PORTRAITS

An eBook by Damien Lovegrove

Portraits - an ebook by Damien Lovegrove

“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

“The quality of the Fuji guide flows right over into the fully featured book, expanded to 356 pages and including 384 high-resolution images. To be honest, the pictures alone are worth the asking price, the wisdom on offer is a bonus!” - Professional Image-maker Magazine

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
  • Two resolutions of output (high or standard definition) to suit your broadband speed and device capacity. (Choose after making your purchase)
  • A print edition may become available in 2017. If you purchase the e-book, the amount you pay will be credited against the printed version

PORTRAITS – 356 page e-book
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About the book

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What you’ve been saying

“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 (Fujifilm X-Photographer

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

Read more reviews or write your review here.

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FAQs

Can I have the book on my computer, tablet and my phone at the same time?

Yes. We recommend you initially download your order onto a desktop/laptop computer.  Whilst your copy is licenced for you, you can have a copy of the ebook on as many of your devices as you like. Once you have the file on your computer, open up iTunes and import the file into your media library. Then connect your mobile device or iPad and synchronize in the usual way.

To read the book on an iOS device (iphone/ipad) you can open up iBooks and the book should appear on your shelf. iBooks is pre-installed on iOS 8 and later.

Android users may need to install an app to view the book. Search for ‘PDF readers’ in your Google Play app. Some popular free viewers include: Google PDF Viewer, Google Drive, Adobe Acrobat, PDF Reader, Polaris Office, Foxit MobilePDF.

How big are the files?

There are two resolutions to choose from pdf-HD or pdf-SD to suit your broadband speed and your device capacity. The HD version is approx. 1.25gb and the SD version is 250mb, and you have the option to choose after making payment.

Can I print the book out?

Yes. We thought it would be important to allow customers to print out their own personal copy if they prefer to read it that way.

Will there be a print version of the book?

Possibly! We would like to print the book at some point in the future if there is enough demand. If you buy the digital copy of the book, you will be able to deduct the price you paid from the cost of the printed version. Please keep your order receipt with your order ID number.

Is tax included in the price?

It is now the law that businesses who sell digital products to European customers need to charge VAT based on where their customers are. All European countries charge a different rate, and the VAT rate of your country will be added on to your purchase at checkout unless you are registered for VAT.  If this is the case, you will be required by E.U law to pay the tax yourself.  Customers in the UK are currently exempt however as Damien Lovegrove is under the UK VAT threshold.


Read on the go

Here’s our handy 3 step guide to make the most of your book and read it when and where you want.

1. Download your book

Once payment has been made you’ll be redirected to your download link. Your order receipt will be emailed to you. We recommend you initially download your order onto a desktop/laptop computer.

2. Place/Import files

If you’re an iOS user, import the book into your iBooks app first, then open iTunes. For Android users, place the file into a media folder that synchronises with your mobile device.

3. Sync with devices

Then connect your mobile device and synchronise in the usual way.


Apple iOSFor iOS users

To read the book on an iOS device (iphone/ipad) you can open up iBooks and the book should appear on your shelf. iBooks is pre-installed on iOS 8 and later. Please note that you will need to download the file onto your computer first, following the steps listed above.

Android IconFor Android users

Android users may need to install an app to view the book. Search for ‘PDF readers’ in your Google Play app. Some popular free viewers include: Google PDF Viewer, Google Drive, Adobe Acrobat, PDF Reader, Polaris Office, Foxit MobilePDF.

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Fujifilm X Photographer Damien Lovegrove 2017

About Damien Lovegrove

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.

“Being a good portrait photographer requires key traits like having integrity, fun, respectfulness and a personable character. It wasn’t until I was in my early 30s that I began to gain that all important confidence needed to hone these skills, and I shot my first portrait in 1996 at the age of 32.”

“Some of the leading photographers I met early in my career had confidence and craft skills in bucket loads, but somehow they lost the desire or focus to really push themselves to greatness, and they fell by the wayside. It takes continual practice and improvement to get the most from photography and there are many obstacles along the way to overcome.”

“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.”

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PORTRAITS

“A book full of all my secrets of how I approach and make amazing photographs.”

Buy now £40*

* Please see our FAQs above for more information regarding taxes in the EU.

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