For an upcoming episode of Weekend Wisdom my guest was Peter Hurley. He shared some pretty interesting ideas into what it takes to get a great headshot. Wandering through his site I found this short video hitting the highlights of his Headshot Intensive Workshop.
I'm amazed at how many photographers view doing a headshot with all the enthusiasm of a root canal! Even their own headshots on their websites show the pain. Seriously, if you're expecting people to hire you as their photographer, even if it's for a family portrait, don't they deserve to see more of you than a bad selfie?
Peter's got seven workshops coming up in the NY area in October, November and December. Just click the link above to visit his workshop schedule.
He's also got an outstanding book out and well worth a trip to Amazon. It's loaded with ideas to help you turn your headshot business into more than just a casual request now and then.
The Weekend Wisdom podcast with Peter will air on Saturday, September 19. Peter shared a lot of valuable insight into the art of a great headshot. So much of the "secret" is taking the time to get to know your client. There is no cookie cutter formula, if you truly work to build a relationship with each portrait.
If you'd like to see more of Peter's work, check out his website. Click on any of his headshots above to visit his site.
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