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

I love Damien's work so to get the opportunity to spend a day in Bristol passing on his knowledge was a dream. A brilliant day, took me out of my comfort zone and came away with new ideas for urban photography. Would definitely recommend a day with Damien and would do it again if the opportunity arises. Definitely 5*

Dave Hill
04/10/19

I learned about Damien Lovegrove when I was searching the internet for Classic Hollywood look.
After looking into his work to create magical classic Hollywood looks straight out of the camera without much editing using continuous lights, I was very much in love with his photography techniques and lighting skills.
During our 1:1 Training, Damien explained his lighting techniques which are sometimes very subtle yet...
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Dr. Abdulaziz Almutawa
09/08/19

We had a four day 'Adventure' in Morocco - great locations proposed by the local Mr Photography, MK. Damien Lovegrove was really helpful,, directing a range of excellent scenes with a delightful UK model, changes of clothes and accessories. Damien also gave me some really useful tips about ways to merge ambient light and strobes. A big success. Thanks.

John Stork
30/04/19

Brilliant day produced by a profession enthusiastic and passionate photographer. Damien makes it so easy to get interested in the subject he is teaching. He is patient and helpful throughout the day and I have ended up with some great photos of the day. The small team of 5 was ideal for the shoot and it was great to associate with such a nice... read more

Terry Hanvey
17/05/19