Photography

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.

Download information on course levels and progression courses for photography in 2018.

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. Photographing the performance

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Curtain up: discover the secrets of photographing live action on stage, whether it's a West End blockbuster or the school play. Learn from the experts about equipment requirements, exposure, under-stage lighting and composition, get useful tips for working with performers, and try out your new skills photographing performers in action.

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

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    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. Photography for beginners

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018 (and 5 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

  3. London's bridges: photography in context

    Course Date: Tue 29 May 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Ever wish you could capture the beauty of the bridges spanning the Thames? Get down to the river with your camera and explore the diverse architectural designs of bridges on the Thames and elsewhere in London, discovering their history, and learning the secrets to successful architectural photography.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Photographing gardens around London

    Course Date: Thu 31 May 2018
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Creative photography projects

    Creative photography projects

    Course Date: Fri 1 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    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, landscape, still-life or other genres. Develop a project from start to finish, learning both the theory and practicalities of planning, editing, printing and presentation.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Improving your photography

    Course Date: Fri 1 Jun 2018 (and 2 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: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  7. Wildlife photography day out: birds of prey

    Course Date: Fri 1 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Want to capture majestic images of a bird in flight or pouncing on its prey? Join this exciting one-day photography workshop at the Raptor Centre in Kent with an expert wildlife photographer and a raptor handler, learning the techniques and skills required to produce professional-looking images of birds of prey.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work shot on this course

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

  8. Photographing people

    Photographing people

    Course Date: Sun 3 Jun 2018 (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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  9. Panorama and 360° photography

    Course Date: Mon 4 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Ever marvelled at a seamless panoramic image or online virtual tour? Learn how to do it yourself on this practical introduction to photographing professional-level 360° by 180° panoramic images. Get to grips with the whole process of shooting and stitching, from single image to multi-row to full print- and web-viewable virtual tours using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and PTGui.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. Black and white darkroom workshop (all levels)

    Course Date: Mon 4 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Interested in black and white photography? Learn how to process black and white film like a pro, from paper selection to developing and printing techniques, in one of the best-equipped darkrooms in the country. An essential workshop for photographers of all levels to give their prints that professional edge.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Mindful photography

    Course Date: Thu 7 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How often do you walk or drive to work and barely notice what you’re passing? How many hundreds of images do you snap on your phone and never download? Join this inspirational course to learn the invaluable skills of mindfulness - or being in the moment - and apply these same principles to your photography for a real boost to your photographic style, confidence in your work, and your overall wellbeing.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Speedlight and camera flash made easy

    Course Date: Thu 14 Jun 2018
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Photographing jewellery

    Course Date: Fri 15 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Need to photograph jewellery for your website or leaflets? Discover how to get the most effective images with even the most simple digital camera. Learn how to shoot macro, photograph against backgrounds, use light and contrast, and prepare images for web and print, bringing a real touch of professionalism to your promotional materials.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Timelapse photography

    Course Date: Thu 21 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Put some movement into your photographs - quite literally - with the magic of time-lapse and stop motion film-making. This exciting practical course introduces you to all the skills you'll need to shoot, edit and output your own simple time-lapse or stop motion movie using stills photography.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

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