Alliance is a future star of stage and screen, currently studying acting at UCLA. Taking advantage of my Discounted Actors Sessions in Los Angeles, Alliance arranged her first headshots with myself at the Glendale Studio. 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.
I pride myself on providing a unique actors headshot 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. My headshots are not your typical airbrushed, smiley generic headshots. They aim to show detail, structure and your acting ability.
Sonya is moving on to big things and the headshots she required needed to be quintessential. I pride myself by producing the best possible portraits to market yourself. I feel that it’s my duty; after all you’re trusting me with such an important task. I want every client to walk out of my studio saying that these are the best headshots they’ve ever taken.
Kirk Baltz boasts an incredible acting resume he is best known for his role as Officer Marvin Nash, in the famous torture scene of the 1992 Quentin Tarantino film Reservoir Dogs. Kirk also starred in another film written by Tarantino, 1994’s Natural Born Killers, as Roger. His other film credits include the 1990 drama film Dances With Wolves, the 1997.
Kirk in need of an update of his Actors Headshots, arranged a session at the Glendale studio in Los Angeles. Throughout the session, I directed Kirk through multiple looks. From the no nonsense detective to the Father and even the complex villain. I believe headshots should focus on ‘Actors in the Act’. Relaying emotions and feelings to the lens. Thus demonstrating their creative ability. I’m sure with this new collection of headshots Kirk will do very well indeed.
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
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.
“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!!”
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 whiteyou 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.
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!
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!
“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.”
“Rory was a very approachable, friendly and professional photographer that immediately put my nerves at rest.
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.
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’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.
“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
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.
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.
” 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.”
“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!”
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” Salamanca. Mentioning 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.