Last week I had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Peter Hurley for the better part of an hour in order to try and scratch a little deeper into his life, find out what drove him, what keep his motors running, his passion and drive seemingly endless.
While in Bermuda with a group of photographers recently, photographer Peter Hurley managed to land himself a tour of the Oracle Team USA compound while the team is over there training and preparing to defend their America’s Cup title.
The tour, arranged through friend and Oracle Team USA tactician, Andrew Campbell, turned into a surprise portrait shoot when it was brought up in conversation that they needed photos of the team. What else was Peter to do?
Portrait photography is a lie. At best you could call it partial truth.
It’s all about showing what we want to show in a person and hiding what we don’t.
So do I think this is a bad thing? Not at all, which is why I’m sharing with you Peter Hurley’s latest tutorial video on how to get your female models looking slimmer and the men jacked.
Not only will you get better looking portraits, but if you take this advise literally you will also have a giant sandwich to eat after the shoot.
Headshot photographer Peter Hurley recently gave a speech at a TEDx event in Cambridge with the psychologist Anna Rowley, explaining why people feel uncomfortable in front of cameras and how to solve that problem.
Taking pictures of someone can be a challenge sometimes, and especially when it comes to face portraits. Who hasn’t felt awkward while having their school picture taken before? And how can the photographer help in making the situation a little better?
Peter Hurley is a well known headshot photographer based in New York and Los Angeles. Just recently, he sat down to give a few tips on how to make better headshots.