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Mastering Headshot Photography
Peter Hurley
with Peter Hurley
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Mastering Headshot Photography isn't about the technical aspects of lighting or gear, instead it's all about learning how to pull expression out of your subject. It all comes down ... READ MORE
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Mastering Headshot Photography
lessons: 10 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 39min
published: 2013
watched: 5312 Member Views
Mastering Headshot Photography
with Peter Hurley
Mastering Headshot Photography isn't about the technical aspects of lighting or gear, instead it's all about learning how to pull expression out of your subject. It all comes down to the communication between you and your subject, and you're the one responsible for making it happen. Join Peter in his studio while he works one-on-one with a variety of different subjects and teaches you his favorite tips and techniques for connecting with your clients, building their confidence in front of the camera, and bringing out authentic expression. This is a must-see course for any portrait photographer! BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Join Peter Hurley in his studio as he discusses the most important aspects of headshot photography.

3min, 44sec
lesson 2: Andy

If you can capture the essence of somebody it takes the portrait to a whole new level.

11min, 18sec
lesson 3: Sarah

You need to develop your own routine to help you provide a flow to your sessions.

15min, 27sec
lesson 4: Ariana

If you are an actor or model then 100% of your branding is your image. Your job as a photographer is to help the subject put their best foot forward.

13min, 9sec
lesson 5: Joseph

We want headshots that make people feel or think. There are certain words that can help elicit expressions from your subjects.

14min, 49sec
lesson 6: Debbie

The photographer is responsible for the expression. Don't let the person go if you can't get the expression.

11min, 2sec
lesson 7: Shelly

Cameras are powerful, and when you are behind the camera you have all the power.

7min, 36sec
lesson 8: Reviews

Sitting down to review the shots with the client is an important part of the process.

8min, 31sec
lesson 9: Daisy

There is no stopping to this. You may master bits and pieces, but you are always learning and always growing.

8min, 22sec
lesson 10: Conclusion

Think about making a game plan and coming up with go-to things to do and say to make people open up in front of the camera.

5min, 20sec
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Master of the Headshot
New York/Los Angeles based photographer, Peter Hurley, specializes in advertising and commercial work, including portraiture, fashion, beauty, editorial, and headshots. With a background in modeling and racing sailboats (and a spot on the 2000 US Olympic sailing team), he began his photography career shooting sailboats and regatta events. His work led him into advertising, with clients like Levi’s, Reebok, DKNY, Johnnie Walker, and Axe Deodorant.
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