Easter Weekend London Portrait Masterclass

Have you decided what you want to do this coming Easter Weekend; Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th April 2017? Look no further as Rory Lewis Photographer will be holding a special Two Day Weekend Masterclasses in Portraiture. Taking place at Calumet Photographic’s flagship store in Camden, Central London. Working with professional agency models, internationally published and boasting amazing bone structure. This course is a MUST for aspiring beginner and intermediate portrait photographer. Who want to learn and develop their studio & location Photography, build their portfolios, under the guidance of a seasoned pro. Particularly those photographers interested in creating Model, Wedding, Beauty, Actors, Talent & Corporate Portraiture should look at attending this workshop.

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

About Tutor

 

Rory Lewis is a British professional portrait photographer from Liverpool UK, his body of work includes countless celebrity sittings with Actors such as Sir Patrick Stewart, William ShatnerSir 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, Cancer Research UK, The Times. Rory’s inspirations include Renaissance Portraiture and German Expressionist Cinema.

London Easter Weekend Portrait Photography Masterclass Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th April 2017 With Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

 

Calumet Photographic Ltd, 99-103 Drummond St, Kings Cross, London NW1 2HJ

“Both Days are practical tuition sessions – learning hands-on-skills and enabling you to work with professional models  to capture amazing photographs for your portfolio. You will walk away from this course with the skills to develop and improve your photography techniques, learn studio flash lighting, develop your understanding of studio & location technique.”


London Portrait Masterclass Rory Lewis Photography School Tuition

Places are Limited to 15 Photographers

Day One 

10:00am Rory Lewis Talk on the Medium of Portraiture

10.45am Coffee & Refreshments (Provided)

11.00 am Power & Portraiture, Rory will teach beginners low key lighting, posing and direction to create an epic portrait.

12:30pm Lunch

13:15pm Beauty Portraiture,Rory will teach high key lighting & beauty portraiture.

14.30pm The Culture Portrait, Rory will teach you how to light low key portraits with Gels & Kickers.

16:00pm  Rory Lewis Will Sum up the Day & Prepare you for Day Two

17:00pm Close


Day Two

10:00am Rory Lewis Talk on Location Portraiture

10:45 Coffee & Refreshments (Provided)

11:00am Location Portraiture Lighting

13:00pm Lunch

13.45pm Low Key Portrait Lighting Mastered

15:45pm Rory Lewis will Sum up the Two Day Workshop

16:00pm Close


Testimonials

“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


The Photography Show 2017

Very pleased to announce for the first time I’ll be speaking and holding live demonstrations at the Photography Show NEC Birmingham 18-21 March 2017. Please take the opportunity to come along, gain advice, tips, and tricks on how to succeed as a professional photographer and learn lighting and directional techniques.

 

Weekend Programme

 

 

21-Mar-2017

Directing your portraits (Live Stage – Hall 5)

 

BOOK YOUR TICKETS

Discounted Tickets USE PROMO CODE SPKTPS17 TO SAVE £3.00 ON YOUR TICKETS

 

Beginners Photography Tuition Gift Vouchers

Thinking of purchasing a Digital Camera for a loved one this Christmas. Celebrity Portrait Rory Lewis offers One-to-One Beginners Digital Photography Courses Gift Vouchers are perfect Christmas presents.

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

 

Great Photography Experience:

 

Rory’s fun, creative and inspiring digital photography courses will explain the science and art of photography from the ground up with almost constant hands-on activities to start to put the theory into practice.

 

Taught One-to-One in a fully equipped studio these highly intensive courses will get you familiar with your camera and allow you to start taking real control over your photography.

 

Courses Cover:

  • All the essential functions and engineering of camera body and lens.
  • How to control and combine all different camera functions creatively.
  • Best way to photograph people, objects and landscapes.
  • How to capture sport and action.
  • Inspiring overview of composition rules.
  • How to set-up, clean and troubleshoot a camera.
Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

 

Three Hour One-to-One Beginners Photography Workshop £215.00

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

 

Courses available in Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, London Throughout 2017

 

Professional Tuition:

Being taught by full-time professional photographer Rory Lewis, who has honed his skills over a 10-year career working with international clients such as Pepsi, and household names such as Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen and Many More.

 

How Rory Lewis Gift Vouchers Work:

To redeem a gift voucher its recipient simply contact Rory Lewis via Email or VIA Phone to arrange your workshop. We will send a welcome reply email with booking confirmation, course outline and directions to the studios.

