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. A history of British photography

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover some of the key movements, developments and figures in photography in Britain, from the beginnings to the present day.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Adobe Photoshop for photographers: stage 1

    Course Date: Fri 20 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fine photographer but flummoxed by Photoshop? You're not alone - join our practical course on Photoshop for photographers, introducing its basic functions including colour adjustment, retouching images, and layer manipulation. Find your way around the program to apply all sorts of edits and effects, producing professional-looking images in minutes.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  3. Adobe Photoshop for photographers: stage 2

    Course Date: Fri 3 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fluent in Photoshop but want to advance your skills further? Explore some of the more sophisticated techniques of Photoshop essential for professional and aspiring photographers. Speed up your workflow, increase your ability to edit and enhance images and experiment with more complex techniques, for confident, impressive results.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. 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
    Concession: £97.00

  5. Beginners photography and Adobe Lightroom

    Course Date: Wed 17 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    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

  6. Beginners photography: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 9 Mar 2017 (and 7 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: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00

  7. Beginners photography: stage 2

    Course Date: Sun 2 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. 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

  9. Cameraless photography: pinhole, photograms and cyanotypes

    Course Date: Mon 27 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Discover exciting experimental ways of producing photographic images without a camera - build your own pinhole camera, create blue-tinted prints with sunlight, and make prints from objects like the artist Man Ray.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. 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

  11. City Lit photography course

    Course Date: Sat 4 Mar 2017 (and 1 other date)
    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: £1,859.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £1,157.00

  12. 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

  13. City Lit Pro: beginners photography intensive

    Course Date: Thu 6 Apr 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 beginners photography course you will learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, colour balance, photo composition, lighting, and shooting inside and outdoors.

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

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    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  14. City Lit Pro: headshot photography

    Course Date: Thu 16 Feb 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 headshot photography course you will learn professional techniques, how to light and take portraits creatively, and processing your images quickly using industry software - Capture One and Lightroom.

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    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  15. 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

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