Yesterday 17th February 2014 I booked myself onto the Brett Harkness speed light course in Manchester, for my first training course of the year.

The day started with a meet & greet over coffee and getting to know everyone on the course, then it was straight into the presentation by Brett himself on his style and equipment he uses for weddings. After the presentation we headed out to a local church and was thrown right into shooting the Bride & Groom with Brett joining in with a hands on approach but challenging you to learn from the start.

Brett teaches in a relaxed manner that allows everyone of all abilities to learn the techniques needed to use off camera flash (OCF) correctly.

After the church we headed to the Media City area of Manchester for some lunch and more ideas & techniques for using OCF, from portraits, dramatic skylines, and posing, again being pushed to learn.

We finished the day around 6pm and headed back to Brett’s house for a quick final chat, another massive cup of coffee and the chance to ask as many questions as possible, again Brett is open to questions and is such a true gentleman with passing on his knowledge and experience.

For me the day was a perfect start to the year and I’m now looking forward to putting all these new ideas into practice and for all my future weddings, 2014 plans on being a great year for me and my clients.

If you haven’t already been on one of Brett’s courses, then I cannot say anything more than you need to get booked on one NOW. One of the best decisions i’ve made for a long time and I for one will be back again and hopefully in France. For more details see the link: Brett Harkness.

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And what we really did yesterday on the course, had a great time and loads of laughs, thanks again Brett.


Rob Grimes Photography is a Nottingham based photographer specialising in creative documentary wedding photography – documentary style photography that tells the story of your day along with fine art couples portraits using creative lighting techniques. Rob is available to shoot weddings, elopements, couples sessions in Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK, Europe, America and worldwide for destination sessions. 

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