London & Los Angeles Photographer, New Year, New Headshot.

New Year is all about new beginnings, new resolutions, new opportunities, building new relations and so on. So why not create a new and fresh image for yourself. Whether it is a total professional makeover or a few tweaks and trims, a new image can energise your spirits for the New Year.

Los Angeles Actors Headshots, Rory Lewis Photographer

Once you get a makeover don’t you want to make a good impression with this new image? As a professional, you have to deal with lots of other professionals, so updating your professional headshot with a new look will create a fresh and lasting impression on others.


Professional headshots are very important because they convey the message that you are approachable but also serious about your business or career. Executives, consumers, casting directors look forward to associating with a professional who they can rely on.

Los Angeles Discounted Actors Headshot Sessions 12th, 13th, 14th February 2019

With the new year in mind its time to think about a New Headshot. Whether a business person, legal professional, performer or actor. Rory Lewis Photographer can accommodate your needs throughout the UK. Utilising London, Leeds and Liverpool Photography Studios or visiting your office with his portable equipment.


Using old headshots can be boring. Familiarity breeds contempt. Don’t you get bored with the same look yourself? An updated professional image on your website and social media pages will deliver the message that you care about how you present yourself to others.

Iain Glen Rory Lewis Photographer (Actors Headshots London)

The technology in photography is improving every year. You do not want to look outdated, do you? Especially for those of you in the entertainment business, styles and trends change frequently, which is why a new image could also attract new offers.

David Cameron Portrait Sitting (London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis)

New online headshots are also beneficial if you are looking to move into a new role or if you have just left a business. The old headshot may associate you with your previous work and a refreshed image can make you feel better about your image. Our looks change without us noticing, so an updated headshot lets people recognise you.

Sir Patrick Stewart London Portrait 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 Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Derek Jacobi, David Warner, Natalie Dormer, Iain Glen, Julian Glover and the list goes on.” Based in London and holding sessions monthly in Liverpool, Leeds & London studios. Rory also, holds sessions in Los Angeles several times during the year. He 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.

Liverpool, Leeds, London Corporate/Commercial Headshots Click Here

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Major John Melville Military Portrait Sitting

Major John Melville late of the Commandos and now serving in The Royal Artillery commissioned a Military Portrait at Barracks in Liverpool. It was wonderful to meet John and great to speak to him about his incredible career. Melville is a soldier of considerable experience serving through the ranks as an enlisted man all the way to becoming an officer. His service in the military spanning from the Falklands Conflict in 1982 to the Gulf War in 1990 and even the recent conflicts in Iraq 2003 & Afghanistan 2001–14.


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. John is a genuine British Hero and I wanted to capture him as thus, opting for tall, solemn yet dutiful poses. He was very proud of his service in the Commandos and opted for his portrait in the Iconic Green Commando Beret.


If you are a member of the armed forces looking for a portrait siting please check out my comprehensive service available UK wide and several times a year in Los Angeles USA.

HyperFocal: 0 (Rory Lewis)

HyperFocal: 0 (Rory Lewis)

Weekend Portrait Masterclass Feedback

Thank you to everyone who attended Weekend Portrait Masterclass over the bank holiday. It was wonderful to welcome everyone to my Liverpool Photography Studio. The course was a wonderful success, if you would like to book a place, I will be holding four more Weekend Portrait Masterclasses this year in Liverpool, London, Edinburgh & Dublin.

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

Morning of the first day delegates enjoyed a talk on the medium of portraiture, then after coffee and refreshments it was time to learn low key lighting with our first model Alexandra. After lunch (provided) we moved on to beauty portraiture, learning high key lighting techniques. Into the afternoon delegates worked with our Second Model, Actor and Martial Arts Expert Kru Lundy. Learning how to direct a male subject and use reflectors & softboxes.

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

On the second day delegates had a full schedule ahead of them. Starting with a fashion portrait photoshoot featuring our first model Alexandra, learning how to use gels to create a vivid portrait. After lunch (provided) delegates worked with a real soldier Major John Melville to create an epic low key portrait in the style of the renaissance artists. Finishing off the second day delegates expanded on high key lighting techniques with our third model Peter Adediran.


Mark & Jacqueline Margolis

As luck would have it this week while on assignment in Los Angeles Actor Mark Margolis, and his wife Actress Jacqueline Margolis were staying in the same Studio City hotel. I recognised Mark in the lobby having a sneaky cigarette, and introduced myself, he was very approachable and chatty. Mark has starred in dozens & dozens of films, from 1492 to Hannibal, The Wrestler and of course Scarface. I was very keen to talk about his role in the Television Series Breaking Bad, as the notorious man with the Bell, Hector “Tio” SalamancaMentioning to Mark I was shooting in LA, I asked if he would like to sit for a portrait.

Delighted with my offer of a portrait sitting mark accepted and from a chance encounter I was able to capture some wonderful frames of Mark and his wife Jacqueline, who was also happy to sit for a portrait.  It was an amazing experience to work with an Actor of such talent, and it goes to show great things can happen just by chance.

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William Hague Sitting

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William Hague is a British Conservative politician who was the MP for Richmond from 1989 to 2015. He also served as Leader of the House of Commons from 2014 to 2015 and as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2010 to 2014. He was the Leader of Conservative Party from 1997 until Iain Duncan Smith took over the position in 2001.

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Until this point, I had longed for the chance to work with a truly significant British historical character. William Hague’s name is synonymous with modern political discourse, but to meet him in person, you would not think it.

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He is a very witty man who was reeling jokes off through the entire sitting. I was pleasantly surprised with how well he held himself for the portrait, so well in fact that the finished frame is very reminiscent of a Holbein piece – dignified and full of grace and authority.


Images where taken with my medium format Mamiya 645DF, Leaf Credo 40 & 100mm Mamiya Leaf Sekor AF 110mm f/2.8 LS D &  80mm f/2.8 LS D. Thank you to Calumet Photographic for supporting the Photoshoot.