Get Creative – Weddings A-Z- Lowry Theatre – Manchester

Manchester: 09.30
12 places left
course £285.00+vat

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.
AUGUST 1st – 2017 – 09.30am -5pm – 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

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 today’s 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 practicing!!!
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. “

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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.



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Cancellation Policy:

As our costs for each workshop remain the same no matter how many delegates attend, please note that just like any pre-booked tickets for the theater, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give any refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances. The exception to this is if we have prior notice and are able to put a cancellation place back online AND your place is resold. In this event we will of course make a full refund or credit to you. We also reserve the right to cancel any workshop if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been removed! If we have to remove a date due to this reason then we will look to book your place on a further course with similar content. We require a minimum of 5 delegates on most UK courses for it to go ahead. Under the cancellation act you do have 5 days to cancel your place after booking , after that cool off period the above applies.

Moving Forward

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