Photography Courses in London
Our designated photography studio is a great space for students to learn and develop a range of skills within a professional surrounding. The studio offers a large open space, providing flexibility in the delivery of various courses that suits both large collaborative courses and individual learning.
Students studying with us will have access to the latest resources including a full working lighting rig, various back drops and use of an array of digital cameras including DSLRs. Alongside this we use apple Macbook pros with the latest Adobe CC and camera editing software. Particular courses will also offer use of our large format scanners and printers.
Are you a past City Lit Photography student and would like to see your work feature in a central London photography show? This March the 'I used to be a photography student' exhibition will feature the work of past City Lit students who have completed one of our photography courses in the last 5 years. Submit up to 5 photographs by Thursday 27 February 2020 to be considered for the exhibition.
If you would like to find out any more detailed information about our studio, resources or courses on offer, please contact the visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday – Friday between 10am – 5pm.
Course Date: Mon 2 Mar 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis will be a presentation of images and ideas followed by an open discussion. The overall theme for discussion will be what we think makes for a 'good' photograph. Students will be encouraged to bring images for discussion and to create their own choice of 'Desert Island Photographs' for the final session.Full fee: £99.00Senior fee: £99.00Concession: £60.00
Course Date: Tue 3 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioLearn about photographic studio practice and lighting. An introduction to using studio flash, 'hot' (tungsten) and ‘cold’ (fluorescent & LED) lights to enhance your portrait and still life photography.Full fee: £229.00Senior fee: £183.00Concession: £140.00
Course Date: Fri 6 Mar 2020 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioAlways 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: £309.00Senior fee: £309.00Concession: £188.00
Course Date: Sat 7 Mar 2020
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioEver been questioned when photographing out and about? This course is devoted to your rights as a photographer or film-maker, including your freedom to shoot in public places and how to protect the copyright of your images: essential knowledge for amateurs through to professionals.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioFood 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.Full fee: £129.00Senior fee: £129.00Concession: £129.00
Course Date: Thu 12 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioAlways playing around with creative photographic ideas? Fancy some expert guidance on developing your ideas into a proper project? Come and experiment with ideas and techniques, whether you're photographing people, landscape, still-life or other genres. Develop a project from start to finish, learning both the theory and practicalities of planning, editing, printing and presentation.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Fri 13 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetUsed to using Adobe Lightroom to manage your photos but looking to advance your skills? Get even more out of this essential software for photographers by exploring its functions in more depth and getting to grips with more complex elements, all with an expert tutor on hand to troubleshoot your questions.Full fee: £349.00Senior fee: £349.00Concession: £349.00
Course Date: Mon 16 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis is a specialist course in retouching for beauty photography using Photoshop. General Photoshop skills are taught in other courses.Full fee: £169.00Senior fee: £169.00Concession: £103.00
Course Date: Sun 22 Mar 2020
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioThinking about going into wedding photography? Get to grips with everything you need to know, from liaising with the bride and groom to finding the best equipment, capturing the essential shots, and skills in post-production. Learn to control situations and anticipate the right moment to take the shot, and become an expert at natural images as well as those key reportage shots and formal posed groups.Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £299.00Concession: £299.00
Course Date: Mon 23 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioWant 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: £109.00Senior fee: £87.00Concession: £66.00
Course Date: Mon 23 Mar 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe art of great photography lies in mastering the relationship between foreground and background. Learn to use the principles that Gestalt analysis affords to delve into your unconscious and create more potent images. This course will feature a mix of lectures, hands on picture taking and constructive criticism of your results.Full fee: £109.00Senior fee: £87.00Concession: £66.00
Course Date: Mon 30 Mar 2020
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioDo 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: £99.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £60.00
Course Date: Tue 31 Mar 2020
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioWhether you are a photographer or a writer this short course will give you ideas for combining words and images and offer an opportunity to share insights, to discover new approaches and create new work.Full fee: £309.00Senior fee: £247.00Concession: £188.00
Course Date: Wed 1 Apr 2020
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioAn 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, followed by Tower Bridge. The following week we discuss the images and continue with location night photography.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £48.00
Course Date: Wed 8 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: PS - Photography StudioCity Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this headshot photography course you will learn professional techniques, how to light and take portraits creatively, and processing your images quickly using industry software - Capture One and Lightroom.Full fee: £249.00Senior fee: £249.00Concession: £249.00
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