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The fact is we as wedding photographers have to work with the light that is presented to us, why should you just have to rely on high ISO's & prime lenses. For sure they will get you so far but you don't want an album full of B&W images! This course is so much more than using flash, it will give you the techniques & ideas to take your Weddings to another place. Give your clients so much more than you ever thought. This one day course will not just cover flash but everything else inbetween!
LOCATION - We will be at the Lowry Theatre all day in Salford Keys. You can get there by tram from Manchester City centre.
WHEN? - December 4th - 2017 - 09.30am -5.30pm - Manchester - Lowry Theatre - Salford Keys - Manchester

This course will teach you...

  1. How to use daylight to your advantage
  2. How to produce breathtaking images packed with emotion
  3. Using flash on location utilising location, colour & posing
  4. Getting the most out of the short time you have at your wedding
  5. Using speedlights & Calumet Genesis Flash GF400 & small pop up soft boxes
  6. Looking at the business side of photography
  7. Using backgrounds that you never thought of before!
  8. A great day to learn all you can about using flash at weddings
  9. Coping with the ambience inside for couple shots..
  10. Shooting in the dark, first dance & cutting the cake, light them all with ease
  11. Limited to 12 photographers

Photography course snapshot

This one day course will look to teach you all you need to know to help you to take your wedding photography to another level of creativity! No longer should you be afraid of the dark or rain. No longer should you be stuck as to waht to shoot next or how to shoot creatively.  We will look at how to amongst other things, posing, couple shots with power!  Shooting the first dance, cake cutting, lighting group shots, speeches , using backgrounds for different effects.  We will also spend time looking at how to create the style that has become Brett’s signature imagery when working with his Bride & Grooms with flash. You will not only leave with some amazing images but also the knowledge to apply it to your own style at your own weddings. Working with OCF you have to be quick as often in the winter months we do not get too much time with the B&G and often no or little ambient light! Learn the techniques that will allow you not to be afraid of the dark, working with a B&G we will look at posing, using backgrounds that you might not have chosen before, using simple off and on camera techniques that will help you in you own weddings. A course not to be missed if you want to keep shooting throughout the winter months and give you clients the 'wow' factor images. Please note that due to the recycling times of some flash guns we may use Calumets Genesis Flash unit & elinchrom at certain times - as it gives faster recycling times and allows multiple people to shoot. We will however be using it on Speedlight equivalent power settings. The images that you will be shooting will be more than achievable with a humble speedlight but so that we can all shoot we may not use them all the time on the day.  

Equipment needed

  • Camera ( digital SLR )
  • 50mm ( or nearest too & Wide angle lens
  • Indoor & Outdoor clothes
  • Empty cards
  • Flash gun (if you have one)
  • Lots of questions!
  • ( we will provide Pocket Wizard triggers to use for the day)

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. You will only have to take a look around the site to see Brett's style or open any of 3 photography magazines this month to see articles from Brett. So if you haven't been on one of our training courses yet, take the plunge, you won't regret it! You only have to join us on our FB Training group and ask the photographers on there that have been on our courses for the full answer!

What photographers say about our courses

Rob Jones-  "Brett is GOD - What can I say about a Brett Harkness Course….. Sarah and I went on our first one 4 years ago and have been on many more since. The way he will teach you is so inspirational and really doesn’t matter what level you are at, as you will learn something new . We now feel that it doesn’t matter what the weather throws at us we are ready to produce fab images, in this country or destination weddings.
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. "
Ben Appleby Photography  - " I’d followed Brett’s work for a while and loved his lighting style. I decided that I needed to take my wedding work to the next level and knew that lighting and composition was the only way to do this, so naturally, I booked onto a course with Brett. His openness in how he teaches is truly refreshing and is always there to answer follow up questions, should there be any. After a day of being amazed, confused, corrected and inspired, I was fired up to take away what i’d learnt and implement it into my own wedding work. Since then I have been on a couple more of his courses and bought his DVD’s and my wedding work has gone from strength to strength. My prices have increased and bookings have gone through the roof and it’s all down to the things i’ve learnt from Brett and how i’ve implemented them into my own business model. I can’t thank you enough - You’ve truly inspired me to be a better photographer and continue to do so on a daily basis. "

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Nearby Accommodation

If you are coming the night before there are numerous hotels within a stones throw of Salford keys. Many Holiday Inns. The best one and nearest is probably HERE  

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 HEREand 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.

