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
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
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
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
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
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’.
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
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.
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
Camera: Fujifilm X-E2, 23mm, 35mm and 60mm lenses all used between f/1.4 and f/2.8
Filters: Tiffen Black Pro Mist ¼ filters on all lenses
Lighting: Lupolux Quadlight and grid, Lupolux LED 1000, Lupolux LED 650 x2
Lighting accessories: Scattergel on the background light.
Here are 25 of my pictures from the shoot together with my camera settings for the X-E2 … Continue reading
Here are the two distinctly different ways that I use my fujifilm X100 with firmware V2.
1. Out and About ~ This is my most common set up and uses aperture priority in conjunction with auto ISO. Here are my settings for that working method… Continue reading
Beauty laid bare – by Damien Lovegrove
Camera: Canon 5D mk2 with a 100mm f/2.8 macro or a 50mm f/1.4 (My Fuji was on safari in Africa with Julie)
Makeup: Just a minimal touch of eye pencil with natural skin and lips
Post production: A few tweaks in Lightroom. No cloning, presets or Photoshop
Location: Old Down Manor bridal suite
Lighting: Lupolux Quadlight 1500, Grid attachment and Lupolux LED 1000 used when the sun went in
Here are 37 pictures from my first shoot with Claire. Shoot duration 2 hours. Enjoy Continue reading
Every time I get the chance to photograph Wlada Schüler I take it. I’ve shot with her in Berlin, Munich and now Dusseldorf. We have fun, get a little bit crazy and make pictures with simple energy.