Photography

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. 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
  2. Looking at photography: critical and analytic theories
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jun 2024 (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 £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
  3. 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
  4. Wildlife photography: Red and Fallow Deer
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Rachel Wegh
    This is an opportunity to enjoy the surroundings, flora and fauna of some of London’s finest parks, canals and squares, whilst learning photography skills long the way. Suitable for all levels.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  5. Nature and landscape photography: London location
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Rachel Wegh
    Widllife in the city is an exciting opportunity to work off-site and enjoy various surroundings focusing on flora and fauna. Travel to some of some of London’s finest open spaces whilst learning the photography skills required in focusing on details, landscape and capturing natures beauty. Ideal for beginners, those who want to broaden their photography skills and those wishing to continue building their photography portfolio.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  6. Nature and wildlife photography: London location
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Feb 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Rachel Wegh
    Wildllife in the city is an exciting opportunity to work off-site and enjoy various surroundings focusing on flora and fauna. Travel to some of some of London’s finest open spaces whilst learning the photography skills required in focusing on details, landscape and capturing natures beauty. Ideal for beginners, those who want to broaden their photography skills and those wishing to continue building their photography portfolio.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  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
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 7 Jun 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. London photography: bridges in the city
    Course start date:  Thu 1 May 2025

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Explore london and capture the beauty of the capitals bridges that span the Thames. This off-site photographic course will have you down to the river with your camera, exploring the diverse architectural designs and structures of bridges on the Thames that connect London. Learn about their history whilst learning the secrets to successful architectural and location photography.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  10. Wildlife photography: London location
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 16 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Rachel Wegh
    Widllife in the city is an exciting opportunity to work off-site and enjoy various surroundings focusing on flora and fauna. Travel to some of some of London’s finest open spaces whilst learning the photography skills required in focusing on details, landscape and capturing natures beauty. Ideal for beginners, those who want to broaden their photography skills and those wishing to continue building their photography portfolio.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
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