Photography Courses in London

From photography for complete beginners to specialist courses and subject based classes, we offer a wide range of photography courses taught both in our designated photography studio and off-site.

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. Students will have access to the latest professional resources including a complete lighting rig and back drops and array of digital cameras including DSLRs. .

Students studying photography at City Lit will use Apple MacBook pros with the latest Adobe CC and camera editing software to help with final edits, making sure our students leave with professional images. Taught by our specialist team of freelance and industry professionals, students will receive expert hands on guidance in the skills required in taking professional photographs and beyond.

Already taken your photographs and want to know more about how to edit images? Then why not look at our range of digital skills workshops found in our Adobe package and software section. .

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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.

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  1. Photography workshop: fine art digital printing with Adobe Photoshop

    Photography workshop: fine art digital printing with Adobe Photoshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. Image - Marie Sleigh

    Creative photography projects

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 12 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Always 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, landscapes, still-life or other genres. Develop a project from start to finish, learning both the theory and practicalities of planning, editing, printing and presentation. Image - Marie Sleigh (Home Life, Linda & Carol).

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  3. Contemporary art photography

    Course Date: Fri 13 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Off camera speedlight

    Speedlight flash photography in a day

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    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 flashes and techniques, with a professional photographer on hand to guide you throughout.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  5. Adobe Lightroom

    Adobe Lightroom classic for photography: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Looking for an alternative to Photoshop for managing and editing your photos? Adobe Lightroom is an easy-to-use cross-platform photo management and editing software with many advantages over other software. Learn how to use it effectively to catalogue, process and showcase your images: an invaluable asset for photographers at all levels.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  6. Introduction to photography studio lighting

    Introduction to photography studio lighting

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  7. Image - Harry Evans

    Night photography

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    An 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. The following week we discuss the images and then photograph Tower Bridge. Image - Harry Evans .

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  8. Michael Harding

    City Lit Pro: business skills for photography

    Course Date: Tue 8 Dec 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this course you will learn key business skills, from finance to marketing, to help you establish your own successful photographic practice.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £159.00

  9. Try it out: Capture One image processing software for photography

    Try it out: Capture One image processing software for photography

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 13 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Thinking about shooting and processing raw images? Want to try out the software used by many of the world's best photographers? Capture One Pro is a professional-grade image capture and raw file processing software; learn how to use the program, tethered with your digital SLR camera, for working in professional environments.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  10. Image © Phil Peacock

    City Lit photography course

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to delve deeper into photography? This comprehensive foundation course covers everything you could want to know, led by field experts in our dedicated central London photography studio. Get to know your camera, learn traditional and digital techniques, explore the background to different genres, try out industry software, and gain key skills to get you started in the workplace or to apply for a university-level course in photography. Image - Phil Peacock.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £1,899.00
    Senior fee: £1,519.00
    Concession: £1,158.00

  11. Introduction to critical and analytic theories for photography

    Course Date: Tue 11 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    An introduction to some of the main ways of thinking about photography, based on cultural theory, politics, philosophy and semiotics.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

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