National Army Museum Portrait Photography Workshop

29 September 2018, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Photographer Rory Lewis leads this practical full-day course on portrait photography.

Portraits from Soldiery Rory Lewis Photographer 2018

Inspired by his recent exhibition, Soldiery – which featured 278 portraits of British Army soldiers – Rory Lewis leads this course focused on developing your skills in portrait photography.

 

Rory’s fun and practical learning techniques and use of professional models will help you hone your skills and add to your photography portfolio. Aimed at both amateur and more experienced photographers, the course will cover studio flash lighting, the effect of soft boxes, umbrellas, snoots and reflectors. You’ll learn what a light’s main function is and how lighting affects the final image.

 

Refreshments and lunch are included in the cost of the course.

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£149.00

Programme

10.00am – Welcome and talk by Rory Lewis on The Medium of Portraiture

10.45am – Refreshments

11.00am – High key portraiture

12.30pm – Lunch

1.15pm – Vivid chiaroscuro portraiture

2.00pm – Low key portraiture (Rembrandt lighting, split and short lighting)

4.00pm – Closing remarks from Rory Lewis

National Army Museum Photography Workshop with Rory Lewis

Corporate Photography Training Day’s With Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle 2018

 

About the Instructor

 

Rory Lewis is a British portrait photographer, his body of work includes countless celebrity sittings with Actors such as Sir Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Derek Jacobi, Natalie Dormer, Ian McShane, Iain Glen and many other Portraits of Musicians and men and women of accomplishment. Rory’s work has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in London & Lectures at the National Portrait Gallery & Victoria & Albert Museum, and his recent Photography Exhibitions Northerners Photography & Expressive have received Nationwide Recognition being featured by the BBC and National Press & Television. Rory’s client list includes Pepsi, Ministry of Defence, Cancer Research UK, The Guardian & The Times Newspapers. Rory’s inspirations include Renaissance Portraiture and German Expressionist Cinema.

Rory Lewis Session with Sir Patrick Stewart


About the Workshop

Rory Lewis Photographer runs Photography Workshops throughout the UK. Aimed at Beginners Rory’s Corporate Digital Photography Course will give your staff the knowledge and hands-on practical experience to succeed in capturing your internal Photography.

All courses are practical tuition sessions giving your team plenty of time to learn hands on the skills taught. Thid eill enable them to capture amazing photography for your business. Group sizes are kept small to 6-10 delegates so they can get hands on in the practical tutorials. Rory uses fun, practical learning techniques for all his digital photography courses.

Stephen Graham Portrait Sitting Rory Lewis London Portrait Photographer


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Dates & Locations

Corporate Photography Training Day With Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis


London

Farringdon Studio | 2 Bleeding Heart Yard | EC1N 8SJ London | United Kingdom

Thursday, 26 July 2018 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)


Glasgow

ABode Glasgow | 129 Bath Street | G2 2SZ Glasgow | United Kingdom

Thursday, 16 August 2018 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)


Newcastle

Hotel du Vin & Bistro | Allan House, City Rd, | NE1 2BE Newcastle | United Kingdom

Thursday, 30 August 2018 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)


Manchester

ABode Manchester | 107 Piccadilly | M1 2DB Manchester | United Kingdom

Thursday, 6 September 2018 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)


Schedule

10 – 11.30am How to use your Camera Equipment:

• How to hold your camera correctly, which helps you to get sharp photos every time.
• Which lenses to use for which photos, so that you can best capture a specific subject or scene.
• How to change lenses correctly in order to prevent irritating dust spots from forming on each photograph.
• What your DSLR camera’s limitations are and how to compensate for them when you’re photographing scenes with high contrast.
• Why and when you should support your camera on tripods and bean bags.

How and when to change Camera Settings:

11.30 – 1.00pm How to be more creative:

• Different Shooting modes (which allows you to be more creative).
• File size and format (ensuring that you take the best possible quality shots).
• White balance and Metering mode (which allows you to influence the ‘warmth’ or ‘coolness’ of your photos and the way that the camera exposes what it sees.
• Drive mode (which allows you to shoot like a pistol or like a machine gun).
• Auto focus mode (which tells the camera whether you’re photographing something standing still or something that is moving).
• Auto focus point selection (which allows you to focus on either the whole subject or scene, or on a very specific part of it).
• ISO (which allows you to take sharp photos in low light conditions)
• Exposure compensation (which allows you to quickly make a photo lighter or darker).
• How to influence the depth of field in your photos in Aperture Priority.
• How to freeze action or capture movement in Shutter Priority.
• How to use the little pictures, or Scene selections, on your camera’s Shooting mode dial.

