Course Testimonials

After just one session I am off auto function and capturing some great memories. I am using functions and buttons I didn’t even know existed. Phil has a great knack of turning complicated into simple. His love and passion of photography rubs off on you so be prepared to not want to put your camera down afterwards! If you are looking for somebody to teach you how to use your camera properly then look no further.

Amanda Barron


Phil is a first-rate photographer who has great enthusiasm for sharing his considerable knowledge and expertise in all areas of the art. His ability to use light, both natural and studio, is very impressive. I would be thrilled to be able to produce images half as good as his.

Fiona Haughton


Can’t recommend Phil Puntons sessions highly enough. If you want to learn how to use an SLR camera I can recommend this course x

Susan Ross


Any budding photographers out there Phil is a genius and has so much knowledge to share

Danielle Jose


I am in the middle of a course with Phil Punton at the moment and I am enjoying learning how to use my camera.
If you have an SLR camera and want to find out how to use all its functions rather than just auto in a friendly easy going group sign up for this new course, I couldn’t recommend it more highly.

Andrea Ashcroft


I left the course yesterday quite jubilant. I learned more in the last half an hour than I had with my camera over the last two years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was hoping to have a word after the session but I had a plumber calling at 11:30 and had to get back.

The first two sessions I was quite comfortable with the subject matter. Yesterday was inspiration to me. It brought together many fragments of conceptual understanding which I had not actually used or experimented with. The course in general is a great amalgam of theory, concept and practice and I am picking up so much practical photographic knowledge. Each session is a delight.

Nick Bassarab


This is an excellent photography course. Really enjoying it myself and I feel like I’ve learnt a great deal!

Also Phil’s a lovely fellow who knows what he’s talking about so that helps. Perfect for anyone who would like to know how to properly use their DSLR!

Excellent course. Really enjoying it myself and I feel like I’ve learnt a great deal and noticed a lot of progress with my photography!

Highly recommended! I have learnt a lot and now use my camera more confidently. The course has been great fun with lovely people. Phil puts in a huge amount of time and provides downloads for each session.  The  outdoor sessions have been amazing ☺

Nearing the end of a ten week course with Phil, has taken me from a  complete novice into the world of creative photography.

His relaxed, professional and expert manner over the sessions left me always with the” burn” to explore into his world. You will be fortunate if you’re able to join a Phil P course.

Derek Young


Would highly recommend Phil’s courses. Can’t believe how much I have learned in such a short period of time. Phil is extremely knowledgeable and very helpful.  I must admit when he showed us a photo at the beginning and said “we would be taking photos like this” I didn’t believe him.  How wrong I was.  It’s totally addictive and a great way to learn new skills. Thanks Phil for all your help and patience.

Another recommendation from me – my camera is no longer a mystery to me and Phil has taught me to look at things in new ways & create images that I never knew were possible. I’ve really enjoyed both the indoor talking and practical sessions as well as the outdoor shoots that we have done. Thank you Phil 🙂

Top tutor and photographer…Phil knows so much and always is there to help..Cheers bud.

Course attendee


Phil’s enthusiasm for the subject of photography quickly come across in much the same way as his genuine desire to help the course members to improve their photographic skills. His friendly approach, practical tips to improve and encouragement to consider photographic concepts covered in the course build over the weeks to enable course members to tackle assignments with greater confidence. Overall, the sessions were helpful, constructive and most of all enjoyable.

Nick  Bassarab


Just to say I really enjoyed the course & am looking forward to the next instalment 🙂

I’d like to join you for a Christmas meal, great idea.

See you on 1st for the waterfall shoot & thanks again for your help & inspiration.




I really mean it! I’m still not 100% sure how I managed to pull it off but I’m massively proud of this pic and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without your tuition. 🤗 I haven’t forgotten about getting you into the hospital to do some pics. There’s a lot going on at the minute and I just need things to settle down so I can sort it out properly. See you next week!