About Us

Photous Photography was started by Richard Houghton who has been involved in photography since the age of seven when first using his Dad’s Kodak ‘Box Brownie’! (So this is when the love affair with photography really began.)

Over the years Richard has developed and extended his photographic skills and the available photography services to include; Social: Portraits, weddings & events. Commercial: Business property, products & staff.  And an extensive range of Photo training courses. Certainly, the friendly and skilful approach used by Richard has greatly assisted when working with clients from overseas and in many differing cultures and industries.

As a fully fledged  member of The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) and also The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP), he continues to use professional digital photographic equipment and top quality Professional lenses  producing lasting memories of high quality.

Richard completed two years as President of Peterborough Photographic Society and also, until their closure in mid-2013 was the Chief Photographer for Peterborough City On-Line, covering news and sports stories around the region. Currently, in addition to the many photo training courses he has written and presented at either his studios or at various locations around the region, Richard also presents  a number of his courses for attendees at City College Peterborough.

Richard opened his first photographic studios in Farcet near Peterborough in 2011 to extend the range of portrait photographs available to families, couples and individuals. Due to a relocation, the studios in Farcet closed in November 2017 and his new studio in Welby opened in April 2018, with a warm welcome  assured for both new & existing clients! His extensive range a photo training courses are for both the novice through to the much more experienced photographer (see separate section above). In addition, Richard formed the ‘Photous Academy Club’ (PAC) specifically for previous attendees of his courses where the emphasis is on practical sessions and mainly these will involve being outside around the local area – see above section for more information.

In addition to the above Richard has also been a professional photography judge for almost ten years now and  attends an ever-widening number of photo clubs and societies in Lincolnshire, East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordhisre and East Midlands, to judge competitions and provide constructive positive feedback to assist participants in improving their photography skills.

In March 2018 Richard released his own Photous Photography App – available for iPhones (IOS) and Android phones. The App provides handy information about the various photography services available, an opportunity (for a small fee) to have your own images professionally critiqued by an experienced photo competition judge, and the free App also has a number of useful ‘Hints & Tips’ to assist with specific photography genres and techniques! Check out this free download below.

App QR codes:  Android phones:

In November 2019 Richard released his long-awaited photography training & development book: ‘Taking Control Of Your Digital Photography’. Encapsulating over 50 years of photography experience incorporating 20 years writing and presenting photo training courses, together with 10 years as a photo competition judge, working in 7 different UK counties providing positive and constructive feedback on a variety of genres. This book includes 28 different sessions to enable the user to learn, explore and create amazing images.  It doesn’t matter what camera make or model you have, providing you can make changes to the exposure settings this book is for you!
My new book is now available direct from me here and is also on Amazon – Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1789727464?ref=myi_titl

Contacting us:

Should you have any questions regarding possible assignments in the future, please do not hesitate to contact Richard, where you will be assured of a professional and friendly response.

If you wish to discuss your specific requirements, need to order photographs for posting overseas, or want to book your place on one of the Photo Training Courses, please make contact at the details given below for more information – thank you.

Richard Houghton
Photous Photography
Jasmine Cottage
Main Street, Welby
Grantham, Lincs. NG32 3LT

Tel: 0778 603 6563

E-mail: richard@photousphotography.co.uk