How Light influences your photos:

1.00pm Lunch

 

1.30pm, – 2.30pm Composing your Photography
• How to take colourful, representative images in front light.
• How to highlight detail and texture in side light.
• How to capture dramatic back light images that contain silhouettes and golden rim light.
• How to take photos in diffused light on overcast days.
• How to use your camera’s built-in flash effectively.

What perfect Composition is:

2.30pm Coffee Break

 

2.40pm – 3.40pm Expanding on Composition

• When to change the camera orientation from horizontal to vertical.
• How to blur the background of a perfect portrait photos in 4 easy steps.
• How to apply the Rule of thirds to ensure beautifully balanced photos.
• Where to leave the correct amount of space in your photos.
• How to draw your viewers’ eyes into your photos with the help of leading lines.
• How to compose striking images by changing your angle.
• 5 simple steps to perfect composition!

How to become a more Creative photographer:

• How to use reflections in your photos.
• What a natural frame is and how to find and use it in your images.
• How to incorporate different complimentary colours in your photos.
• How to use repetition effectively in your photos.
• How to highlight the size of something by incorporating and element of scale, and finally,
• How to tell a story with your photos.
3.40pm Questions
4.00pm Summery

4.30pm Close


Rob Gros Corporate Portraits

Rob Gros is a British innovator and businessman. He is the founder and CEO of Chemical Intelligence Limited & Sanitas Healthcare. He is most famous for his work in the licensing, research and development of antimicrobial technology. Developing a revolutionary new rubber examination gloves. Rob commissioned a series of portraits for several online and print editorials at the London Studio.

 

A professional business headshot is an opportunity to portray a brand image to potential customers who aren’t just researching ‘what’ you do. They are just as interested in who you are. I have many years experience working with companies to create polished business portraits. You will find my friendly and professional approach helps put even the most photo-phobic at ease.

 

You can either visit my studios in London, Liverpool or Leeds. Or I can come to your office setting up a mini-studio, including lighting and a portable background. I can either replicate a picture you like, or I’m happy to advise on a style which would work best for your purposes. I’ll provide you with a selection of shots, generally showing a range of different expressions to help you fine-tune the corporate image you wish to put across. Read More…..

Rob Gros Portrait, Photographer Rory Lewis London

Rob Gros Portrait, Photographer Rory Lewis London

Rob Gros Portrait, Photographer Rory Lewis London

Los Angeles Discounted Actors Headshot Sessions August 22nd, 23rd, 24th 2018

Los Angeles Actors Headshots Rory Lewis Photographer

”In need of a new Headshot? British Photographer Rory Lewis will be holding a discounted Introductory Actors Headshot Session in Los Angeles. Rory has created Actors Headshots for the finest Acting Talent. Stars of Stage and Screen from Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Derek Jacobi, David Warner, Natalie Dormer, Iain Glen, Julian Glover and the list goes on”

Natalie Dormer & Emma Rigby Rory Lewis Los Angeles Headshots Actress Actors Photographer

Actor Toby Jones Rory Lewis Headshots Actress Actors Photographer

“Rory has developed his own unique style of working with actors ensuring their photographic headshot experience is an enjoyable; relaxed session; to create the very best in Headshots.”

Harry Groener Los Angeles Actors Headshots (Rory Lewis Photographer)

Client Reviews

 

Results from February 2018 Headshot Sessions


“Very Very Pleased ”

Written on: 08/02/2018 by J Derrington

I have had a few headshot sessions and photoshoots before and I hate having my picture taken. I was put immediately at ease and given slight directions to help change stance and also the thought process for each photo. The pictures themselves are of high quality (even before editing) and in terms of value for money, I would say that for photos of this quality and the quantity of images that you can get afterwards, is phenomenally good value. 

I can’t wait for 2 years down the line when I will need new ones. Thanks!


“A pleasure to work with”

Written on: 02/02/2018 by Joel Quinn Via Reviewcentre.com

I contacted Rory for an Actors Headshot Session and I was not disappointed. Rory was extremely pleasant and welcoming . As for the session itself I couldn’t have felt more comfortable about my shots. He kept me visually updated throughout the shoot with how they were turning out so that we could adjust and tweak things to get the final shots I was looking for!

