World renowned headshot and portrait photographer Peter Hurley comes on the show and we discuss his early years, the US Olympic Sailing team, how to find your own directing style... and the importance of "creating that connection" with your subject.
- Connection, Composition and Lighting - the three most important elements of a great headshot or portrait.
- Practice your own directing style. Take note of special phrases that have elicited a desired reaction out of your subject, use those phrases over and over.
- It's important to understand your equipment, so you can focus on your subject. And if you need practice, then practice. Get people in front of your camera. Get people in front of your camera!
- Regularly place yourself in front of the camera to understand how your subject feels.
- The human face is one of the most beautiful things on earth, especially with all our varied looks.
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