Sir Ian McKellen London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Sir Ian McKellen London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Rory Lewis Beginners Photography Gift Vouchers are Valid for 12 months – giving recipients plenty of time to redeem their gift. Dates available throughout 2017.

2017 Photography Workshops 12% OFF Early Bird Bookings Until 1st December 2016

In celebration of a successful year of photography workshops and masterclasses, 2017 will be the Rory Lewis Year of Learning. I am aiming to hold even more workshops and masterclasses in order to offer up  photographic learning opportunities for as many as possible. Whether you’re looking for Portrait Masterclasses aimed at the Complete Beginner, or Advanced Classes geared to hone your skills, lighting technique and direction, I have the class to suit.

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

12% OFF 2017 WORKSHOPS MARKED PRICES, USE PROMO CODE SAVE2017 to Book Your Places Offer Ends 1st December 2016

Behind the Scenes Rory Lewis Photographer Workshops/Courses

Behind the Scenes Rory Lewis Photographer Workshops/Courses

Professional models are provided for all Rory Lewis Photography Courses to ensure you develop your skills in a realistic environment. The benefit of this is that the session offers an ideal opportunity to not only improve your skills but also build your portfolio.

Rory Lewis Photographing Sir Patrick Stewart (2015)

WorkshopDate & Location Places & Booking
WorkshopDate & Location Places & Booking
Edinburgh PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS Edinburgh With Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory LewisSaturday 20th May 2017 Calumet Photographic, 3 Bonnington Business Centre, Tennant St, Edinburgh EH6 5HG

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

London Introduction to Portrait Photography Saturday 27th May 2017 Farringdon Studio 2 Bleeding Heart Yard, London EC1N 8SJ

18 Places Available Course Cost £129.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

DUBLIN FINE ART NUDE Photography Masterclass ONLY 12 PLACES AVAILABLE (COURSE FEATURES 2 PUBLISHED MODELS

DUBLIN WORKSHOP 3RD JUNE 2017 South William Studios 46, South William street Dublin 212 Places Available Course Cost 329 EURO

Click Here for More Information & to Book

Belfast Portrait Photography Masterclass Belfast Saturday 10th June 2017 Calumet Photographic 6 Boucher Road BT12 6HR Belfast United Kingdom

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Art Nude Photography Course Los AngelesSun 11 June 2017 10:00 – 17:00 PDT Sportsmen's Lodge & Conference Centre 12825 Ventura Blvd Studio City, LOS ANGELES 91604

18 Places Available Course Cost $329.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Portrait Masterclass Liverpool Saturday, 17th June 2017 With Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory LewisSaturday, 17th June 2017 Rory Lewis Studio 15 Hatton Garden L3 2HA Liverpool United Kingdom

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Low Key/Chiaroscuro Portrait Photography Masterclass London With Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory LewisThursday 22nd June 2017 Calumet Photographic, 93-103 Drummond Street, London NW1 2HJ

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Bristol Portrait Weekend Photography Masterclass Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July 2017 With Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory LewisSaturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July 2017 Calumet Photographic 32 Station Road BS6 5EA Bristol United Kingdom

12 Places Available Course Cost £259.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Portrait Photography Masterclass Boston (MA) USA Saturday, 8 July 2017 10-4pm Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall 89 Broad Street Boston, MA 02110

18 Places Available Course Cost $275.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Portrait Photography Masterclass Dallas (TX) USA Tuesday, 11 July 2017 10-4pm Hilton Anatole 2201 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207

18 Places Available Course Cost $275.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Portrait Photography Masterclass Chicago (IL) USA Thursday, 13 July 2017 10-4pm Hilton Chicago 720 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605

18 Places Available Course Cost $275.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Portrait Photography Masterclass Los Angeles (CA)Saturday, 15 July 2017 10-4pm Sportsmen’s Lodge 12825 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91604

18 Places Available Course Cost $275.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Dublin Weekend Portrait Photography Masterclass Saturday 22ND and Sunday 23RD July 2017 Hilton Hotel Conference Centre, Charlemont Pl, Dublin 2, Ireland

12 Places Available Course Cost 359 EURO  Click Here for More Information & to Book

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS London With Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis Saturday 29th July 2017 Calumet Photographic, 93-103 Drummond Street, London NW1 2HJ

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Portrait Photography Masterclass Amsterdam / Netherlands with Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory LewisSaturday, 5 August 2017 Hilton Hotel Apollolaan 138, 1077 BG, 1077 BG Amsterdam Netherlands

