Katherine McKalip Actors Headshots Los Angeles

Thank you to Katherine McKalip for arranging her Actress Headshots at the Glendale Studio in Los Angeles. After majoring in Music and Drama in college in the ’60s, she later did almost 10 seasons of theatrical acting/training at Western Stage, building up to leads, among them being Frau Gabor in Spring’s Awakening, and M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias. Now in Southern California, she’s doing TV (TLC, Discovery, National Geographic), movies.

 

It was a real pleasure to work with Katherine, an exceptionally talented actress. Throughout the session we worked on Commercial and Theatrical Headshots. I hope to have the chance to see her on stage at some point in the near future. The below is from one of the theatrical sets photographed.

 

Katherine McKalip Actress Headshots Los Angeles Rory Lewis

“I enjoyed my shoot with Rory. His wife was very helpful with details while I was getting ready, too. Rory chose a good background for my white hair, and I esp. liked that he would shoot a group then turn the camera round and show them to me & ask for input. I wanted certain moods and he worked at getting that just right.”

Katherine McKalip


 

London Discounted Headshots 24th January 2019

Iain Glen Rory Lewis Photographer (Actors Headshots London)

”In need of a new Headshot? Photographer Rory Lewis will be holding a discounted Introductory Actors Headshot Session in London. 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 London 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.”

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.

Can’t Make These Sessions Don’t Worry Check Out My Packages Here Available in London All Year Round. CLICK HERE

Introductory Package £99.00

Click Here to View Results from Last Session


London Discounted Headshots Thursday 24th January 2019

Sessions will run from 10.00am-5.00pm


Bleeding Heart Studio

 2 Bleeding Heart Yard, London EC1N 8SJ


PACKAGE DETAILS

30 Minute Session with Rory Lewis

150 Images Presented VIA Digital Gallery

1 Image Retouched

(Time Slots Available from 10am – 5pm)


Thursday 24th January 2018

BOOK YOUR SLOT USING LINK TO EVENTBRITE BELOW Only 50% Deposit Required to Book, final payment due on the day of your session. 


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.

London Discounted Headshots Thursday 24th January 2018

 

Iain Glen Rory Lewis Photographer (Actors Headshots London)

 

”In need of a new Headshot? Photographer Rory Lewis will be holding a discounted Introductory Actors Headshot Session in London. 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 London 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.”

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.

Can’t Make These Sessions Don’t Worry Check Out My Packages Here Available in London All Year Round. CLICK HERE

Introductory Package £99.00

Click Here to View Results from Last Session


London Discounted Headshots Thursday 24th January 2019

Sessions will run from 10.00am-5.00pm


Bleeding Heart Studio

 2 Bleeding Heart Yard, London EC1N 8SJ


PACKAGE DETAILS

30 Minute Session with Rory Lewis

150 Images Presented VIA Digital Gallery

1 Image Retouched

(Time Slots Available from 10am – 5pm)


Thursday 24th January 2018

BOOK YOUR SLOT USING LINK TO EVENTBRITE BELOW Only 50% Deposit Required to Book, final payment due on the day of your session. 

 

 

 

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.

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. 

 

 

Alliance Megala LA February 2018 Sessions

Alliance is a future star of stage and screen, currently studying acting at UCLA. Taking advantage of my Discounted Actors Sessions in Los Angeles, Alliance arranged her first headshots with myself at the Glendale Studio. 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.

 

I pride myself on providing a unique actors headshot service across Los Angeles. 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. My headshots are not your typical airbrushed, smiley generic headshots. They aim to show detail, structure and your acting ability. 

 

If your in need of new Actors Headshots Session check out my Los Angeles Packages, I’ll also be offering a series of discounted sessions on in May.

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Simon Rhoden London Actors Headshots

Actor Simon Rhoden currently starring in the London Musical Kinky Boots. Arranged his Actors Headshot Session at the London Studio. Needing an update for his Spotlight and Casting Call Pro Pages. Simon opted for my unique and professional service.

 

Based in the centre of London, with a studio in Farrington. I can offer a comprehensive Actors Headshots Service. I have developed my own unique style of working with actors ensuring their photographic headshot experience is an enjoyable; relaxed session; to create the very best in Actors Headshots.

 

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Marleen Matthews Actress Headshots

Dutch Actress Marleen Matthews arranged her Headshots at the London Studio last month. It was a pleasure to work with Marleen; a very experienced Actress. Marleen was in need of new headshots to illustrate her acting ability. Directing Marleen to assume different expressions and characters we created an exceptional new representation of Marleen’s Talent as an Actress.

Rory Lewis Photographer London Actors Headshots

Rory Lewis Photographer London Actors Headshots

Make the Right Choice for Your Actors Headshots. Professional, Inventive Relaxed Sessions with No Time Limit. Rory Lewis Actors Headshots Photographer Based in London, weekly sessions also available in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool.  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 Actors Headshots.

