3th to 5th FEBRUARY 2017 // Deadline: 10th January 2017

Don't miss the opportunity to spend 3 days with Todd Hido in Paris!

This workshop will focus on experiences, strategies, and influences that form and shape a photographer's career.

It's a chance to receive expert feedback from one of the best contemporary photographers who has twenty-five years of experience making books and exhibitions.

Todd Hido will share his skill and the intricate and honest parts of his photographic process through personal discussion between him and the participants.

He will describe in detail the process of book-making and the importance of making decisions. He will break it down to the essential steps that need to be made and how one choice does not fit all.

Todd Hido will present his own work and provide answers to the questions all photographers ask themselves:

Where does my work come from?

What does it say?

How can I express myself more effectively?

What images work the best?

What sequence and context for these images works best?

Where and how do you show your work?

He will review students' portfolios and will give personalized feedback and tasks for improvement.





  • Provide students with a framework for intuitive self-discovery and the merging of one's practice and one's everyday life.
  • Identify each participant's visual language and define their photographic approach.
  • Encourage participants to realize both personal and assigned projects.
  • Help to develop and realize each participant's pre-existing project.
  • Learn to critique the work of others, and one's own, at both theoretical and practical levels.
  • Learn methods for editing the participant´s work for either books or exhibitions.



Practical informations


  • First day Todd Hido presents his work and his books in an extra thorough way to share his process with the students.
  • Second and Third days Todd Hido talks about and reviews students' work


Participants: 15 people maximum.


Technical details:

The workshop will be in English.  


Participants' preparation:

Each participant must prepare a presentation of their work and its history.





How to apply/prices

Price : 570 Euros

Please send by email :

  • A short CV.
  • Some ID with photo.
  • 10 images (JPG format, maximum size 1024, 72 dpi)

The price does not include production, travel, or accommodation for the meetings. However we offer you a simple breakfast, a lunch and restaurant dinner (first night of the meetings). A 50% deposit by bank transfer is required once you have been accepted to the Atelier Smedsby workshop, and the remaining 50% one week before the start of the workshop.

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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