CANCELLATION POLICY :

Please note we need 5 photographers for this course to go ahead. In the event of cancellation of your place on the seminar please contact us by phone or email as soon as possible. The exception to this is if we have enough prior notice and are able to put a cancellation place back online AND your place is resold. Once we have resold your place we will be able to refund all monies paid to date for the specific seminar. We will do our very best to find another delegate to take your place through our Members List, and Social Network. If the course does not go ahead due to numbers you will have the opportunity to carry the monies paid to another course or receive a full refund. 

with BRETT HARKNESS

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05.02.2018 | oxfordshire: 09.30
09.30-17.00 course £345.00+vat
10 places left

  Brett says..."This day will knock your socks off!! Start 2018 off with the ultimate wedding photography 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 amazing day of learning, 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
  • How to produce breathtaking images packed with emotion when time is tight
  • Looking at timing, posing,documentary & getting the most from every opportunity
  • 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 to guarantee success
  • 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
 
Photography course snapshot
This one day course set at the stunning Eynsham Hall. 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.  We will look at how to create great images in the shortest of time and making the most of the daylight available on a winter wedding & 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. This fantastic one day course will be full to the brim with great shooting opportunity.  Brett will teach you some of the tricks that makes him one of the UK’s most successful wedding photographers.  
Equipment needed
  • Camera
  • Bring the lenses you would take to a wedding
  • Indoor & Outdoor clothes
  • Empty cards
  • Flash gun ( if you have one - although not necessary)
  • Lots of questions & something to write on
  • Ltd to 10 photographers
 
Images from previous wedding courses
     
   
Some more images to get your tastebuds going...
     

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
Rob Jones-  "Brett is GOD - What can I say about a Brett Harkness Course….. Sarah and I went on our first one 4 years ago and have been on many more since. The way he will teach you is so inspirational and really doesn’t matter what level you are at, as you will learn something new . We now feel that it doesn’t matter what the weather throws at us we are ready to produce fab images, in this country or destination weddings.
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. "
Ben Appleby Photography  - " I’d followed Brett’s work for a while and loved his lighting style. I decided that I needed to take my wedding work to the next level and knew that lighting and composition was the only way to do this, so naturally, I booked onto a course with Brett. His openness in how he teaches is truly refreshing and is always there to answer follow up questions, should there be any. After a day of being amazed, confused, corrected and inspired, I was fired up to take away what i’d learnt and implement it into my own wedding work. Since then I have been on a couple more of his courses and bought his DVD’s and my wedding work has gone from strength to strength. My prices have increased and bookings have gone through the roof and it’s all down to the things i’ve learnt from Brett and how i’ve implemented them into my own business model. I can’t thank you enough - You’ve truly inspired me to be a better photographer and continue to do so on a daily basis. "

YOU CAN PAY FOR THIS COURSE THROUGH PAYPAL & CC THROUGH PAYPAL, IF YOU WISH TO PAY WITH CC DIRECT PLEASE CALL THE STUDIO ON 01706 340792.
Nearby Accommodation & where is Eynsham Hall
If you are travelling from London then you are looking at about 1 hour 50 mins. By train it's around 1 hour 30 from Paddington. Why not stay at the Hall, they have some great rates for that time of year. Telephone reception on 01993 885200 or OX29 6PN (if hand delivering use OX29 6SL for Sat Navs). Oxford Whitney Hotel - rooms from £54   The beautiful Eynsham Hall is ours for the day! Come and join us for this Wedding Photography Training day to remember. 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 three wonderful wedding DVD's. Don't miss out on this amazing resource & hive of information.    

with BRETT HARKNESS

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Moving Forward

  • 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
  • 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”
  • 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 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.
  • 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.”
 
A true photographic phenonemon.Brett Harkness is a man in demand— Dan Lezano. Digital SLR Photography