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. Adobe Photoshop for photographers: stage 1

    Course Date: Sun 24 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Are you a fine photographer but flummoxed by Photoshop? You're not alone. Join our practical course introducing Photoshop's 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: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  2. Adobe Photoshop for photographers: stage 2

    Course Date: Sun 12 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Fluent in Photoshop but want to advance your skills further? Explore some of Photoshop's more sophisticated techniques, 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Architecture photography

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018
    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

  4. Beauty photography

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Specialised beauty photography is a growing market. Gain an introduction to the pre-production planning, lighting, composition and posing of models. Some basic photographic knowledge required.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  5. Black and white darkroom workshop (all levels)

    Course Date: Mon 13 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    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: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Cameraless photography: pinhole, photograms and cyanotypes

    Course Date: Mon 26 Feb 2018
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Capture One software workshop

    Course Date: Mon 20 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  8. City Lit photography course

    Course Date: Tue 10 Oct 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 university-level 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

  9. City Lit Pro: Adobe Lightroom intensive

    Course Date: Fri 6 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Used to using Adobe Lightroom to manage your photos but looking to advance your skills? Get even more out of this essential software for photographers by exploring its functions in more depth and getting to grips with more complex elements, all with an expert tutor on hand to troubleshoot your questions.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  10. City Lit Pro: beginners' photography intensive

    Course Date: Thu 26 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    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.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  11. City Lit Pro: event photography

    Course Date: Mon 23 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    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 posing as couples or groups, 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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  12. City Lit Pro: headshot photography

    Course Date: Thu 1 Feb 2018
    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

  13. City Lit Pro: Product photography

    Course Date: Thu 19 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to shoot still life product photography like a pro? Develop your skills and processing workflow using photographic, lighting and software techniques to produce images with real impact.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  14. City Lit Pro: technical photography skills intensive

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jan 2018
    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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  15. Close encounters: photographing family and friends

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    On this practical course you will learn how to take your family photography to the next level. We will be focussing on improving your camera technique and people skills enabling you to create lasting memories for the present and the future.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

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