Speedlight Photography Tutorials
If you are looking for top quality speedlight photography training then you've come to the right place. Damien Lovegrove is one of the foremost trainers of photography and entrepreneurial business strategies in our industry. He specializes in advanced lighting training particularly speedlight and continuous lighting techniques. A published writer and regular columnist, Damien has traveled the globe sharing his knowledge and expertise.
Damien learned his trade as a cameraman and lighting director during 14 years at the BBC, working on programmes such as the Clothes Show, Top of the Pops and Casualty. Days off from filming were often spent taking photographs for a variety of top name clients including Peugeot, Motorola, and Adidas.
Speedlight Mastery - The feature-length video tutorial
In 2009, Damien Lovegrove set out to produce his fifth training video on the subject of speedlights (speedlites). This feature length high-definition production titled Speedlight Mastery is jam packed with tips, ideas and solutions to problems you've yet to encounter. It's a video designed to inspire and stimulate the creativity within you. Damien delivers the constant stream of valuable information in a logical and fluid way. If you want to light portraits on location like a top pro then this video is for you. Speedlight Mastery is available on Blu-Ray, in standard definition on DVD, and now available as a complete download including 12 additional bonus chapters.
Damien shows exactly how he designs a picture from scratch deciding upon background, lens choice, shooting position, and framing before he goes on to set up the Speedlights. Once the lighting is rigged he brings in his model and shows how he evolves the shoot, working with his model to get the look he wants.
"I am SO impressed with the outstanding quality of instruction on this DVD. Keep up the good work guys :-)" - Simon
"Well the DVD arrived; superb. Everything I learnt with you on Urban Portraits reinforced plus much more. I look forward to seeing you again for more training. Great DVD and a superb learning tool." - Richard
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Speedlight Mastery - The Photography Training Workshop
From March 2010, Damien Lovegrove has been holding speedlight training workshops both here in the UK and across the world. This full single day event is a down to earth creative session that will push you beyond your usual photographic comfort zone and bring you out the other side as a master of the Speedlight. Using up to three Speedlights to create dramatic and beautiful portraits will become a breeze after attending this workshop.
New locations, new opportunities and a new shooting method will ensure that we are able to stay ahead of the competition. Everything that you learn will be repeatable with simple affordable ebay transmitters, so you won't feel the need to go an buy an expensive flash trigger system. Damien will provide you with triggers on the day.
This workshop is ideal for all portrait photographers.
Clive said: It was refreshing to attend a workshop that was full on from start to finish. Damien exceeded my expectations with detailed direction on every aspect of shooting with speedlights and various accessories. Our model was just lovely in looks and personality and remained bubbly throughout the day regardless of the cold conditions. I not only came away with significantly increased knowledge but some great images.
Chris said: There are course's and there are COURSE'S, THIS WAS THE LATTER! If you are serious about fashion photography this day is for you. Damien burns for what he does, there´s a BUZZ about him and after being with him for 5 mins you're hooked too, Great! 100% SPOT ON.
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Interior Speedlight Portraits Workshop
This in-depth training day will guide you through the various different ways to handle available light and speedlights indoors leaving you with the knowledge and confidence to master light in any location or venue. You will be working with a model wearing a range of evening dresses and perhaps even a wedding dress.
You will start with the basics from one off camera flash and work up to multiple speedlight set-ups. You will also learn how to balance speedlights with avaiable light and make the most of various different diffusers and light modifiers such as grids, softboxes and gels.
Please bear in mind that you may also work with available light only at times as not every situation calls for speedlights, so why ruin naturally beautiful light? The aim is to understand when, where and how speedlights should be used.
Lee said: It was a fantastic day, I am still buzzing! It was my second course with Damien so I knew it would be good. The level of detail was spot on, plus you can fire off questions all day which is worth the price alone.
Andrew said: For me - Damien is at his best delivering this style of workshop. I've attended most of the workshops on offer and they are always inspiring, always jam-packed with content and always well managed (ie great venues, good lunch, directions all spot on - all the "boring" bits, but the bits you tend to remember if they go wrong!).
One aspect of Damien's training that is always impressive is that if there is any spare time (we were running slightly ahead of schedule at one point) Damien tries to squeeze in another set up or explanation, rather than extending the lunch or finishing early - it really gives the impression that he cares and isn't just working to a script - its hard not to be inspired by that level of enthusiasm.
I'm struggling to think of anything I would have preferred to have been different. Do thank Damien for a fab day!
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