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  1. London street photography
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jun 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Wish 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
  2. Creative image editing with Photoshop and Lightroom
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn how to use and apply the key features of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to develop your image editing skills.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  3. Photography, space and architecture
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    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 £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  4. Pinhole photography
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jun 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Scott Perry
    Discover exciting experimental ways of producing photographic images without a camera - build your own pinhole camera, create blue-tinted prints with sunlight, and make prints from objects like the artist Man Ray.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  5. 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
  6. Developing photography skills
    Course start date:  Thu 9 May 2024 (and 12 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Already know the basics of photography but want to take things further? Refresh your knowledge, learn more advanced skills and develop your creative ideas, with an established professional photographer on hand for technical guidance and creative inspiration.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  7. Photography studio lighting
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Jun 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    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.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  8. Photography for beginners
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024 (and 17 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    Always 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 £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00
  9. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Oge Okoh
    Considering massage therapy as a career? Learn the theory and practice of massage at a professional level. City Lit is a leading training provider in London for Massage and Complementary Therapies, providing outstanding achievement at high industry standards. Our courses are taught by experienced and practising industry professionals who have current knowledge of the massage sector. If you’ve applied for this course and not heard back from us, please email us on health@citylit.ac.uk, or call us (Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00) on 020 8142 4577.











    We have a limited number of free places on this course under the government's Free Courses for Jobs initiative. This offer is for eligible applicants who are Londoners on a Low-Income or on Active-Benefits or Other-Benefits or if you do not already have a full level 3 qualification. For more information click here



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    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here



    The course fee is £1599 payable at the time of your enrolment. If you are unable to pay the course fees, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call Health & Wellbeing on (telephone temporarily unavailable).
    Full fee £1,599.00 Senior fee £1,599.00 Concession £1,599.00
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  10. Black and white digital photography
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 4 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street 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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  11. Scanning photography negatives, transparencies and prints
    Course start date:  Fri 25 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Catriona Gray
    Do 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 £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
  12. Creative image editing with Affinity photo
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn about the potential and possibilities available to you when using Affinity Photo and develop practical skill and knowledge.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  13. Fine art photography: restaging paintings
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 17 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  14. Looking at photography: commercial practice
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Mar 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
  15. Photography in a day: Flash with speedlight
    Course start date:  Fri 4 Apr 2025

    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 £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
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