All posts by Brett Harkness

Brett Harkness is a professional photographer who began his career taking photographs on cruise ships in America and the Caribbean. He now runs a thriving photographic studio with his wife and business partner Kristie just outside Manchester, and specialises in wedding, lifestyle, commercial, fashion, and travel photography. Brett also offers a range of courses which cover topics including lighting and wedding photography. For more information please visit

A Guide to Getting the Best from your Backgrounds

Too often we focus on the ‘subjects’ of our photography: whether it’s a model, a landscape, or even a flower. But, what inevitably is simultaneously captured is the surrounding area, and ultimately this becomes the background for your pictures. Sometimes,...