Sir Patrick Stewart Los Angeles Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

For some actors having their photo taken can be extremely nerve-racking experience after all stills photography is an unnatural concept for actors who as used to moving on stage and screen. For others it’s not such an ordeal. Make the Right Choice for Your Actors Headshots. Professional, Inventive, Expertly Directed, Relaxed Sessions. Rory Lewis Actors Headshots Photographer.

 

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Introductory Package $175.00

 

 


Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th, August 2018

Sessions will run from 10.00am-6.00pm


Photo Film Stage Studio

820 Thompson Ave, Glendale, CA 91201, USA


PACKAGE DETAILS

30 Minute Session with Rory Lewis

150 Images Presented VIA Digital Gallery

1 Image Retouched

(Time Slots Available from 10am – 6.30pm)


Wednesday 22nd August 2018

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Thursday 23rd August 2018

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Friday 24th August 2018

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I shoot in colour and convert into black and white you receive both colour and black and white copies of your retouched images. You will receive your contact sheets on-line via your own private web page within 24 hours.

Once you have chosen your two photos I will re-touch and crop them for you and changes can be made before you receive your final photos.

Steven Cole & Craig Charles Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

With regards to airbrushing, I feel this is a very important area as too much can spoil a photo, this is why I spend a great deal of time working on your photos and like to include you in this process via email or your private page so please make sure you pick the right photos.

You will receive all final photos by via your private page.

 

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Summer 2018 Photography Workshops London

Rory Lewis Photographer has made an outstanding contribution to photography and the visual arts, creating consistently imaginative and thought-provoking portraits. Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Ian McShane, Sir Derek Jacobi, Natalie Dormer, and many others have sat for Rory and his unique style is becoming renown.

 

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London 2018! THREE Photography Workshops on their way over the Summer. From Portraiture, to Fine Art Nude. You can learn more in one day than months of reading about photographic technique.

Rory Lewis Session with Sir Patrick Stewart

Whether you are a total beginner or a semi-professional photographer. Rory’s Professional Digital Photography Courses will give you the knowledge and hands-on practical experience to succeed as a Freelance Photographer or to simply make better photos as a Hobby.


 Early Bird Offer Save 20% if you book before 1st July 2018.

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ALL courses are practical tuition sessions giving you plenty of time to learn hands on the skills taught. Enabling you to work with professional models on the day and capture amazing photography for your portfolio. Group sizes are kept small to 10-15 delegates so you can get hands on in the practical tutorials. Rory uses fun, practical learning techniques for all his digital photography courses. You will work professional models to hone your skills and walk away with new photography techniques.

Delegate Feedback

” In one word “Inspiring” “Rory was open to and encouraged all questions, which were answered in detail. Rory shared his extensive lighting knowledge in addition to how to bring out the character in a portrait subject in a fun. informal, enjoyable manner. Would recommend this course to any portrait photographer wanting to improve their craft.” 

Dorothy Via ReviewCentre.com


“Excellent photography workshop. We went through 8 different light set ups starting with a single light source and ending up with two light sources with the tightest control of the light. There was a lot to take in and was very happy with the photos I took. The breadth of the material covered was excellent. Very pleased to have attended. Thanks Rory!”

Adrian Via ReviewCentre.com

 

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Art Nude Photography Course London

Saturday 21st July 2018

10:00am-16:00pm

Farringdon Studio
2 Bleeding Heart Yard
EC1N 8SJ London
United Kingdom

£164.00


“This Course is a Must for the Art Nude Photographer,  On the Day a published  art nude model will be modelling throughout the Workshop” Great chance to capture a diverse portfolio.

An Internationally published MODEL will be provided for you to shoot. Advice will be given on lighting, direction and posing. Teaching is presented in an easy to understand relaxed and entertaining manner.”


Low Key (Chiaroscuro Lighting) Portrait Masterclass

Saturday, 28th July, 2018

10:00am-16:00pm

Farringdon Studio
2 Bleeding Heart Yard
EC1N 8SJ London
United Kingdom

£154.00


In this practical workshop you will learn how to use the correct lighting methods to sculpt the light perfectly illuminating your subjects in low key. We will utilise different modifiers including barn doors, snoots, reflectors, and Flags. Working with a Professional Model with amazing bone structure and facial expression. This course is a MUST for all those enthusiastic portrait photographers who want to improve their low key lighting technique and capture amazing shots for their portfolios.


PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS

Saturday 4th August 2018

10:00am-16:00pm

Farringdon Studio
2 Bleeding Heart Yard
EC1N 8SJ London
United Kingdom

£154.00


You will walk away from this course with the skill to develop and improve your portrait photography techniques. From Beginners to Intermediate Photographers, these sessions cater for the amateur and semi-professional. Learn studio flash lighting, develop your understanding of studio technique and test using photographic models.


Lieutenant General James Bashall CBE Portrait Sitting

Delighted to work with Lieutenant General James Bashall CBE, who commissioned a military portrait sitting at his Headquarters in Aldershot. A tall and imposing man, Lieutenant General Bashall was a hero of the Iraq War. He commanded the 1st Mechanised Brigade in Basra, in 2007.

 

Bashall’s military career had also seen him commanding the 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment (‘2 Para’) in Afghanistan.  The General is one of the British Army’s most experienced combat commanders, justifiably proud of his service with the Parachute Regiment. I directed Bashall to pose side-on, elegantly displaying his paratrooper wings. I also opted for a low angle, to emphasise both pride and duty.

 

Based in London Rory Lewis is the UK’s foremost Military Portraitist Photographer, who is regularly commissioned to photograph high profile Military Officers for all three branches of the Military Army, RAF & Royal Navy. Portraits are very important to military personal, to be captured in Uniform looking ones best and in full finery can fill one with pride for the service. Rory Lewis Photographer offers a comprehensive service to Members of the Armed Forces, RAF, Royal Navy and Army who are looking to capture a professional portrait. Read More…..

Lieutenant General James Bashall CBE Commander Home Command (Military Portraits, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis)

Lieutenant General James Bashall CBE Commander Home Command (Military Portraits, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis)

George Kafetzis Actors Headshots

Actor George Kafetzis in need of an update of his actors headshots portfolio, booked my package one session at the London studio. Working through three clothing and lighting changes, I expertly directed George to depict several different characters. From a father to a detective and a villain, all these complimenting his casting profile.

 

If you’re in need of an update, or if you are even just starting out as an actor. Make the right choice for your actors headshots. Professional, inventive, expertly directed, relaxed sessions by Rory Lewis actors headshots photographer.

 

Whether you’re based in London, Liverpool or Leeds. Rory Lewis photographer can provide a unique service, capturing dynamic and powerful Actors Headshots. Headshots which enable you to stand out from the crowd and gain the interest of agencies and casting directors. 

George Kafetzis Actors Headshots London Rory Lewis Photographer

George Kafetzis Actors Headshots London Rory Lewis Photographer

George Kafetzis Actors Headshots London Rory Lewis Photographer

George Kafetzis Actors Headshots London Rory Lewis Photographer

Powerful Actors Headshots Liverpool, Leeds, London Photographer Rory Lewis

Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, London

Whether you’re an Actor or Actress based in London, Liverpool or Leeds. Rory Lewis Photographer can provide a unique service. Capturing dynamic and powerful Actors Headshots. Headshots which enable you to stand out from the crowd and gain the interest of agencies and casting directors. 

Don’t choose a provincial photographer with little or no experience. Choose a photographer who has worked with the stars of stage and screen in London, New York, and Los Angeles. A photographer whose headshots represent some of the biggest names of stage and screen. Sir Patrick Stewart, to Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Derek Jacobi, Natalie Dormer, Iain Glen, Ian McShane, William Shatner and many more. 

Iain Glen Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

Capturing the perfect headshot requires time, and when you book a session with Rory Lewis you will enjoy a  relaxed service. A professional photographer should also be a skilled director. On the day of your session, Rory will direct you with inventive scenarios to bring out your acting talent. In other words acting to camera, as to show potential agents your energy, your vibe and your ability as an Actor. 

Toby Jones Rory Lewis London Headshots Actress Actors Photographer

Rory’s recent  session with Actor Julian Bleach, star of the Borgias and Doctor Who, illustrates how talent and acting ability can be conveyed. Julian’s appearance is retained, very little air-brushing is applied. This is very important if you wish to present your image to casting directors. The expression is distant yet aloof, it has energy, it draws the eye, this is what your headshot needs to evoke. 

