Join Peter Hurley and the Headshot Crew
as we cruise to Bermuda on board the Norwegian Breakaway for a fun filled week perfecting your headshot and portrait photography skills.
NYC to Bermuda
April 24th - May 1st 2016
Headshot Crewz Instructors
Learn from the master of headshot photography himself, Peter Hurley. Considered by many to be one of best headshot photographers in the business, Peter will be teaching his signature workshops aimed at brining your headshot photography to a whole new level.
Damian started his own photography business in 2010. Over the course of a few years, he intensely educated himself even writing educational articles on Photoshop techniques for photography magazines such as Rangefinder. Peter has entrusted Damian with retouching most of his personal work for the last two years.
Karaminder is a San Francisco based Headshot & Portrait Photographer, co-host of the ReWrap Podcast from Resource Magazine, Leica Akadamie Portrait Instructor, and Associate Photographer in the Headshot Crew. You may also know him from his Jaw and Squinch work.
David is a portrait and street photographer and videographer based in New York, an Associate Editor for Resource Magazine and a Contributing Writer for Fstoppers, In the last 3 years, David has worked on projects with some of the best photographers and industry educators in the world, including Peter Hurley, Lindsay Adler, Vincent Laforet, Emily Soto and Erik Valind.
David is a committed and passionate educator, and has worked with and instructed over 500 students across a range of education projects over the last 2 years.
Maurice is a headshot photographer from The Netherlands. Combining his corporate experience with his creative skills he helps build personal brands for his clients. Believeing that everyone should follow their passion, Maurice helps photographers worldwide build their business and portfolio as a Mentor on the HeadshotCrew.
Karen Brown - Your Crewz Director
Karen has been part of the Crew since taking the Headshot Intensive at Peter’s studio in May 2012. Taking on the role of Headshot Crewz Director, Karen will be happy to answer any questions you may have before we set sail. While we’re on the high seas Karen can help you get the most from your experience as part of the Crewz!.
Schedule / Itinerary
Here's what we have planned for the week
Saturday, April 23rd
Get yourself to NYC for the Headshot Crewz Cast-Off Party!
We are meeting for dinner and drinks at Crompton Ale House 159 West 26th Street New York, NY 10001
After party (sponsored by Canon) at Peter Hurley's Studio across the street
Non-Crewz passengers are welcome, just email the studio so we have an idea of who’s coming.
Sunday, April 24th
12:00PM to 2:00PM
Embarkation starts at noon. Everyone must be on the ship by 2PM
4:30PM to 5:30PM
(sponsored by Canon)
Monday, April 25th
9:30AM to 11:30AM
Crewz Kick-off Q&A
11:30AM to 3:30PM
Open Shooting Free-for-all
Come checkout Peters new Flex Kit by Westcott and shoot some headshots of your fellow crewzmates,
staff, and some special guests.
4:30PM to 5:30PM
The Headshot Game and How to Play It
Peter Hurley - FREE CLASS
With personal branding hitting an all time high, the climate for headshot photography is heating up. No longer are headshots limited to actors and real estate brokers; individuals as well as companies are now on notice to get their digital identities in order. That's where a savvy portrait photographer can seize the moment and make the most of this growing opportunity. Come learn the process of how Peter picked up a camera and forged a career in this genre that has caught fire. In this session, Peter goes all business, providing you with valuable insights into how he runs one of the most successful headshot businesses in the country.
Based on his Fstoppers tutorial Illuminating the Face. Spend the day with Peter breaking down how light hits the human face allowing you to build up an arsenal of ideas for your next shoot. There couldn’t be anything more crucial to your success as a portrait photographer than your ability to shape and control light on the face.
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Online Entrepreneurship - Put Your Website to Work
Maurice Jager - FREE CLASS
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Damian Battinelli - FREE CLASS
Damian will show you techniques to clean up your headshots. He’ll show you how he handles skin blemishes, teeth whitening, pesky stray hairs, and way more! He’ll also answer as many questions as he can.
How I built a successful photo & video business in 3 years in the most competitive market in the world, from scratch, and ended up working with the likes of some of the best in the industry, including Peter Hurley, Vincent Laforet, Lindsay Adler, Emily Soto and Erik Valind.
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Karaminder Ghuman - FREE CLASS
Learn tips to improve your on-location environmental portrature while on Bermuda.
