1. Amina and Sadia

About once a week at the moment I’m teaching shooting skills on a 1 to 1 basis. This set of shots were taken in my studio last week using basic Elinchrom kit or Dedo lights owned by my client. This journey of evolution for my client is as exciting for me as it is for him. I wanted to share some colour and energy pictures with you as my blog is looking a bit bland with the current mono look. Enjoy



4. Vicky Waghorn, my make up artist, working her magic.



7. Dedo lights bring this set of shots alive. We used 4 Dedos in this rig.












19. Never underestimate a 100mm macro lens. It has the power to change your perspective in a scene.


21. Sublime shadows


The life of a photographer is a priviledged one punctuated with beauty, opportunity and creativity. I try never to take it for granted. Please feel free to comment on this shoot.

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8 Responses

  1. Mike A

    Great set of photos once again, did you shoot all of them at f2.8 or were some taken at f4.0?


    • damien

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for your kind words. Some shots were taken at f/11. These were lit with strobes in softboxes (2-6) and the others were at f/2.8 and lit with my clients Dedo tungsten lights.

      I hope this helps,


    • damien

      Thanks Markus. I try to push myself and my photography. And it’s the encouragement I get from you and the other Prophotonut readers that helps to spur me on.

      Kindest regards, Damien

    • damien

      Hi Markus, Thank you. The Dedos we used are the 150w tungsten variety with transformers attached to the lamp body. They are fine for video at 1/25th sec shutter speed and stills if you don’t mind a high 800 ISO and above wide open with low shutter speed. My favourite Dedos are the Sundance series. A thoroughly modern light that is bright enough to be versatile. Kind regards, Damien.

  2. Ayo

    Hello Damien. These are great shots as usual. Love your closing comment: ‘ The life of a photographer is a priviledged one punctuated with beauty, opportunity and creativity.’

    I admire your art in composition, lighting and attention to detail in 12. 17 and 19. I have two flash triggers and these pictures above have inspired and challenged me. Thanks for sharing.


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Damien Lovegrove learned his trade as a cameraman and lighting director during 14 years at the BBC, working on programmes such as the Clothes Show, Top of the Pops and Casualty. Fifteen years on, Damien has become one of the foremost trainers of photography and entrepreneurial business strategies in our industry. A published writer and regular columnist, Damien has travelled the globe sharing his knowledge and expertise. “Photography fascinates me” declares Damien. "Much of my photography is inspired by a burning enthusiasm within me” explains Damien. “Picking up a camera gives me such a rush that I’m instantly driven to create pictures.”

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