18 Places Available Course Cost 239 EURO Click Here for More Information & to Book

Low Key (Chiaroscuro Lighting) Portrait Masterclass DUBINDUBLIN WORKSHOP Saturday 12th August 2017 CROWN PLAZA DUBLIN, DUBLIN AIRPORT, Northwood Avenue, DUBLIN 9 DUBLIN Ireland12 Places Available Course Cost 225 EURO

Click Here for More Information & to Book

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS Edinburgh With Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory LewisSaturday 19 Aug 2017 Calumet Photographic, 3 Bonnington Business Centre, Tennant St, Edinburgh EH6 5HG

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

London Weekend Portrait Photography Masterclass Saturday 26th & 27th August 2017 With Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory LewisSaturday 26th & 27th August 2017 Calumet Photographic, 93-103 Drummond Street, London NW1 2HJ

12 Places Available Course Cost £259.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Low Key (Chiaroscuro Lighting) Portrait Masterclass LONDONSaturday, 16th September, 2017 Calumet Photographic, 93-103 Drummond Street, London NW1 2HJ

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS London With Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory LewisSaturday 30th September 2017 Calumet Photographic, 93-103 Drummond Street, London NW1 2HJ

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

FINE ART NUDE MASTERCLASS London Saturday, October 21st, 2017 Calumet Photographic, 93-103 Drummond Street, London NW1 2HJ

12 Places Available Course Cost £189.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

LOW KEY PORTRAIT MASTERCLASS LondonSaturday 28th October 2017 Calumet Photographic, 93-103 Drummond Street, London NW1 2HJ

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Rory Lewis Photography Workshop Terms & Conditions

Often an ideal way to tailor photographic learning and development for the individual, I am keen to set aside more time for one-to-one photography tuition sessions. Tailored to your needs, one-to-one sessions and courses are suitable for photographers of any ability. You choose the subject and content from Beginner’s Tips to Fine Art Nude or Portraiture. One-to-One tutorials are available year-round in a location to suit you including Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast and now Dublin and Los Angeles.

CourseInformation
CourseInformation

Four Hour One-to-One Studio Photography Tuition Course Cost £500.00

Available UK WIDE Click Here For More Info & Booking

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, SUITABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS and can focus on any areas of photography from Beginners to Portraiture and Fine Art Nude Photography.

Six Hour One-to-One Studio Photography Tuition Course Cost £700.00

Available UK WIDE Click Here For More Info & Booking

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, SUITABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS and can focus on any areas of photography from Beginners to Portraiture and Fine Art Nude Photography.

DUBLIN Republic of Ireland Six Hour One-to-One Studio Photography Tuition Course Cost 875.00 EURO

Available DUBLIN  Click Here For More Info & Booking

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND in DUBLIN, , , , , , , SUITABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS and can focus on any areas of photography from Beginners to Portraiture and Fine Art Nude Photography.

Four Hour One-to-One Studio Photography Tuition Course Cost $1000,00

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND in LOS ANGELES, SUITABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS and can focus on any areas of photography from Beginners to Portraiture and Fine Art Nude Photography.

Six Hour One-to-One Studio Photography Tuition Course Cost $1250,00

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND in LOS ANGELES, SUITABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS and can focus on any areas of photography from Beginners to Portraiture and Fine Art Nude Photography.

CLICK HERE FOR GROUP WORKSHOPS/COURSES

CLICK HERE FOR GROUP WORKSHOPS/COURSES

USA 2017 Portrait Photography Workshop Tour With Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

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 portraiture style is becoming renown.

 

Rory runs Portrait Photography Courses and Workshops and in June 2017 will be touring the USA, Boston (MA), Chicago (IL), Dallas (TX) & Los Angeles (CA). With a one-day Portrait Masterclass.

Rory Lewis Photographer Photographing Sir Patrick Stewart London Portrait Photographer

Rory Lewis Photographer Photographing Sir Patrick Stewart London Portrait Photographer

Rory’s work has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in London & Lectures at the National Portrait Gallery & Victoria & Albert Museum, his recent Photography Exhibitions Northerners  & Expressive have received Nationwide Recognition. Being featured by the BBC and international press. Rory’s client list includes Pepsi, British Army and The London Times. Rory’s inspirations include Renaissance Portraiture and German Expressionist Cinema.

 

Rory Lewis Photographer Actors Headshots, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, London

Rory Lewis Photographer Actors  Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Brian Cox

About Workshop

 

“You can learn more in one day than months of reading about photographic technique.”

