The Lovegrove guide to photographing portraits on location using flash

This video is the perfect accompaniment to the Portrait Lighting Mastery course and the eBook called Portraits.

“If you’re serious about using flash on location – this video is for you. It breaks down all the processes in easy-to-understand chunks. Whether you are looking for inspiration or technical information it’s all here in this one feature-length production.”Damien Lovegrove

Make The World Your Portrait Studio

  • 25 chapters filled with simple, effective tips and strategies for creating beautiful portraits with medium-powered flash units
  • Easy-to-follow and replicable techniques to improve your flash photography
  • Knowledge suitable for users of any flash system or camera brand
  • Aimed at photography professionals, enthusiastic hobbyists, and students alike
  • 2-hour 24-minute runtime, shot in full HD 1080p in real-time so you can see the action from start to finish
  • Every image includes metadata to enhance your understanding of the settings used
  • A wide range of locations including country houses both inside and out, busy city streets, tree-lined parks, seafronts, and even an abandoned hospital.
  • Enthralling content that will leave you wanting more
  • A lifetime of lighting education delivered in less than 3 hours
  • Directed and presented by one of the most infectious and enthusiastic characters in photography

Lumen Reviews


Downloaded and watched (several times) educational, inspirational and excellent way to spark your imagination. A complete must for photographers.

David Edwards


Lumen is a masterpiece. It really contains everything a social or portrait photographer needs to know about flash… it’s a bargain and I will be recommending to my contacts without hesitation.



WOW!! That’s another GREAT tutorial video!

Ioannis Tsouloulis


WOW! You all need a pat on the back for producing a masterpiece. I think that the Lovegrove style could ‘sell’ or ‘educate’ on any subject and you’d walk away with a feel good factor that you could not buy outside any night club.



I bought my copy last night to complete my collection of all your video tutorials and as always it’s a masterpiece for us photographers. Thank you for all your hard work.



Love the production value! Just like your previous videos, it makes me want to go out and shoot! Lots of energy, contrary to some of the other tutorials out there.

Piet Van den Eynde


If you only buy one video on lighting this year it probably should be this one. This is one of the best lighting videos currently available.

Murray Laidlaw


Fantastic job on the tutorial! Really love it.


Damien Lovegrove

Damien Lovegrove is a world-renowned portrait photographer and Fujifilm 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.

“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.” Damien Lovegrove

Frequently Asked Questions

What devices can I watch the video on?

Whilst the video is exclusively licenced for you only, you may have a copy of the video on multiple devices you own – ie. tablet, phone, TV. We recommend initially downloading the video files onto a desktop or laptop computer then syncing the files to mobile devices. TIP: By creating a playlist in iTunes of the video files in order you can then seemlessly watch the complete production without needing to switch to the next part.Lumen files are .MOV files. If you are using a PC, some versions of Windows Media Player do not support .MOV files. The Classic version does, apparently. If you are using Windows Media Player and you are experiencing any issues with sound, please try Quicktime or download this free VLC player for Windows Media Player

How can I watch it on my iphone or ipad?

Once you have the file on your computer, open up iTunes and import the files into your media library. Then connect your mobile/tablet and synchronise the files in the usual way. You should be able to then play the videos in your default video apps.

How many download files are there and how big are they?

Lumen has been split into a few smaller files to reduce download times and make it a little easier for the majority of our customers. There are 4 files, each approx 1.5gb plus the PDF guide. Please download one file at a time to minimise download issues.

What flash equipment is used in the production?

Damien exclusively uses Godox branded flashes in this latest production including the Godox AD200 pocket flash, AD600BM plus various light modifiers and accessories. The imagery created in the production can easily be produced using many other branded flash equipment with similar specifications and power output. If you’re looking to up your game in flash photography then this is the production for you.

I'm thinking of doing the Lighting Portraits Mastery course. Do I need this as well?

Yes, This is a complimentary product. You will see how Damien rigs lights, communicates with models and builds a shooting rhythm in this video.