Professional Headshots Henry VIII & Napoleon Knew The Importance of Image

Actors, Authors, SoldiersMusicians, Opera Singers, Professionals, DoctorsCEO’S, Directors you all need a good headshot, a single image to convey your complexities, personality and professionalism.

Ask yourself does your Headshot/Portrait Tell your Story?”

“A picture shows me at a glance what it takes dozens of pages of a book to expound.” Ivan Turgenev

 

Los Angeles Military Portrait Photographer (Army, Navy, Airforce) Portrait Photography

With the growth of Social Media, our online appearance can be just as important; possibly in a modern context even more important than our personal appearance.

Sonya Balmores LA Actors Headshots (Rory Lewis Photographer)

Here a few historical examples for you. Henry VIII, knew the importance of his professional Appearance. When we think of Henry VIII we think of a gigantic, defiant bull like figure. In reality this wasn’t true, it was an image created by the Artist Hans Holbein in 1537.

Henry VIII Napoleon

Likewise Napoleon from the Beginning of his career appreciated the importance of imposing his image upon the world through the best artists available.

 

“A Picture is worth a Thousand Words” (Napoleon)”

David Cameron Portrait Sitting, Rory Lewis Portrait Photographer London

So why should we think any different to Henry VIII& Napoleon. If they had Social Media how would they represent themselves to the public?

 

Posting amateur images of yourself taken from a night out on your Linkedin Profile won’t make you look serious to potential employers and clients. Nor represent you as a giant in your profession.

Your image must reflect your attention to detail and professionalism. You only get one chance to make a good impression. Good Head Shots immediately convey that you are serious and focused.

Captain Buddhi Bhandari British Army Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

I have developed my own unique style of working with headshot clients ensuring their photographic headshot experience is an enjoyable; relaxed session to create the best image for your profile.

With Over 14 Years Experience and using direction and inventive ‘scenarios, I can easily encourage you to express yourself, creating natural, approachable headshots that get you noticed. Don’t let your image suffer; become a PROFESSIONAL GIANT! I have a number of Affordable Packages, available in London and Los Angeles.

 

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Win Headshots Session with Celebrity Photographer Rory Lewis

Actors Headshot Photographer to the Stars of Stage & Screen, Recommended by Spotlight and Casting Call Pro. Based in London & Los Angeles USA. 

Competition time, do you want to win Actors Headshots Session with Rory Lewis Photographer worth £369.00 or $499.00. Rory Lewis is offering you the chance to win. Just donate £5 using the link below, and one lucky winner will be chosen. If you don’t win you will also receive 10% off Rory’s Services.

 

PRIZE PACKAGE

TWO HOUR HEADSHOT SESSION

5 CLOTHING CHANGES

Online Gallery of all 300 IMAGES

5 RETOUCHED IMAGES

Makeup Artist

 

Donation Link

(Donations are used to finance Rory’s portrait projects which benefit numerous charities and highlight compelling issues)

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Winner will be selected on 1st September 2018. Photoshoot can take place anytime in the next 12 months in London UK, or Los Angeles USA. 

Iain Glen London Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis


“Rory Lewis is one of the most sought after Actors Headshot Photographers in Britain, photographing Actors Headshots for 15 years. Rory has created Actors Headshots for the UK’s & USA’s finest Acting Talent, Stars of Stage and Screen from Sir Patrick StewartSir Ian McKellenSir Derek JacobiDavid Warner, Natalie Dormer, Iain GlenJulian Glover and the list goes on.” Based in London and holding sessions monthly in
London & LA 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. 

 

 

 

London Discounted Headshots Thursday 20th September 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

Clay Bunker Actors Headshots Los Angeles Rory Lewis 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.”

Fiona Lakeland LA Actors 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 20th September 2018

Sessions will run from 10.00am-6.00pm


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 – 6.30pm)


BOOK YOUR SLOT BELOW (Conformation Ticket Sent Upon Booking)

Can’t See Ticket Form Below Click Here to Book Via Eventbrite

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 20th September 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

Clay Bunker Actors Headshots Los Angeles Rory Lewis 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.”

Fiona Lakeland LA Actors 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

 

 


London Discounted Headshots Thursday 20th September 2018

Sessions will run from 10.00am-6.00pm


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 – 6.30pm)


BOOK YOUR SLOT BELOW (Conformation Ticket Sent Upon Booking)

Can’t See Ticket Form Below Click Here to Book Via Eventbrite

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.

H.R.H Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO, KStJ, CD Portrait Sitting

H.R.H Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO, KStJ, CD is a member of the British Royal Family. He is a paternal first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, being a grandson of King George V and Queen Mary. His Royal Highness commissioned a portrait at the London Studio. The Prince does have an uncanny resemblance to his great grand father Edward VII, in researching his lineage I did come across a portrait which gave me a great deal of inspiration for the sitting. I decided on a profile shot similar to that of Edward VII’s ceremonial portraits. Whilst still maintaining a harshness of lighting. Left (King Edward VII in state robes, about 1905W. & D. Downey) Prince Michael was born during the Second World War on 4 July 1942, at Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire. He was the third child of Prince George, Duke of Kent, who was a younger brother of King George VI. At the time of his birth Michael was seventh in the line of Succession to the British throne.

 

Being Colonel of the Kings Royal Hussars, for the first set Prince Michael adorned his regimental uniform. Opting for the Crimson backdrop, I wanted to achieve two things. The first, red is the colour of Royalty, the second crimson is the colour of the Kings Royal Hussars trousers and peak cap.

 

This distinctive feature, which is unique in the British Army, derives from the honour accorded to the 11th Hussars by Prince Albert. The regiment, then based at Canterbury, formed the escort for the Prince from his arrival at Dover, en route to his wedding in London. The Prince so impressed with the bearing and turnout of the troops, he ordered that they should henceforth wear his livery as a mark of distinction.

H.R.H Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO, KStJ, CD London Royal Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

For the second set, His Royal Highness changed into his Household frock coat. Opting for a black backdrop, and harsher lighting, I wanted to create a more ambient and vivid portrait. Using intense chiaroscuro to add both mystery and dutiful emotion. This my first Royal portrait sitting, was a smooth and enjoyable experience. To capture history and tradition are two aims I wanted to achieve as a portraitist, in this special sitting I believe I achieved these goals.

H.R.H Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO, KStJ, CD London Royal Portrait Photographer 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


Early Bird Offer Save 10% if you Book Before 1st July 2018

 

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

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

 

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

USE PROMO CODE (LONDON)


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.


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.