Photography Courses in London

From photography for complete beginners to specialist courses and subject based classes, we offer a wide range of photography courses taught both in our designated photography studio and off-site.

Learn and develop a range of photographic skills within a professional surrounding with a studio that offers a large open and flexible space, suitable for both collaborative and individual learning. Students will have access to the latest professional resources including a complete lighting rig and back drops and array of digital cameras including DSLRs. .

Students studying photography at City Lit will use Apple MacBook pros with the latest Adobe CC and camera editing software to help with final edits, making sure our students leave with professional images. Taught by our specialist team of freelance and industry professionals, students will receive expert hands on guidance in the skills required in taking professional photographs and beyond.

Already taken your photographs and want to know more about how to edit images? Then why not look at our range of digital skills workshops found in our Adobe package and software section. .

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

If you would like to find out any more detailed information about our studio, resources or courses on offer, please contact the visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday – Friday between 10am – 5pm.

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  1. Alice Danger

    Photography for beginners: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (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. Image - Alice Danger.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  2. Affinity Photo

    Introduction to Affinity photography editing software

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn about the potential and possibilities available to you when using Affinity Photo and develop some practical skill and knowledge.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  3. Try it out: photography

    Try it out: photography

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Experience learning in the photography department. Shoot some digital images, download your pictures onto a computer, make simple edits using an image editing program (Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom) and create a high quality print to take away with you.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  4. Adobe Lightroom

    Adobe Lightroom classic for photography: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 17 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Looking for an alternative to Photoshop for managing and editing your photos? Adobe Lightroom is an easy-to-use cross-platform photo management and editing software with many advantages over other software. Learn how to use it effectively to catalogue, process and showcase your images: an invaluable asset for photographers at all levels.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  5. Image - Alistair Banton

    Looking at photography: focus on colour and composition

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Want to learn the secrets of composing beautiful photographs? Join this inspiring workshop to explore composition and colour controls, making the most of shapes, lines, colours, framing, the rule of thirds and simple camera controls for professional-looking results. Image - Alistair Banton.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  6. Image - Chris Elgin

    Portraits and people photography

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio


    Discover the secrets of successful portraiture, from the studio-lit portrait to street and documentary photography, or those special moments for the family album. Gain confidence in photographing people through practical work indoors and out, teaching you invaluable skills in lighting, composition and poses, to produce a beautiful portrait portfolio. Image - Chris Elgin.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  7. Deer

    London photography: wildlife in the city

    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Fancy yourself as the next David Attenborough? Learn some of the secrets of wildlife photography on an exciting, one-day course following wild red and fallow deer in Bushy Park. You'll gain an understanding of their behaviour and will learn the techniques you need to take stunning photographs of them in their natural habitat.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

  8. Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop for photography: stage 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Are you a photographer but flummoxed by Adobe Photoshop? You're not alone. Join our practical course introducing Photoshop's most used 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Image Esther Kersley

    Documentary photography and photojournalism

    Course Date: Mon 28 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Image Esther Kersley.

    A picture paints a thousand words. Develop your creative ability to communicate through photography and get a fascinating insight into the world of documentary photography and photojournalism. Work on assignments and location shoots, develop your technique and style, and explore the practical, theoretical and ethical dimensions of photojournalism.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £409.00
    Senior fee: £327.00
    Concession: £249.00

  10. Image © Phil Peacock

    City Lit photography course

    Course Date: Wed 14 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
    Want to delve deeper into photography? This comprehensive foundation course covers everything you could want to know, led by field experts in our dedicated central London 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. Image - Phil Peacock.

    This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £1,899.00
    Senior fee: £1,519.00
    Concession: £1,158.00

  11. Image - Dennis Jeffrey

    Get skills in: low light photography

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 14 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    An introductory course to low light photography. In the first week we take advantage of a slightly longer twilight to photograph city scenes from Waterloo Bridge, then explore this theme at Tower Bridge and street scenes near the college. You will get the opportunity to experiment with light painting and long exposure techniques. The final session will involve some location shooting and then a brief introduction to selecting colour balance and making basic exposure adjustments in Lightroom. The course will conclude with a review of equipment needed for you to continue your creative path into low light level photography. Image - Dennis Jeffrey.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Image - Andrea Irmeni

    Photography for beginners: stage 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 17 Oct 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    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. Image - Andrea Irmeni.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  13. Image - Grace Simaskaite

    London street photography

    Course Date: Fri 23 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Image - Grace Simaskaite

    Wish you could capture those spontaneous moments of urban life like a pro? Learn the tricks of the skilful trade of street photography and build your confidence in snapping candid, unobtrusive photographs on the street, shooting in some of the most dynamic and vibrant areas of London to tell powerful stories in single images.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  14. Images - Ed Gregory

    City Lit Pro: event photography skills

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 25 Oct 2020
    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.Transform your photography into a real income stream by learning the secrets of the fast-growing event photography business.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £469.00
    Senior fee: £375.00
    Concession: £286.00

  15. Joanna Furniss

    Wedding photography

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 26 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Thinking about going into wedding photography? Get to grips with everything you need to know, from liaising with the bride and groom to finding the best equipment, capturing the essential shots, and skills in post-production. Learn to control situations and anticipate the right moment to take the shot, and become an expert at natural images as well as those key reportage shots and formal posed groups. Image - Joanna Furniss.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

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