Setting up a simple home photography studio

Course Dates: 15/05/21 - 22/05/21
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Online
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Ever wondered how to set up a simple home photography studio? On this short course you will learn key tips and what you will need to buy, so you can take better photographs on your camera or smart phone of items such as jewellery or small products, for Instagram or your website. This is a live online course. You will need:

- A stable internet connection. The classes work best with the Chrome web browser.

- A computer with a speaker (or headphones) microphone and camera (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet.

We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00

Course Code: VO253

Sat, day, 15 May - 22 May '21

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

On this short course you will learn key tips and what you will need to buy, so you can take photographs on your camera or smart phone of items such as jewellery or small products, for Instagram or your website. We will look at backgrounds, lighting and camera positions and basic settings.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- What you need to buy to set up a small studio on a budget.
- Lighting
- Backgrounds
- Setting up your camera or phone.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Know what you need to buy to set up a small studio on a budget.
- How to set up simple lighting set-ups
- Using a white and coloured background
- Setting for your camera or phone to get the best results.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course but you will some experience of taking photographs and know how to use your camera or phone to take photographs.


You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information. You will be invited to take part in group discussion on Zoom and upload images onto Google Classroom. You should be happy using numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations. All handouts and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This is an online course.

as well as a computer or tablet with a webcam, microphone and reliable internet connection to take this class.

We use Google Classroom to share messages, documents, and for you to submit any homework tasks. We use video software to meet for classes via webcam on Zoom.


There will be a mixture demonstrations, individual practical exercises, discussions and project work to be done between classes. You will receive and be invited to contribute to positive critical feedback on your own and each other's photographs. To get the most from this course, you should take time to practice between lessons.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will not need to buy anything to join this class, but there will be recommendations of what to buy during the course.

You will need to have a digital camera which has manual settings for aperture and shutter speed, or a smart phone. A tripod will be very useful but not essential for this class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can search for courses using a tutor’s name. If you've been inspired why not take the next step up to one of our wide range of intermediate courses, either online or face to face.

The photography department also runs software courses in Lightroom, Photoshop, Affinity photo, Capture One and courses in digital printing and scanning.

Dominic Harris

Dominic Harris's studio is based in South East London. In 2004 he won the British Journal of Photography portfolio award and in 2011 won the London Photography Association bronze prize for portraiture in the show 'Let's Face It' and the SPS Prize award for most innovative print at the Royal Western Academy 'Open Photography' show. He has exhibited widely and has work in collections in Europe and America as well as a body of work in the National Media Museum collection. He has been teaching photography at City Lit for 20 years, and has previously been Head of Department for Photography and Digital Arts, and Head of School for Visual Arts at City Lit. He was also a trustee of Tate Members from 2007-2016.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.