Read about your tour leader, Damien Lovegrove below ↓
Photographer, adventurer and tutor
What makes me tick
I love teaching how to photograph beautiful people in beautiful places with a narrative and soul. I’m passionate about light and will show you how to take control of shadows, contrast and tone to create photographs with balance and harmony. Although I’m a highly technical photographer, I will show you how to capture connection, intimacy and sensuality in your photographs.
Your experience with me
Be my guest! On a Lovegrove adventure or workshop I’ll share everything I do with you. Your confidence behind the camera will grow throughout our time together. I’ll teach you how to find and use wonderful light, how to pose and communicate with our model. I’ll encourage a relaxed shooting experience where everyone is included. We’ll have good times together and the fun won’t stop when the shooting stops.
Behind the scenes
Julie, my wife is the business finance director and I am the dreamer. We both travel the world, living our lives to the full while teaching other photographers new skills. We love sharing happy times together and helping others to achieve their potential.
You know that guy who cries at movies? Well, that’s me. I guess I’m emotionally fragile but some would say ‘strong in character’. I’d consider myself to be shy although I’m gregarious too. Interaction with creative minds fizzing with ideas excites me and I live for the fun moments. I’m also known to enjoy a beer or a glass of wine at the end of the day. I love to cook with passion and usually off-piste.
Damien Lovegrove is considered by many to be one of the world’s most influential contemporary photographers. He is best known for creating portraits that make women look fabulous. Having had a glittering career at the BBC as a cameraman and lighting director spanning 14 years he left it all behind him in 1998 to become a full-time photographer.
For the past 20 years Lovegrove has travelled the world as a wedding and portrait photographer and now loves to share his knowledge, skills and experience with passionate photographers. His radiant energy makes him an ideal workshop tutor and leader of adventures. In 2013 Damien became an official Fujifilm X-Photographer and remains one of the chosen few Fujifilm brand ambassadors to this day. You are in expert hands on a Lovegrove workshop.
“Your knowledge about lightning techniques are outstanding. The easygoing way of teaching made it a joy to learn. My fastest, most fun and in depth learning experience so far!”
“I highly recommend training with Damien to anyone who would like to push their own boundaries to the next level and create something amazing – let alone the fantastic time we had had together!”
“Wild West Adventure ’16 was the best trip EVER! The trip was so fantastic, I’m doing it again! More fabulous photos, more camaraderie, more enchanting vistas and more lifetime memories, I can’t wait.”
“Your enthusiasm, technical expertise and creativity are brilliant. Your generosity and willingness to share this with me is very much appreciated and will be greatly valued for a very long time.”
“I just wanted to say a very big thank you. It was really a great time, lots of fun & laughs, the locations were brilliant. Please pass on my appreciation to everyone involved, you all did a fantastic job.”
“The 1:1 workshop with Damien was the best that I ever had, and the images that I captured are also the best in my portfolio. Without a doubt, Damien is the best boudoir photographer in the world.”
“Wonderful experience! Wonderful group of people and a top model Claire. Damien was always available to help me in every situation, many thanks. I can for sure recommend Damien Lovegrove.”