Emily Saron test shoot in Manchester

Apr 21, 2013 | Continuous Lighting, Location | 14 comments

In a quest to find new models and locations for my forthcoming workshops in Manchester this summer, I set up a test shoot with my friend and fellow photographer Aneil Sharma. We pulled together resources and here are a few of my pictures:

01. Emily was lit with four Dedo tungsten spot lights for this first set up of the morning.

01. Emily was lit with four Dedo tungsten spot lights for this first set up in our Manchester bar.

02. The bar we chose was full of interesting textures and a Buddah

02. The bar we chose was full of interesting textures and a Buddha.

Make up: Emily Saron
Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro1, 35mm lens and 18mm – 55mm zoom plus Fujifilm X100
Post Production: A whiz through Adobe Lightroom

03. Emily wears a corset by Lisa Keating and is lit with three Dedo lights.

03. Emily wears a corset by Lisa Keating and is lit with three Dedo lights.

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04. I loved the staircase in this bar and just had to shoot it.

05. This reflection zone reminds me of a shot I did way back for my Speedlight Mastery DVD.

05. This reflection zone reminds me of a shot I did way back for my Speedlight Mastery DVD.

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06. I added a tutu to this leather waspie by Lisa Keating.

07. Tequila was the order of the day.

07. Tequila was the order of the day. I lit Emily with a Lupo light.

08. I love Emily's shoulders. Simple elegant shape and style.

08. I love Emily’s shoulders. Simple elegant shape and style.

I now have a collection of bars to shoot in and a new Manchester model too. I’ll be putting together some fashion based workshops in Manchester this summer. If you would like to be kept up to date with info on my workshops please contact Laura and she will ensure you get first news of new dates and events.

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14 Comments

  1. Ioan

    Fantastic shots.
    Particularly like #7

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    • damien

      Thank you Ioan :)

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    • damien

      Thanks Anthony,

      Damien.

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    • damien

      Thanks Chris at London Wedding Photos for the compliments.

      Cheers, Damien :)

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  2. Aneil Sharma

    Hi Konfral,

    Many thanks for your comments and I’m glad you can see the progress I have made but trust me, I am no where near Damien’s level of photographic mastery. Simply ask him anything about photography and his knowledge and passion is evident and endless.

    I feel very privileged to spent time with such a great person, photographer and artist and he has truly brought me on a long way as a photographer from our first encounter in Berlin. I was totally out of my comfort zone in Berlin but knew I had found the right teacher. I was simply Po the Panda and he was like Master Shifu (see Kung Fu Panda) but hopefully I shall one day become a photographer that makes him proud.

    Anyone reading this comment, who wishes to follow their dreams and whats to become a better photographer then look no further than Damien Lovegrove. His blog is inspiring but his workshops will empower you to become the photographer you wish to be.

    Don’t simply take my word for it folks… look up Radmilla Kerr, Martin Hill, Chris Hanley and Brett Symes and ask their opinions. I greatly appreciate Damien putting a link to my website in this post but please do not use the images it currently contains as a reference to what Damien has taught me… my best images still sit on my hard-drive as my website is still under construction.

    I recently recommended Damien’s workshops to a friend from Tokyo and this is what he said after Mondays Passion on the Streets workshop:

    “Went to Damien Lovegrove’s “passion on the street” workshop today. Damien is a veteran in portrait and fashion photography but he never teaches in jargon but instead in a very convincing, insightful and understandable way. It was really fun… I really like Damien, great photographer and great teacher, rare breed! I’d certainly make an effort to go his future workshops whenever possible.”

    Konfral, do you agree with me?

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    • damien

      Hi Aneil,

      Your generous compliments are greatly appreciated. I’m blushing :) Your friendship and camaraderie mean an awful lot to me.

      Much love Damien.

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  3. Konfral

    Damian,

    I think Aneil “outdid” you on this occasion :P

    He’s growing tremendously under your mentoring, so well done to both the Master and the Apprentice!

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    • damien

      Hi Konfral,

      I’m not so sure. But it is true that Aneil is growing as a photographer and artist.

      Kind regards,

      Damien.

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  4. Ben Langdon

    Great work Damien. I especially like set 3, with the red and gold colours, framing etc…

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    • damien

      Thanks for your comment Ben. Visually exciting stuff.

      Cheers, Damien.

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  5. Ian

    Fantastic! Everything just pulls together in these shots – model, location, lighting, posing, framing. Love them all :)

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    • damien

      Thanks Ian,

      It’s always a pleasure when it all comes together.

      Cheers Damien.

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