Lovegrove-1

Read part 1 of this 2 part feature article here.  Intro: As stated in the first part, I’m in no way a self proclaimed expert in these matters and I do recognise that there are many other systems to use when making photographs other than the ones I’ve highlighted in this feature. However, I do produce […]

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Lovegrove--1

Intro: I’m in no way a self proclaimed expert in these matters and I do recognise that there are many other systems to use when making photographs other than the ones I’ve highlighted in this feature. However, I do produce prints with a high image quality and the process that I use works for me. […]

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Desert-Mirage

Have you ever sat down and written a title for an essay with absolutely no idea how to complete the task? I thought that it would be fun to write a piece about just a few pictures that have become stepping stones in my life. Then perhaps other photographers who have made a career with […]

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ballet-lovegrove

The picture above is of my daughter Francesca and was taken with in camera softening and a simple studio lighting set up. The diffusion is created using a thin silk chiffon gauze stretched over a skylight filter. I like to get the look right in camera to save post production time later. Here are some […]

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Lovegrove-feature

There is no such thing as ‘the perfect light’ for every situation and there are often times on professional assignments where the lighting needs get really complicated. When I’m shooting for myself I can usually modify the picture slightly to suit the kit I have available but when a client has specific needs things can […]

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Lovegrove-flash-sunlight

In the shot above I used a single 400Ws flash pack and head. I fitted a 28cm high efficiency reflector and lit my model from a distance of five metres. The pack was an Elinchrom Quadra and it was flat out on full power. Full length pictures require more flash power than close ups because […]

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Lovegrove-film-noir-1

Just for fun… In my last post I showed my Hollywood portrait lighting style using just hard light from fresnel spotlights. The post before that featured two point lighting on the street using Speedlights. Now I’ve combined two point lighting with fresnel spotlights and styled the shoot with a Film Noir theme. Film Noir calls […]

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Lovegrove-Hollywood

The picture above shows the classic Hollywood look that is created when the nose shadow touches the cheek shadow to enclose a triangle of light on the unlit side of the face. The pictures in this post are the result of my summer 2013 project. I started my quest to revitalise the classic Hollywood look […]

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2-point-lighting

This is how I light some of my street portraits using the two point lighting technique that I learned way back in the 1980s while I was training at the BBC. The two point light principle is simplicity itself with the subject being lit from two opposing directions with the light sources are 180 degrees […]

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lovegrove-boudoir-1

When I set out my product offerings to my wedding clients back in 1998 a pre wedding shoot was a novel idea. It became the ‘walk in a park’ photo shoot for many photographers with shots couples walking towards the camera holding hands or leaning against a tree kissing. This serves most customers well but […]

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Johanna and Chris-102

In my previous post I showed how I capture love. Those tight passionate shots only make up a part of my engagement shoots. Here is the detail of my pre-wedding or engagement portraits process. I have included my business targets in case they are of interest to those of you who shoot weddings for a […]

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photographing-love-1

Shooting couples is like portraiture with an extra dynamic – relationship. Having been trained in television I’ve seen many a director at work cajoling the very essence of a plot out of the actors. Passion to pain all come easily into shot with the right cast and a great director. When I’m shooting pre wedding […]

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