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.
Dutch Actress Marleen Matthewsarranged herActress 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
Make the Right Choice for Your Actors Headshots. Professional, Inventive Relaxed Sessions with No Time Limit. Rory Lewis Actors Headshots Photographer Based in Liverpool, weekly sessions also available in Manchester, Leeds, London. Based in Liverpool and holding sessions monthly in Manchester, Leeds & London studios. 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.
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 packagesavailable in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and London.
This week I had the chance to give the Nikon D810 a test drive on a portrait photoshoot withActor 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. The 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.
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
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
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 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.
Rory Lewis Northerners Exhibition, will be featured from 12th-29th August 2015 in an Edinburgh Fringe Exhibition. Open evening will take place on the 12th August 2015 from 7-9pm at Calumet Photographic in Edinburgh. Tickets to the open evening are free of charge, please register below.
“For Actors & Actresses looking for an update or discounted Actors Headshots Photoshoot. I have created a mini package Available on One Day Only at The Liverpool Studio” Sunday 28th June 2015″
Rory Lewis is one of the most sought after actors headshot photographers in the UK photographing actors headshots for many years. Based in 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. Unique Headshot Photography using ‘direction’ and his inventive ‘scenarios’, Rory easily encourages clients to express themselves, creating natural, approachable headshots that get you noticed.
Liverpool Headshot Discounted Actors Headshots Session
Sunday 28th June 2015
20 Minute Session ONLINE GALLERY OF ALL YOUR IMAGES AROUND 100 1 RETOUCHED/AIRBRUSHED IMAGE
Session will run from 11-7pm
Rory Lewis Photographer Carlisle Building 67-69 Victoria Street Liverpool L1 6DE
“Excellent professional, easy going, brilliant experience. I booked with Rory at his Liverpool studio, which is very close to Lime Street Station, so easy to get to. All contact between us was prompt and clear and all business was complete before the photo session. Ive been photographed professionally for 16 years in London, Edinburgh and manchester and these are the best I’ve had. As well as advice and direction from Rory,he was happy to take my lead on different shots and let me feed into the session my experience of what I required. Very happy and will be booking future sessions to update regularly my cv photo and with different looks etc. Thanks Rory. Good bloke.” Keith Faulker Source Google Reviews
“I booked a short, 1-hour Actors Headshots session as a ‘taster’. Rory’s customer care was excellent from the start, with clear communication and guidance beforehand and throughout. Rory has an easy, conversational manner that made the hour tick by without any sense of stress or ‘production-line’. As a result, I was very pleasantly surprised that it produced over 170 shots – which gave plenty of scope for choice for the final finished image. Both this and the initial contact sheet came through very quickly. The only delay in the process was from me taking so long to decide which image to choose!”
Actor George Warring booked his first Actors Headshots session at the Liverpool studio this week. George who has just finished his acting degree needed to create a portfolio of images for his spotlight profile.
Actress Georgette, arranged a last minute Actors Headshots session in Liverpool, as she was attending the Star Wars Castings in Glasgow. Being able to offer quick turnaround on the session Georgette received her actors headshots the following day.
A few days after the session Georgette contacted me with some wonderful news, she had been successful at the auditions!
I wish her all the best and look forward to seeing Georgette in the upcoming Star Wars Film. You can read Georgette’s Review of the Session Below. It only emphasises the importance of Good Actors Headshots!
“Booked a session to have updated Headshots done with Rory for upcoming Star Wars auditions. It was rather short notice as I needed them done before the next weekend, but Rory gave up his day off to fit me in the next day! I hadn’t had Headshots done for a long while so was a bit nervous at the start, but Rory was friendly and chatty from the beginning and immediately put me at ease. He was very professional throughout the shoot and gave clear instruction regarding what I should do during the shoot. Rory was extremely helpful in helping me select clothing for the shoot and we did a number of clothing, hairstyling and makeup changes throughout. I opted to not have a makeup artist present as wanted natural makeup free photos but also had photos taken with me in makeup I’d applied myself. After the shoot the photos were with me in a couple of hours! What a turn around time! The Star Wars audition day came and my professional headshot stood out a mile amongst the others – I made it through the initial audition and got to have an interview with the casting directors the same day. A headshot really does make or break your chances in the industry and I can’t recommend Rory highly enough in producing high quality professional photos with a quick turnaround time and good value for money!”