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 courses start on Saturday 17th May 2014

There are now FIVE types of photo training course, each one 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 fifth course is a full one-day programme, specifically designed for people who want to photograph weddings - 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 £15 per session or just £80 if paid at outset, this course represents fantastic value! Click  here  to pay now.


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 next courses start on Saturday 17th May 2014

The  'Introduction' course starts from 10am to 12pm and the 'Intermediate' course starts from 2 - 4pm.  The date for the 'Advanced 2' course is on Wednesday 21st May 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 in September 2014. Cost will include light refreshments (not lunch), all-day tuiton, model hire, guidance and hand-outs. All for just £119 each. Contact me to book early as spaces will be limited. Click  here  to pay now.


Finally, I also provide specified one-on-one training for people who either can't make the Saturday or Wednesday sessions or who require more intense training! Please contact me to arrange your sessions.

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