A feature length training video using a combination of natural light, speedlights & light modifiers by Damien Lovegrove


In this 25 chapter full HD video training experience Damien Lovegrove shows you how he captures a wide range of exciting and dynamic urban portraits.

Follow Damien as he explores the image making opportunities in the city, using a combination of natural light, speedlights and light modifiers. In each set up, Damien explains the reasons behind his chosen camera and flash settings (shutter speed, ISO, aperture, flash power etc).

As with all Lovegrove video productions you’ll also be able to see how Damien interacts with his models and carefully directs every element in the creation of his shots.

Video Size Full HD 1080p
File Type Quicktime H264 (.mov)
Running Time 1hr 42mins
No. of Chapters 25
No. of Download Files 5
Written and Presented by Damien Lovegrove
Starring Jen Brook & Vicky Bond

Illumination 2 by Damien Lovegrove - £25

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Stephen said: Every time i get down with my photography I take out Damien’s videos and get totally inspired. He is ” The Master Of Light ” , Damien could make a fab photo out of a rusty bucket. Probably the best out there. His wife Julie is also a fab photographer ( great for the bride shots ). Amazing amazing amazing is all I can say.”

Ian said: “Just finished Illumination 2, once again you amaze me with how easy you make it look, the photos produced in that video are incredible, no other word for it. Your videos are really helping me understand light more and the thought process behind composing each shot. 10/10”

Will said: “The quality and content is what I would expect from Damien Lovegrove: excellent, entertaining, informative and a great learning tool for photographers of all ability. The world, apparently, is now my studio so look out world: here I come! ”

Lee said: “This is very special indeed. They have all been great but this has serious production quality too. No holds knowledge sharing really is priceless for people wanting to improve and you are in a league of your own in this regard. Thank you very much indeed.”

Vangelis said: “Highly recommended! Forget the 2 hour online videos with instructors waffling on for 1:45 hours on how amazing the area and how many things they have accomplished, leaving only 15 minutes for any kind of photography! This is 136 minutes of nonstop photographic knowledge; easy techniques you have never thought of using the cheapest of equipment for amazing urban portrait results. And the name Lovegrove needs of course no introduction.”

Terrence said: “Your work is Netflix for my soul! Another splendid production!”


In this video Damien uses the following equipment:


Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 lens
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.2 lens
Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 lens
Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 lens

Cactus RF60 Speedlight
Cactus V6 Transciever

Light Modifier
Lastolite 54cm Ezybox Softbox

Lastolite Jupiter Stand
Lovegrove Flash Bracket
Honl Speed Grid
ND Filter x8
ND Filter x16
ND Filter x64


Reasons to invest

Video training has become one of the most affordable ways to invest in you and your photography business. Learning new techniques and image-making strategies can be a great way to reignite your passion and enthusiasm for photography.

With this video toturial we hope to inspire viewers to utilise and put into practise the breadth of ideas and techniques shown. In turn we hope your newly acquired knowledge and skills will add long-term value and profitability for you and your business.

What will I receive?

This Lovegrove video production has been split into several bite sized parts to make it quicker and easier to download. Each part is a zipped folder containing the video files you need. Once you’ve downloaded and unzipped everything, place all the files into one folder and store in a safe and convenient place on your computer. We recommend that you download one part at a time to help reduce the chance of a connection failure, resulting in incomplete files.

How do I download my order?

Once you have completed checkout you will be redirected back to our site and will also be sent an automatic receipt via email – both will contain the download links for your order. Please check your spam/junk folders if you think you haven’t received your download links!

Please also make sure your email address is correct when checking out.

How do I play the video on my tablet or smart phone?

We recommend you first download the files onto a desktop or laptop computer, where, in most cases, you have the ability to extract (unzip) the zipped files. From here you can synchronise the files with your smart devices in the usual way. For seemless viewing of chapters/parts we recommend you create a new playlist in iTunes, drag in all the video chapters/parts and then synchronise the playlist to your device.

Please don’t attempt to download the videos directly onto your mobile device(tablet, ipad, smart phone). You’ll need to download the files onto your desktop or laptop computer first.

Quicktime support for PC users

You may have read about Apple ceasing support of Quicktime software for Windows users. PC users have also been encouraged to delete the Quicktime application from their computers for fear of potential security risks. We would also highly recommend PC users delete Quicktime as soon as possible.

Whilst our videos may state they are Quicktime files, they are actually H.264 encoded MPEG-4 files that should play perfectly fine within many other media players and pose zero security threat in themselves. VLC is a popular free media player that plays .mov files. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

Take a look at this article for more information: http://www.howtogeek.com/250926/quicktime-for-windows-is-dead-and-you-should-uninstall-it-to-stay-secure/





Damien Lovegrove is a world renowned portrait photographer and Fujifilm UK ambassador. He has been a TV cameraman, a commercial photographer, a wedding and portrait photographer and now he is a writer, columnist, teacher, motivator and artist.

He went to the BBC at the age of 19 and trained for three years to be a cameraman, going on to train as a Lighting Director, and leaving the BBC in 1998 to become a full time photographer.

He now specialises in making women look fabulous.

“I’m inspired by beauty and as I have matured as a photographer I’ve learned to see beauty in just about everyone and everywhere. It’s not what I look at that matters, it is what I see.”

“Being a good portrait photographer requires key traits like having integrity, fun, respectfulness and a personable character. It wasn’t until I was in my early 30s that I began to gain that all important confidence needed to hone these skills, and I shot my first portrait in 1996 at the age of 32.”

“Some of the leading photographers I met early in my career had confidence and craft skills in bucket loads, but somehow they lost the desire or focus to really push themselves to greatness, and they fell by the wayside. It takes continual practice and improvement to get the most from photography and there are many obstacles along the way to overcome.”

“The secret of making consistently good photographs is to stay inspired and be passionate about photography. Inspiration fuels the learning of new techniques, and passion generates the motivation needed to continually practice.”

Illumination 2 by Damien Lovegrove – £50

  • 25 chapters
  • 2 hour 24 minute runtime
  • 1080p full HD Quicktime .MOV video files
  • Aimed at photography professionals, enthusiastic hobbyists and students alike
  • Every image shown includes meta data
  • A wide range of locations
  • Filled with tips, techniques, ideas and inspiration to take your flash photography to the next level

Please select your preferred currency:

Payments are processed with PayPal, which accepts all global currencies and most major debit/credit cards. A PayPal account is not required. Prices include tax for UK/EU customers. Total price may differ slightly depending on your country’s tax rate. Customers will also need to meet security checks to prove their country of origin.