Photography Courses in London

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. Talks about photography

    Course Date: Wed 20 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    A series of six talks given by photographers, curators, a photographic publisher and academics about their career path, their work and the world of photography. Each talk will be followed by a discussion.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Documentary photography

    Course Date: Thu 21 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Intrigued by documentary photography and the stories it can tell? Get immersed in this fascinating visual tradition, exploring its theory and history, the messages it can convey and the impact it can have. Learn about the technical choices involved, debate issues of truth and objectivity, then develop documentary skills yourself, working on short and longer-term projects leading to an exciting and varied portfolio.

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

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    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  3. Photographing interiors

    Course Date: Fri 22 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Ever marvelled at the beautiful images of interiors in glossy magazines? Learn the secrets of the photography of interiors from the old and grand to the contemporary. Explore the equipment and composition, and discover editing and processing techniques to produce your own professional-looking images.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Day and night: chasing the light

    Course Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to improve your confidence in photographing at night? Join our fascinating workshop exploring locations in the city that change dramatically from daylight to darkness. Learn essential techniques to capture light effectively, go out on location in daylight then return later to shoot as natural light turns to artificial, creating beautifully atmospheric images.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  5. Retouching your photographs: advanced

    Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn advanced Image retouching using Photoshop.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Recharge your composition

    Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The art of great photography lies in mastering the relationship between foreground and background. Learn to use the principles that Gestalt analysis affords to delve into your unconscious and create more potent images. This course will feature a mix of lectures, hands on picture taking and constructive criticism of your results.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  7. Make a photo album as a gift

    Course Date: Mon 4 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course outline is coming soon.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Develop and research your own photography project

    Course Date: Mon 4 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Working on a photography project but need some direction on it? Got ideas but don't even know where to begin? Join an expert working photographer to guide you through the development of a photographic project, from initial research, to presentation, to marketing your work. Improve your photographic technique and confidence, and produce a professional-looking project to be proud of.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Exploring the V&A archive

    Course Date: Wed 6 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the rich history of photography through the Victoria & Albert Museum archives. Come and enjoy sharing your passion for early photographic processes and materials with like-minded people.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. Introduction to studio lighting

    Introduction to studio lighting

    Course Date: Thu 7 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Light your studio shots like a pro: explore the creative possibilities of studio flash and continuous lighting for high-quality portraiture and still-life photography, with an expert photographer on hand to guide you.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Image copyright and your right to shoot in public spaces

    Course Date: Sat 9 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Ever been questioned when photographing out and about? This course is devoted to your rights as a photographer or film-maker, including your freedom to shoot in public places and how to protect the copyright of your images: essential knowledge for amateurs through to professionals.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  12. Photography for beginners

    Course Date: Tue 12 Mar 2019 (and 8 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: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  13. Instagram like a pro: shoot > edit > post

    Course Date: Sat 16 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Baffled by Instagram? Learn the basics as well as how to use Instagram and other apps to edit photos and short film clips. Whatever your interest, visual arts, music or other passions you can benefit from developing creative professional Instagram skills on this exciting practical course. Please ensure you’ve downloaded the Instagram app to your phone before the session to enable you to create posts during the workshop.

    This session includes an outside location photo walk.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Food and drink photography for bloggers

    Course Date: Sun 17 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Food blogs are the most popular form of online publishing. Learn how to take professional looking mouth watering photographs to attract even greater audiences to your blog, Learn the essential techniques of food photography from equipment to composition, exposure, lighting and successful propping.

    Improve your writing on this related course – Writing about food: a taster

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    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  15. Improving your photography

    Course Date: Mon 18 Mar 2019 (and 6 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.

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

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    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

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