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

Los Angeles Discounted Actors Headshot Sessions August 29th, 30th, 31st 2018

Iain Glen Rory Lewis Photographer (Actors Headshots Los Angeles)

”In need of a new Headshot? British Photographer Rory Lewis will be holding a discounted Introductory Actors Headshot Session in Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles Headshots Actress Actors Photographer

Actor Toby Jones Rory Lewis 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.”

Harry Groener Los Angeles Actors Headshots (Rory Lewis Photographer)

Client Reviews

 

Results from February 2018 Headshot Sessions


“Very Very Pleased ”

Written on: 08/02/2018 by J Derrington

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: 02/02/2018 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 tweak things to get the final shots I was looking for!

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 LA All Year Round. CLICK HERE

 

Introductory Package $175.00

 

 


Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th, Friday 31st, August 2018

Sessions will run from 10.00am-6.00pm


Photo Film Stage Studio

820 Thompson Ave, Glendale, CA 91201, USA


PACKAGE DETAILS

30 Minute Session with Rory Lewis

150 Images Presented VIA Digital Gallery

1 Image Retouched

(Time Slots Available from 10am – 6.30pm)


Wednesday 29th August 2018

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Thursday 30th August 2018

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Friday 31st August 2018

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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.

 

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

 

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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. 

 

 

Lieutenant Commander Trewinnard-Boyle Portrait Sitting

From a recent portrait commission with Royal Navy Officer Lieutenant Commander Trewinnard-Boyle. Who arranged a portrait sitting at the London Studio. Shortly retiring from active service, the Commander wanted a record of his Royal Navy career and a portrait which his family will cherish for generations to come.

 (Rory Lewis)

Based in London Rory Lewis is the UK’s foremost Military Portraitist Photographer, who is regularly commissioned to photograph high profile Military Officers for all three branches of the Military Army, RAF & Royal Navy. Portraits are very important to military personal, to be captured in Uniform looking ones best and in full finery can fill one with pride for the service. Rory Lewis Photographer offers a comprehensive service to Members of the Armed Forces, RAF, Royal Navy and Army who are looking to capture a professional portrait. Read More…..

 

 (Rory Lewis) (Rory Lewis)

National Portrait Gallery Portrait Photography Workshop

Last weekend I was delighted to teach my Weekend Portrait Masterclass at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The second time the gallery has invited me to teach, and it is a real treat to use the Collection as inspiration. I had the pleasure of working with 12 delegates throughout the weekend. No stranger to the gallery I’m always popping my head through the door, to gorge upon the feast of art and intrigue. Over the years seven of my portraits have been acquired by the Gallery.

National Portrait Gallery Photography Workshop Rory Lewis

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 Artists, such as TitianHans Holbein the Younger and Sir Thomas Lawrence. After some refreshment, the delegates toured the gallery, with a talk by myself on some of the most interesting pieces of the collection.

National Portrait Gallery Photography Workshop Rory Lewis

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. After lighting skills where taught, 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 our subjects character.

National Portrait Gallery Photography Workshop Rory Lewis

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.

 

After lunch it was time to work with our Second and Third model, 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 the subjects. Shoots completed, I reviewed all the portraits captured, and gave individual feedback on lighting and direction.

 

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. In turn 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.

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. 

 

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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

Expressive Exhibition Liverpool Open Evening 08/10/15

Expressive Celebrity Portrait Open Evening Liverpool Expressive my latest portrait exhibition opened in Liverpool last night. It was wonderful to hang my latest portrait project in my home city before it travels to London on 29/10/15. The evening was a wonderful success, I really enjoyed sharing my work and stories from the sittings. Thank you to Gaelle Legrand for taking the time to interview me and feature the exhibit on her Bay TV Arts Alive Programme, you can view the interview above. Thank you also to Lord Mayor  Lady Mayoress of Liverpool Tony & Ann Concepcion who came to have a sneak preview of the work. I presented the Lord Mayor with a copy of my book ‘Portraitist‘.

Expressive Celebrity Portrait Open Evening Liverpool

The Importance of Photographic Printing

The Digital Revolution has been a remarkable transition, long gone is the day of analogue. Digital has many advantages, it enables us to learn faster, and gives us technological opportunities that we could have only wished for in the days of film. New styles of photography have emerged and no doubt the digital shift has been a positive one.

Photographic Printing David Warner Actor London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Photographic Printing David Warner Actor London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Yet it is is of vital importance to keep one area of “analogue photography” the ‘physical print’. More and More, I value the presence of a tactile image, one you can hold, bend and tear. Printing is a crucial factor in the success of many photography businesses and if you wish to develop yourself as an artist printing is the best way to grow.

Epson SureColor SC-P800 A2 Printer Prints Rory Lewis Photographer

Epson SureColor SC-P800 A2 Printer Prints Rory Lewis Photographer

An art form in itself, printing is the most effective way to show and sell your work, adding value to your product. Print is also, in my own personal opinion the best way to backup your work, data can be lost very easily, storage devices can quickly go out of date. Prints can stand the test of time, and physical prints will always be their.

