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. Setting up a photography business

    Setting up a photography business

    Course Date: Sun 28 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Thinking of setting yourself up as a professional photographer? Get expert guidance on your first steps into the commercial world and develop essential business skills, from planning and basic book-keeping to the most lucrative areas of photography and the best professional accreditations.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  2. Evening photography walks in London

    Evening photography walks in London

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    See familiar London sights differently and develop your skills in night and low-light-level photography by exploring the city with your camera on a series of fascinating evening photo walks. Join an expert photographer on routes around five different areas - The City, Theatreland, River Thames and Green Park, and Statues and Squares in the West End - using each walk to focus on a different photographic technique, with professional-looking results.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Photography for beginners

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (and 6 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: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  4. Photographing people

    Photographing people

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Architecture photography

    Architecture photography

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    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

  6. Exhibiting photography: a practical guide

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to exhibit your photographs professionally but not sure where to start? Get expert guidance in this practical introduction to every aspect of exhibiting, from how to approach galleries to budgeting, hanging and marketing - giving you real confidence to stage your own show.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  7. Adobe Photoshop for photographers: stage 2

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fluent in Photoshop but want to advance your skills further? Explore some of the more sophisticated techniques of Photoshop 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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. City Lit Pro: Adobe Lightroom intensive

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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

  9. City Lit Pro: beginners' photography intensive

    Course Date: Sun 5 May 2019
    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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  10. Photographing gardens around London

    Course Date: Tue 7 May 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    On this practical course discover some of London’s urban gardens and explore their photographic potential from close ups of plants to their context in an urban landscape.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  11. Improving your photography

    Course Date: Tue 7 May 2019 (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.

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

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    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Street photography

    Course Date: Mon 13 May 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Enjoy capturing the vibrancy and drama of streetlife with your camera. On this practical course you will learn effective composition, maximising light, responding quickly to events, being unobtrusive, and the legalities and ethics of streetlife photography.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  13. Photography for beginners with Adobe Lightroom

    Photography for beginners with Adobe Lightroom

    Course Date: Wed 15 May 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly to produce impressive photographs, then learn to use Adobe Lightroom to edit, manipulate and manage your images.

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

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    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £219.00

  14. Animal photography day out: Vauxhall city farm

    Course Date: Fri 17 May 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    An opportunity to spend time on a farm in the heart of London! Take images of animals including horses, goats, sheep, rabbits and fowl in the presence of an animal handler and experienced nature photographer.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  15. Retouching your photographs for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn how to use Photoshop to enhance your photographs. Explore basic retouching techniques including enhancing colour, removing unwanted items, clearing skin imperfections and reshaping objects and people.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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