The course is designed for every level photographer from amateur to pro as long as you understand camera basics, this isn't a technique course in camera settings, but a mind blowing course in handling any subject that has stepped into your frame. Yes, the workshop is geared toward headshot photography, but all of this stuff applies whether your subject is 3 feet in front of your camera or 30 feet in front of it, so I believe any portrait photographer needs to utilize this information as part of their toolkit whenever shooting portraits.
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Motion in the Ocean - BTS Video Production
David Geffin - FREE CLASS
Why is video (and Behind The Scenes video, in particular) so crucial to the photo industry today? Where is the world of video going, how to get into it (and get better at it), how you can use it to add value to your own and your client's work.
1:00PM to 4:00PM
From Passion to Profit
Maurice Jager - FREE CLASS
Mold your passion into a style which will resonate with your target clients. Learn how to determine pricing and market your buisness in a way that fits your style, get repeat business, and much more.
Depart for NY
Saturday, April 30th
10:00AM to 4:00PM
The Headshot Intensive - Day Two
Peter Hurley (2 Day Class)
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Staying Positive While Building Your Career
Karaminder Ghuman - FREE CLASS
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Masking / Compositing
Damian Battinelli - FREE CLASS
You’d be surprised how learning to composite and mask will up your creative game. The techniques Damian will teach you can be used in all sorts of photo situations. This is a class you won’t want to miss! *A Wacom tablet is not necessary but HIGHLY recommended.
5:00PM to 7:00PM
9:00PM to 10:00PM
Our last night on board.
Sunday, May 1st
Crewz Landlubber Send-Off Dinner
We partied hard for a week and are back in the Big Apple. One last get together for the crew!
Dinner and Drinks at Burger & Lobster
39 W 19th St,
New York, NY 10011
Again non-Crewz passengers are welcome as well, just RSVP here so we have an idea of who’s coming.
Recurring Daily Activities
7:00AM to 9:00AM
Morning Deck Walks / Finess Center
For those early risers, join some of your fellow Crewzmates for some morning exercise.
4:30PM to 6:00PM
Each night Peter and instructors will critique your portfolios. WIFI is avialble, but not included in your fare, so bring your best work already loaded on your laptop or tablet.
6:00PM to 7:00PM
After a long day of learning, we'll be unwinding with happy hour at one of the many bars together.
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Each night around 7PM we will try to grab dinner together at one of the many resturants on the ship.
9:00PM to ???
Party into the night with your Crewzmates. Casino, Shows, Clubs, Dancing, etc.
Everything You Need to Know
About The Headshot Crewz
When is the cruise?
April 24th to May 1st 2016
Where are we going?
We cruise from NY to Bermuda which sits just 600 nautical miles off the eastern seaboard. We'll dock at Royal Naval Dockyard for three days, giving you the freedom to explore the beaches, golf courses, restaurants, shops and historic monuments at your leisure.
How much does it cost?
There are several things to consider when estimating your costs:
Transportation to NYC - You need to get yourself to New York.
Voyage Fare - Rooms start around $1,220 per person. We have a few options in the room rates section.
Classes - Peter will be offering two of his signature two-day paid classes during the crewz. The rest of the festivities we’ve planned are FREE and included for everyone who would like to enjoy the ride down to Bermuda and back by signing up for the crewz using our group number below. We do have limited space available in the free classes, They are available on a first come first serve basis. Register Here
Other Stuff - Drinks, excursions, WIFI, and other things are not included.
What is included with the voyage fare?
Nine complimentary dining options, from three-course dining to endless buffets with action stations.
Entertainment day & night. Norwegian Breakaway has something for everyone, from the Broadway shows Rock of Ages & Burn the Floor, The Second City comedy, jazz & blues club, dueling piano bar.
Fitness center, mini golf, sports court, ropes course, rock climbing wall, aqua park, pools, and hot tubs.
Youth programs for children ages 3-17.
Attentive room steward and complimentary room service.
Where does the cruise leave from and return to?
Manhattan Cruise Terminal
711 12th Ave.
New York, NY 10019 nycruise.com
I'm not from NY, What NY airport do I need to fly in to?
You can fly into either of the three surrounding airports.
JFK - John F. Kennedy International Airport (20 miles from port)
LGA - LaGuardia Airport (11 miles from port)
EWR - Newark Liberty International Airport (15 miles from port)
Can I split the cost of a room with another crew member?
All rooms are two to four guest occupancy's so if you are traveing alone you should try to find a Crewzmate here.
Do I need a passport?
US citizens may sail with a valid passport, proof of citizenship and a valid government-issued photo I.D. (driver’s license with a photo), or any other valid WHTI compliant document. Please check that you have the nessecary travel documents.
Can I bring my family?
