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If you want us to put on a course in the far reaches of the UK or beyond then please get in touch with us via the website or through our FB Training page to let us know. Last year we visited Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham & Essex for bespoke group training!

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10.08.2016 | Cheshire:
09.30-17.00 course £315.00+vat
5 places left
    Brett says..."We are super happy to have confirmed a date this year at the simply beautiful Arley Hall - f you want to shoot at an amazing location, learning as much as you can about what makes us one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the uk,  great make up & styling and so much more then this is the course for you. Join us on this one of  a kind day , it promises to be a day to remember..We pride ourselves on everything that we do at Brett Harkness Photography and our training courses are no exception. Apart from the obvious information being passed on we look to take care of all the details from dresses & outfits used to food and comfort. We will work you hard !! But our days are filled with fun, exceptional shooting and most importantly the chance to learn!"

 This course will teach you...

Spend a day with Brett looking at what makes him tick and work at the top end of the wedding market. How to produce breathtaking images packed with emotion. Looking at timing, posing,documentary & getting the most from every opportunity. We will be looking at using different backgrounds & natural light to get the most from your clients. Looking at how we use flash creatively at our own weddings to get the "wow" images Look at how Brett Plans the shooting for his own weddings A great day to learn all you can about weddings with one of the Uk's top photographers. Using Daylight, Speedlights, 'half way house 'lights ( Calumet- Genesis flash ) & Elinchrom packs Ltd to 10 photographers

Photography course snapshot

This one day course set at the stunning Arley Hall.This shooting day will take you through the steps to produce amazing imagery of your Bride & Groom on their wedding day and leave you with stunning images. This fantastic one day course will be full to the brim with great shooting opportunity. Using spaces inside and out we will look at how to create great images in the shortest of time and making the most of the daylight available & mix it up with flash also. The day will be split into the am & pm session. In the morning we will be looking at some of Brett's imagery and talking through the process of being the best you can be. Afternoon we will be shooting in and around the Hall, looking to utilize the beautiful hall in all it's glory. Brett will teach you some of the tricks that makes him one of the UK’s most successful wedding photographers.

Equipment needed

  • Camera ( digital SLR )
  • Zoom & Wide angle lens
  • Indoor & Outdoor clothes
  • Empty cards
  • Flash gun ( if you have one )
  • Lots of questions !
 

Who is this course aimed at?

Our courses are open to anyone that wants to improve their own photographic technique. Brett teaches in such a way that he makes it easy to understand. So if you are a hobbiest or an advanced pro then you will learn something from Brett Harkness. If you are just starting out shooting weddings or want to take your own weddings to another level then this is the day for you. We will be using daylight & flash and teaching in such a way that you will have ample time to ask questions and practice until it all makes sense!
What photographers say about our courses
David Long- "I just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday, I had a thoroughly enjoyable day and learnt a lot.I'm not quite a workshop junkie but do love learning and have attended a fair few! I do have to say that this is probably the best session that I have been to. What shone through was the quality and attention to detail throughout the day from the venue, to the models to the quality of information/instruction and the opportunity to learn and shoot - you both did a fantastic job!"
Barry McCullock- "Brett. Just a massive thanks to you and Kristie for making todays shooting the most truly eye opening experience in every sense. The models were superb and helped make it massive learning curve in such a short time and done in the best of atmospheres. Invaluable."
Stephen - " My mind was blown away with the information and have already started ordering new equipment to get practising!!! I had a fantastic day and thought it was extremely well organized. Brett you were very inspirational and the information I hope comes in very useful for my future weddings. Kristie thanks for your kind hospitality it was very much appreciated and holding the flash all afternoon. I got some great images and loved every minute. Thank you again and I will be n touch soon Brett for some one to one training but think the day of shooting sounds good. "

Nearby Accommodation & where is Arley Hall

There are numerous hotels within a stones throw of Arley Hall . Arley Hall is situated approx 3 miles off jnct 19 off the M6 motorway. Please CLICK HERE FOR A MAP. Travel Lodge rooms from £36.00 / Please CLICK HERE for more options of nearby accommodation. Please note that these are recommendations only. Feel free to find your own accommodation elsewhere.

CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING WEDDING DVD'S

If you can't wait for this course and want to see what we do at weddings now then CLICK HERE and go to our DVD shop to watch, download & purchase our two wonderful wedding DVD's. Don't miss out on this amazing resource & hive of information.    

with BRETT HARKNESS

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13.09.2016 | N Yorkshire: 09.30-17.00
course £295.00+vat
6 places left
  Brett says..." Those of you that have seen our super Flash DVD for weddings, it was shot at this great venue.We are super excited to have secured this venue for our wedding course. If you want to shoot at an amazing location, learning as much as you can about what makes us one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the uk,  great make up & styling and so much more then this is the course for you. Join us on this day to remember..We pride ourselves on everything that we do at Brett Harkness Photography and our training courses are no exception. Apart from the obvious information being passed on we look to take care of all the details from dresses & outfits used to food and comfort. We will work you hard !! But our days are filled with fun, exceptional shooting and most importantly the chance to learn!"

 This course will teach you...

Spend a day with Brett looking at what makes him tick and work at the top end of the wedding market. How to produce breathtaking images packed with emotion. Looking at timing, posing,documentary & getting the most from every opportunity. We will be looking at using different backgrounds & natural light to get the most from your clients. Looking at how we use flash creatively at our own weddings to get the "wow" images Look at how Brett Plans the shooting for his own weddings A great day to learn all you can about weddings with one of the Uk's top photographers. Using speedlights, 'half way house 'lights ( Calumet- Genesis flash ) & Elinchrom packs Ltd to 10-12  photographers

Photography course snapshot

This one day course set at the stunning Middleton Lodge . This theory & shooting day will take you through the steps to produce amazing imagery of your Bride & Groom on their wedding day and leave you with stunning images. This fantastic one day course will be full to the brim with great shooting opportunity. Using spaces inside and out we will look at how to create great images in the shortest of time and making the most of the daylight available & mix it up with flash also. The day will be split into the am & pm session. In the morning we will be looking at some of Brett's imagery and talking through the process of being the best you can be. In the afternoon we will be shooting in and around the Hall, looking to utilize the beautiful hall in all it's glory. Brett will teach you some of the tricks that makes him one of the UK’s most successful wedding photographers.

Equipment needed

  • Camera ( digital SLR )
  • Zoom & Wide angle lens
  • Indoor & Outdoor clothes
  • Empty cards
  • Flash gun ( if you have one )
  • Lots of questions !
  • Ltd to 8-10 photographers
 

Who is this course aimed at?

Our courses are open to anyone that wants to improve their own photographic technique. Brett teaches in such a way that he makes it easy to understand. So if you are a hobbiest or an advanced pro then you will learn something from Brett Harkness. If you are just starting out shooting weddings or want to take your own weddings to another level then this is the day for you. We will be using daylight & flash and teaching in such a way that you will have ample time to ask questions and practice until it all makes sense!
What photographers say about our courses
David Long- "I just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday, I had a thoroughly enjoyable day and learnt a lot.I'm not quite a workshop junkie but do love learning and have attended a fair few! I do have to say that this is probably the best session that I have been to. What shone through was the quality and attention to detail throughout the day from the venue, to the models to the quality of information/instruction and the opportunity to learn and shoot - you both did a fantastic job!"
Barry McCullock- "Brett. Just a massive thanks to you and Kristie for making todays shooting the most truly eye opening experience in every sense. The models were superb and helped make it massive learning curve in such a short time and done in the best of atmospheres. Invaluable."
Stephen - " My mind was blown away with the information and have already started ordering new equipment to get practising!!! I had a fantastic day and thought it was extremely well organized. Brett you were very inspirational and the information I hope comes in very useful for my future weddings. Kristie thanks for your kind hospitality it was very much appreciated and holding the flash all afternoon. I got some great images and loved every minute. Thank you again and I will be n touch soon Brett for some one to one training but think the day of shooting sounds good. "

Behind the Scenes on previous Middleton Lodge Course

             

Nearby Accommodation & where is Middleton Lodge

Although secluded, The Lodge has excellent transport links; Darlington Railway Station is 7 miles away and offers excellent links to Edinburgh (2 hours) or London Kings Cross (2.5 hours). By car Leeds, Newcastle and Teesside are all within 1 hours’ drive. Durham Tees Valley Airport is 12 miles away and offers daily flights to many UK and international locations.

Accommodation:

Middelton Lodge now has the awesome Coach House for you to stay in - please contact Rowena at Middleton Lodge for prices.

Hartforth Hall - rooms from £80

Holiday Inn - Darlington - £55.00

Please note that these are recommendations only. Feel free to find your own accommodation elsewhere.

CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING WEDDING DVD'S

If you can't wait for this course and want to see what we do at weddings now then CLICK HERE and go to our DVD shop to watch, download & purchase our two wonderful wedding DVD's. Don't miss out on this amazing resource & hive of information. PLEASE NOTE THAT COURSES NEED A MINIMUM OF 5 PHOTOGRAPHERS TO GO AHEAD, IF THIS NUMBER ISN'T REACHED WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RESCHEDULE THE COURSE DATE TO SUIT APPLICANTS.  

with BRETT HARKNESS

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    I have been asked to set this service up now for a long time , so here it is! This is a chance for you to spend an hour with me! If you cannot get to one of my courses then why not get second best and book yourself a 1-1 consultation either over the phone or online via SKYPE or Facetime.   This process and time is for you. It is for you to have the chance to ask the questions you have always wanted to! Get a list together and make the most of my expertise and experience in the wedding & Social markets of the UK. It is entirely up to you what you want to talk about in this 1 hour consultation. I have spent time just talking to people about there business structure. How to get the business off the ground. Some photographers have used this time for me to go over an entire wedding of there's from scratch. Looking at your images with a critical eye and offering advice on how to make them better. If you have a particularly difficult shoot planned or coming up and you need advice on how to do it then this would be a perfect opportunity for you to do this. Literally the sky is the limit on what we can discuss. So throw the topic out there and lets set it up! If there are more than one of you in the same business then we can work out a group session so you all get the benefit of the meeting.
 

Just a few of the things we can discuss.

  • I can go over over an entire wedding with you ( of yours ) and offer personal critique
  • Look at your business set up from scratch and how to get you back on track
  • Website design - you may have had or are in the middle of a new website - I know what works and can offer help with this
  • Having problems with your flash usage and cannot get on a course then use this time for me to explain the finer points of flash
  • Stuck in a Rut? Then lets talk about how to get you going again in a fun and down to earth way!
  • If you want to talk about and its something I know about then lets do it!
 

WHAT DO I DO NEXT AND HOW DO WE SET THIS UP?

Once you have figured out how you want to spend your hour then drop me an email. This is the first step and we can confirm a date & time to suit you. Once you have paid online or over the phone we can book the session in the diary. Dates are limited during the summer months.

AN HOUR MAY NOT BE ENOUGH, CAN I AD TO THIS?

Ofcourse yes, additional time may be booked before the initial meeting by calling the studio on 01706340792 to book in your date. Extra hours once the first hour has been paid for are priced at £80.00 +vat.

I WORK ALL DAY , CAN WE SPEAK AT NIGHT?

We can arrange a meeting at a suitable time and date to suit you and work around your busy schedule. Usually I can hold meetings up to 9pm on weekdays and up to 7pm on weekends.  

A FEW IMAGES THAT MAKE OUR BUSINESS WHAT IT IS..

with BRETT HARKNESS

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Moving Forward

  • ANDY FOUNTAIN - Hi Brett and Kristie , Thank you so much for the fantastic day you arranged for Rachael and myself on Monday.  It was one of the best training experiences I have had as a pro photographer and we came away feeling confident in knowing how to drive the business on.  On the way home Rachael said we would be booking a course with you guys on a yearly basis and for her to say this is a big turn around. I think she really saw the benefit in having days like this. Thank you so much again for a life changing tremendous day.”
  • STEVE ASHTON - Got our yesterday Brett, Just after returning from the darkest wedding I have ever shot. Despite being a bit sleepy to say the least we stayed up till 2am to watch the DVD..... super job you have done with it. I would say the best training dvd I have ever seen.... Put us down for a copy of the next one you do. Every wedding tog needs a copy of this!!! So nice to see some real quality post production as well.... congratulations to you both.”
  • MATTHEW STAINER - "Just a quick note to say thank you for a fun, relaxed, informative, inspiring and a well fed day of top notch training. You have a great set up and love your studio and I would love to think that in a few years I might be somewhere up to where you are right now”
  • JONATHAN FENTON - Brett & Kristy- watched your inspiring real wedding DVD last night and just wanted to say how beyond impressed I was- truly amazing and beautiful pictures! A great insight in to how you approach a wedding. Fantastic resource to keep referring back to! Any thoughts on a course on post production?? Must come back & do another course soo...n!”
  • Peter Williams
    Just thought I would drop by and say how helpful I found your instructional DVD. I have my first wedding to do in a few weeks and your DVD has given me a great insight into how I should expect the day to go. I found it full of useful advice and I am sure I will watch it over and over again between now and the big day. So thank you for giving me a spoonful of your knowledge! Thanks again, Pete
  • Steve Mannell
    Hi Brett, your DVD is superb and worth every penny. I watched the whole thing including the extras and it's inspirational. I think I might have to watch it again to try and take in all the key points and tips! Keep up the good work. and I will see you on one of your London based courses in the near future.
 
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