Photography Courses in London
At City Lit, we have a variety of photography courses on offer from complete beginners introducing technical and essential skills in how to operate a camera, to specialist workshops and subject based courses.
Our designated photography studio will provide students with access to the latest professional resources including lighting rigs, back drops and array of digital cameras including DSLRs. 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.
As a City Lit student, you will have access to Apple MacBook pros, Adobe Creative Cloud and professional camera editing software to help you create professional quality images. Learning from our specialist team of freelance and industry professionals, you’ll receive expert hands-on guidance in the skills required in taking professional photographs and beyond.
We host exhibitions throughout the year at City Lit Gallery where our students showcase their amazing work.
To arrange a conversation with our photography coordinator about your interests, options and courses available, please contact our Visual Arts team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Introduction to photographyCourse start date: Wed 27 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Dominic HarrisDiscover the basics of photography to improve your photographs and impress your friends. Learn about shutter speed, aperture, photo composition, light and taking pictures in different environments. This course is perfect for complete beginners or for learning new skills. Please take this course before enrolling on our intermediate courses.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £103.00
- Developing photography skillsCourse start date: Thu 28 Sep 2023 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Ed GregoryAlready 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.
- Black and white digital photographyCourse start date: Fri 29 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Sara Leigh LewisShape, form, pattern and texture take on added significance in black-and-white photography. Without colour to guide the eye, contrast, lighting, and composition take on even more importance. Discover these elements and the basic rules of black and white photography.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Wildlife photography: London locationCourse start date: Sat 30 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Rachel WeghWidllife in the city is an exciting opportunity to work off-site and enjoy various surroundings focusing on flora and fauna. Travel to some of some of London’s finest open spaces whilst learning the photography skills required in focusing on details, landscape and capturing natures beauty. Ideal for beginners, those who want to broaden their photography skills and those wishing to continue building their photography portfolio.
- Photography, space and architectureCourse start date: Sun 1 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Lorenzo BerniCapture the architecture of London, from ancient churches to modern buildings in this introduction to architectural photography. Learn about the history and development of this specialist genre then venture onto the streets and spaces of London to put your theory into practice, identifying architectural styles and experimenting with different lenses, composition, processing and editing.
- Photography for beginnersCourse start date: Tue 3 Oct 2023 (and 12 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Sara EpsteinAlways 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.Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00
- City Lit photography courseCourse start date: Wed 4 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Adam Hogarth, Maria Tzili, Matthew WardDelve deep into the world of photography, working with a selection of fundamental projects that will support you in developing the confidence and skills required for your own photographic practice.
The City Lit photography course offers both knowledge and practical experience within photography, exploring its various contexts and genres. You will get to grips with your camera, explore different photographic techniques and gain new skills using industry equipment and software. Working through a series of creative projects you will start developing your own ideas and finish the course with an extensive portfolio of photographic work.
- Photography studio assistant courseCourse start date: Fri 6 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Ed Gregory, Maria TziliThis is a course for students looking to take their first steps into commercial photography. This is a practical workshop-based course that will enable you to work with photographic studio equipment and software appropriate to a commercial photography workflow.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- Nature photography: London locationCourse start date: Sat 14 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Rachel WeghThis is an opportunity to enjoy the surroundings, flora and fauna of some of London’s finest parks, canals and squares, whilst learning photography skills long the way. Suitable for all levels.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
- Contemporary art photographyCourse start date: Thu 26 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Maria TziliBecome 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.
- London street photographyCourse start date: Fri 27 Oct 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Michael HardingWish 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.
- Portraits and people photographyCourse start date: Thu 2 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Maria TziliDiscover 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.
- Creative photography: drawing with lightCourse start date: Fri 3 Nov 2023
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Maria TziliBoost your creativity and explore different approaches to digital photography. Put new ideas to practice by responding to creative briefs. Participate in group discussion, share your images and get feedback in an encouraging group environment.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Fashion and editorial photographyCourse start date: Mon 6 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Ed GregoryThis course will help you to develop your skills in editorial fashion photography.
The course is project driven and will take you from the creation of a basic story board through to a photo shoot. By the end of the course you will understand the workflow, the tools and thinking / planning required to run a successful shoot for yourself. The course also provides advice on getting material published.
- Creative image editing with Photoshop and LightroomCourse start date: Thu 9 Nov 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Michael HardingLearn how to use and apply the key features of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to develop your image editing skills.
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