Victoria Bond by Damien Lovegrove

Dec 9, 2017 | Continuous Lighting, Fujifilm X, Location | 8 comments

Shoot: A boudoir photography 1:1 training session in late 2016
Photography: Damien Lovegrove
Model: Victoria Bond
Make up and hair: Vicki Waghorn
Styling: Damien Lovegrove
Lighting kit: Lupo 1000 and a Scattergel
Venue: Hotel 38, Bristol
Camera: Fujifilm X-T2 with fast primes

This is one of many shoots from the Lovegrove archive that were never published at the time of shooting in 2016.

Victoria Grant Bond

01. Lighting here was by Lupo 1000 spotlight.


Victoria Bond by Damien Lovegrove

02. I used a Scattergel on the Lupo 1000 here to add the dapple effect.


03. I created virtual sunshine on this rainy day using the Lupo 1000.


04. Fun and energy are at the heart of a Lovegrove shoot.


05. Simple, elegant, beauty.


06. One light key and backlight technique.


07. Lovegrove boudoir photography takes on a minimalist style of lighting and composition.

If You would like to learn how to master portrait lighting using beautiful hard light or you would love the opportunity to shoot alongside me, Damien Lovegrove then click here for more details. I will be in Prague in January 2018 with a sumptuous apartment to shoot workshops and 1:1 sessions in. See here for more information.


  1. EidelmanPhoto

    Wow Damien! Your productions are exquisite, delicate, attractive. A real pleasure to look. You are an endless source of inspiration.
    Best regards from Buenos Aires.

    • Damien

      Thank you Diego,

      Your kind words are very much appreciated.

      Kindest regards from England,


  2. Umeet

    Beautiful work, and I really appreciate that these are published on high resolution. So many nowadays publish only on small instagram/facebook resolutions.

    I recently got into Fujis myself with X-T2, and after trying GFX quickly out, I am seriously considering GFX to replace my FF Nikon setup as well (as I see the Nikon FF setup is just microscopically better than my X-T2 setup). It is just quite a huge money to spend on something that I am not sure will make that big of difference for the end result. I just loved the way it felt to shoot with and the high resolution files (although I do not need that much resolution).

    Any thoughts on how much the GFX will affect on end results over X-T2? I see very little room for improvement at image quality in these shots, but when I look through your galleries, I often get a feeling that the GFX ones just seem to have a bit more everything, depth, gradation, pleasing realism, subtleness etc. But that just might be me for knowing that they are shot with GFX :) (although I have managed to separate GFX shots from Jonas Rask’s galleries when he has shot side by side with XPro-2).

    • Damien

      Hi Umeet,

      Thank you for your kind words. I love decent resolution images too. I had to wait until technology caught up before going to 2000 pixels and I’m glad I did.

      Your question re X-T2 and GFX comparison is a good one. First of all let me say unless you are making big prints or shooting commercially you don’t need a GFX. That doesn’t stop you wanting one though. Yes there are image quality improvements with the GFX but at the expense of some spontaneity. I’ve shot for exactly a year now with GFX and for 5 years before that with the X-Series. My work has changed for sure using the bigger camera. I use a tripod for everything now and I like it. I make my income from photography so it’s just a tool of the trade that is tax deductible for me.

      I’m not sure this really helps you. The comparison is like “Range Rover or Mini Cooper S” They both get the job done but differently.

      Cheers, Damien.

  3. Alex

    Bought the XT10 and the 18-55 very recently and I have just fallen in love with Fuji material. So naturaly I first discovered your work on you tube. I like doing portraits and love the gentle,polite, humble and respecful manner you direct your models .I Hope its an example for many. I am now going to spend the rest of my time discovering prophotonut and why not soon one of your e-books.This photo session with Victoria Bond is amazing and inspiring. Thanks by the way for sharing your knowledge……although all this is going to cost me money in prime lenses :)..when I sell my SLR.

    • Damien

      Hi Alex,

      Thank you for your very complimentary comments. Do take a good look through Prophotonut and also see my galleries here. I have written an eBook on Portraits and that is accompanied by this guide to the wonderful Fujifilm X system. Stay inspired and enjoy your photography.

      Kindest regards,


    • Damien

      Thank you David :)


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