Commercial Photographer Newport

Webber Photo is me, Rhys Webber (plus assistants where required), and I'm a Newport based Photographer, offering product photography, commercial photography, industrial photography, portrait photography, travel photography and fashion photography from my studio in Newport, South Wales. I also have a portable photography studio setup which allows me to shoot at your place of business if required. I offer both Photography Services in Newport, but also Newport Photography - my personal photography work, which is all about documenting the diversity of the people of Newport through photographic portraits. Of course, being a Newport Photographer doesn't tie me to the city, with clients from across the UK and beyond.

Photography is my passion and I'm lucky that people pay me to do what I love — being a photographer! I also take photographs for personal pleasure when not being paid - exhibiting my personal work and working on large scale projects like Welsh From Everywhere. I also teach photography, and have delivered sessions to students in the University of South Wales, and Coleg Gwent.

Take a look at the range of photography services I offer below, then get in touch to see what I can do for you or click here to read more about me.

 

Portrait Photography

Need a portrait of yourself, or headshots of your work team? I've shot thousands of portraits… take a look.

Product Photography

Take a look at our product photography, helping our clients market their products on websites and in catalogues.

Event Photography

Our event photography gets you the photos you need from your corporate, or creative event.

Industrial Photography

Our industrial photography clients include TATA Steel, BAE Systems, Welsh Power, Ensinger Plastics and many more.

Travel Photography

Have cameras - will travel? Take a look at some of my travel photography.

Fashion Photography

Do you need fashion or beauty photography for your brand, or are you an aspiring model looking for great portfolio photos?

Photography Clients

I've been a commercial photographer for many years, first in Newport, then London then back to Newport. I've had too many photography clients to mention, but here's a few.

BAE Systems
University of Wales Global Academy
People's Health Trust
CAF
Ensinger
Tata Steel
Premier Forest
GD Environmental
Newport City Council
Welsh Power

Photographer Newport Blog

Being a photographer is not just my profession, but also my hobby. My Photographer Newport blog shows a range of client commissioned work, self directed work, photography teaching work, and exhibitions.. Take a look!

Fashion Shoot with Lara

Every now and again I organise a fashion photoshoot, to keep my creative juices flowing. Take a look at what we got up to.

Exhibition at the Cwtsh, Newport

I'm really pleased to have been asked to exhibit my Welsh From Everywhere / Cymry o Bob Man photo portrait work at the Cwtsh Arts Centre.

Actor Portraits with Elliott

Elliott is an aspiring young actor and is training to be a stuntman. He needed some publicity shots and came calling.

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I take photos, but I also make photos. Much of my commercial work is taking photos - turning up somewhere and shooting portraits, or products, or events (etc). However, a few times a year I plan a fashion style photoshoot in order to make photos. The process is much more in-depth and involves creative collaboration to get the desired photographs.

It usually starts with an idea of a theme or story that I'd like to shoot (or sometimes its a new photographic technique that I want to try). I then have to find a model (the excellent Lara here), find hair and makeup artists to collaborate with (the amazing Elin Coles in this case did both). Next comes a moodboard which the model, make up artist and myself can all post reference images to. After that I then have to source costumes and props - from my clients Marigold Costumes who are a costume company for film, tv and theatre (thanks Dawn and Lynn). Lastly I plan lighting and source backdrops for the shoot. 

Elin Coles did the makeup and hair - we come up with ideas together, but then she makes them her own and delivers stunning results for me. At the Aladdin's Cave which is Marigold I managed to source several hoop (Crinolene) dresses, plus accessories including the white powder wig. I also picked up some more contemporary clothes, for a second style for the shoot.

So, its a big production, with many elements having to come together on the day to get the great shots. We had fun making these photos. Hope you like them!

 


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I was really chuffed to be asked to exhibit my Welsh From Everywhere / Cymry O Bob Man work at the community run Cwtsh Arts Centre in Newport. The exhibition runs from March 4th to April 16th 2023. The show features 36 photographic portraits of people from around the Newport area.

My involvement with the Cwtsh extends to before they opened, where I was asked to help come up with a name for the Arts Centre, then design the branding. I suggested 'Cwtsh' and after beating away objections to the use of a Welsh name from a short lived Cymraeg-phobic volunteer ("Nobody around here speaks Welsh!" — "Are you sure? I live a stone's throw away and I speak Welsh, as do my kids and all their friends").

Since last exhibiting this work - at the (ffotogallery) Diffusion International Festival of Photography in 2021, I've added a fair few images to the project, but this exhibition also sees the first showing of 2 groups of colour portraits from the project that have not been shown previously  — photos from the Asian Men's Club and Pensioners Lunch Clubs at Community House.

Cymry o Bob Man

Launch Event

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Here's a selection of some of the portraits on show at Cwtsh.

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Actor Portraits / Headshots

An actor's calling card is their z-card (or comp card) — usually several portraits on a card alongside contact details and personal details like age, height etc. and any special skills they may have. When casting for film and tv, casting directors will often trawl through dozens or hundreds of these z-cards to try to find the right potential cast for their productions.

It is important that these actor headshot photos are high quality — the investment required to get a professional photographer in may seem expensive when you can shoot photos on your phone for free, but when it comes to such an important piece of marketing material for you, then it is well worth the modest investment. You need your photos to stand out from the crowd, as these casting directors can reject a badly printed, or badly photographed headshot in the blink of an eye, but they will notice the quality in the professional shots and thus notice the actor.

Keeping the Customer Satisfied

Elliott loved both the experience of having the photoshoot, and the resulting images:

"Just looked over the pictures and I'm really chuffed with how they turned out. You've done a cracking job on these."

I wish Elliott the best of luck with his acting/stuntman career - he truly is a photogenic young man and the movie camera should love him as much as the stills camera. Take a look at the photos.


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Actor Portraits / Headshots

An actor's calling card is their z-card (or comp card) — usually several portraits on a card alongside contact details and personal details like age, height etc. and any special skills they may have. When casting for film and tv, casting directors will often trawl through dozens or hundreds of these z-cards to try to find the right potential cast for their productions.

It is important that these actor headshot photos are high quality — the investment required to get a professional photographer in may seem expensive when you can shoot photos on your phone for free, but when it comes to such an important piece of marketing material for you, then it is well worth the modest investment. You need your photos to stand out from the crowd, as these casting directors can reject a badly printed, or badly photographed headshot in the blink of an eye, but they will notice the quality in the professional shots and thus notice the actor.

Keeping the Customer Satisfied

Elliott loved both the experience of having the photoshoot, and the resulting images:

"Just looked over the pictures and I'm really chuffed with how they turned out. You've done a cracking job on these."

I wish Elliott the best of luck with his acting/stuntman career - he truly is a photogenic young man and the movie camera should love him as much as the stills camera. Take a look at the photos.


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Elliott is an aspiring young actor and is training to be a stuntman. He needed some publicity shots and came calling.


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Mae Elliott yn actor ifanc uchelgeisiol ac yn hyfforddi i fod yn stuntman. Roedd angen rhywfaint o gyhoeddusrwydd arno a daeth i alw.


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