Commercial Photographer Newport

Webber Photo is me, Rhys Webber (plus assistants where required), and I'm a Newport based Photographer, offering portrait photography, product photography, commercial photography, industrial 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

Portrait photography is my biggest photography passion. I love to meet new people and engage with them to create relaxed portraits which capture the character of the sitter. I shoot portrait photography from my studio in Newport, but can also bring a portable studio to you. Portrait Photography - Take a look!

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.

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

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!

Bank of England Shoot

The Bank Of England Outreach team organised a day of events at 3 Newport Schools, and I was commissioned to shoot the activities.

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.

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Sometimes you get lucky ! The Bank of England already had a preferred freelance photographer in South Wales, but they weren't available, so they Googled local photographers and chose me. Wahoo!

Millbrook School Community Forum

The first photoshoot was at Millbrook School (usually Bettws, but temporarily in Brynglas). It was a discussion with local charity groups focused on the cost of living and impact on service users. The Bank of England staff were keen to learn about the way that Charities service users have been affected by increased interest rates, fuel bills and the cost of living crisis.

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St Joseph's Secondary School Youth Forum

After Millbrook we moved onto St Josephs' RC Secondary School where the school youth forum got to have their say about money - cash or cards, apple pay, Bitcoin, and digital wallets. It was really interesting to hear the way young people see money, how they use it, and where they see it going in the future.

Youth Forum

Maindee Primary Citizen's Panel

This was the loudest and most colourful of the day's photoshoots - with the school hall full of families of pupils at the school. Over a buffet meal, the Bank of England team members broke out onto individual tables to speak to groups of parents, and learn of their financial concerns. 

Citizen's forum

"Thanks Rhys, really nice set of photos"  Andrew Hebden, Head of Outreach, Bank of England.

 


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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

We had a great launch event on Sunday 5th March, with barely room to move inside. Many thanks to all that came to support me. Special thanks go to amazing photographer John Briggs from the Cwtsh. John invited me to exhibit and supported me throughout the process - including helping us hang the work (thanks to Marion too) . He also gave a lovely speech and said some really humbling things about the importance of the work that I've been creating for the last few years. I also gave a little speech and answered a few questions from the audience.

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

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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

We had a great launch event on Sunday 5th March, with barely room to move inside. Many thanks to all that came to support me. Special thanks go to amazing photographer John Briggs from the Cwtsh. John invited me to exhibit and supported me throughout the process - including helping us hang the work (thanks to Marion too) . He also gave a lovely speech and said some really humbling things about the importance of the work that I've been creating for the last few years. I also gave a little speech and answered a few questions from the audience.

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

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