Photography - Kean Street Photography Studio

Photography Courses in London

At City Lit, we have a variety of photography courses on offer from complete beginners introducing technical and essential skills in how to operate a camera, to specialist workshops and subject based courses.

Our designated photography studio will provide students with access to the latest professional resources including lighting rigs, back drops and array of digital cameras including DSLRs. Learn and develop a range of photographic skills within a professional surrounding with a studio that offers a large open and flexible space, suitable for both collaborative and individual learning.

As a City Lit student, you will have access to Apple MacBook pros, Adobe Creative Cloud and professional camera editing software to help you create professional quality images. Learning from our specialist team of freelance and industry professionals, you’ll receive expert hands-on guidance in the skills required in taking professional photographs and beyond.

We host exhibitions throughout the year at City Lit Gallery where our students showcase their amazing work.

To arrange a conversation with our photography coordinator about your interests, options and courses available, please contact our Visual Arts team at visualarts@citylit.ac.uk

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Creative image editing with Photoshop and Lightroom
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn how to use and apply the key features of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to develop your image editing skills.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  2. Photography for beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Jan 2025 (and 18 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Jad Oakes, Neil White
    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.
    Full fee £369.00 Senior fee £295.00 Concession £240.00
  3. Fashion and editorial photography
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    This course will help you to develop your skills in editorial fashion photography.



    The course is project driven and will take you from the creation of a basic story board through to a photo shoot. By the end of the course you will understand the workflow, the tools and thinking / planning required to run a successful shoot for yourself. The course also provides advice on getting material published.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  4. Developing photography skills
    Course start date:  Thu 9 May 2024 (and 13 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Rachel Wegh
    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.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  5. City Lit photography: professional practice and portfolio
    Course start date:  Mon 13 May 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Neil White
    This course is a natural follow on from City Lit photography projects VY844 & VY878.



    You will work on a self-set project for the length of the course.
    Full fee £559.00 Senior fee £447.00 Concession £363.00
  6. Documentary photography and photojournalism
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Feb 2025 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Holly Falconer, Catriona Gray
    A picture paints a thousand words. Develop your creative ability to communicate through photography and get a fascinating insight into the world of documentary photography and photojournalism. Work on assignments and location shoots, develop your technique and style, and explore the practical, theoretical and ethical dimensions of photojournalism.
    Full fee £369.00 Senior fee £295.00 Concession £240.00
  7. Exhibiting and presenting your photography
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 22 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Shirley Read
    Exhibiting your photography will support you in developing new ways and methods in exhibition techniques. Working with a physical gallery space as a creative brief, you will have the opportunity to propose new solutions and ways of engaging an audience in phtotogrpahic displays. Discuss and learn the history of photography exhibitions with key references and contemporary photographers. Get expert guidance 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 £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
  8. Contemporary art photography
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Holly Falconer
    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.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  9. Photography, space and architecture
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Feb 2025 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Capture the architecture of London, from ancient churches to modern buildings in this introduction to architectural photography. Learn about the history and development of this specialist genre then venture onto the streets and spaces of London to put your theory into practice, identifying architectural styles and experimenting with different lenses, composition, processing and editing.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  10. Portraits and people photography
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Lorenzo Berni
    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 £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  11. Black and white digital photography
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 4 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Sara Leigh Lewis
    Shape, form, pattern and texture take on added significance in black-and-white photography. Without colour to guide the eye, contrast, lighting, and composition take on even more importance. Discover these elements and the basic rules of black and white photography.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  12. Fine art photography: restaging paintings
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 17 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Learn key skills in how to apply simple lighting techniques that create evocative and dramatic fine art photographs of people and still life inspired by the paintings of Caravaggio and the Dutch masters from the 17th and 18th century. Combine art and photography with this workshop that focuses on the re-staging of iconic paintings in photographic form.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
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