An exciting new photography road trip adventure for 2023

Deserts & Gold Dust  – 20th to 28th May 2023

  • 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. Chevy Tahoe or similar.
  • 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.

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

I love Damien's work so to get the opportunity to spend a day in Bristol passing on his knowledge was a dream. A brilliant day, took me out of my comfort zone and came away with new ideas for urban photography. Would definitely recommend a day with Damien and would do it again if the opportunity arises. Definitely 5*

Dave Hill

I learned about Damien Lovegrove when I was searching the internet for Classic Hollywood look.
After looking into his work to create magical classic Hollywood looks straight out of the camera without much editing using continuous lights, I was very much in love with his photography techniques and lighting skills.
During our 1:1 Training, Damien explained his lighting techniques which are sometimes very subtle yet...
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Dr. Abdulaziz Almutawa

We had a four day 'Adventure' in Morocco - great locations proposed by the local Mr Photography, MK. Damien Lovegrove was really helpful,, directing a range of excellent scenes with a delightful UK model, changes of clothes and accessories. Damien also gave me some really useful tips about ways to merge ambient light and strobes. A big success. Thanks.

John Stork

Brilliant day produced by a profession enthusiastic and passionate photographer. Damien makes it so easy to get interested in the subject he is teaching. He is patient and helpful throughout the day and I have ended up with some great photos of the day. The small team of 5 was ideal for the shoot and it was great to associate with such a nice... read more

Terry Hanvey
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