In this one day masterclass workshop Damien Lovegrove will demonstrate his unique way of using studio flash and continuous lighting to make fabulous studio portraits. There will not be a lightmeter in sight, instead, Damien will show you how to use your eyes to asses the exposure, tonal balance and visual impact of the image. Each of you in turn will be shooting our professional model under the guidence of Damien’s keen eye. High key, low key, hard light, soft light. Expect to capture a full reportoir of lighting styles and image looks all created in-camera on this feature rich workshop.

Thursday 23rd September

Studio Lighting workshop with Damien Lovegrove. Thursday 23rd September 2021 at Sint-Katelijne-Waver, near Mechelen, Belgium.


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Workshop Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Event Leader: Damien Lovegrove
Genres: Fashion and Beauty Portraits
Group size: 5 Photographers
Professional Model: Riona Neave
Makeup Artist: To be confirmed

Fotograaf Sint-Katelijne-Waver Mechelen


We have comprehensive use of the well equiped studio owned by Ivan Deleus. Refreshments and a light lunch are also included so we can relax and enjoy our day.

Is this for me? Don’t worry if you do not have extensive knowledge of shooting with flash, after all, you are here to learn. As long as you are comfortable working in manual mode and can change the ISO, shutter speed and aperture independently on your camera you will be fine on this workshop. I will share my settings as we go and help you dial in the settings that suit your taste.

Lighting matters: I’ll show you how to find and use beautiful natural light. We will then use the ambient light as one element in our lighting mix and might well remove it from our shots completely. Tonwerk will become our studio.

I will provide all the lighting equipment and flash triggers that we will use during the shoot. We will be using a selection of Godox flash units and some continuous light sources from Lupolux. We might even get to use my smoke machine.

Lenses: I will be using one zoom lens and two prime lenses. My zoom is the equivalent of 24-50mm on full-frame and the prime lenses are both telephoto and are the equivalent of 85mm and 200mm on full-frame. If you have a monopod and are comfortable using it then feel free to bring one, If you are used to working with a tripod feel free to bring it. If your lenses have OIS or VR, or your camera body IBIS or anti-shake, then you will not need a monopod or tripod.

This workshop takes place in a decent sized studio and will give us the fredom to be creative with our lighting and framing. The skills learned on this event can translate to portraiture both on location and in your own studio. Limited to just 5 photographers, the waiting time between shooting sessions is kept to a minimum and the day will flow really well. This is a classic Lovegrove workshop that has evolved and been fine tuned over the years.

Studio Lighting workshop with Damien Lovegrove. Thursday 23rd September 2021 at Sint-Katelijne-Waver, near Mechelen, Belgium.


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Damien Lovegrove

I aim to be kind, sharing and patient. I take care to communicate in a way that reaches every level. I won’t leave you struggling if you are lost in camera menus and I won’t ignore you if you are quietly getting great photographs. What I’ll do is to show you how to build rapport and communicate with our model to make structured poses look quite relaxed and natural. Nothing is left to chance. Everything has a purpose and I’ll share with you how I style each shot. I have an understanding of light that I’m well known for and I’ll teach you how I see the light. Once you know what to look for everything becomes easier. Without the constrains of having to create ‘natural’ looks we can really push the boat out and use flash in a striking and vibrant way.

Damien Lovegrove in monochrome

Studio Lighting workshop with Damien Lovegrove. Thursday 23rd September 2021 at Sint-Katelijne-Waver, near Mechelen, Belgium.


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What you will take away from the day

You will come away from this Studio Lighting workshop in Belgium feeling immensely inspired and motivated.

Expect a full training day with high-energy ‘let’s make it happen’ attitude as well as my usual bucketful of enthusiasm.

“My workshops are not just about learning, they are fun, creative moments generating memories to last a lifetime.” Damien Lovegrove

Reviews from previous participants of Damien Lovegrove’s workshops

What can I say?

The day with Damien was amazing, full of information on lighting and set-ups with a stunning model who was very professional indeed. Discovering useful shooting locations that I would never have thought would work through to camera and technique advice I found the whole experience absorbing and entertaining in equal measure.

Some of my images taken on the day are my best to date and I will most certainly be investing in the simple lighting set-up that Damien was using on the day. Can’t wait to put some of what I have learnt into practice.

Think my next aim is to spend some time with Damien in his studio or learning about multiple lighting set-ups and working with a model in a studio environment.

Five stars are not enough, ten would be more like it!

M. Darke

Studio Lighting workshop with Damien Lovegrove. Thursday 23rd September 2021 at Sint-Katelijne-Waver, near Mechelen, Belgium.


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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*

D. Hill

An absolutely outstanding day spent with Damien and model Veronique on Urban Portraits. The shoot was not rushed and every one of our small group was given ample time to get their shots in the bag. Damien’s style of teaching is second to none, and his ability to impart knowledge in a totally relaxed manner means that you walk away, with a great understanding of what you’ve learned. Some of my long-standing lighting “theories” were turned on their head, and the quality of the resulting images were just stunning. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has a genuine desire to take their outdoor portraits to the next level, you will be delighted with what you can achieve.

M. McKenzie

I had waited a long time to be able to attend one of Damiens workshops. From the moment I signed up I was impressed by the speed of response and the care and attention to detail in the pre-workshop communications and the day itself was very well organised and executed to ensure we got the maximum benefit from our day and Damien is so enthusiastic. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

S. Reece

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 group. I cannot finish without complimenting DL on the choice of model (Veronique). She was beautiful and most of all very accommodating letting us get our shots in, nothing was too much trouble for her. I am now asking myself why it took me to long to engage with Damien and look forward to our next meet.

T. Hanvey

The small print

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If this virus rears up again and you feel unable to attend I will offer you a full refund. No quibbles.

Cancellation Policy

Should you cancel your place on this event for any reason other than Covid-19, no refund will be available unless your place is resold. If you would like to cancel please contact us by phone or email as soon as possible.

The exception to this is if we have prior notice and are able to put a cancellation place back online AND your place is resold. In this event, we will, of course, make a full refund or credit to you. We also reserve the right to cancel any workshop if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please, therefore, do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular event, as you may find that it has been removed.

Some costs for each training event remain the same regardless of how many attendees there are, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights, etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstance.

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