The Art of Photography: The Inspirational Series with Peter Hurley, with Peter Hurley and Mia McCormick

Take an inspiration break with Mia McCormick and Peter Hurley, an advertising and commercial photographer based in New York.

Take an inspiration break with Mia McCormick and Peter Hurley, an advertising and commercial photographer based in New York. Peter is known around the world for his ability to draw emotion and expression from people posing for his headshots, but you may not know the story about how he got started and built the business he has today. Over the course of an hour Mia and Peter discuss a wide variety of topics that range from getting started in the business to figuring out how to create a viable career, from what Peter’s typical day looks like to the importance of building relationships, having the burning desire, setting goals, and so much more!

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: On Getting Started (Duration 15:19)

Peter shares the story of how he got started in photography and taking headshots.

Lesson 2: On Creating a Viable Business (Duration 14:03)

There comes a point after you get started where you need to figure out how to make this a viable business. You have to develop your own unique style or look.

Lesson 3: On a Typical Day (Duration 15:00)

The client may be hiring you, but this is your day too. You are spending it together, so it needs to work for both of you.

Lesson 4: On Having a Variety of Options (Duration 11:04)

From daily client work to big commercial jobs, and even developing your own products, there are a lot of ways to make a life out of working behind the camera.

Lesson 5: On Looking to the Future (Duration 08:36)

Peter looks to the future discussing some of what he is working towards and shares some advice for people who are just getting started.

Meet Your Instructor: Peter Hurley

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…

Meet Your Instructor: Mia McCormick

Mia McCormick works as a resident technology expert for Kelby Training and B&H Photo - one of the largest electronic retailers in the world. She also conducts a series of…

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