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PETER HURLEY: The Headshot Redefined

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

Peter Hurley is fired up to be back at Palm Springs Photo Festival to teach his new workshop: The Headshot Redefined.

We are currently immersed in a digital society that relies on a daily flow of visual content. As portrait photographers, we are able to capture this uptick by providing imagery for our clientele’s needs. The headshot industry is the perfect example of part of this shift that has occurred. Headshots aren’t just for actors any more and many businesses and entrepreneurs worldwide have taken note. What does this mean for us? Opportunity is knocking and it is time to reap the benefits.


By redefining his headshot business Peter’s belief is that there is more to one’s personal brand than just a solid profile picture. He structures his sessions toward capturing well rounded personal branding images as well as solid headshots. This adds significant value for the client and an adds additional revenue source for the studio. In this course, Peter will teach you his signature method for capturing quality headshots as well as demonstrate a number of his go-to lighting recipes that he incorporates into his portrait sessions. Beyond this heavy emphasis on lighting, you’ll also get his posing strategies, workflow and key tips for directing your subject’s expression. So come spend the day with Peter and you’ll be walking away with a slew of new ideas for your next shoot as well as some amazing shots to add to your body of work.

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.