Your headshot is your first point of contact with any agency or casting director. If it doesn’t stand out; if it doesn’t have the energy; the raw talent which demonstrates your craft. Your headshot won’t work for you. Headshots are a very big investment to an actor, sessions are expensive. You need to make your headshot work for you. It represents you and your character your style, your talent and it must reflect all these things. 

Logan McPeak LA Headshots Rory Lewis Photographer

Most of Rory’s headshot sessions with Celebrities last 15-20 minutes, this is all the time he is allotted to capture the stars of stage and screen. In this time Rory has to think fast, breaking the ice and directing these talented actors to capture the headshot which will represent them for the next 12 months to – 2 years. Just think about what Rory can do for you in 1 hour, creating a powerful headshot which will enable you to stand out from the crowd.

Look at Rory’s session with Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Patrick’s striking and undeniable acting ability is presented to the lens. Sharp and solemn expressions hold the viewer. If your image doesn’t inspire the viewer, provoke the imagination, it won’t stand out it will be viewed for a split second without consideration. 

 

It is time to think about your headshot photographer, don’t settle for the cheap, shabby, and quick passport-like photo service, which inexperienced photographers may offer. Select the finest Actors Headshot photographer available. 

 

 

1st Battalion, The Rifles Portrait Sittings

Soldiery (British Army Portraits) was one of the most challenging projects of my career. Now the exhibitions are completed I can take the opportunity to publish a selection of portraits from the sittings.

The subjects of my first photoshoot, where the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, The Rifles. I discovered little has changed since the Napoleonic Wars. The Rifles, are still at the forefront of battle, trained as marksmen. They don’t carry a flag. Instead, their Battle Honours are carried on Parade uniforms.

Lieutenant Baldwin 1st Battalion The Rifles (Rory Lewis Photographer 2018) Military Portrait Photographer (London)

Captain Massey 1st Battalion The Rifles (Rory Lewis Photographer 2018) Military Portrait Photographer (London)

Each Rifleman is entrusted with the Battle Honours of the regiment, wearing a representative selection of Battle Honours. On the Belt Plate there are 34 Battle Honours represented, inherited from the forming and antecedent regiments.

Sergeant Bugle Major Lewis 1st Battalion The Rifles (Rory Lewis Photographer 2018) Military Portrait Photographer (London)

The bugle has traditionally been used in the past both to communicate with, and to direct Riflemen. The bugle was adopted for use in the 18th century, as it was light and easy to use unlike the cumbersome drum. It’s clear note could be heard for up to three miles whereas a drum signal became indistinct. It was originally an ox bugle but later made in silver which gave a clearer note.

Rifleman Woods 1st Battalion The Rifles (Rory Lewis Photographer 2018) Military Portrait Photographer (London)

The bugle is central to The Rifles’ musical traditions, but music has been carried forward and is still used today. Daily routine in the battalions is marked by bugle calls, and The Rifles sound, rather than beat, Retreat. They have gained a sort of fame over the years, largely due to the ‘Sharpe’ series.

Rifleman Armour 1st Battalion The Rifles (Rory Lewis Photographer 2018) Military Portrait Photographer (London)

Upon arrival at Chepstow, where The Rifles are based, I was greeted by a young officer no more than 23-years- of-age. It was here I found myself behind the lens for the first time, photographing soldiers as young as 18. It’s a humbling and awe-inspiring thought, to truly realise how young many of these soldiers are, and the careers they will go on to have.

Captain Axford 1st Battalion The Rifles (Rory Lewis Photographer 2018) Military Portrait Photographer (London)

Major General Bob Bruce CBE, DSO Military Portrait Sitting London

From a recent portrait commission with Royal Regiment of Scotland Colonel. Major General Bob Bruce CBE, DSO. Based in London Rory Lewis is the UK’s foremost Military Portraitist Photographer, who is regularly commissioned to photograph high profile Military Officers for all three branches of the Military Army, RAF & Royal Navy. Portraits are very important to military personal, to be captured in Uniform looking ones best and in full finery can fill one with pride for the service. Rory Lewis Photographer offers a comprehensive service to Members of the Armed Forces, RAF, Royal Navy and Army who are looking to capture a professional portrait. Read More…..

Major General Bob Bruce CBE, DSO, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Major-General Bob Bruce CBE, DSO