Los Angeles October 2017

Logan McPeak LA Headshots Rory Lewis Photographer

Back in Los Angeles for a week of photography tuition and shooting. Working throughout the week I was booked by 11 diverse and immensely talented Actors for Actors Headshots Sessions. Several were very kind enough to leave me reviews and feedback on their experience in front of my lens. I’m looking forward to returning to Los Angeles in January 2018, I’ll also be offering  Discounted Actors Headshot Sessions on 16th, 17th, 18th, January 2018. If you can’t make this session and would like a more comprehensive session, I now offer my Full Headshot Packages in Los Angeles throughout the year.

Rob Rush LA Actors Headshots Rory Lewis Photographer

“Rory was a lot of fun to work with, and offers great rates. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but ended up with plenty of great shots for my portfolio.”

 

Rob Rush Via Facebook Reviews

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Christina Cox Actress, LA Actors Headshots Rory Lewis Photographer

Had the great pleasure to work with the phenomenal photographer Rory Lewis while in LA last month. Love the rich, painterly quality of his work. You will too!! Go see him next time he’s in LA

 

Christina Cox Via Facebook Reviews

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Emily McLeod Actress, Rory Lewis LA Actors Headshots

Bruce Green LA Actors Headshots

Headshots Sessions completed it was time to turn my attention to teaching with a Fine Art Nude Photography Masterclass on Sunday 29th October. Throughout the day students worked with Two different Fine Art Nude Models, who modelled throughout the day. Learning lighting, camera technique and direction. I will also be returning to LA with several workshops in January/February/March, from Portraiture, to Fine Art Nude.

Actor Rufus Sewell, London & Los Angeles Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Making use of all my time in LA I was able to fit in a Portrait Sitting with Actor Rufus Sewell. The sitting had been on the cards for quite some time and I was lucky Rufus was in town on a break from filming The Man In The High Castle. I’m only sharing one portrait from the sitting as the below has been acquired by The National Portrait Gallery in London. The shoot was very memorable, I’ve admired his work for many years and the chance to direct and photograph Rufus was a wonderful experience. The other portraits will be displayed at an exhibition of my work next year so stay tuned.

Actor Rufus Sewell, London & Los Angeles Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

 

Don’t be Typecast, New Headshots, New Profile, More Casting Options

Rory Lewis Photographer provides a unique 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. Rory’s Headshots are not your typical airbrushed, smiley generic headshots. They aim to show detail, structure and your acting ability. 

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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.

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Los Angeles Actress Fiona lakeland recently arranged her Headshots Session at the Glendale Studio. Your Actors Headshots are the first point of contact with Casting Directors. Often typecast, Fiona wanted to add to her portfolio of Headshots updating her casting profile with new images to illustrate her acting ability and get casted for new and exciting parts.

Fiona Lakeland LA Actors Headshots

Fiona Lakeland, Facebook Review

“I am so glad I decided to shoot with Rory when he was in LA this September! I signed up for one of his headshot mini sessions, and though we only shot for 30 minutes, Rory sent me over 250 images to choose from.

I was completely surprised by how many good, and TRULY INTERESTING shots there were. Not only are these photos some of the best headshots I’ve ever had, but they actually look like me… like the real me… like the personality me.

Shortly after starting to use these new shots, I booked an awesome short film playing a role I never would have seen myself playing.

Rory was a true pleasure to work with, he was very professional and made me feel completely at ease. I received all my photos the same day, and his turnaround time and pricing for retouching was fast, very fair, and the quality is excellent.

I highly recommend shooting with Rory if you can!!” 

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Powerful Actors Headshots Los Angeles (CA)

Whether you’re an Actor or Actress based in Studio City, Burbank, West Hollywood, North Hollywood or Downtown. Rory Lewis Photographer can provide a unique 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. 

 

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. 

Julian Bleach Rory Lewis London Portrait Photographer

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. 

Natalie Dormer & Emma Rigby Rory Lewis London Headshots Actress Actors 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. 

 

Comprehensive Packages Click Here

 

Discounted Sessions also Available Click Here

Now Available Los Angeles (CA) Headshots

RORY LEWS BRITISH, Headshot Photographer to the Stars of Stage & Screen, Recommended by Backstage Casting. Based in Los Angeles (CA)able to shoot at studios in Glendale, Downtown Los Angeles,  and Studio City.

William Shatner Portrait Rory Lewis Photographer Los Angeles, Actors Headshots Photographer

Iain Glen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Ian McShane, Actors Headshots, Los Angeles (California) Actors Headshots

 

Craig Charles, Sir Ian McKellen, Natalie Dormer, Actors Headshots, Los Angeles (California) Actors Headshots

Rory Lewis is one of the most sought after Actors Headshot Photographers in California, photographing Actors Headshots for many years. Rory has created Actors Headshots  for the USA’s finest Acting Talent, Stars of Stage and Screen from William Shatner to Sir Patrick StewartSir Ian McKellenSir Derek JacobiDavid Warner, Natalie Dormer, Iain Glen, Julian Glover and the list goes on.” Los Angeles (California) Actors Headshots. 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.

