Recent work by Damien Lovegrove

Dec 13, 2016 | Continuous Lighting, Fujifilm X, Location, Studio | 16 comments

Throughout 2016 I’ve been teaching, writing, shooting and travelling. It’s been an amazing time for me and as the season ends I have found several shoots that have yet to be blogged. Here is a selection of previously unpublished images from those shoots. Some are from 1:1 sessions and others from small group workshops. All the photographs were taken using a Fuji X-T2 camera unless mentioned and lit with Lupo LED lights or available light.  NSFW from shot 10. Enjoy…

Victoria in my studio for a 1:1 training session with continuous light

Victoria Bond by Damien Lovegrove

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Maria and Phillipa in Aalborg, Denmark for a Hollywood glamour workshop.

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Arielle in Kent for a 1:1 Lovegrove nudes shoot.

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Vicki in Clifton for a 1:1 boudoir and nude shoot.

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Carole in Switzerland for a contemporary boudoir workshop.

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Zara in Manchester for a street fashion workshop. (shot a while ago on an X-T1 but forgotten about until recently).

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That’s almost it for this year. I have three more shoots to edit and I’ll be blogging two of them for sure. I will also be putting together a best of 2016 slideshow over the festive break. My attention is now firmly on 2017 starting with a secret project in January before my trip to New York in February. At the time of writing I have just one day left available for 1:1 training in a spectacular penthouse apartment in Manhattan. Genres can include ‘lifestyle nude’, boudoir, Hollywood glamour, lifestyle fashion, contemporary portrait. If you are interested and want prices, dates etc contact my team here ASAP.

16 Comments

  1. Bel

    Amazing work Damien. This is a silly question but I’ve started doing studio work with speed lights and am not sure how to view the subject in low light. I’m not sure if you can switch off the electronic viewfinder on the X-T2 so I can view the subject and focus in the low light before the speed lights go off. It is easy with a DSLR but mirrorless is different. What do you do Damien? Thanks

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    • Damien

      Hi Bel,

      Switch off ‘preview exposure in manual mode’ in the screen settings menu. I assigned that function to a function button for fast access ;)

      Kind regards,

      Damien.

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  2. Glenn Michel

    Wow, black and white are so colored with you Damien, amazing inspiration, I love it

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    • Damien

      Thank you Glenn :)

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  3. Edwin

    Damien… I was researching whether or not to get the Fuji 50-140 for my XPro2 (I’m guessing from an earlier post that you think it’s an essential lens) and I came across your work. Simply stunning. Quite the inspiration.

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    • Damien

      Wow thank you Edwin, Your kind words mean a lot. The zoom is a wonderful lens and one I tend to shoot with out on location.

      Kindest regards,

      Damien.

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  4. Jay Mijares

    Beautiful, Damien! My favorite set is with Carole. Lots of contrast! For #18, did you push the ISO really high, perhaps up to 1600?

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    • Damien

      Hi Jay. Thank you. I just used 800 ISO for #18

      Kind regards,

      Damien.

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  5. Nick

    Hi Damien
    Really like the movement in shot 1. 16 is my favourite for originality.
    N

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    • Damien

      Thanks Nick, You’ll love 16 in colour. I’ll use it somewhere :) Cheers, Damien.

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  6. adam trussell

    Great styles, great locations/settings, great models, great capturing and great images. Adam

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    • Damien

      Thank you Adam. Life is good with appreciation like yours. Cheers, Damien.

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  7. Gary Powell

    Damien
    thanks once again for sharing your fantastic work with us once again.
    I particularly like the shots in 24 was a light used in the tunnel shot or was this available light sources?
    Merry Christmas to you and yours

    Gary

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    • Damien

      Hi Gary,

      Thanks for your kind words. In shot 24 I placed Zara in the light from one of the overhead striplights. Her angle needed to be spot on to highlight her cheek bone. Sometimes the best lighting decisions require no additional lights. I love shoots like this where you can get out of the weather on the streets above and create a little bit of magic with minimal kit. This would have looked great on a phone too ;)

      Happy Christmas,

      Damien.

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      • Gary Powell

        Thank you.
        I will raise a bottle in you honour ( I just love a Tawny Port)

        Hic

        Gary

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        • Damien

          Cheers Gary :)

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