PORTRAITS the eBook by Damien Lovegrove

Sep 8, 2016 | News | 14 comments

Portraits is here at last…

 

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Portraits is 5 years of photography in one lavish production”

A lifetime of knowledge in portrait photography wrapped up in the most comprehensively written body of work by Damien Lovegrove.

In this no secrets withheld e-book, Damien Lovegrove deconstructs his complete portrait making process. From the planning stages, to capture, through to delivery and archive – it’s all here. In Portraits Damien reveals his secrets of creative success and the proven techniques he employs to capture fabulous portraits anywhere.

  • A first class masterwork containing 356 richly illustrated pages
  • 384 high res photographs with all the exposure and lighting details used to create them
  • Over 50,000 words of creative vision that took over two years to write
  • An expert design with a layout that delivers the best reader experience for you
  • Two resolutions of output – choose from pdf-HD or pdf-SD to suit your broadband speed and your device capacity
  • A print edition may become available in 2017. If you purchase the e-book, you will be credited for the amount you paid against the printed version
  • Every photograph was shot using Fujifilm X cameras and lenses

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Portraits by Damien Lovegrove. The all new eBook

You have a choice of covers too. Choose from Arielle wearing a red dress in the Painted Desert or Mischkah in an abandoned Spanish farmhouse.

The slideshow below shows a small selection of the 356 pages. The time and care that has gone into the layout of each one is a marvel in itself. The eBook is designed to work as a double page spread or a page at a time view. All the picture captions are on the same page as the pictures themselves. The eBook is internally linked to help with navigation.

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14 Comments

  1. John Sweeney

    Hi Damien

    Congratulations – just purchased both guide to Fuji x system and portraits e-books so really looking forward to studying these and maybe tweaking my settings and approach to picture taking in this genre.

    Couple of questions – firstly gear related. I have the wonderful XF 18-55 f2.8/4 OIS R and 16-55 f2.8 LM R with XF 10-24 OIS R and XF 55-200 OIS R with two Fuji XT-1 bodies. Question is it worth investing in the stellar XF 50-140 f2.8 OIS R and chopping in the XF 10-24 OIS R and XF 55-200 OIS R? Part of me feels that the 16-55 f2.8 is as wide as I shoot so maybe the wide zoom is unnecessary and coupled with this, the XF 50-140 f2.8 is large to carry around unless you need it for studio, weddings of professional shooting.

    Secondly, are you likely to run any more street portraiture course in Europe in next couple of years?

    Thanks Damien – always enjoy your tuition, photoshoots and portrait series Illumination! Cheers John

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    • Damien

      Hi John,

      I’m not in a position to make specific lens purchase decisions as I have no idea of your shooting style, subject matter, lighting kit etc. In the Fuji guide you will dee everything I know about each lens and you can see the lenses I think are best suited to each other. I hope you understand. As for the European street shoots – yes I’ll be in Holland, probably Amsterdam and Rotterdam, maybe even the Hague for portraits on the streets at some point between the last week of June and the middle of July. All the details will be here: http://passionphotographyexperience.com/ and you can get advanced info by signing up to our newsletter. Details in the footer.

      Kindest regards,

      Damien.

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  2. sam tziotzios

    This looks very well prepared with nice images and documentation. On my list.

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    • Damien

      Thank you Sam, It was a labour of love. Everything I know about shooting portraits in a book. Kindest regards, Damien :)

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  3. Paul Vasquez

    Damien, does this include lighting diagrams? Thank you Sir.

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    • Damien

      Hi Paul,

      It does include all the information about lighting placement and how to decode the shots from a lighting point of view. There is one lighting diagram because the shot used quite a few lights but the rest of the text is self explanatory. The feedback from readers so far has been amazing so I think the info delivery method is spot on. I hope this helps. Damien.

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  4. hansephotographie

    Dear Damien, absolutely loving your book and I am sure that this will help to improve my portrait light skills significantly. Fantastic job! :)

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    • Damien

      Thank you ever so much for your kind words. :)

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    • Damien

      Thanks Mark :)

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  5. Jay Mijares

    Been waiting for both of these books, Damien! Congratulations on getting them out via e-pub! I chose the cover with Mischka Scott because I like the play with shadows and light!

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    • Damien

      Thank you Jay. That’s my favourite cover too :) Cheers, Damien.

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  6. Nigel Appleton

    About time too!!! Fantastic, everything I had hoped for. Now all we need is the high quality hard back and I will be a happy teddy.

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    • Damien

      Hi Nigel,

      Thank you for your kind words. I’ll be looking at the options for a printed version of Portraits next year. It will be a Kickstarter project for sure.

      Kindest regards,

      Damien.

      Reply

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