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. Capture One software workshop

    Course Date: Mon 19 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Improving your photography

    Course Date: Thu 22 Nov 2018 (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.

    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

  3. Lightroom for photographers refresher

    Course Date: Thu 29 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Refresh and develop your editing and image management skills using Adobe Lightroom. This course will also show you how to streamline your workflow, increase your productivity and how to further refine your existing Lightroom retouching skills.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Photography for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 1 Dec 2018 (and 13 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: £339.00

  5. Photographing London at night: Tower Bridge and the City

    Course Date: Mon 3 Dec 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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.

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

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    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  6. Food and drink photography for bloggers

    Course Date: Sun 9 Dec 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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: £79.00

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

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

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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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