British Secret Agent Photoshoot, with Sony Ambassador Hannah Couzens

17th January 2020

We are pleased to announce a British Secret Agent themed Portrait Photography Workshop. Held in conjunction with Sony at the glamourous Highcliffe Castle set by the sea in picturesque East Dorset. Improve your skills in lighting and working with models and capture stunning cinematic style images. 

Date: 17th January 2020

Times: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Location: Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Dr, Highcliffe, Dorset, BH23 4LE

Cost: £149 per person

Book now through Eventbrite


We are thrilled to be taking a trip into the world of British secret agents with Sony at the picturesque Highcliffe Castle to capture some wonderful, Hollywood style portraits. 

We hope to inspire you to create some beautiful images that celebrate this theme. Tuxedos, casinos, incredible locations, supercars and of course glamorous people, we will provide everything you need to make your own portraits in this cinematic style.

We are very lucky to have the incredible Hannah Couzens, Sony Ambassador leading the event. Hannah is an award-winning professional portrait photographer, famous for shooting actors, models, authors, musicians, TV presenters and celebrities as well as corporate headshots and families. Hannah runs a successful high street photography business which she started 13 years ago aged just 22 and has twice won the FSB Young Business Person award. Hannah is an educator for the Profoto academy and is involved in many speaking engagements, sharing her passion for light shaping and portraiture.


Representatives from Sony will be on hand throughout the day to provide you with kit, such as the A7IIIA7RIIIG-Master lenses and answer any technical questions you might have.

With this equipment and Hannah’s tuition and guidance we hope you end the day not with just some incredible images, but also having learnt some new skills in lighting, handling equipment, shooting techniques and of course, hope you have a great day out with like-minded photographers in a fabulous location. See our video below of our previous 1940's Portrait Workshop event with Hannah for a flavour of what a wonderful day you have instore.



  • Work with incredible, professional models.
  • Learn creative approaches and compositional ideas.
  • Learn to control light to create atmospheric images.
  • Learn how to set up your camera for use with lighting.
  • Authentic costumes.
  • Amazing location, grade one listed cliff-top mansion sat close to the beach, overlooking the sea.
  • Genuine props providing photo opportunities at every turn.
  • A variety of shooting locations including the mansion and outside in the grounds.
  • Fun, educational atmosphere.
  • Loan kit from Sony including cameras, lenses and advice.
  • Plenty of food, tea and coffee supplied. 


What you need:

  • Although equipment is supplied, you will need to bring your own SD memory card. You are of course more than welcome to bring along your own equipment too.
  • A notebook and pen is recommended to record all of the great knowledge Hannah will share.
  • Decent clothing suitable for outdoor photography, Be prepared just in-case it rains!


The event starts at 10.00am, we will have a short break for lunch around 12.30pm and then resume in the afternoon and work through until approx 4.00pm

Strictly limited to 14 photographers, book soon to avoid disappointment!

Cost: £149 per person.

Book now through Eventbrite


disclaimer: The images contained within this event description (with the exception of the images of Highcliffe Castle and the portrait of Hannah Couzens) are stock images, used to illustrate the concept behind the shoot. It is not implied in anyway that these images were taken by, or are the property of Hannah Couzens. To see Hannah’s work, please visit her website.



British Secret Agent Photoshoot, with Sony Ambassador Hannah Couzens