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. Improving your photography composition and colour

    Course Date: Sun 15 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to learn the secrets of composing beautiful photographs? Join this inspiring workshop to explore composition and colour controls, making the most of shapes, lines, colours, framing, the rule of thirds and simple camera controls for professional-looking results.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  2. Documentary and photojournalism summer school

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    This challenging and dynamic summer school has a strong practical base. With guidance from a working documentary photographer, you'll learn new skills, improve your composition, work on location assignments and develop your photographic style.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  3. Food and drink photography

    Food and drink photography

    Course Date: Tue 17 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Gain essential techniques for photographing food and drink. Learn about equipment requirements, exposure, composition, lighting and successful propping. Some basic photographic knowledge is required.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Photography for beginners intensive

    Course Date: Wed 18 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Gain introductory-level technical skills in camera handling and photography. Build your confidence by learning about exposure, shutter speed, aperture and different types of lighting for indoor and outdoor work. Explore new composition skills to produce visually interesting images.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  5. Portrait photography summer school

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Explore creative approaches to photographing people in this practical, four-day course. Learn about simple lighting techniques, composition and formal and informal portraiture, from the street to the studio.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Improving your photography

    Course Date: Sun 29 Jul 2018 (and 8 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Studio photography and lighting summer school

    Studio photography and lighting summer school

    Course Date: Mon 30 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn about photographic studio practice and lighting. An introduction to using studio flash, tungsten and ‘cold’ lights (fluorescent/led) to enhance your portrait and still life photography.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  8. Printing your photos with Photoshop: intensive

    Course Date: Mon 30 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    On this intensive practical workshop you'll learn about inkjet printing and archival paper types and how to use Photoshop to maximum advantage to produce high quality prints.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00

  9. Photographing your small 3D work: workshop

    Course Date: Thu 2 Aug 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Do you struggle as an artist to capture effective images of your work, to publicise and sell your art or to gain commissions? This practical course for craftspeople and artists will prime you with the techniques and skills to accurately photograph three-dimensional artworks for web and print, from the technicalities of shooting to the use of editing software.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. Lightroom for photographers

    Course Date: Sat 4 Aug 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    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: £158.00

  11. Street photography summer school

    Course Date: Mon 6 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn to photograph street life in a natural and unobtrusive way. You'll be working on daily, practical assignments, supported by theoretical, historical and contemporary overviews of street photography.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  12. Photographing London bridges

    Course Date: Thu 9 Aug 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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  13. Photographing along the River Thames

    Course Date: Fri 10 Aug 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Explore and discover London through daytime photography walks around locations rich in photographic potential. Walk the River Thames and explore the photographic potential. Bring your own camera and comfortable walking shoes.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Photography Sunday walks

    Course Date: Sun 12 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Explore and discover London through daytime photography walks around locations rich in photographic potential. The walks include the River Thames, from the Aldwych area eastwards to the City and from Covent Garden through Lincoln’s Inn Fields to St Paul’s Cathedral. Bring your own camera and comfortable walking shoes.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Photography for beginners evening intensive

    Course Date: Mon 13 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Over five evenings you'll gain introductory-level technical skills in camera handling and photography. Build your confidence by learning about exposure, shutter speed, aperture and different types of lighting for indoor and outdoor work.

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

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    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

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