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!
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Join Peter Hurley in his studio as he discusses the most important aspects of headshot photography.
If you can capture the essence of somebody it takes the portrait to a whole new level.
You need to develop your own routine to help you provide a flow to your sessions.
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.
We want headshots that make people feel or think. There are certain words that can help elicit expressions from your subjects.
The photographer is responsible for the expression. Don't let the person go if you can't get the expression.
Cameras are powerful, and when you are behind the camera you have all the power.
Sitting down to review the shots with the client is an important part of the process.
There is no stopping to this. You may master bits and pieces, but you are always learning and always growing.
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.
Peter is a New York and Los Angeles based photographer specializing in advertising and commercial work, including portraiture, fashion, beauty, editorial, actor's headshots, events and corporate photography. "Let me give…