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.
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Cactus V6 Flash Transceivers and RF60 Flashguns are now available for pre-order from LovegroveShop.com
Limited UK stock expected early next week. Grab yourself some wireless wonders.
The Cactus V6 is the World’s First wireless flash trigger that works ON ANY CAMERA (with a standard hot shoe or PC Sync port) to control power output, wirelessly, of Canon, Nikon and Pentax’s system flashes ALL AT THE SAME TIME.
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Watch this space for further details soon...
For those that can't wait, check out the trailer here:
Illumination Trailer - Lovegrove Photography Training
Due to cancellation, a place has just become available on our workshops in Spain next month. If you would like to grab this amazing opportunity, please book via the link below:
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
"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." Damien Lovegrove
A masterclass video in lighting location portraits presented by Damien Lovegrove.
Gwyn Cole says "Damien's unique style of training has changed my photography forever! This new video delves deeper into the use of light and has already changed how I shoot in dark spaces, direct my subjects and think differently about how I compose my images. Most of all, it's encouraged me to push myself further!"
We have a special 2 week launch price of just £45 (no code required, just add the video to your basket and complete check out).
Watch the trailer, or buy the complete video here:
Vicki is lovely, very patient, and always such fun to work with. Only 1 place left. Book now!
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- Lovegrove Photography LtdPhotographer, 1992 - present
- Lovegrove ConsultingPhotographer, 2005 - 2012
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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…
- Youth – Vibrant, beautiful, effervescent, alive and broad-minded people excite me.
- Music – Rhythmic, mood enhancing and well structured music provides the sound track to my life.
- Sunlight – Sunlight uplifts me, it creates visual contrast and generates fabulous patterns of light.
- Food – Slow roasted lamb shanks with Dauphinoise potatoes and I suppose chocolate are my favourite foods.
- Drinks – Fine old world wines, beer and cappuccino are three of my life excesses.
- Connectivity – smart phones, and devices keep me connected via Twitter, my blog Prophotonut and Facebook.
- BBCTrained as a cameraman, 1984 - 1987Evesham A113 and Q course. Television Centre in London and BBC Bristol
- BBCTrained as a lighting director, 1992 - 1994Evesham Lighting Course. Television Centre TC5 and TC7
- BBCFilm conversion course, 1994 - 1994Studied film qualities and handling practices.