Absolutely! Peter will be bringing his family and so will many other crew members. We look forward to meeting yours!
Yes, you should have cash on hand. While you can pay for whatever you buy on board with your key card and settle up at the end of the cruise, when we’re in Bermuda you will need cash for many of your purchases. Don’t assume that every vendor will take a credit card. Straw markets are cash only but be prepared to haggle!
What about tipping?
Tips and gratuities are included in Norwegian Cruise Line fares at the rate of $13.50 per person per day. This covers your room steward and dining staff however you may want to add a bit more in cash to anyone who goes the extra mile as the cruise concludes. Be aware that bartenders are not included in the shared gratuity payouts. They are provided with room and board but rely on tips to make their money so be kind to those who serve you well.
An 18% gratuity is added to pretty much anything you purchase on board so a $15 drink is now $17.70. As indicated above, you can pay on board purchases including drinks, meals in restaurants not included in the fare, on board stores, photography and so on with the credit card you will need to provide Norwegian Cruise Lines with before you board.
Will I get seasick?
Don’t know but a lot of people wear those little seasick patches behind their ears while others are never bothered by the movement of the ocean. There will be a doctor on board but if you’re prone to motion sickness, better to come prepared.
What if I have special food requirements?
Cruise lines are very accustomed to passengers with special dietary requirements such as vegetarians, gluten-free, low salt and so on. When you make your reservation it’s a good idea to ask for your special requirements to be added to your file and then make sure your wait staff know your needs once on board.
Are there dress codes?
Most cruises of 7 night duration will have one formal dinner. Everyone defines ‘formal’ differently. For some it means tux and ball gown, for others kilts or the traditional costume of their homeland while for others it means business casual. Aside from that, the dining rooms frown on shorts, male tank tops, ripped and torn jeans, baseball caps and flip flops at the dinner service in the dining room or any of the specialty restaurants and you’ll need to wear a coverup over your swim suit to eat throughout the day in any of the restaurants. Casual is the name of the game throughout the day but be respectful and cover up your naughty bits! Oh, by the way, while in Bermuda … traditional Bermuda shorts worn with long socks, loafers and a blazer are da bomb!
Can I exercise each day?
Absolutely! The general cruise joke is that if you go one hour without eating, what’s wrong with you? You’ll need a way to work off those calories so there is a gym on board, a variety of classes available - some free, others for a fee - and a walking/jogging track on the upper deck that is generally well used as the sun rises. Take a look at your daily newsletter for a list of activities designed to get you moving and meet other passengers. The Headshot Crew? We’re organizing drinks every day so get your exercise in before you join us for Happy Hour!
Can I bring any food or beverages on board with me?
You are not allowed to bring ‘intoxicating beverages’ on board - don’t try to hide them … all the luggage is scanned before it’s delivered t your room. You can bring food items in sealed packages but if you open it before you board, it’ll be confiscated.
Do I need to bring a hairdryer?
Nope. There will be one in your cabin along with a selection of toiletries. One note: if you color your hair you may want to bring your favorite shampoo as the ones provided may strip some of the color out over the course of the cruise.
Should I bring towels?
No need. There will be towels provided in your cabin for daily use. On the pool deck you’ll be able to get towels for use in the pools, hot tubs or lounging around but don’t forget to return them before the cruise is over or you may find a charge on your credit card.
Can I just walk off the ship when the cruise is over?
Actually, yes although wait for the time allocation. You’ll see that everyone is asked to put their luggage outside their cabins for collection the last night of the cruise but if you are an early riser and prefer to carry your own luggage off, you can do that within the prescribed time period. Check your daily newsletter for the routine.
What else do I need to know?
Here is some helpful information from our hosts at Nowegian Cruise Lines:
Here's what you need to do to get yourself signed up for the cruise.
Book your room on the Norwegian Breakaway
IMPORTANT: You must book your room through our group agent using our group number: 2510453 so we are able to schedule group activites and get access to the confrence rooms for our classes.
Fill out this reservation form, and fax it to the number on the form. After you do that, you will need email our group agent and let her know that you have faxed in your reservation form. She will handle the rest.
Group Number: 2510453 Group Agent: Lacey Malone firstname.lastname@example.org
877.416.9722 ext. 4399
Rooms are two or four guest occupancy and subject to taxes and fees.
Rooms need to be filled or you will have to pay for the unused beds.
For questions regarding rooms call Lacey Malone at 877.416.9722 ext. 4399
or email email@example.com and reference our group number: 2510453 . Sign Up Now!