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

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.

William Shatner Portrait Rory Lewis Photographer Los Angeles, Portrait Photographer

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.

Photography Workshops & Courses 2016

Toby Jones London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Toby Jones London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

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.

 

You will be shown the effect of soft boxes, umbrellas, snoots, and beauty dish how to use reflectors. How to use both soft and hard lighting to change the mood and effect of a portrait. Learn what the main lights function is; and how to use fill lights, back lights and hair lights and be shown how they affect the final image.

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

 

Course Schedule 

 

10:00 am Rory Lewis Talk on the Medium of Portraiture

10.45am Coffee & Refreshments (Provided)

11.00 am High Key Portraiture (Using Umbrella’s, Softboxes)

12:30pm Lunch

13:00 pm Beauty Portraiture (Butterfly Lighting, Using Beauty Dish)

14:00 Low Key Portraiture (Rembrandt Lighting, Split & Short Lighting)

16:00 pm Rory Lewis Will Sum up the Day

 

2017 WORKSHOPS

 

Portrait Photography Masterclass Boston (MA) USA 

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall
89 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110

(Register using the below if you can’t see it. Click Here to visit the Booking page)

 


Rory Lewis Photography Workshops Feedback Sept-Nov 2016

The past two months have been exceptionally busy, teaching my Portrait Masterclasses and One-to-One Workshops across the UK London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Birmingham and Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. It’s been a real pleasure to teach and pass on my knowledge of lighting, model direction, and business techniques to aspiring photographers as well as professional photographers. Many have been kind to leave me reviews and feedback below. My 2017 Workshops are now online, next year I’ll be holding workshops across the UK, USA, Europe and the Middle East Click here to View.

One-to-One Portrait Tuition Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

One-to-One Portrait Tuition Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

 

 Ed Flanagan VIA Reviewcentre.com

“The Master Class was not only practical and entertaining, but Rory was generous with his huge knowledge and insight built up from his study of the Great Masters in painting and their techniques for lighting and mood translated into very practical steps gained through shooting world leaders in industry, government and the arts and entrainment. All wrapped and packed into hands-on experience to facilitate the learning with and emphasis on minimum of equipment and the maximum of thought and direction.”

London Portrait Masterclass Rory Lewis Photography School Tuition

London Portrait Masterclass Rory Lewis Photography School Tuition

“This Master Class is a game changer for me, in my pursuit of offering my client the highest quality service possible, and I can not wait to pass on the benefits and insights I have learned from Rory’s Master Class, in the images I take going forward.”

“For anyone who is committed to raising their game to that of the Great Masters, get the insights and inspiration and learn and practice the techniques and most of all learn and practice giving direction to your seater to get the very best image possible – this is the Master Class to take.

London Portrait Masterclass Rory Lewis Photography School Tuition

London Portrait Masterclass Rory Lewis Photography School Tuition

Peter Jones VIA Reviewcentre.com

“I attended Rory’s Low Key Portraits course in London and was very impressed with the day. I’m delighted with the knowledge and skills I came away with.”

“To start the day, Rory gave a brief historical introduction to artists’ painting styles, how they translated to photography, and what we had to do to get great portraits.”

London Portrait Masterclass Rory Lewis Photography School Tuition

London Portrait Masterclass Rory Lewis Photography School Tuition

“Our model arrived, and the rest of the day consisted of setting up many different lighting styles using a variety of modifiers, reflectors and backgrounds. We were shown how to meter the lights and direct the shoot.”

“The portraits I came away with were easily the best studio shots I’ve ever taken, and I’ll definitely be using these techniques for my portraits from now on.”

“Rory was interesting, knowledgeable and friendly – and we were lucky to have a model who was relaxed and helpful as well as looking fantastic in our photos.”

 

 

Victoria & Albert Museum Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended my Three Day Portrait Photography Workshop at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. It was wonderful to teach such a diverse group with several of the attendees coming from Portugal Belgium and France. The workshop was a pleasure to teach, with access to an immense collection of art to inspire the delegates throughout the three days.

 

Working with three unique models on each day the delegates were able to hone their skills, learning how to light and direct subjects for many different situations. The delegates were then able to plan and execute their own photoshoots with the models taking inspiration from the galleries collection of portraiture.

 

I’m looking forward to returning to the V&A next year to teach another workshop. If you are interested in my Photography Courses, I have a range of workshops on offer including group as well as One-to-One Sessions.

