Creative, commercial & documentary photography

Professional Photography Courses

From fashion, styling and portraiture to art and architecture, our range of commercial, contemporary, and art-based photography courses offer something for everyone. If you have a personal project in mind, we also offer documentary photography and photo journalism where students can delve deeper into personal topics and themes.

All our courses are delivered by expert tutors who are professional freelance photographers. They use their up-to-date knowledge and expertise to ensure that the content and information you learn on our courses are up-to-date and relevant.

For more information about courses available, please contact our Visual Arts team at visualarts@citylit.ac.uk

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  1. Portraits and people photography
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Laura Vuoma
    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 £129.00
  2. Fashion and editorial photography
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  3. Photography, space and architecture
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Photography Studio

    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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  4. Black and white digital photography
    Course start date:  Fri 23 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  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 £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  5. Contemporary art photography
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Laura Vuoma
    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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  6. Beauty photography: 1 day masterclass
    Course start date:  Fri 24 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    This is ideal as a first step into the specialism of beauty photography. This is a practical course. You will be working with the lighting and equipment that is associated with beauty photography. By the end of the one day course you will be well on the way to creating your first beauty image.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  7. Creative photography: restaging paintings
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Laura Vuoma
    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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00

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