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PETER HURLEY: The Headshot Portrait Lighting Class

Wednesday, May 8th, 9.00am – 4:30pm.  REPEATED Thursday, May 9th, 11:00am – 6:00pm


This intensive one-day lighting workshop will dive straight into lighting faces in unique and interesting ways. Based on Peter Hurley’s tutorial, Illuminating the Face, he’ll be delving into some of his go-to setups for facial lighting. Whether he’s shooting a portrait or one of his signature headshots, he believes that the face should be telling the story and thus, having the skill to light any face is crucial for success. This class is designed by Peter to demonstrate his lighting followed by the members of the photographs being able to work with the setups that he has created. Are you looking to amp up your portrait lighting game? Take a day to intensely study how light behaves as it hits the human face and discover how to use different lighting solutions to your advantage. Whether it be bright beauty light or a directional contrasty look you want to perfect, Peter will take you there. Peter will explore with the class his methods for directing his subjects as well. You’ll leave with  new skill sets to put into practice on your next portrait assignment.

NOTE:  This workshop will be repeated on Thursday, May 9th.

Price: $475.  

  Lunch Included

Photographers should bring their laptops and be conversant with their hardware and software in order to facilitate downloading and projecting their work for critiques in class. Digital projectors with standard DVI / VGA cables will be provided. If you require any special adapter for your computer for this purpose, please be sure to bring one to class.

All Workshop Participants are invited to the Canon/Freestyle Digital Print Center at Korakia on Thursday, May 9th from 11:00am to 6:00pm to have an image of their choice printed out on a Canon Pro 2000 printer, using custom profiles and on their choice of several inkjet papers.



Peter Hurley has a free-wheeling way of moving through life. Whether it’s competing around the world while training for the Olympics on a sailboat, modeling for Polo and Abercrombie & Fitch or having over 20,000 faces three feet in front of his lens, it certainly hasn’t been a quiet ride. His skills behind the camera fueled his desire to educate and he has spoken for Google, Apple, Microsoft and Canon, to name a few. With the release of his book, The Headshot, he went on to found Headshot Crew, which is a coaching platform and referral engine for photographers that comprises the largest group of headshot specialists in the world.