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 email@example.com
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- Looking at photography: colour and compositionCourse start date: Tue 5 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Michael HardingWant 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 £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
- London street photographyCourse start date: Fri 8 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioWish you could capture those spontaneous moments of urban life like a pro? Learn the tricks of the skilful trade of street photography and build your confidence in snapping candid, unobtrusive photographs on the street, shooting in some of the most dynamic and vibrant areas of London to tell powerful stories in single images.Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
- Fine art photography: digital printing with Adobe PhotoshopCourse start date: Tue 12 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Dominic HarrisWant to give your portfolio or exhibition prints the professional edge? This hands-on course will guide you in printing top-quality inkjet (or giclee) prints as used by fine art photographers. Get to grips with Adobe Photoshop and our top-of-the-range Epson photo printers, and experiment with different paper types and inks.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
- Beauty photography: retouching and editing workshopCourse start date: Mon 18 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Ed GregoryThis 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 £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- Flash photography with speedlightCourse start date: Thu 28 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Ed GregoryLighten 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
- Large format camera workshopCourse start date: Thu 11 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Matthew WardThis hands-on practical photography workshop will enable you to discover the beauty of testing, experimenting and shooting with large-format photography. This is a skilled art form with often spectacular results and offers great potential in how we capture and showcase photographic images. Explore large format camera techniques and equipment from focus control to film loading, with expert guidance, demonstrations, and practical exercises.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- City Lit photography: professional practice and portfolioCourse start date: Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioThis 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
- London photography: bridges in the cityCourse start date: Mon 22 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Michael HardingExplore 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 £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- Writing and photography: text and image workshopCourse start date: Wed 24 Apr 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Christina Dunhill, Shirley ReadWhether you are a photographer or a writer this short course will give you ideas for combining words and images to discover new approaches and create new work.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Creative nature and landscape photographyCourse start date: Tue 7 May 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Rachel WeghExplore nature, landscape and environmental photography in the classroom and in the field. You will learn to create images with impact, whilst developing your own visual style and a personal project.Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
- Panoramic photographyCourse start date: Fri 10 May 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Matthew WardWhat is panoramic photography? Have you ever marvelled at a seamless panoramic photograph, image or online virtual tour? Learn how to do it yourself on this short practical introduction to photographing professional-level 360° by 180° panoramic images. Get to grips with the whole process of shooting and stitching, from single image to multi-row to full print- and web-viewable virtual tours using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and PTGui.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Documentary photography and photojournalismCourse start date: Wed 15 May 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioA 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 £409.00 Senior fee £327.00 Concession £266.00
- Looking at photography: social media and identityCourse start date: Fri 17 May 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Lorenzo BerniThis course explores how photography is used on social media to share work, build a following, and create and influence an identity.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
- Exhibiting and presenting your photographyCourse start date: Wed 22 May 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioTutors: Shirley ReadExhibiting 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
- Contemporary art photographyCourse start date: Mon 3 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Photography StudioBecome 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
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