Portraits The Book
In this no-holds-barred e-book, I deconstruct my complete portrait making process. From the planning stages and capture, through to delivery and archive – it’s all here. I reveal my secrets of creative success and the proven techniques I employ to capture fabulous portraits anywhere, at any time.
• 356 richly illustrated pages
• 384 high res photographs with all the exposure and lighting details used to create them
• Over 50,000 words of creative vision that took me over two years to write
• Everything you need to know in one place
• An expert design with a layout that delivers the best reader experience for you
About the Author
Damien Lovegrove is a world renowned portrait photographer and Fujifilm UK ambassador. He has been a TV cameraman, a commercial photographer, a wedding and portrait photographer and now he is a writer, columnist, teacher, motivator and artist. He went to the BBC at the age of 19 and trained for three years to be a cameraman, going on to train as a Lighting Director, and leaving the BBC in 1998 to become a full time photographer.
He now specialises in making women look fabulous.
“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, it is what I see.“
“The secret of making consistently good photographs is to stay inspired and be passionate about photography. Inspiration fuels the learning of new techniques, and passion generates the motivation needed to continually practice.”
“Everything I know about portrait photography is in this book. I hope it helps you to achieve a lifetime of enjoyment from your photography.” - Damien
5 Star Reviews
“If you're serious about portrait photography, this book is a must have. A wealth of information put together by Damien. His easy to learn, keep it simple approach makes you want get out there and start shooting. It is beautifully put together by a man whose passion is photography.” - Chris
“When the master speaks, everyone listens. Damien has condensed all of his photographic genius into a 356 page, beautifully illustrated and technically complete masterpiece. His advice is all encompassing; from establishing a rapport with his clients and setting up a shoot, to his camera settings, workflow and his tips in the digital darkroom. This book is a necessity for any photographer, like myself, who wishes to elevate the level of their portraiture from snapshot to art.” - Marie
“Every page is an inspiration, not only beauty-wise but also technically! The stunning photos are accompanied by their metadata and some very useful tips, giving a deeper insight in the process of their creation. The book is vibrant, joyful and full of life, just like Damien!” - Ioannis
“The man without secrets goes over just about everything you need to know in order to improve your game. Light, location, capture, import, post production - everything is explained by one of the greatest.” - Ricky & Jiri from Zenphoto
“Few can be unmoved by Damien’s irrepressible passion for portrait photography. Structured in a way which will appeal to the working photographer or ambitious amateur, the chapters in 'Portraits' are both accessible and inspirational, as they detail the technical elements of the work, along with some of the practical decisions made at the time. This will undoubtedly be my go-to reference for planning and managing portraits shoots. It is a constant reminder to evolve and improve.” - Ted