Lovegrove Nudes featuring Carla Monaco ~ NSFW

Aug 14, 2013 | Continuous Lighting, Location | 12 comments

Corset by Lisa Keating

01. Corset by Lisa Keating, hair and make up by Vicki Waghorn

This was a one off workshop featuring Carla Monaco in the randomly eccentric Maunsel House. It was a combination I just had to bring together. Carla is fabulous, the staff at Maunsel less so unfortunately but a great day was had by all. Stand by your beds, here are the pictures as selected by Laura my PA plus a couple of my favourites added in for good measure.

Camera: Fuji X-Pro1 with 14mm, 35mm and 60mm lenses plus a Fuji X100 for that fabulous 35mm field of view.

Processed in Adobe Lightroom without any presets, just classic burning and dodging as demonstrated in this video.

02. Lady of the manor

02. Lady of the manor

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05. Crisp hard light from the Lupolux 1000 and Scattergel is fabulous

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06. Classic Hollywood cheek triangle

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07. Striking rapport grabs attention

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10. A simple process in Lightroom created the natural light marvel.

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13. 12 was Laura’s choice but I love this one as well so I popped it in.

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14. I removed my Tiffen 1/4 black Pro Mist for this shot with my 14mm lens. The Tiffen halation was too much for this into the light shot.

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15. Lupolux 1000 with a Scattergel – crisp, classic, fabulous!

16. My debut outing for my "Optical enhancement Device" prototype

16. The début outing for my “Optical enhancement Device” prototype gave this bokeh effect. More testing to come.

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17. Stunning beauty. 60mm at f/2.4 Lit with a Sunbounce Pro reflector.

18. The Art Gallery

18. The Art Gallery

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20. A classic Lovegrove shot often created with a bride but perfected with a nude

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28. A lot has happened on this oak table over the past 300 years

There you have a small selection of the 75 shots I made on this workshop. My delegates eclipsed these on many occasions. It was a day of creative harmony and I was delighted to be able to make it happen. That’s it for Lovegrove Nudes. Mission accomplished. I’m working on a two day lighting masterclass called “The Light” It will feature ½ a day of Speedlight, ½ a day of Quadra, ½ a day of Natural light with reflectors and ½ a day of continuous light. Everything you need to know about seeing, controlling and creating light in a single two day workshop with a communal dinner. Email Laura for more details.

Please choose your favourite shot or ask questions :)

12 Comments

  1. David Jenkins

    Fantastic set of images, I wish I could have being there.
    It’s the Somerset people they are a funny old bunch I can say that as I lived there for three years, my father is from there and I have relatives who still there I speak from vast experience lol.

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    • damien

      Hi David,

      Thanks for your compliments :) The staff at Maunsel used to be lovely, accommodating and thankful of the custom. I think their Groupon success might have changed things a little for the worse.

      Regards, Damien.

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  2. Ioan

    Great shots, great day! I do like your 1st and 2nd shots.

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    • damien

      Thanks Ioan :)

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  3. Kevin Farley

    Excellent set of images Damien, tough to pick favourites but I’ll go with 1,10,16,24,25. See you in Singapore!

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    • damien

      Hi Kevin,

      Many thanks for your comment. Good choices. No one has picked my second choice shot, No 2 I’m just loving the tones. Singapore wil be fabulous. See you soon.

      Kindest regards,

      Damien.

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  4. Clare

    So many lovey images but I just adore no.24!
    x

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    • damien

      Thanks Clare,

      I can see 24 as a large framed print in the cloakroom of a boutique hotel. Haha

      Kind regards,

      Damien.

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  5. Cat

    I love 25 & 26, captivating! x

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    • damien

      Thanks Cat,

      25 was lit with a Lupolux Quadlight with grid and 26 was lit with natural light coming through a crack in the curtain. Both set ups had the light at 90 degrees from the camera.

      Thank you for your kind words,

      Damien.

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  6. damien

    Thank you Alexis. Thanks for your support.

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  7. Alexis Jaworski

    Great images Damien, fantastic use of light and great posing also! Beautiful work!

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