 

A print doesn’t need to be enjoyed on a screen, when looking at a printed picture their are no distractions, no icons bouncing up and down or Facebook notifications popping up. I enjoy presenting prints to clients, framing and mounting them, it is something that can be physically enjoyed.  If you want to connect with your viewer, the print is the strongest method.

 

Epson SureColor SC-P800 A2 Printer

Epson SureColor SC-P800 A2 Printer

By far the best printers in the opinion of this Blogger are the SureColor range of Epson Printers, I recently invested in the Epson SureColor SC-P800  this has enabled me to become a full service photographer being able to offer everything from the photoshoot to print sales. Helping clients to preserve their memories and guarantee them to last a lifetime.

 

The SureColor range of Epson Printers present the professional photographer with superior quality prints, using the new UltraChrome HD Ink Cartridge, offering vivid colours and the deepest blacks, the colour is true to the image you see on screen. The printer also offers A2 roll paper printing, enabling you to print panoramic images. With WIFI Printing capability, you can place the printer anywhere in your studio or office which is ideal due to its large bulky size. The SC-P800 was built with the professional photographer in mind. with exceptional print quality, and the quality of materials used, I have no hesitation recommending it to any photographer demanding the highest quality in photographic printing.

Print & Pay Station Calumet Drummond Street, London.

Print & Pay Station Calumet Drummond Street, London.

Calumet Photographic has made it even easier and more affordable to print your work, by opening up an Epson print & pay station at their Flagship Store Drummond Street, London. Using all the latest Epson Print Technology, customers including professional photographers, artists wanting to print limited edition prints, or anybody wanting to print an image can take advantage of the new dedicated area within the store.  Large format prints from A2/13ʺ through to A1/24ʺ can be printed on a choice of media including Epson Traditional Photo Paper or Epson Canvas, or they can scan their original image to print using the latest Epson Perfection V750 Pro high-quality scanner. The Calumet store staff are trained on the latest Epson equipment including the new SureColor SC-P600 A3+ printer and the SureLab D700 printer, and are on hand to help customers make the right printer choice.

Hahnemühle Baryta FB 350gsm Mexican Ambassador to UK Rory Lewis Photographer

Hahnemühle Baryta FB 350gsm Mexican Ambassador to UK Rory Lewis Photographer

Their are many printer papers to choose from, it can be a minefield finding the best paper and it can be process of trial and error. Above all my favourite is Hahnemühle Baryta FB 350gsm has a great feel, weight, and the light from the gloss brightness is beautiful. I favour Hahnemühle papers as they delivery highest archival quality for my clients. 

 

Printing is a skill that all photographers must learn, I hope this article has proven helpful. I can’t express the feeling that I have once a photograph is printed and mounted. Creating something of beauty rather than the digital perspective of viewing my work on screen. I often think back to old movies when you see old attics, full of interesting things, I hope one day when my children’s, children route through the attic they will find some beautiful prints of my work. Printing does make you nostalgic.

London Portrait Photography Masterclass 25th September 2015

London Portrait Photography MasterclassThank you to everyone who attended todays, London Portrait Photography Masterclass at Calumet Photographic Drummond Street. It was wonderful to share my passion and knowledge of portraiture. Demonstrating lighting, direction and camera technique. Several members of the group very graciously left their feedback via my review centre page, you can read their comments below. Their will be plenty of other opportunities to attend the course. I’ll be running workshops in, London, Manchester, Liverpool & Los Angeles USA in 2016. You can view my up-to-date timetable here.

 

“Chilled learning”

Written on: 25/09/2015 by Urijah1961

“Rory taught, inspired and chatted all the way through the session. He kept it interactive without the pressure new learning can often bring. No question out of bounds and very open about all aspects of his approach.
I came away with a new appreciation of the power of good lighting and how to make it happen. 
Highly recommended”

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“Portrait Masterclass”

Written on: 06/10/2015 by PeteB42

“Rory was my tutor for a one-day Portrait Masterclass seminar, and I have to say that it was inspiring, informative and hugely useful. Rory is a natural tutor….He clearly has complete mastery of the technical aspects and fantastic creativity, but most importantly he coaches in a good humoured, informal and relaxed manner that puts everyone at their ease, and makes for a fun experience, whilst covering a lot of ground.”

“Portrait Masterclass”

Written on: 08/10/2015 by Angeln328

IMG_1525“Rory was my tutor for a one-day Portrait Masterclass seminar, and I have to say that it was inspiring, informative and hugely useful. Rory is a natural tutor….He clearly has complete mastery of the technical aspects and fantastic creativity, but most importantly he coaches in a good humoured, informal and relaxed manner that puts everyone at their ease, and makes for a fun experience, whilst covering a lot of ground.”