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Dachi Actors Headshots

Young Actor Dachi, popped into the Liverpool studio last week for his first Actors Headshots Session. Being Dachi’s first sitting, I can only imagine how he felt, it is a neracking process having your picture taken.

 

I specialise in Actors Headshots with over a decade of experience. Children like Dachi are unique and that needs to be captured in their casting shots. However, importantly, these aren’t family photo album snaps, but professional images perfectly directed and honed to promote, to make your child stand out from the crowd and be invited for audition. Good headshots are your ticket to get through the door.

 

A good headshot will, at its most basic, demonstrate your investment in, and your understanding of, your child’s career, and an understanding that first impressions count. Capturing the essence of not only your child’s character, but also the character they are capable of playing, requires a photographer who can demonstrate versatility. If you are looking for headshots for your child please check out my packages available in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and London.

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Nikon D810 Review

This week I had the chance to give the Nikon D810 a test drive on a portrait photoshoot with Actor Toby Jones. Normally a Canon 5DMKIII chap, it took me a few moments to get used to the Nikon’s functionality once again. The camera boasts some very impressive features. With a simple idea in mind, Nikon set out to challenge its previous model the D800 with the impressive specifications of the D810; with a welcome one-stop boost in ISO sensitivity; an added frame-per-second in continuous shooting modes; full HD 1080/60p video recording, up from 30p; extended battery life; a RAW SIZE S format; and other improvements to AF performance, colour balancing, and overall handling. Nikon D810 ReviewThe overall shape and weight of the D810 is similar compared to its predecessor the D800, but slight updates to how some of the rear and top buttons were set within the control scheme was a bit confusing at first. The AF and AE Lock button and AF On button now protrude slightly more from the body, and the AE metering area selector has been moved to the top of the left-hand dial, as opposed to surrounding the AE/AF Lock button.

Nikon D810 Review

I grew to appreciate how certain controls were more easily accessible. Additionally, I should point out that the rear LCD monitor, which remains a 3.2” screen, has an improved resolution of 1,229,000 dots, and can now be color-configured to your own preferences. In comparison to the D800/D800E, it’s quite a noticeable difference. The imagery appears sharper and brighter for more precise evaluation and live view monitoring.

 

The D810 also features a slightly deeper grip and a bit more tack to the rubberised covering, which seemed to make it a somewhat easier to handle and comfortably switch between vertical and horizontal shooting modes. This new model also felt a bit tighter; the shutter noise is a little softer, switching between settings and navigating throughout the menu was faster, image processing took less time, and things just feel better all-around.

Actor Toby Jones, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Actor Toby Jones, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

After adapting to the slightly modified layout of the new body, I set out to photograph Toby, even without viewing my imagery on a computer, I felt that same excitement I did the first time I worked with a Canon 5DMKIII. The large 36.3MP stills offer a great sense of visual depth and edge acutance that is immediately visible on the rear screen, and still holds true when finally viewing on a good computer monitor. The new OLPF-less design certainly adds to this increased sense of sharpness, but at a minute level that isn’t immediately detectable.

 

Actor Toby Jones, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Actor Toby Jones, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Colour and tonal representation, along with the ability to boast such a wide dynamic range, was also a strong point of the initial D800-series. Again, the D810 seems to edge out its predecessors in the way it handles a broad color gamut and scenes with increased contrast. Aided by tools such as the highlight-weighted metering, the D810 is able to preserve greater detail in both the highlights and shadows. When working with this metering mode, though, I noticed that my JPEGs all appeared slightly underexposed by about 1/3 to 2/3 a stop; seemingly to ensure highlight detail is retained in the RAW files.

 

When the Nikon D800 dropped two years ago it instantly became known for its absurdly high-resolution sensor and excellent image quality. The ability to crop zoom or downsample and retain a high-resolution final image is still something that is unrivaled among full-frame DSLRs. The D810 doesn’t alter what has proven to be a winning formula, but enhances it with improved processing and some updated hardware. Like other recent full-frame cameras like the D610 and D4S, Nikon isn’t out to fix what isn’t broken. The D810 still offers a very high-resolution sensor, but it shores up some of the weakest parts of the D800’s resume. It’s swifter, it has better high ISO image quality, and it offers a better all-around feature set to videographers who want to shoot video with a wonderful 36-megapixel sensor.

Expressive Portrait Exhibition Open Evening London 29th October 2015

Expressive Photography Exhibition London Portrait PhotographerExpressive‘ Portrait Exhibition moved from Liverpool and opened in London last night. It was wonderful to meet everyone share stories from the sittings and preview my latest portraits. The exhibition will be open to the public at Calumet Photographic’s Gallery space on Drummond Street until 22nd November 2015. Pop along and have a closer look at some of the worlds most recognised acting talent, including Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Mark Margolis, Ian McShane and many more. Don’t forget to tweet your favourites and opinions #rorylewisexpressive.

Expressive Photography Exhibition London Portrait Photographer