions for Atelier Smedsby 2020/2021 because of the current situation :

- 25 % in May 2020 when you are selected (900€)

- 50 % on the first meeting in october (1800€)

- 25 % on the second meeting in march (900€)

An alternative payment method :

Pay the total fee when you are selected in May with a reduction of 400 €

In the worst case scenario that we have to cancel the first meetingbecause of the virus situation, this first meeting will be kept online and in that case the payment of the 1800 € is redduce with 300 €.



Frequently Asked Questions

Choose one frequent question about photo Workshops:
Will you help us to find accommodation?

After confirmation of your enrolment in the workshop, a list of hotels for different budgets located in the vicinity of the workshop will be provided.

Different options for the Summer workshop. Please contact us for more informations.

What kind of material should I bring to the workshop?

For the One Year Workshop :

The photographs are taken outside the Paris meetings. You only need to bring your work in print or digital form to the workshop. We provide computers, projectors and scanners that can be used to present your work.

For the 5 days workshops in Paris (France) and Smedsby (Sweden):

You have to bring the caneras you use for your works.

Can I pay in several instalments?

We no longer accept payment in multiple instalments. A deposit of 50% of the course fee should be paid by bank transfer once your participation in the Atelier Smedsby has been confirmed. The balance should be paid one week after the start of the workshop.

Do you provides meals?

For the One Year Workshop :

We provide breakfast and lunch each day of the workshop as well as a welcome diner on the evening of your arrival.

For the 5 days workshop in Paris :

We provide breakfast and drinks during the day. Lunch and diner will ba taken outside and are not part of the price of the workshop.

For the 5 days workshop in Smedsby :

We provide breakfast, lunch and diner during all the workshop.

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