Photography

Whether you are new to taking photographs, a keen amateur or a professional, we offer a wide range of part-time, evening and weekend photography courses suited to every level of expertise. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team: visualarts@citylit.ac.uk or call us 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

Learn and develop skills and techniques necessary for contemporary photography practice on intensive courses aimed at beginners to advanced. You can pay for your course in installments at our enrolment counter.

Learn more about the Photography department here at City Lit; read our photography students' stories; discover top tips for making money from your photography and we've also added some tips on Photographing London.

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  1. Architecture photography

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Capture imposing buildings and eye-catching architecture in all their glory on this introduction to architectural photography. Learn about the history and development of this specialist genre then get out onto the streets of London to put your theory into practice, spotting architectural styles and experimenting with optics and lenses, composition, processing and editing.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00

  2. Beginners photography and Adobe Lightroom

    Course Date: Wed 17 May 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly to produce impressive photographs, then learn to use Adobe Lightroom to edit, manipulate and manage your images.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  3. Beginners photography: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language. An ideal first step before enrolling on our intermediate courses.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our photography courses

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    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £184.00
    Concession: £138.00

  4. Beginners photography: stage 2

    Course Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Already know the basics of photography but want to take things further? Refresh your knowledge, learn more advanced skills and develop your creative ideas, with an established professional photographer on hand for technical guidance and creative inspiration.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our photography courses

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    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  5. Black and white darkroom workshop (all levels)

    Course Date: Mon 5 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Interested in black and white photography? Learn how to process black and white film like a pro, from paper selection to developing and printing techniques, in one of the best-equipped darkrooms in the country. An essential workshop for photographers of all levels to give their prints that professional edge.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Capture One software workshop

    Course Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Thinking about shooting and processing raw images? Want to try out the software used by many of the world's best photographers? Capture One Pro is a professional-grade image capture and raw file processing software; learn how to use the program, tethered with your digital SLR camera, for working in professional environments.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. City Lit photography course

    Course Date: Tue 10 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to delve deeper into photography? This comprehensive foundation course covers everything you could want to know, led by field experts in our dedicated photography studio. Get to know your camera, learn traditional and digital techniques, explore the background to different genres, try out industry software, and gain key skills to get you started in the workplace or to apply for a Higher Education course in photography.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our photography courses

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    Full fee: £1,899.00
    Senior fee: £1,519.00
    Concession: £1,158.00

  8. City Lit Pro: Adobe Lightroom intensive

    Course Date: Fri 19 May 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this easy-to-use cross-platform photo management and editing software you will learn how to use it effectively to catalogue, process and showcase your images: an invaluable asset for photographers at all levels.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  9. City Lit Pro: technical photography skills intensive

    Course Date: Fri 19 May 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Looking to work professionally as a photographer's assistant? Pick up all the skills you'll need on this practical course covering everything from camera systems, lighting solutions and paperwork to software workflow using Capture One Pro, Lightroom and Photoshop. Tutors: Ed Gregory, Matthew Ward.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  10. Contemporary art photography

    Course Date: Fri 28 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Become an expert in the fine art world of contemporary photography. Learn about the history, concepts and theories behind the art form, and the technology and techniques now influencing it. Develop practical skills to realise your own creative ideas, discuss your photography portfolio with others, and learn about platforms to showcase your work on the commercial fine art market.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Creative photography projects

    Course Date: Fri 9 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always playing around with creative photographic ideas? Fancy some expert guidance on developing your ideas into a proper project? Come and experiment with ideas and techniques, whether you're photographing people, landscape, still-life or other genres. Develop a project from start to finish, learning both the theory and practicalities of planning, editing, printing and presentation.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Creative photography: nature, landscape and the environment

    Course Date: Thu 1 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore nature, landscape and environmental photography in the classroom and in the field. You will learn to create images with impact, whilst developing your own visual style and a personal project.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. Documentary and photojournalism

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    A picture paints a thousand words: get a fascinating insight into the world of photojournalism and develop your creative ability to communicate through photographs. Work on assignments and location shoots, develop your technique and style, and explore the practical, theoretical and ethical dimensions of photojournalism.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our photography courses

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    Full fee: £799.00
    Senior fee: £639.00
    Concession: £487.00

  14. Evening photography walks in London

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    See familiar London sights differently and develop your skills in night and low-light-level photography by exploring the city with your camera on a series of fascinating evening photo walks. Join an expert photographer on routes around three different areas - The City, River Thames, and Statues and Squares in the West End - using each walk to focus on a different photographic technique, with professional-looking results. Tutor: Armelle Skatulski.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Event photography: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 1 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Transform your photography into a real income stream by learning the secrets of the fast-growing event photography trade. The art of capturing event guests at large functions and persuading them to buy the prints on-site is a lucrative one. Discover the basics of what you'll need to know, from the photographic technique to the business skills involved.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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