Here is the trailer cut by Luke Knight for Illumination 2 – Urban Portraits now available for download in full HD here (or here for USD $ customers) Enter the discount code ~ eclipse ~ at the checkout to get the new video at half price. Offer valid until 26th December 2014
Here are two chapters from my latest video production available for download in full HD here (or here for USD $ customers) There is a sneaky discount code giving you 50% off at the bottom of this post :)
Sample chapter 1
In this chapter Damien uses natural light to shoot funky portraits on the streets of Bristol. (go full screen HD :)
Sample chapter 2
In this chapter Damien shows you how to use a single speedlight to shoot beauty portraits in the city. (go full screen HD :)
Here at Lovegrove HQ we’ve been busy for the past three months putting together the final production for the Illumination project. Illumination 2 “Urban Portraits” covers shooting portraits on city streets and in built up areas. This exciting new production features over 1½ hours of information rich content in 25 full HD video chapters. Each chapter reveals new opportunities, techniques and ideas to give your photography the edge. There are no expensive locations or studios involved. I just use minimal camera and lighting kit, the sort you can carry around without needing a rucksack. I chose a variety of locations that are similar to those found in many cities around the world to make this production universally useful. In this production I teach the fundamentals of portrait lighting describing how to control light to enhance beauty and make people look amazing. I teach all you need to know when mixing ambient light with flash from a Speedlight off camera. I cover shifting colour balance and other fun techniques you can use right away to give your urban portraits the edge.
As you may recall Illumination 1 was shot in the spring of 2014 and featured me using flash and natural light to create portraits in a mansion, a country house, woodland, fields and at the beach. I used Speedlights, Elinchrom Quadra and natural light to create fashion inspired portraits. Illumination 2 uses a simpler approach and embraces the free to use shoot locations found all around us in cities.
Until the 26th December you can use this code eclipse to get Illumination 2 Urban Portraits at 50% off. Just click here, add it to your basket and enter the discount code at the checkout.
Or if you want to pay in $ USD you can click here to visit our US store.
This is a slideshow showing a selection of the photographs that feature in this production (go full screen HD :)
Here are the shots from the shoot together with the back story, the lighting plots and the strategies I use for lighting sets… Continue reading
Four years ago back in November 2010 I sold all my zoom lenses for my Canon kit and replaced them with primes. The space and weight saving was significant enough for me to ditch my old Continue reading
I was given three pieces of advice for sport photography when I was shooting alongside some top pros when I was at the BBC TV and here it is Continue reading
Gorgeous couple Bethany, a model from Phnom Penh and Shadrack, a professional footballer joined us in Kep for tour 2. When Linda at Essential Explorations and I set out the schedule for our Cambodia adventures we wanted to recruit fabulous models with a good command of English. We knew we were going to photograph the local Khmer people throughout the rest of the trip so we set out to make the four dedicated portrait sessions an exciting contrast. Here are 40 of my shots from these sessions. Enjoy Continue reading
Kate, one of our models, joined us in Seem Reap for a couple of days on my first tour of Cambodia. Here are a few of my frames taken in a fishing village, temples, woodland and our boutique hotel. NSFW after the jump or fold Continue reading
In this sample video I’ll show you how I capture classic English country garden portraits with life and vitality using the Fuji X-T1 camera, 56mm f/1.2 lens and an Elinchrom Ranger Quadra flash pack. I’ll be shooting our model, Claire, under a beautiful garden archway with the ambient soft light coming in from behind. More light is then added with my Quadra flash kit. Continue reading
I think that this is probably some of my best work to date. Certainly Yulia and I sparkled, we are like peas from a pod, she could easily be my younger sister (much younger) Darren her husband is a fab guy too and together they made my trip to Cambodia ever so special. Here are 60 of our creations. NSFW after the jump or fold. Continue reading
Our locations for these sessions were the Mansion House and the old Police Station building, both now in a dilapidated condition but rich in texture. The Mansion house is full of bullet holes and the police station is home to a colony of fruit bats plus a few rats. Linda Bell and her team from Essential Explorations secured both locations for us to shoot in with negotiations that lasted days. It was worth it. Here are 33 of my pictures of Charlotte. NSFW after the jump Continue reading
Touring Cambodia at the start of the rainy season was Continue reading
Nowhere has quite touched my soul like Cambodia. Four weeks of travels in ‘The Kingdom of Wonder'(The Cambodian tourist board slogan) has left me wanting more. The friends I made, the sheer fun of the place and the Continue reading
26 portraits of Rosalinde Kikstra shot on my recent workshops in Hamburg. Enjoy… Continue reading
I’m not usually one to blog weddings or customer work but as this one is for friends and models with whom I regularly work I thought I’d share a few of my photographs with you. Continue reading
This video shows how I make portraits even in gloomy, low lit spaces using the Fujifilm X-T1 camera, the XF 23mm f/1.4 and XF 56mm f/1.2 lenses.
This is the fourth of five videos commissioned by Fujifilm showing how I make beautifully simple portraits. All the 5 Fujifilm chapters are just part of my latest 18 chapter production called ILLUMINATION. This all new lavish, feature length production comprises nearly two hours of video training in 18 chapters and covers the use of Speedlights, big flash packs and natural light when making fabulous portraits on location.
A short trailer for Illumination. The ultimate training video experience for lighting portraits on location. Presented by Damien Lovegrove.
The full production is just under 2 hours long and is split into 18 chapters of full HD video covering the use of speedlights, big flash and natural light.
More information including the kit used by Damien Lovegrove can be found here.
Please feel free to ask questions below.
This video shows how I make portraits that have life and vitality using the Fuji X-T1 and 56mm lens shooting under trees in the countryside.
This is the third of five videos commissioned by Fujifilm showing how I make beautifully simple portraits. All the 5 Fujifilm chapters are just part of my latest 18 chapter production called ILLUMINATION. This all new lavish, feature length production comprises nearly two hours of video training in 18 chapters and covers the use of Speedlights, big flash packs and natural light when making fabulous portraits on location.
Here are 55 of the photographs I took using the Fujifilm X-T1 during the making of Illumination. As you can see we went to many varied locations from dusty cellars to palaces and from ploughed fields to beaches at sunset. Enjoy… Continue reading