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. Scanning photography negatives, transparencies and prints
    Course start date:  Fri 3 May 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Dominic Harris
    Do you have boxes of old prints, negatives or transparencies gathering dust that you'd love to have digitised? Learn how to get your archive onto your computer using different methods from flatbed and film scanners to a digital camera.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  2. Looking at photography: social media and identity
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Nov 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Lorenzo Berni
    This course explores how photography is used on social media to share work, build a following, and create and influence an identity.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  3. Commercial photography: masterclass workshop
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    Looking to work professionally as a photographer? Pick up key skills you will need on this practical course from camera systems, lighting solutions, paperwork and software workflow.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  4. Looking at photography: critical and analytic theories
    Course start date:  Fri 30 May 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    An introduction to some of the main ways of thinking about photography, based on cultural theory, politics, philosophy and semiotics.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  5. Flash photography with speedlight
    Course start date:  Wed 3 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    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 flash techniques, with a professional photographer on hand to guide you throughout.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  6. Photography in a day: drawing with light
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Feb 2025

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Boost your creativity and explore different approaches to digital photography. Put new ideas to practice by responding to creative briefs. Participate in group discussion, share your images and get feedback in an encouraging group environment.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
  7. Looking at photography: colour and composition
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Mar 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    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 £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  8. Looking at photography: commercial practice
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Mar 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    Looking to work professionally as a photographer? Pick up key skills you will need on this practical course from camera systems, lighting solutions, paperwork and software workflow.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  9. Photography in a day: Flash with speedlight
    Course start date:  Fri 4 Apr 2025

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    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 flash techniques, with a professional photographer on hand to guide you throughout.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
  10. Beauty photography: digital AI retouching
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Apr 2025

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    This course will be for people interested in introducing the new Artificial Intelligence (AI) image editing tools into their Photoshop and Lightroom workflow.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
  11. Looking at photography: Wedding photography
    Course start date:  Wed 16 Apr 2025

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Sara Epstein
    This course will prepare you to compete in the challenging world of client-facing photography in the areas of wedding photography. You’ll be taught by knowledgeable and highly experienced professional practitioners who bring all their skills and experience to help launch or evolve your professional practice.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  12. Photography in a day: Scanning negatives and transparencies
    Course start date:  Fri 23 May 2025

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Dominic Harris
    Do you have boxes of old prints, negatives or transparencies gathering dust that you'd love to have digitised? Learn how to get your archive onto your computer using different methods from flatbed and film scanners to a digital camera.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
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