Photography 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!


Having enrolled on a couple of Phil’s workshops I can honestly say that I have learned so much from him. His enthusiasm for photography is infectious and he always pays particular attention to your learning needs whatever level you are at, a beginner or an experienced photographer. He has very high standards and I am always impressed with how much effort and energy he demonstrates in his sessions. Yes, you can learn quite a bit for free on Youtube but nothing is better than having access to a true professional. I can highly recommend you enroll on any of his workshops that may interest you whether it is wedding photography, landscapes or portraiture.

John Brown

Hi Phil

I just want to thank you for being such a great, patient teacher. Having taken part in several of your courses now I have to say that I have learned lots of useful skills and have put them to use on more than one occasion.
To anyone that is considering joining one of Phil’s courses I would say don’t hesitate – go ahead and enrol because you won’t regret it, no matter what level your photography is at! Phil is an excellent teacher and has so much patience, he will never “belittle” you and if there is anything that you aren’t quite sure of he will talk you through it. When I have thought “Oh, I can’t do that” Phil has assured me “Yes you can” and with his guidance I have done it. I came away feeling more confident and ready to try my newly acquired knowledge. It’s great value for money and you are guaranteed some cracking images that will help build your portfolio

I have a friend for life in Phil and am looking forward to his next course

June Walker

Having just completed a 10 week in basic photography I now feel much more informed and confident thanks to the guidance I have received from Phil.  His calm manner and very good communication skills meant that I have learnt many new things and am now in a good place to develop my photographic skills.  The pace of the sessions was good and the notes that accompanied each session were a great support and Phil was always there to offer any more information online.  I would recommend Phil’s work for anyone who, like me, needed a simple and effective route into photography.

John Nelson

Hi Phil –

I just went through one and two.   Excellent visual connections to what you are explaining.  I love how you are explaining important elements to tie the skill to the actual photography, like single subject, doesn’t matter, and telling a story, and the settings to use for each; plus, explaining what comes into the front of the camera versus back controls with illustrations will be extremely helpful when explaining these concepts.   What an amazing course.  I am excited to see more.

Linda Althoff


To whom it may concern.

I have just finished a ten week photography course that was organised by Mr Phil Punton. I can thoroughly recommend this course and Phil is not only a great teacher but a lovely patient guy who envelopes everyone with his unstinting passion for photography. It’s just a small class, usually, I was only one of three people and the pace of which we learnt was easy, gentle and very comfortable. Phil has this gift of making everyone feel relaxed and I have been astonished in looking back on what we have achieved not only by taking better photographs but understand our cameras. One of the many highlights of the course was the practical sessions, in Phil’s kitchen, in his studio and out and about in the countryside. What a laugh we all have had. If you are looking for a photography course, Phil is the best person to deliver!

Carole E Atkinson.