Craig Charles Film Actor Character Actor Portfolios Los Angeles (California) Actors Headshots

Los Angeles (California) Actors Headshots

Make the Right Choice for Your Actors Headshots. Professional, Inventive, Expertly Directed, Relaxed Sessions with No Time Limit. Rory Lewis Actors Headshots Photographer.

Rory Lewis Session with Sir Patrick Stewart

Actors Headshots, Los Angeles (California) Actors Headshots

Stephen Graham Film Actor Character Actor Portfolios Los Angeles

For some actors having their headshot captured can be an extremely nerve-racking experience, after all stills photography is an unnatural concept for actors. After-all actors are used to moving on stage and screen. For others it’s not such an ordeal; whichever it is for you the one thing that helps to get the best photos is time. Yes, Time and LOTS OF IT, this will ensure you are completely relaxed and will photograph at your best.

 

So after we have put the world to rights over a cup of coffee we will have plenty of time to work. I always like to start with a few test shots which we can view on the computer so that any necessary changes can be made. We then get to work in the studio for a time, this gives you a chance to get a feel of how I work and I can find out what works best for you.

 

Clothing and hairstyles can be changed whenever needed. (A Makeup Artist can be provided if Needed). From time to time I will show you photos so you have a clear idea of what is going on. We then take a series of outside shots; by this point, I will have a good idea what is best for you and you will feel even more relaxed.

Actors Headshots Los Angeles (California) Actors Headshots

Throughout the shoot, we will aim to get as many looks as we can, with clothes, different hairstyles, angles and emotions. The session will last around Two Hours and in that time I will take about 500 photos. I will then cut down the 500 to around 200/400 Depending on Your Package.

 

I shoot in colour and convert to 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 website within 24 hours.

 

Once you have chosen your two photos I will retouch and crop them for you. Changes can be made before you receive your final photos. 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. To make sure you pick the right photos, which stand out for your Casting Profile Pages.

HEADSHOT PACKAGES

Based in Los Angeles able to shoot at studios in Glendale, Downtown Los Angeles,  and Studio City.

 

Mini Discounted Sessions Available Click Here

 


 PACKAGE ONE

TWO HOUR HEADSHOT SESSION

4 CLOTHING CHANGES

Online Gallery of all 400 IMAGES

4 RETOUCHED/AIRBRUSHED IMAGES

$399.00

(Optional Makeup Artist $89.00)

Sessions Available Weekly in Los Angeles (California) Actors Headshots


PACKAGE TWO

NO TIME LIMIT HEADSHOT SESSION

6 CLOTHING CHANGES

Online Gallery of all 600 IMAGES

8 RETOUCHED/AIRBRUSHED IMAGES

$599.00

(Optional Makeup Artist $89)

Sessions Available Weekly in Los Angeles (California) Actors Headshots

 

To Book Please Email Me rorylewis@me.com For Availability

Client Reviews & Feedback


“Very Very Pleased ”

Written on: 08/03/2016 by JDerrington

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: 02/03/2016 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 tweek things to get the final shots I was looking for!

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


Kes & Matthew Actors Headshots

Kes & Matthew Actors Headshots, Rory Lewis Photographer Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds

“Recently booked 2 Actor Head Shot sessions for my son and daughter with Rory, location was very easy to find with plenty of  parking around.

The sessions were very relaxed, and Rory’s direction of each shot really helped get the most out of the sessions.

Rory’s communication after the sessions was absolutely exemplary, everything was delivered exactly on time and of the highest standards.

I would highly recommend using Rory should anyone require his expertise again!”

Bobby

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Tony Actors Headshots

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

“Only the second time I have had my photos done professionally and it was definitely the best experience I have had.

Rory is very friendly and instantly a relaxing presence; we chatted the whole time. He obviously knows what he is doing and he kept the session light while maintaining professionalism and craft with his shots. Would go back without doubt.”

Tony

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Philip Actors Headshots

“Rory was a very approachable, friendly and professional photographer that immediately put my nerves at rest.

Actors Headshots Liverpool, Manchester, London, Leeds

Sometimes an actor can have so many images he/she wants to achieve and it can become so stressful that it can impact on the photographs. Rory was excellent at getting the “look” just right and helping me get the most out of my ability.

I would highly recommend him.”

Philip

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Abi Actors Headshots

“This was my first time have professional headshots taken and I found the experience really relaxing and professional experience.

Rory was friendly and considerate which put me to ease and allowed me to feel like I was doing it in the right way. I would recommend him.”

Abi

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LOS ANGELES HEADSHOTS

Los Angeles Actors Headshots Rory Lewis Photographer

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 September & October 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 

Thursday, 26th October 2017

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


Portrait Photography Masterclass Los Angeles (CA)

Saturday, 28th October 2017 10-4pm

Skye Rentals

164 W Providencia Ave, Burbank, CA 91502, USA