Allesandra and LaMichi ‘on the rocks’. Between Matera and Craco is the most amazing landscape of towering earth piles all cracked and begging to be shot. Take a look here at 70 more shots from my recent
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Craco Italy is one of the most fabulous abandoned places in the world and is often used as a shoot location for feature films and fashion photography. I decided to check it out with my photographer friend Aneil Sharma. We stayed in the nearby ancient town of Matera and did a day trip with a couple of Italian models to Craco. Here are some location stills from our visit and a few portraits shot in probably the best shoot location in Europe.
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Here are a few pictures of Claire Rammelkamp as a cabaret showgirl.
I lit Mina with a Lupolux Quadlight with grid attachment. It created a pool of beautiful soft light. The object d’art are lit with a scatter gel on a Lupolux 650 LED spotlight. Here are a few pictures from a recent styled shoot event. Continue reading
As part of my role as photographer to The Style Forum I capture the behind the scenes moments at their major events. Last night I shot their fashion show at the launch of the Audi A3 Cabriolet. I used the Fujifilm X-T1 with 14mm, 23mm, 35mm and 56mm lenses. I shot for about three hours sipping the occasional glass of Champagne to aid my creativity.
Here are 90 or so of my shots from last night. I just popped them through Lightroom 5.4 and uploaded them. Enjoy Continue reading
Jake and Jolie are engaged to be married next year and agreed to model for my 1:2 training session with some clients from Scotland. We shot on the streets and in the bars of Bristol. I showed my clients how to find dry shooting locations if it’s raining and how to find amazing light no matter what the weather is doing. The day started with Continue reading
1. Our location for the two Nordic Beauty workshops was an old farmhouse set on a small hill overlooking a Viking burial mound and a lake 100 miles long.
2. Camilla was our model and revelled in the sunlight that was bestowed upon us.
Here are 80 of my pictures shot using the Fuji X-T1 in jpeg mode. I shot RAWs too but don’t have a means of processing them yet. I switched the camera to monochrome and did any final tweaks in Lightroom. Jpegs have very little latitude for adjustment so I’ve pretty much left them as shot. Enjoy! Continue reading
We are looking for somebody to join our creative team of 5 on a part-time basis – Initially the role will be Continue reading
Here’s a bit of fun for you. I was asked to give guidance and to be on hand with lighting kit for a fully styled themed shoot. This is not my usual thing and I had to make sure I was not setting myself up to fail. Anyway to cut a long story short, creative, talented photographers both professional and amateur crafted wonderful pictures from the scenes conceived by Sue Fyfe Williams. Here are a few of my shots that I grabbed at various times throughout the day Continue reading
01. Jammy Lou on fire. Lit with one Elinchrom 600 RX studio flash head and a beauty dish and grid I bought a couple of years ago on Ebay.
We started with a session of lighting set ups for corporate head shots and 3/4 body shots (not shown here) then we went on to the more creative studio lighting. We covered beauty, fashion and editorial lighting plus we managed to shoot some one light fashion nudes too. NSFW after the jump Continue reading
01. It’s that time of year where all my interior portraits are lit. Even shots by a window are given the sunlight treatment. For this pair of pictures my light was out in the garden. It was dark in this basement flat and this set of French doors faces North. Once I take control of light anything is possible. I used a Tiffen 1/4 Black Pro Mist filter on my 60mm Fuji lens to capture this dreamy look.
These shots were taken on a 1:2 training day for delegates who wanted to learn how to take control of light. They were all shot using continuous lighting from Lupolux. My delegates wanted to shoot high key and low key boudoir in the morning and a few nudes in the afternoon. They chose to work with two of our models Holly R (from Gingersnap agency) in the morning and Vicki Blatchley after lunch. Some of these shots show a departure from my usual style. I find 1:1 and small group sessions are great opportunities to share the new ideas that I’ve been working on. Continue reading
01. The newly designed bracket has fabulous contours that sit comfortably in my big hands. The X-E2 is now a delight for me to use. The snug fit is millimetre accurate around the existing Fuji hand grip.
I have just been trialling the new grip, base plate and L bracket for the Fuji X-E2 supplied in the UK by Photo Madd. The grip is a great improvement on the X-E1 model widely available on Ebay. Here are my findings Continue reading
01. Simple window light set up with fine control of contrast delivering silky smooth tones straight from Adobe Lightroom.
This is a set of pictures from one of my 1:1 training sessions of last week. My brief was to teach how I create my high key boudoir shots with Continue reading
I often get asked about the camera bag I use and what kit is in it so here is a breakdown of ‘how I roll’.
This is my interior portrait kit. It is a selection of the items in my complete kit detailed below because I like to travel light. The filters are normally on the lenses before I set out from the studio . The camera’s clocks are synchronised and each camera has a formatted card and a fresh battery. The batteries and card shown are the spares. This kit travels in style in my Think Tank Retrospective 7 camera bag as shown below.
The complete kit that I select from is in the picture below. Click on the picture after the jump for the detailed descriptions… Continue reading
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This is a showreel of the photographs taken by Damien Lovegrove throughout 2013. The set comprises portraits, figure in the landscape and art nude genres shot in various locations including Singapore, Jakarta, Rimini, Dusseldorf, Fuerteventura, Northampton, Bristol, and Manchester.
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An update on my X-E2 journey and 90 pictures from one shoot with the Fuji X system to enjoy… Continue reading
Model: Zara Watson
Make up and hair: Zara Watson
Corsets: Lisa Keating
Styling: Zara Watson and Damien Lovegrove
28 pictures from our collaborative set… Continue reading
Raw beauty with minimal make up and mostly lit with one light. That’s how I shot this set of images of new model Ellie Rhodes from Gingersnap. I was running a 1:1 training session for a documentary, travel and environmental portrait photographer who wants to take control of light or make it as required.
01. Simplistic lighting on Ellie set against a stark grey background. I tussled Ellie’s hair for effect. We did have a hair brush on set somewhere but I can’t remember us using it.
Here are 15 shots from this shoot… Continue reading
The X-E2 is the same size as the X100s, shares the same sensor, but has a lens mount enabling the use of the growing range of superb lenses made by Fuji and Zeiss. The X-E2 brings a whole host of new features to the ever expanding Fujifilm X system. Some of the features you will love and others you will rarely use. I mainly shoot portraits so I don’t expect to be using WiFi or the video functions that much but it’s good to know that they are there.
I’ve had the Fujifilm X-E2 for just a couple of weeks but I’ve already studied the camera and the manual in detail to work out how I’m going to shoot with it. Here are three main ways I have established for shooting portraits with the Fujifilm X-E2 camera. I got caught out at times on the journey to making the camera work for me but where there is a will there is a way. Here are my three set-ups in detail… Continue reading