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Damien Lovegrove
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Lives in Nailsea, Nr Bristol, North Somerset, BS48 4BS, United Kingdom
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Need a break? Why not recharge your batteries with some fun in the sun. Join Damien Lovegrove in the south of France for a relaxed, inspiring 3 day portrait workshop in the beautiful and peaceful village of La Romieu, just outside Toulouse. It's a location full of charm and character with exceptional opportunities for picture making.

-->> http://lovegroveshop.com/product/france-workshops-2015/

As well as La Romieu we have also been given full access to the magnificent grounds and interiors of Chateau de Lisse on Day 2. The Chateau is a luxurious wedding venue and the ideal location to enhance your portfolio.

We'll be providing lunch and refreshments on all three workshops days and have some excellent recommendations for local B&Bs on our website. Hiring a car from the airport would be the easiest and quickest way to get here. We can put you in touch with the other delegates via our dedicated Facebook Event page if you want to share the car hire and travel together.

So if this has tempted you, please take a look at the webpage for all the information and to book your place. Only 3 places remain.

-->> http://lovegroveshop.com/product/france-workshops-2015/

#photography   #francephotography   #toulouse   #laromieu   #workshop   #holidays2015   #inspiration   #training   #experience   #damienlovegrove  
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Available to book now! Lovegrove photography workshops in Munich, March 2015.

http://www.passionphotographyexperience.com/the_experiences/munich_photography_workshops.aspx

The three one day events are Boudoir, Lovegrove Nudes and Studio Lighting. They feature supermodel Carla Monaco and are taking place on the 25th, 26th and 27th March 2015.

#munichphotography   #munich   #photographytraining  
Join Damien Lovegrove in Munich for Boudoir, Nudes and Studio Lighting photography masterclasses.
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Mastering Flash with the Fuji X System with Damien Lovegrove

4 new UK training events available to book now.

Join Damien in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham or Belfast for an educational, inspirational and fun 3 hour seminar featuring a live studio portrait session. Damien will demonstrate shooting flash portraits using his Fuji X-T1 camera, in his unique motivational style.

BUY TICKETS HERE: http://calumetacademy.co.uk/events/damien-lovegrove

Here's a flavour of the feedback we've received from previous Lovegrove Seminars:

To me the success of any seminar I attend is how inspired I am after the event and as always Damien never fails to inspire. - Ronnie

Like many masters of their art you make it look so easy and continue to be an inspiration to others. Unlike many masters, you can present, connect and communicate with infectious enthusiasm. - Roy

A most informative and enjoyable talk empowering you with the techniques and tools to recreate super images. - Aneil

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New video uploaded to our Youtube Channel!

A short review of Illumination
Illumination - A Video Review

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Chloe Jasmine Whichello by Damien Lovegrove.
A fine art coffee-book collaboration with photography by Damien and poetry by Chloe.

SPECIAL OFFER - Buy it now and save 20%
http://www.lovegroveconsulting.com/chloe_jasmine_whichello.aspx

The model Chloe-Jasmine Whichello is now set to appear on ITVs latest season of X Factor UK 2014. Having appeared on Sky Living's reality TV modelling show The Face in 2013 she is surely on the path to becoming a star of the future.

#xfactor   #xfactoruk   #chloejasminewhichello   #photography   #booksale  
Damien's first art photography book | Chloe Jasmine Whichello
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Discover exciting photography products and special offers available exclusively at LovegroveShop.com
http://www.lovegroveconsulting.com/lovegrove-sale.html

#sale   #fridaysales   #photography   #lighting   #halfprice  
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The sequel is here. Illumination 2 Urban Portraits.
http://www.lovegroveconsulting.com/videos/illumination_2.aspx

Damien Lovegrove presents an all new full HD photography training video. This 25 chapter production follows Damien as he explores the image making opportunities in the city. You'll learn how he captures a wide range of exciting and dynamic urban portraits using a combination of natural light, speedlights and light modifiers.

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If you're looking to refresh your flash system take a look at our handy Cactus V6 & RF60 purchase guide.

Damien absolutely loves them - "These wireless wonders eclipse all the triggers I've tried previously and are a perfect tool for those photographers migrating to the Fuji X system." 

In stock now:
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http://www.lovegroveconsulting.com/shop_by_brand/cactus_wireless_flash_transceiver_v6.aspx

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http://www.lovegroveconsulting.com/shop_by_brand/cactus_wireless_flash_rf60.aspx
Cactus Wireless Flash Triggers - Flash Transceiver V6 - Works on any camera inc. Fuji, Canon, Nikon, Pentax.
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For the latest Lovegrove news, videos and picture inspiration follow my business page:
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Lovegrove Shop provides photographic and broadcast industries across the world with continuous, flash and studio lighting technologies and equipment. We stock a wide range including Lupolux fresnel
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Please form an orderly queue - no pushing…

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X Factor's Chloe Jasmine - Pictures & Poems

Special Offer - 20% off book
http://www.lovegroveconsulting.com/chloe_jasmine_whichello.aspx

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How you considered booking a bespoke photography training day with me? This August we are offering up to 50% discounts on bespoke 1-to-1 and small group training. Prices start at just £200.

So if you're in need of some tuition or technical guidance - then I'm here to help.

