Penny and Joe Houghton are a Dublin based husband and wife team.  Both avid photographers, we both enjoy sharing our skills and experience with others and helping people develop their own creativity.  Our passion is helping others develop their photographic eye, through 1-1 sessions, small group photo walks, video training or bigger workshop forums to groups.    We also provide photographic services to businesses who wish to learn how to take their own shots, spending time with staff working out and documenting optimum and reproducible setups which the business can then use themselves.




Dec 2016 - We released our initial series of Lightroom Training Videos - 4 full image edits of different scenes shot around Dublin, Ireland which take you through the Develop module in detail.  

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August 2016 - Our photo story about the Reed Dance in South Africa featured on the Africa Geographic blog.  Click on the image below to see the story on the Africa Geographic site...


July 2016 News - Joe had an article and images featured in "DIGIT" - the Royal Photographic Society Digital Imaging Group's 20th anniversary issue, where he describes long exposure techniques photographing some beautiful waterfalls in South Africa. Click HERE or on the photo below to read the article.

Hidden waterfall - Banner's Rest, KZN, South Africa

Hidden waterfall - Banner's Rest, KZN, South Africa


Feb 2016 NEWS - Joe featured in N-Photo magazine "Apprentice" article as the Pro showing apprentice Frank Gallogly how to shoot Dublin night-scapes.  To help you get photos yourself like the ones in the article, we regularly run the Liffey by Night walk between the Four Courts and the Customs House!  If you'd like to come out and get shots like these, give us a call!

N-Photo Feb 2016 - Joe Houghton


Penny has a background in graphic design and for many years designed and produced the Irish Country Living magazine - a 40 page publication issued each week inside one of Ireland's most popular newspapers - the Irish Farmer's Journal.  After the two littles arrived in 2011/12, Penny started working from home - see for her own website - and currently works part time for the Farmer's Journal and also Pieta House ( handling their graphic design, and other clients.  She is part way through  a psychology degree with the Open University.  Penny is a member of the Photographic Society of South Africa, and is a regular member and workshop provider in the Hibiscus Coast Photographic Society in KwaZulu-Natal.

Joe has enjoyed photography since his early teens, but only really became serious about it with the rise of digital cameras.  Since 2006 he has provided Nikon with all their Irish training for customers and dealers, training literally thousands of camera owners at all levels in everything from basic camera techniques through to professional level photography in many genres.  Joe is a member of the Royal Photographic Society, the Photographic Society of South Africa, and is a regular member and workshop provider in the Hibiscus Coast Photographic Society in KwaZulu-Natal, as well as a presenter to Dublin and Irish camera clubs - if you would like a talk from Joe, give him a call!   Joe's own work has been featured in many Irish and international publications, books, and by the Royal Photographic Society and the Photographic Society of South Africa.  He is also a Getty images contributor, and is an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom.  When he doesn't have a camera in hand, Joe lectures at UCD Smurfit - Ireland's top business school, where he has directed the Master's in Project Management programmes since 2008.

Our photos and articles have been used all over the world by clients including all the main Irish newspapers, HSBC, N-Photo, Africa Geographic, Lonely Planet, ABC News, the BBC, BUPA, Conde Nast, Oxford University Press, the UK Dept of Health, Microsoft, Express Newspapers,, AOL, Viacom Media, Web MD and Inc. Magazine.

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Contact us at / or by phone at +353 86 384 3670 in Ireland or +27 76 277 4431in S. Africa

If we can help you or your company move your photographic expertise up a level, please give us a call - we’ll be only too glad to have a chat and see where we might help. Nothing to lose - give us a call today on +353 86-384-3670