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Photography trainer, speaker & mentor


Joe Houghton has enjoyed photography since his early teens, but only really became serious about it with the rise of digital cameras.  Between 2006 & 2017 he provided Nikon with all their training for customers and dealers in Ireland, training thousands of camera owners at all levels, from basic camera techniques, through professional level photography in many genres.  Joe offers 1-1, small group and company based photographic training for all levels from beginners to pros, as well as regular small group photo walks where he can advise and coach on getting the best shots and using your gear.

Recently he has also begun shooting street using the Fuji camera system, and released his first book “Streets of Dublin” in 2019.

Joe is a member of the Palmerstown Camera Club in Ireland, Royal Photographic Society in the UK, 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 many Dublin and Irish camera clubs – if you’d like to see the talks Joe has on offer click through to his talks page.

Joe’s own work has been featured in many Irish and international publications, books, and by the Photographic Society of America, 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.


Photography books by

  • 2019 Streets of Dublin, Dublin: Houghton Publishing, ISBN 9 781916 238015 1

Awards and honours

  • 2019 Interclub award of merit, Photographic Society of America for “Adoration”
  • 2016 Featured Pro, N-Photo magazine, UK
  • 2016 Featured article Hidden Waterfalls in S. Africa, Royal Photographic Society DIGIT magazine
  • 2015 Runner Up, West Rand Photographic Society Salon, South Africa with “Jellyfish”


Solo exhibitions

  • 2010 Dublin Scenes, Lucan Library, Dublin


  • Great Buildings of Dublin (2017-present)
    Long exposure mono images of some of Dublin’s iconic structures. Album available online here.

External links & References

  1. Joe’s book, titled Streets of Dublin was discussed on the FujiCast podcast in 2019 – available at Images from the project were also featured in the November 2019 “Ireland’s Big Issue” magazine – the pages can also be seen at the link above.
  2. Streets of Dublin book is available on Amazon at