If so, here’s your chance. Award winning UK-based photographer Damien Lovegrove can be booked for bespoke photography training days anywhere in the world.
- Shoot in a studio, a hotel room, the beach, the city streets. Your training can take place anywhere in the world.
- You’ll be granted full copyright release to use your pictures as you like – for your portfolio, business, promotional material and website
- Receive expert tailored tuition, feedback and advice throughout the day
- Make use of any lighting equipment or cameras Damien owns
Damien’s day rate is £1000 + vat or £550 + vat for a half day. A typical full day usually starts at 9.30am and ends at 5.30pm. Lunch and refreshments are included. Your day will also include access to Damien’s extensive camera and lighting kit. We’re happy to provide email support and preparation advice prior to your training day to make sure you get the very most out of your time with Damien.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Model, Make-up-artists, venue costs and Damien’s travel expenses are an additional cost.
TIP: The advantage of staying in a hotel is that your accommodation and venue costs are rolled into one as you could use your bedroom as the shoot location.
WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING CAN I SPECIFY?
Or another genre of your choice or a combination of genres
Portable Big Flash
Continuous Lighting (Lupo)
Mixed Light Sources
Creative Lighting Techniques (Coloured Gels, Scattergels™)
GROUP EXPERIENCES - SHARING THE COST
- 1-to-2 training (full day) – £650 +VAT per person
- 1-to-3 training (full day) – £440 +VAT per person
- 1-to-4 training (full day) – £335 +VAT per person
“I have to say that you never stopped teaching throughout the whole day. I will recommend the day to all my friends. Your training was first-rate and your welcome friendliness and encouragement to get me out of my comfort zone was inspirational”.
Mileage is charged at just 45p a mile and Damien doesn’t charge for his travel time.
CHOOSING A MODEL
“You are a true gentleman and your way of creating a respectful environment for the model was a great source on inspiration to me”
Lighting studio portraits with one or two lights
In this 1-to-1 session I taught my delegate how to create striking and simple portraits with the minimum of studio equipment. We covered the basics and then went on to shoot the dramatic and stylish images shown here.
It’s not how many lights you have in the studio that matters, it’s what you can do with them that counts. In one exciting session I can teach you how to take control of your lights to produce fabulous portraits. These skills will be with you forever.
More information about this shoot can be found on Damien’s blog.
Makeup began at 8.30am and my delegate arrived shortly after 9.00 having driven down from London. We discussed the day’s proceedings, goals and objectives with the team over coffee. The shoot session started at 9.30am we had various breakouts throughout the day for costume changes, lighting rigging and refreshments. Lunch was at the nearby pub, just 5 minutes walk away. The afternoon session started with a complete change of styles and the day eventually concluded at 5.30pm.
Boudoir shoot training at a boutique hotel in Bristol
We have many fine hotels and cottages available for boudoir shoots and you can get great value by combining the shoot venue with your accommodation.
More images from this shoot and lighting set up information can be found on Damien’s blog here.
Urban Portraits in Bristol
Damien will impart his expert knowledge and experience as he guides you through the creative process. Whilst learning how best to interact with your subject, you’ll master how to use light for dramatic effect.
You’ll pick up invaluable tips on exposure control and composition as well as how to orchestrate a photo shoot to get the best out of your subject.
YOUR TUTOR: DAMIEN LOVEGROVE
Considered by many to be one of the worlds most influential contemporary photographers, he is best known for creating portraits that make women look fabulous.
Joining the BBC at the age of 19, Damien worked as a cameraman and trained as a Lighting Director before leaving in 1998 to become a full time photographer.
Now a Fujifilm X Photographer and Fujifilm UK Ambassador, he has travelled the world as a commercial photographer, a wedding and portrait photographer and now a teacher, motivator, writer and columnist.