To say I am a little excited about this course is a huge understatement! We have been working on securing this location for a while now and are finally ready to release the date! So here goes .. if you have any questions after you have read the info below please get intouch either HERE or on social media. Looking forward to seeing you there! For an awesome day of lighting, creative thinking & laughs ” –
Please repost & spread the word on social media – It would be awesome to fill this course & have one of the best training days ever!


The Light Ship – London Portrait & Fashion Lighting –





Time | Location & Cost

05.07.2017 | LONDON: 11.00-20.00
COURSE £435.00+VAT



    1.       *Spend 1 day with Brett & team creating some amazing imagery
    2.       *How to produce breathtaking images packed with emotion & atmosphere
    3.       *Working with Elinchrom lighting & Pentax 645z ( medium format cameras – optional)
    4.       *Creating portraits that will blow your mind
    5.       *Working on a set to get the best out of the environment – creating a story
    6.       *Off camera lighting techniques
    7.       *Chance to work with Pentax 645z cameras & the latest Elinchrom kit
    8.       *Limited Places



This promises to be one of our best courses ever! The location is like no other we have ever shot at or taught at! We will start the day off with a tour of the ship over coffee & cookies! After which we will look at the equipment we have at our disposal for the day. Looking at different lighting techniques that I use when shooting Portraiture & fashion based imagery on location. We will be playing with different sets onboard the ship and shooting a mixture of different themes. Looking at how to produce beautifully lit portraits – some ship based and others more fashion oriented. Using different lighting techniques, filters and maybe a little haze for atmosphere! We will create as a group and learn together. Just as our Asylum course was an amazing experience I promise that this day also will be full of opportunity and laughs!

Learn how to light , gently and create portraits and fashion imagery like you never thought possible. The techniques that we will be going through on the day are valuable in all aspects of your photography. Whether you shoot kids, weddings, fashion or portraits or indeed all of the above then you will be able to use what you learn on the course in your own photography. If you would like to check out some more of my commercial portraiture & fashion work please go to my other site HERE to see more beautiful imagery! So if you want an amazing experience learning how to take your own lighting skills to another level then this is the day for you.



      •       *Camera ( digital SLR or other )
      •       *We will also have Pentax 645z ( medium format cameras to play with )
      •       *Wide angle lens & your favourite portrait lens
      •       *Outdoor clothes & sturdy footwear is required
      •       *Empty cards



We will be meeting at the Ship itself  - all info is posted below. We are looking at setting up for coffee around 10.30 to start at 11am until 8pm. The course fee is £435.00 +vat per photographer. Due to the small numbers on this course and the cost of the ship is reflected in this cost. You will receive an awesome day of training from Brett & team plus tea, coffee, snacks & lunch. YOU CAN BOOK BY GOING TO THE LINK ABOVE OR If you wish to pay via the studio please call 01706 340792 or 0203 4685608 during office hours or reserve your place with me direct on social media.  ( Please note – exact times may change – we will inform you if this happens )


Tea & Coffee are included throughout the day as are cookies and snacks! We will also provide a light lunch on the day of the training. We ask that if you have any dietary requirements you inform us upon booking.


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. This is the first time I have talked about and taught some of my portrait techniques so its a great opportunity to get on the training day of a lifetime with one of the uk’s best lighting & portrait photographers. So if you haven’t been on one of our training courses yet, take the plunge, you won’t regret it.


We are super excited to announce that Ricoh Pentax UK will be with us on the day if you want to have a play with the fabulous Pentax 645z cameras ( there is no obligation to use them) this is the camera that I use for my commercial portraiture & fashion work. We also will have us some amazing kit from the Flash Centre using the latest Elinchrom   kit amongst other things. We will be shooting actor Cameron Moon & also a female model ( yet to be chosen ) working on some sets with both of them and then individually learning different techniques for portraiture and fashion.











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!”


There are numerous hotels nearby ranging from £57.00 – £130.00 ( we are planning to start a little later to give people time to get into London or across the capital – time for start is scheduled for around 11am and we will look to finish around 8pm )

       Nearest public transport: West Silvertown (DLR) is 7min walk OR Custom House (DLR) is a 7min walk away     

Lightship 93, Top of Rayleigh Road, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1AX


Access is through a looked wooden door / gate from land across one gangway and then a second gangway onto the ship – more info will be given upon booking.


In the event of cancellation of your place on the seminar please contact us by phone or email as soon as possible through the website. The cost of the seminar is non refundable if cancelled within 1 month of the course date. 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 mailing lists & social network. You may be able to use the monies paid as payment or part payment towards future courses if places are available.

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  • Joey Lamb (11.08.2017 | 02:16)

    I would love to be kept up to date with future clases

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What a wonderful day we had yesterday on our third ” London Flash ” course of the year. Thank you all that came down on the course. A few thank you’s to Hell Bunny for the lovely clothes, to Make up by Katy for a great job at the last minute !

To our models Kara & Mina for being such great sports and for holding some great poses for quite a long time! Made me tired just looking at them! We used different equipment for different effects. Firstly starting off with the basics of using a simple flash gun so that everyone understood that basic equipment can be used. We then moved on to using my Elinchrom gear so that we could shoot all day and that everyone could get great shots. It is very important for me when teaching to stress how I do things and not just put it on a plate for you to shoot, so if you don’t want to learn ” how to do it” also then our courses might not be for you!

If you are interested in learning similar techniques then check out our training section for information on all our of courses left for this year by CLICKING HERE


Here is a little video from behind the scenes from our latest London Workshop, thanks to Ross for his filming/ assisting on the day.

Please do not download any material from this post without the permission from Brett Harkness Photography

Here are some images from behind the scenes at the training day, big thanks to Ross Holkham Photography for providing these.


  • Jackie (07.16.2011 | 11:02)

    Thank you Brett and Kristie for a wonderful day...I wish it had been longer ! Great models, location and MUA Katy. I got some great shots that I am so pleased with. Lovely to get to know the other course attendees ..hope to stay in contact with everyone.

  • Brett Harkness (07.17.2011 | 08:07)

    Hi Jackie,thanks for your comments. It was a great day for sure, great to hear you got some wonderful images also! Cheers Brett

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