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Low Key Portrait Masterclass London

Photography Workshops, London, Portraiture

Thank you to everyone who attended Low Key Portrait Photography Workshop at Calumet Photographic in London. It was wonderful to teach Chiaroscuro lighting, a term that is more commonly applied to Renaissance and Baroque paintings. The style was used to introduce a sense of realism into portraits, by using the contrasts between light and dark tones to create a sense of depth. More recently, it is a technique that has found its way into the world of portrait photography. Working with a professional model, the delegates where able to master lighting techniques and learn direction. One of the delegates was very kind to leave me a review below.

 

Reviews & Feedback

Lee Parsons VIA Reviewcentre.com

“I attended Rory’s Low Key Portraits course in London and was very impressed with the day. I’m delighted with the knowledge and skills I came away with.

To start the day, Rory gave a brief historical introduction to artists’ painting styles, how they translated to photography, and what we had to do to get great portraits.

Our model arrived, and the rest of the day consisted of setting up many different lighting styles using a variety of modifiers, reflectors and backgrounds. We were shown how to meter the lights and direct the shoot.

In the last part of the day, we found some portraits online and tried to recreate the lighting setup.

The portraits I came away with were easily the best studio shots I’ve ever taken, and I’ll definitely be using these techniques for my portraits from now on.

Rory was interesting, knowledgeable and friendly – and we were lucky to have a model who was relaxed and helpful as well as looking fantastic in our photos.”

Samy’s Camera’s Photography Courses Los Angeles

I’m pleased to announce my partnership with Samy’s Camera in Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Samy’s recently interviewed me for their BlogThroughout 2016 & 17 i’ll be teaching workshops and seminars on portrait photography, lighting, direction and how to market yourself as a photographer. To check out the latest workshops and courses click here. I will also be offering One-to-One workshops in the Los Angeles area. 

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British Photographer Rory Lewis Samy's Cameras USA

British Photographer Rory Lewis Samy’s Cameras USA

National Portrait Gallery Photography Workshop

Over the May bank holiday weekend, I had the pleasure of teaching a Portrait Photography Workshop at The National Portrait Gallery in London. Taking inspiration from the Galleries Tudor & Renaissance Portrait collection and taught over two days the workshop was fully subscribed. I had the pleasure of teaching 12 delegates throughout the weekend. No stranger to the gallery i’m always popping my head through the door to gauge upon the feast of art and intrigue. I was honoured to have one of my own portraits of Actor David Warner acquired by the gallery some years ago.

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer  28th & 29th May 2016

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer 28th & 29th May 2016

Day one began with a talk about my style of portraiture and how art has provided a great deal of inspiration in the lighting and detail of my own work. Then we moved on to talk about the work of Renaissance Artists, such as Michelangelo, DaVinci, Durer and Hans Holbein the Younger. After some refreshment, the delegates toured the galleries tudor and renaissance portraits, with a talk by myself on some of the most interesting pieces of the collection.

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer  28th & 29th May 2016

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer 28th & 29th May 2016

After lunch it was time to learn about lighting techniques using the galleries well equipped photographic studio. The delegates practiced their technique using a light meter to setup basic one and two light Renaissance Chiaroscuro Lighting with our first model Teo Pendle. After lighting skills where honed, I demonstrated direction and how to create different emotions and moods. The delegates then took it in turn to capture a varied collection of portraits illustrating different sides of Teo’s character.

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer  28th & 29th May 2016

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer 28th & 29th May 2016

Day two began with a review of all the delegates portraits from day one. We then recapped on the lighting techniques and skills. The delegates then worked in groups to re-create versions of the renaissance portraits in the gallery.

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer  28th & 29th May 2016

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer 28th & 29th May 2016

After lunch it was time to work with our Second model Laure O’Rourke, the delegates working in groups visited the gallery to plan a series of portraits using the collection as inspiration. Then taking it in turn to re-create their own versions of portraits with Laura. Shoots completed, I reviewed all the portraits captured, and gave individual feedback on lighting and direction.

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer  28th & 29th May 2016

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer 28th & 29th May 2016

The course was a wonderful success, packing in as much as I possibly could over two days, the Delegates walked away with a new appreciation of art and photographic skills. Capturing their own collection of portraiture. It was fascinating to see everyones unique style and approach to the practical photography session. If you are interested in my photography workshops in the UK or USA, please take a look at my Photography Course Page. I will be returning to teach at the National Portrait Gallery in 2017 and i’m already planning my next workshop.

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer  28th & 29th May 2016

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer 28th & 29th May 2016