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.

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. Beauty photography

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Specialised beauty photography is a growing market. Gain an introduction to the pre-production planning, lighting, composition and posing of models. Some basic photographic knowledge required.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  2. Lightroom for photographers

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £259.00

  3. Adobe Photoshop for photographers: stage 1

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fine photographer but flummoxed by Photoshop? You're not alone - join our practical course on Photoshop for photographers, introducing its basic functions including colour adjustment, retouching images, and layer manipulation. Find your way around the program to apply all sorts of edits and effects, producing professional-looking images in minutes.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  4. Photographing people

    Photographing people

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    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. Photography taster

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Experience learning in the photography department. Shoot some digital images, download your pictures onto a computer, make simple edits using an image editing program (Photoshop) and create a high quality print to take away with you.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  6. Improving your photography

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 7 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.

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    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  7. City Lit photography course

    City Lit photography course

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to delve deeper into photography? This comprehensive foundation course covers everything you could want to know, led by field experts in our dedicated photography studio. Get to know your camera, learn traditional and digital techniques, explore the background to different genres, try out industry software, and gain key skills to get you started in the workplace or to apply for a university-level course in photography.

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    Full fee: £1,909.00
    Senior fee: £1,909.00
    Concession: £1,164.00

  8. Montage and constructed images: a practical course

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Ever wanted to play around with the photos you take? Learn the secrets of constructing images through both physical and digital wizardry; discover the fascinating history of this art and pick up skills ranging from constructing images out of found items, to combining negatives and scans in Photoshop to produce your own manipulated masterpieces.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  9. City Lit Pro: commercial photography skills intensive

    Course Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Looking to work professionally as a photographer's assistant? Pick up all the skills you'll need on this practical course covering everything from camera systems, lighting solutions and paperwork to software workflow using Capture One Pro, Lightroom and Photoshop. Tutors: Ed Gregory, Matthew Ward.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  10. Speedlight and camera flash made easy

    Course Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019
    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: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  11. Photography for beginners with Adobe Lightroom

    Course Date: Fri 25 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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.

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    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  12. Close encounters: photographing family and friends

    Course Date: Mon 28 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    On this practical course you will learn how to take your family photography to the next level. We will be focussing on improving your camera technique and people skills enabling you to create lasting memories for the present and the future.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Contemporary art photography

    Course Date: Fri 1 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    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. Please note: this course has a break week on Friday 20th October.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. City Lit Pro: headshot photography

    Course Date: Thu 7 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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 headshot photography course you will learn professional techniques, how to light and take portraits creatively, and processing your images quickly using industry software - Capture One and Lightroom.

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

  15. Exploring the V&A archive

    Course Date: Wed 13 Feb 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

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