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 visual.arts@citylit.ac.uk or call us on 020 7492 2700, Monday to Friday between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

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  1. Photography workshop: fine art digital printing with Adobe Photoshop

    Photography workshop: fine art digital printing with Adobe Photoshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to give your portfolio or exhibition prints the professional edge? This hands-on course will guide you in printing top-quality inkjet (or giclee) prints as used by fine art photographers. Get to grips with Adobe Photoshop and our top-of-the-range Epson photo printers, and experiment with different paper types and inks.

    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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £85.00

  2. Contemporary art photography

    Course Date: Mon 9 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Image - Bilge Tekin

    Introduction to digital photography (online short course)

    Course Date: Mon 9 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover 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. Image - Bilge Tekin.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  4. Documentary photography and photojournalism (online short course)

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.



    If requested, you will be supplied with an Adobe license with access to the full Creative cloud suite of programs including Photoshop and Lightroom for the duration of the course. Please request this by emailing digitalarts.tech@citylit.ac.uk once you have enrolled. Photoshop is not required for this course but you may wish to additionally experiment with digital image software during the period of your study. Image - Esther Kersley.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Alice Danger

    Photography for beginners: stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 10 Nov 2020 (and 3 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: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £120.00

  6. Image - Andrea Irmeni

    Photography for beginners: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 10 Nov 2020 (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. 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £100.00

  7. Affinity editing software for photography

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 11 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Affinity Photo is a British engineered and cross-platform editing alternative to Adobe Photoshop. For photographers at all levels, you will be shown how to use it effectively to process and edit your images to the highest standard.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  8. Image - Marie Sleigh

    Creative photography projects

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 12 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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, landscapes, still-life or other genres. Develop a project from start to finish, learning both the theory and practicalities of planning, editing, printing and presentation. Image - Marie Sleigh (Home Life, Linda & Carol).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Deer

    London photography: wildlife in the city

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    This is an opportunity to enjoy the surroundings, flora and fauna of some of London’s finest parks whilst learning photography skills long the way. Suitable for beginners and more advanced.

    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Adobe Photoshop for photography

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you a photographer but flummoxed by Adobe Photoshop? You are not alone. Join our practical course introducing Photoshop's most used functions, including colour adjustment, retouching and layer manipulation. Find your way around the program to apply all sorts of edits and effects, producing professional-looking images.



    You will need to have access to Adobe Photoshop. If you do not have the software, City Lit can provide a temporary license that will last for the duration of this course. If you require more information please contact us on digitalarts.tech@citylit.ac.uk.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  11. Speedlight flash photography in a day

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Lighten things up: join this practical course to learn the basics of using portable flash (speedlights) to enhance your images. Experiment creatively indoors and outdoors with different flashes and techniques, with a professional photographer on hand to guide you throughout.

    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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £99.00

  12. Adobe Lightroom

    Adobe Lightroom classic for photography: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Nov 2020
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £70.00

  13. Image - Harry Evans

    Night photography

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    An introductory course to night photography in the City. Starting from Lloyds of London, we will photograph the buildings in this area including the Cheese Grater and the Gherkin. The following week we discuss the images and then photograph Tower Bridge. Image - Harry Evans .

    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: £60.00

  14. Essential photography: business skills for photography

    Course Date: Tue 8 Dec 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this course you will learn key business skills, from finance to marketing, to help you establish your own successful photographic practice.

    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: £159.00
    Concession: £80.00

  15. Try it out: Capture One image processing software for photography

    Try it out: Capture One image processing software for photography

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 13 Dec 2020
    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.

    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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

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