The June 2017 PhD contest is now OVER PEOPLE! Winners announced on CrewCast on July 4th.

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Our June 2017 PhD competition is now OVER PEOPLE! All images must have been submitted below by midnight Eastern time on 6/30. Winners will be announced on our July 4th CrewCast. Sorry some of you I'm sure are going to miss it because of the holiday, but I'm in Europe and not sure of my schedule so the 4pm CrewCast is going to have to do it. Click this link

The winner of the PhD in photography contest each month gets to spend 2 days of their choice hangin & shabang'in with me in the NY studio or any other venue where I'll be for a few days. You'll be immersed full bore into the Peter Hurley philosophy of portraiture and afterwards you'll earn your PhD(Peter Hurley Direction) in photography! Including a badge of honor on Headshot Crew by being labeled as a PhD.

Winners also receive a free year on Headshot Crew and both my DVD's and a personalized signed copy of my book "The Headshot!" as well as getting a headshot taken by yours truly. Enter below by submitting the best headshot you've ever taken and your chance at a killer time Shabang'in NYC style with me! One winner will be chosen each month and one other random prize winner will be chosen using our randomizer and they will get their choice of either of my tutorials(The Art Behind The Headshot Tutorial or Illuminating the face), so don't look at the competition and shy away from this. The critique of all the work submitted is valuable for the entire group and each one of you have a chance to win something!

Once you are chosen you have a year to figure out a time period when you can get your butt to NYC and hang with me in the NY studio or find me on the road somewhere and hang with me. Winners are usually chosen on the first Tuesday of each month during our weekly Headshot Crew CrewCast unless otherwise noted.

In order to be considered you must be a member of the Headshot Crew Protégé coaching group, so get your butt in here and submit a killer shot for this sucker. Here's the link to register: https://headshotcrew.com/user/register

Only 1 submission per person per month. Enter every month with a new submission of your choice. Once an image has been submitted it can't be used in a subsequent month.

Get a submission in there and we'll see you on one of our weekly CrewCast's soon!

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To help us with the process everyone should go to the link below and rate which shot they like better in a one one on one matchup.

https://headshotcrew.com/post/173582/elo

Play a few rounds. Each time it will pick 2 random images from this post. If you are entered and logged in you shouldn't see your own image.

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Mariia

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Beautiful eyes.

Vadim Davydov's picture
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Thanks ;)

Anthony Cooper's picture
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Great shot Vadim!

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This is Adelina, 78 years old. We should all learn with her. She told me without hesitation that she always looks good in all her pictures :)
Shot on location, in a job where I shot a bunch of politicians for outdoors for an upcoming local election. No retouching allowed on her, no way I could crop her hair! :D

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Taken June 11, 2017 Emmah

David H. Smith's picture
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You better get that watermark off the photo, he won't consider it

Alan Pototsky's picture

He didn't even look at it even without the WM?

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He'll critique it, but you'd better expect a lot of the critique to be negative and focused on the watermark. Good choice to strike it.

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Thanks for the heads up! Done

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Kate

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I am tossing Grace on the dance floor for this June PhD fiesta :-)

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Strongest one

Kim Dalton's picture
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Thanks, Vadim :)

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Tu - energy trader.

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Brendon. Artist, Painter and very cool guy

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Victoria is a 25 year old school teacher who wants to go to law school. Needed a photo to go with the application.

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I like the image but not the top

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Kari - Realtor

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Julie teaches children and raises two of her own.

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Adam

Vadim Davydov's picture
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Kill us LOL Great shot!

Mike Nakamura's picture
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Really, totally kills the rest of us! Nice going! :)

Kim Dalton's picture
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Awesome! It's fun to see the Associates post and it's a reminder why you all are Associates!

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Matt, Family friend

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Dr M

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Elena