The USA road trip adventure for 2024 is now available for booking

Deserts & Gold Dust 15th – 23rd May 2024

  • Nine days of photography and road trip adventure.
  • Two professional models with us for the duration of the tour.
  • Shooting portraits among the abandoned mining buildings and shacks.
  • Shooting landscapes at Mono Lake, Cathedral Gorge and the Alabama hills.
  • Shooting at a railway museum, in the engine sheds and among the wagons.
  • Staying at classic motels along the way.
  • Travelling in a convoy of spacious luxury SUVs. Ford Expedition or Chevy Suburban.
  • 35 shoot locations on a journey of 1445 miles.
  • Flash kits, triggers and smoke machine supplied.
  • Guidance and inspiration from expert tutors throughout.

Lovegrove Adventures workshops attract men and women from all over the world who have a creative heart and are keen to learn new skills. These are fabulous holidays celebrating photography, creating and capturing beautiful moments. The planning and preparation are always top-notch.

Scatter the light to create some magic

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For years, cinematographers have been crafting exquisite light with gobos. Today, as photo and video lights have evolved to incorporate cool-running LEDs, Scattergels present a game-changing opportunity. Simply attach these lightweight gels to your barn doors, and voilà—witness the magic of dappled light transforming your scene.

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In this video Damien Lovegrove shows how he has used Scattergels to transform his photographs. He discusses a selection of his favourite images and gives valuable tips along the way.

This ten minute video shows Damien Lovegrove taking portraits lit with the Crunch Scattergel.  You can clearly see here how the Scattergel has transformed the scenes.

Life is too short for compromise

Photography is so rewarding when the quality of your pictures captured are top-notch. After a Lovegrove trip your confidence as a photographer will improve dramatically with your newly learned lighting, directing, communication and camera skills. When you book a Lovegrove Adventures workshop you can rest assured that you have a world-class event to look forward to.

The photographs in the slideshow above were taken on Lovegrove workshops, adventures or 1:1 training sessions, and show the diversity and quality of photography being taught. There are usually between 50 and 70 ‘keepers’ from each day of shooting.

Develop your photography skills

  • Skyrocket your photography
  • Become a lighting master
  • Take control of your flash
  • Realise the potential in your camera kit investment
  • Don’t let your camera gather dust, put it through its paces
  • Treat yourself to a fabulous photography holiday
  • Have fun in the sun
  • Make new friends

Damien Lovegrove

Your photography mentor and tour leader

“For over 10 years now I’ve been teaching photography at the highest level. I’ve taught well established commercial photographers how to light people. I’ve taught beginners what they need to know at the start of their creative journey. For me, it’s all about moving my clients forward, imparting my knowledge and wisdom with passion and enthusiasm. I have a wealth of experience gained over the past 35 years and I’d like to share it with you.” Damien Lovegrove

Damien Lovegrove

Google reviews

When you enroll in one of Damien's workshops you are in for a treat! (I did the Tuscany tour). Damien is a master of light and was openly sharing his knowledge; a kind and patient teacher who held nothing back. Damien pays great attention to detail; he handpicked all the shooting locations and knew the exact timing for the lighting to be perfect.... read more
Marleen De Mol
I have just spent two days in Tuscany with Damien Lovegrove and Michela making some of the best portraits I have ever made.
There are a number of reasons for why this is my third workshop with Damien. But especially one reason stands out.
I am fully aware there are other good photographers. I am however convinced there are very few if any who are able...
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peter m
I’ve been on many workshops with Lovegrove Adventures over the past 10 years. I’ve been to Spain, France, Germany, the UK, Umbria and Tuscany several times. Each event has been wonderful, the photographs that I’ve shot are fabulous as well.
There is always time & space to investigate your own version of an image, but when you get stuck assistance always arrives from Damien at...
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Dave GFX
I participated in Damien's workshop in Tuscany last September. As a photographer who had been photographing scapes and nature for several years but who was sorely lacking in portrait/model photography experience, I was delighted when the chance to learn this genre from a great master came up and grabbed at it without hesitation.

The workshop didn't disappoint. I came away with plenty of...
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