Depth of Field: Damien Lovegrove

Depth of Field: Damien Lovegrove

Damien Lovegrove is a treasure trove of both photographic and business knowledge. With years of photographic commercial and wedding work under his belt, this knowledge is all field tested by real life. I feel fortunate that he took an hour out of his busy schedule to share some of this insight with us. To say Damien is easy to talk with would be an understatement. He is flowing with wisdom, ideas, encouragement and more.

Damien is considered by many to be one of the world’s most influential contemporary photographers. These days he is best known for creating portraits that make women look amazing. Damien is known for his lighting style picture composition. If you don’t believe me check out his website, Lovegrove Photography and you will soon be convinced.

He is also a fellow Fujifilm X-Photographer and ambassador. He has shot exclusively with Fuji cameras since May 2012.

Damien shoots around 1,000 frames a week. He says if he doesn’t shoot that much in a week he starts to feel like he is going backwards. Yet, I never got the impression in this conversation that he is driven to the point where he runs over everyone in his way. Generous with his knowledge and experience, he speaks with me about creating what he calls that “big picture equation” that helps a photographer stay afloat financially. We also spoke about developing a style that is uniquely yours and how critical this is to your work. We cover how to take a dream and turn it into a reality and so much, much more.

Check out Damien’s work at:

Twitter: @damienlovegrove
Instagram: @damienlovegrove
Personal Website: Lovegrove Photography

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About The Author

Matt Brandon

Matt is a Malaysia based humanitarian and travel photographer. Well known as a photographer and international workshop instructor, Matt’s images have been used by business and organizations around the globe. Matt also on the design board for Think Tank Photo, a camera bag manufacturer. In 2013 Matt founded the On Field Media Project to train the staff of non-profits to use appropriate technology to produce timely as well as quality images.


  1. David Edwards

    What a blooming marvellous podcast… this should be put as a sticky on every single photoforum, photo group on FB the works… Love Matt’s interview technique and the sagely advice from Damien… thank you from a working photographer for your continuing selfless sharing of knowledge… Continually inspired by Damien…

    • Matt Brandon

      David, Thanks for your kind words. Damien was an easy interview. 😉 So much knowledge and so willing to share. Feel free to check out many of the other podcast in this series. Thanks again.

  2. Anuj Madan

    That was so nice! As a X-Photographer AND a Hasselblad user…listening to you two chat…smooth deep voices and all…I felt a pride and calm come into my mind. Like everything will be okay, just got to keep shooting, work on my art, and learn the business over time. No rush…just persistence and consistent love for what I do.
    Absolutely lovely. Thank you both.

    • Matt Brandon

      Anuj, thank you for your kind comment. It made my day!

  3. Martin Scherer

    I am very excited about this interview of Damien Lovegrove by Matt Brandon. The way of Damien’s story telling is very inspiring. I like his authenticity, honesty and passion of what he is doing. Very realistic judgment of negativ impact of booming digital photography on professional wedding photographers and his personal path of professional reorientations. I hope that his positiv attitude to different topics in this podcast might inspire many other photographers and will be good motivation for others in similar situations. I will relisten to this podcast and will recommend it to others. Well Done! In admiration of his work I hope I will once in my life get a place to participate in one of his photo travel adventures!

  4. Tim L

    Terrific podcast episode, Matt, Both interesting and helpful. I could listen to you guys chat every week. Great audio quality too.

    • Matt Brandon

      Glad to hear you enjoyed it Tim. Feel free to rate us or leave a comment on iTunes.


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