Photographer | Adventurer | Tutor
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.
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.
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.
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. You are in expert hands on a Lovegrove workshop.
My Company Ethos
I run this small company with a big profile. A player on the world stage working from a converted farm in Somerset. I love planning adventures and always strive to exceed my customers’ expectations. The foundation for my success comes from a strategy that delivers excellent planning and support for fun-filled creative adventures.
As tour leader I have never stopped learning and I have amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience to pass on to you.