Photo training courses are available for both newcomers to photography and the more experienced photographers. They are held at the amazingly spacious studios in Farcet near Peterborough. In addition, the 'Photous Academy Club' is also available to attendees of my training courses, please see the 'Academy Club' section above for more exciting details.

The next regular series of courses start from Saturday 26th September 2015

There are now EIGHT types of photo training course available, with the latest being one of two weekends of 'Exploring Photography' course in North Yorkshire - see below.

Each regular course will involve the attendee participating in a variety of creative and fun activities to increase the learning experience. Four of the courses are spread over six weekly sessions and consist of a two-hour hands-on training session. Two of the courses are a full one-day programme, specifically designed for people who either want to photograph weddings or utilise the video functions on their camera - see below. Light refreshments and hand-outs are also supplied on each course.

Introduction to Digital Cameras

This course is ideal for digital camera users who want to understand what all the buttons & dials mean, how to take the camera off the 'auto' setting and achieve better photographs, and no longer struggle with your photography. Whether you have a compact camera, a top SLR or something in between, at just £17 per session or just £90 if paid at outset, this course represents fantastic value! To book your place please click  here  to pay for this course now - thank you.


This course is ideal for those people satisfied they have grasped the basics and now seek to improve and extend their photography skills & ability. It includes sessions on creative composition, landscapes, macro and also involves leaving the studio & venturing outside! At just £21 per session or just £115 if paid at outset, these sessions also represent great value. Click  here  to pay now.

Advanced 1 & 2, and now with Advanced 3

These courses are more intense and specifically designed for individuals who want to further extend their range of skills and practical experiences with both outside sessions and studio sessions including the use of technical skills, practical and creative styles and live models!  The series of 'Advanced' courses can be completed in any order and the latest 'Advanced 3' starts this September with sessions including Infrared and pin-hole photography. At just £26 per session or just £140 if paid at outset, (including model hire) these sessions represent fantastic value. Click  here  to pay now.

The times for the courses starting on Saturday 26th September 2015:

The  'Introduction' course starts from 10am to 12pm and the 'Intermediate' course starts from 2 - 4pm.  The date for the first 'Advanced 3' course is on Wednesday 30th September 2015 from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Please contact me for more details on any of these very interactive and 'hands-on' courses, and to secure your place on the next course. I do recommend you book early.

Wedding Photography Skills - One-day course

This course has been especially designed to assist individuals either thinking of photographing a wedding for a friend or family member, or seeking a career move! It includes sessions on a variety of key areas including; pre-planning, equipment to take, correct exposure, lighting with/without flash, correct white balance, composition, reportage styles, organising groups, also how to secure bookings, manage the day and some post-production help. There will also be live models to photograph in a staged wedding in a local church! Next scheduled course will be on 19th September 2015. Cost will include light refreshments (not lunch), all-day tuition, model hire, guidance and hand-outs. All for just £125 each. Please note: Spaces will be strictly limited! Click  here  to pay now.

Video Production with Digital Cameras!

Following the successful launch of a new one-day training course specifically designed for utilising the 'video' functions available within most digital cameras, another course has been scheduled. The course will include sessions on; exploring the video functions on your camera, planning the shoot, selecting the most suitable settings and lenses, lighting, movement controls and post-production software and much more! There will be a practical video shoot to record and review! The next course will be on Saturday 4th July 2015 starting at 9:30am through to 4:30pm. The cost will include light refreshments (not lunch), all-day tuition, individual guidance and a workbook. All for just £140 each. Click  here  to pay now.

Weekend Photo Training Courses

In addition to the regular training courses held at my studios in Farcet I also now offer a small group of enthusiastic photographers to join me on a weekend of photography away from the Peterborough area and in North Yorkshire, to enjoy photographing the splendid scenery, waterfalls and iconic countryside. The weekend course fee will include hotel accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis with en suite facilities, towels and tea/coffee making items. In addition, I shall be in attendance throughout to assist with sourcing the locations and the necessary camera settings required during the weekend! The next weekend course is 11th to 13th September 2015 - Please contact me for more details.


Finally, I also provide specific and focused one-on-one training for people who either can't make the latest courses or the Saturday or Wednesday sessions but still require help or even more intense training! Please contact me to arrange your sessions.

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Many congratulations to all the latest photo training course winners (See the link below) - Well done! 

We are also pleased to confirm that Richard Houghton at Photous Photography, is a member of the 'Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers' (SWPP) and the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP).