Richard Houghton is the founder of Photous Photography.
A member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP).
Also, a member of the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP).
Richard is also President of Peterborough Photographic Society.
Until their closure Richard was also the Chief Photographer for Peterborough City On-Line.
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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 courses start on Saturday 20th September 2014
There are currently FIVE types of photo training course with a sixth one being introduced this Autumn on Video production with digital cameras. Each 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. The other two 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.
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 £15 per session or just £80 if paid at outset, this course represents fantastic value! Please note: This course is now full but one-on-one sessions are still available. The next scheduled Introduction course will be from 10th January 2015 - 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 £20 per session or just £110 if paid at outset, these sessions also represent great value. Click here to pay now.
Advanced & Advanced 2
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! At just £25 per session or just £135 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 20th September 2014:
The 'Introduction' course starts from 10am to 12pm and the 'Intermediate' course starts from 2 - 4pm. The date for the 'Advanced 1' course is on Wednesday 24th September 2014 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 Saturday 14th March 2015. Cost will include light refreshments (not lunch), all-day tuition, model hire, guidance and hand-outs. All for just £125 each. Please note: There are currently only two spaces left! Click here to pay now.
Video Production with Digital Cameras!
I am currently preparing a new one-day training course specifically designed for utilising the 'video' functions available within most digital cameras. The course will include sessions on; planning the shoot, selecting the most suitable settings and lenses, lighting, movement controls and some post-production software. There will be a practical video shoot to record and review! Expect the course to be this Autumn 2014. Watch this space for more information and course dates...
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 previous photo training courses winners - see the link below.
We are also pleased to confirm that Richard Houghton at Photous Photography, is a member of the 'Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers' (SWPP).
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