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.

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

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!

Cymry o Bob Man / Welsh From Everywhere

In 2019 I started a new project called 'Cymry o Bob Man / Welsh from Everywhere', a photographic investigation into the ethnic diversity of Newport.

Astrophotography in Eryri/Snowdonia

I love astronomy and all things space, but living in a city means light pollution and few stars... time to head to a dark skies region.

Photo-synthesis: Shooting Plants

During lockdown with little client work, I set myself some mini photographic projects to scratch my photo itch. As plants love light as much as photographers, I started there.

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The Maindee area of Newport is incredibly ethnically diverse - and richer because of it. Children at the amazing Maindee Primary School have parents from around 30 different countries with almost as many languages spoken in their houses. 

Maindee's Community House is at the heart of this diverse area, and I've been working for and with them since I was knee high to a grasshopper, so what better place to set up my portable photographic studio and invite the locals to have their portraits taken. This is not the first time I've shot portraits at Community House, and it surely won't be the last either.

Welsh From Everywhere

The title for my project comes from Susan Lewis' poem 'I Love Maindee'. Sue is a trustee at Community House, and wrote the poem as part of the Epic Award Winning Maindee Stories project (from Marion Webber). 

These portraits were taken in autumn 2019, but there's more to come as soon as Coronavirus restrictions allow.

Jessica Morden, MP for Newport East (and who had her photo taken for the project) said:

"Rhys's wonderful portraits draw attention to the strength of Newport as a city - by emphasizing how welcoming our community is, and how much richer our culture is as a result. This is especially true of Maindee, where I live, and in Community House, Eton Road, where these portraits were taken. Here we welcome and celebrate the cultures of people from all backgrounds, making Wales a home for all"


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Shooting Stars in Eryri (Snowdonia)

As soon as we booked our recent break in Eryri (Snowdonia in English, North Wales) I realised that I would get an opportunity to practice some astrophotography. I love looking up at the stars, but living in a city means that the wonders of a clear night sky are drowned out by ambient light. Eryri is an official dark skies region - as awarded by the International Dark-Sky association (IDA), an organisation founded in 2001 to encourage preservation and protection of dark skies throughout the world. In fact the first area to be awarded 'dark-sky' was much closer to home in the Brecon Beacons, but I'd yet to make the trip. Snowdownia National Park was named the tenth International Dark Sky Reserve by the IDA in 2005, giving Wales a world leading 18% of its land in dark sky areas.

astrophoto4

I'd been looking forward to trying my hand at astrophotography since I watched a great BBC Documentary about amazing Welsh astrophotographer Alyn Wallace who has travelled the world shooting stars, whilst also working extensively near his home in the Brecon Beacons and throughout Wales.

So in the week leading up to our break I did a little research to find some suitable locations for my stargazing photography shoots, deciding that the 'Lonely Tree of Llyn Padarn' and nearby 'Dolbadarn Castle' were going to be great locations for my star photography efforts. It so happened that both of these were less than 3 miles from our holiday let in Nant Peris, so perfect.

I chose these locations to get some foreground interest in the photos. There's nothing stopping you just pointing the camera straight up to the sky, but you'll get a rather dull photo without some foreground interest to compliment, or frame the stars. 

Looking for the Milky Way

As a teenager I spent a summer in Namibia and was absolutely blown away with the night skies there - every night was clear, and I got to see the stunning Milky Way on many occasions.

I hoped that during this trip I could capture the Milky Way (Llwybr Llaethog) from Eryri, but didn't get my hopes up too much as despite being a Dark Sky region, Eryri is also a 'mostly rainy' region. I was super lucky though, managing 3 star photography shoots over the week that we were staying there. Result!

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Shooting stars always stay though... I caught a few during my photoshoots, and I think they only add to the wonder of the night sky. 

The technical bit

I used my Nikon D600 with a few different wide angle lenses, including a 24mm Nikon, and an 18-30mm. Apart from that, my trusty Manfrotto Tripod of course (a tripod is a must) and a remote shutter release were all I used. To help me navigate the sky I used Starwalk which is a beautiful stargazing App.

Apertures were as wide as each lens went (about f2.4 or so), with shutter speeds of between 10-20 seconds, and an ISO of 6400.

Some images involved a bit of stacking - focusing on the foreground elements for a shot, then focusing on the stars.

I also had my son as an able helper, guiding our path with a torch, and painting light on the foreground for a bunch of shots. It was quite an adventure, wandering around the area in the dead of night, with no lighting other than our phone torch - a great father and son experience.


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The Greeks gave us the words used to describe my profession. Photo means 'light' and graphy (from graphos) means 'drawing' - so photography is 'drawing with light'. Plants sussed out how to work with light way before the Greeks came on the scene of course, with Photosynthesis - which means putting together (with the help of) light. 

So, when my people photography dried up during the lockdown, I turned to my fellow light wranglers for a series of plant photographs. Most of these were taken in and around the garden in Newport, but a few come from further afield.


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The Greeks gave us the words used to describe my profession. Photo means 'light' and graphy (from graphos) means 'drawing' - so photography is 'drawing with light'. Plants sussed out how to work with light way before the Greeks came on the scene of course, with Photosynthesis - which means putting together (with the help of) light. 

So, when my people photography dried up during the lockdown, I turned to my fellow light wranglers for a series of plant photographs. Most of these were taken in and around the garden in Newport, but a few come from further afield.


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During lockdown with little client work, I set myself some mini photographic projects to scratch my photo itch. As plants love light as much as photographers, I started there.


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