Lovegrove photography enhancement with Adobe Lightroom

Post Production Training Using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

Remote post production training via Ecamm Live Pro into Skype

Overview

The number of sessions you may need will depend on your level of experience and speed of learning. Most people start with two hours and then put the practice in and reassess where they need further help.

Book one session at £90 or two 1 hour sessions for £160

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Topics Covered Include

  • Establishing a file structure, archive and backup strategy
  • Setting up Lightroom’s automated import feature for your camera
  • Importing photos and adding metadata
  • Picture selection using Adobe Bridge or Lightroom
  • Rating, tagging and renaming photos
  • Artistic interpretation of each image
  • Making adjustments using the complete toolset of Lightroom
  • Making a complete set of black & white copies with just a few mouse clicks
  • Exporting for archive, web and print
Damien Lovegrove remotely teaching Adobe Lightroom online in a 1 to 1 class

The Process

Once you have made your booking, I will contact you and arrange a mutually convenient time for your first session. I am used to working across different time zones so this should not be a problem.

How Many Images Should I Choose?

 You send me a batch of 40 or so raw files via WeTransfer. I’ll preload them into a new Lightroom catalogue ready for our Skype session. I’ll then share my screen. You get to see everything that I am doing in real time. At the end of the session, any XMP files generated can be sent back to you so that you have all the new edits. Throughout the process I will cover wider topics including long term file and picture management strategies, and alternative methods of selecting pictures as required.

At a Time to Suit You

I work in a wide range of time zones and I’m available to give 1:1 sessions from 09:00 – 23:00 GMT (UTC). I run online sessions for clients in New York, Panama, Munich and Hong Kong among other locations.

Local Recording

I record my side of our session locally and I can send it to you afterwards using WeTransfer if the transmission quality had dropped for any reason.

The Benefits of Learning The Art, Not Just The Craft

There are many free tutorials on YouTube that show you the Lightroom tools and how they work but they don’t teach you how to make your pictures come alive. YouTube education can be excellent for learning the craft. Like learning how to become an expert with Microsoft Word for instance, but still not able to write a poem. Knowing how to use the tools is one thing. Knowing what to do with them is another thing entirely.

High Technical Quality

I use a combination of Ecamm Live Pro with Skype so that I can share my screen in super high quality with you and provide a picture in picture experience so that we can feel more connected. I use a pro grade Fujifilm camera and a broadcast quality microphone for crystal clear sound.

Book one session at £90 or two 1 hour sessions for £160

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Your personal tutor: Damien Lovegrove

I am kind, sharing and patient. I take care to communicate in in a sensitive way. I am good at appreciating achievement and seeing potential rather than just problems. Having said that I am honest and I say it as I see it.

As a specialist portrait photographer with 35 years of professional photography under my belt, I have developed a finely tuned understanding of light. I also understand subject connection and emotional narrative in portraiture and how hard this is to achieve. It’s a bit like riding a bike uphill at times but when it all starts to click you can enjoy the journey down the other side. Once you know what to look for in your photography everything becomes easier and far more enjoyable. A critique with me will help you develop as a photographer.

I’m ready to book

Click here to request a chat with me about your options. Or book your place below and I will contact you to arrange all the details

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Damien Lovegrove in monochrome

Reviews From Google

When you enroll in one of Damien's workshops you are in for a treat! (I did the Tuscany tour). Damien is a master of light and was openly sharing his knowledge; a kind and patient teacher who held nothing back. Damien pays great attention to detail; he handpicked all the shooting locations and knew the exact timing for the lighting to be perfect. He brought in 2 lovely models, very professional, fun loving girls that went the extra mile to make sure we had all the shots we wanted.
On top of this there were all the non-photography things that made the trip stand out, a lovely villa with a chef that cooked us breakfast and dinner, nice bottles of wine and great lunch spots. We learnt during the day and bonded at night, talking photography, life and much more... A truly memorable experience. Note: My husband came as an add-on and equally enjoyed the trip!
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Marleen De Mol
14/08/23
I have just spent two days in Tuscany with Damien Lovegrove and Michela making some of the best portraits I have ever made.
There are a number of reasons for why this is my third workshop with Damien. But especially one reason stands out.
I am fully aware there are other good photographers. I am however convinced there are very few if any who are able to create a relaxed yet serious and creative atmosphere where workshops participants and models are motivated to do their very best to make excellent pictures, to learn, and to have fun at the same time of.
Lovegrove is a generous person in every sense of the word and even though he is the “instructor” he is more than willing to listen to ideas to try out new ways and to change the program.
The one-hour lightroom follow up session on Teams is a kind of dessert where we discussed the workshop and I got some very useful ideas for how to edit my pictures.
I will finally comment the model Michela. Her mature personality, charisma and engagement made a great contribution to two amazing days
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peter m
05/08/23
I’ve been on many workshops with Lovegrove Adventures over the past 10 years. I’ve been to Spain, France, Germany, the UK, Umbria and Tuscany several times. Each event has been wonderful, the photographs that I’ve shot are fabulous as well.
There is always time & space to investigate your own version of an image, but when you get stuck assistance always arrives from Damien at exactly the right time, this cannot be a coincidence! The success of these events is down to a combination of Damien’s enthusiasm and the fine details at the planning stage. The events that I’ve been on have cemented my passion for photography and enriched my life.

Many thanks & looking forward to more adventures in the future.
Dave.
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Dave GFX
31/07/23
I participated in Damien's workshop in Tuscany last September. As a photographer who had been photographing scapes and nature for several years but who was sorely lacking in portrait/model photography experience, I was delighted when the chance to learn this genre from a great master came up and grabbed at it without hesitation.

The workshop didn't disappoint. I came away with plenty of photos that I (and many of my photography-circle friends whom I showed them to) like a great deal.

The group of participants was kept small. We stayed in a nice villa. Meals were great. And importantly, the photography locations were very well-researched, up to the hour to be at a particular location to catch the sun at the right angle etc.

Damien was a good teacher, answering and patiently explaining all the questions we asked him. He was also well-prepared with supporting equipment eg. lights etc. for each of the settings so that our photos would turn out with the special oomph factor. The models he engaged for the shoot were experienced, patient and helpful towards us participants regardless of our experience level.

All in all, it was a thoroughly enjoyable learning experience and I came away with photos what I would never have imagined that I could achieve. I certainly look forward to joining his future workshops again.
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N H
01/08/23
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