You get to specify exactly the type of training you'd like. Whether that be…

• Using flash / speedlights
• Continuous lighting
• Boudoir photography
• Urban portraiture
• Hollywood lighting
• Couples / engagement photography
• Creative fashion shoots
• etc, etc…

Offer ends 31st August. Your training day can take place anytime before 15th December 2014. Upgrade your shoot by letting us organise models and/or make-up artists - the choice is yours.

To learn more and to book your shoot, click the link below.

http://www.passionphotographyexperience.com/the_experiences/1_to_1_training_with_damien_lovegrove.aspx

You may also be interested in joining our waiting lists for other potential future 'Passion Photography Experiences'.

http://www.passionphotographyexperience.com/

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Occupation
Photographer, Trainer, Writer, Entrepeneur
Skills
Creative use of light, ability to direct artists, off the wall thinking and can transfer enthusiasm.
Employment
  • Lovegrove Shop
    Director, 2012 - present
  • Lovegrove Photography Ltd
    Photographer, 1992 - present
  • Lovegrove Consulting
    Photographer, 2005 - 2012
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Nailsea, Nr Bristol, North Somerset, BS48 4BS, United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
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+44 (0)1275 853204
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Nailsea nr Bristol UK
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+44 (0)1275 853204
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Damien Lovegrove is a photographer, teacher, entrepreneur and managing director of Lovegrove Photography Ltd and other associated brands including Lovegrove Shop, Passion Photography Experiences and Lovegrove Weddings. He specialises in portrait and beauty photography and teaches other professional photographers his craft across the world.
Introduction

I grew up with my parents among the orchard and hop farms of rural Kent. My mother is an art teacher and my father was an architect. I’ve always been a visual person having been taught about composition, texture and form in art from an early age. I was 12 when I first experienced the magic of making photographs with a Patterson enlarger in the bathroom. I’ll never forget the pungent aroma of the stop bath chemicals. Two magical moments I am glad to have experienced at an early age are peering at the processed film for the first time as it is removed from the processing tank and watching the image form on the photographic paper in the developer tray.

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 to me it is what I see. I am always converting the three dimensional scene in front of me into a two dimensional image in my mind. The exhilarating visual experience I have every moment of the day drives my passion for photography. I love studying the work of other photographers to  relive the excitement of their captured moment.

I’m a self motivated guy with quite an entrepreneurial streak in me. It’s been quite a journey from my days at the BBC where I trained and worked as a cameraman and lighting director. 14 years of BBC life taught me nothing about making money but everything about image making that I could ever have dreamed of. The entrepreneurial skills came later in life when I embarked on a lucrative career and teamed up with my wife Julie as wedding photographers. Having a distinct style kept our work at a premium level and we charged high fees accordingly. After 10 years and 400 weddings it was time to move on.

Cutting loose from weddings allowed me to follow my heart and become a portrait and beauty photographer. I suppose I’m quite similar in mind to Helmut Newton, obsessed with detail and excited by beautiful people and places. I love to direct my subjects and take control. To part fund the transition into portraiture I published my first book on wedding photography in 2007 and it went on to sell some 35,000 copies making it an instant best seller in it’s field.  Next came my first art book called Chloe Jasmine Whichello. This has gone on to receive wonderful critical acclaim. More information about the book and signed copies at ‘cheaper than Amazon prices’ can be purchased here. It took me until my early 30s to develop a maturity that enabled me to direct my clients and models. Effective communication and the ability to forge instant rapport are skills I learned quite late in life. Helping other photographers achieve their goals has been a big highlight in my recent years. My role in life has become to inspire and educate other photographers through a sharing of knowledge, wisdom and passion.

A few other random facts about me…
I love people and I suppose women in particular. I love their mannerisms, fashion, style and beauty. I love photographing women. I also get a buzz from teaching. My favourite colour is green. It is the signal colour for the start of spring and it reminds me of lying on the ground in apple orchards as a child. I’m an evening person. I come alive as the sun goes down, It’s when I like to party. I feel I have some Latin spirit in me that just wants to party until dawn. I have my roots firmly in the UK yet the climate is not how I like it. I’d like to live 1500km south of here in the Mediterranean region. Travel, photography and adventure are my main motivators right now. I like to have at least three international trips in the diary ahead of me.

Six things that I like…

  1. Youth – Vibrant, beautiful, effervescent, alive and broad-minded people excite me.
  2. Music – Rhythmic, mood enhancing and well structured music provides the sound track to my life.
  3. Sunlight – Sunlight uplifts me, it creates visual contrast and generates fabulous patterns of light.
  4. Food – Slow roasted lamb shanks with Dauphinoise potatoes and I suppose chocolate are my favourite foods.
  5. Drinks – Fine old world wines, beer and cappuccino are three of my life excesses.
  6. Connectivity – smart phones, and devices keep me connected via Twitter, my blog Prophotonut and Facebook.
Bragging rights
I'm still alive after years of partying. I have a fabulous daughter Francesca and a wonderful, patient wife Julie.
Education
  • BBC
    Trained as a cameraman, 1984 - 1987
    Evesham A113 and Q course. Television Centre in London and BBC Bristol
  • BBC
    Trained as a lighting director, 1992 - 1994
    Evesham Lighting Course. Television Centre TC5 and TC7
  • BBC
    Film conversion course, 1994 - 1994
    Studied film qualities and handling practices.
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I have been so impressed by the guys at RC Geeks. They gave me their time, expert knowledge and delivered my Phantom 2 and bits ahead of schedule. When a team go out of their way to exceed my expectations they get a mention. Thanks RC Geeks you have another raving fan :)
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