The Headshot Intensified

In this workshop Peter throws you into the mix after having previously gone through his Headshot Intensive workshop. You'll spend time working with Peter on digging deeper into the concepts that are proven to make each headshot session a success. This one day workshop is open to any graduate of The Headshot Intensive that has ALREADY EARNED THEIR BFAS degree. The ideas you learned during The Headshot Intensive are expanded upon here using Peter himself as a guinea pig to help you apply those concepts in a live setting. Using his acting skills Peter will take on the role of a human you need to photograph for personal branding purposes. Peter will jump back and forth from that personality to himself in order to give you concise feedback on your shooting/coaching skills.

The Headshot Intensified Topics Include:

Headshot Theory:

  • Your internal Road Map: Expanding upon your path for communicating with your subject in order to take them from Zero to Shabang!
  • Keeping them on their toes: Fine tuning the back and forth between you and your subject using direct direction and misdirection.
  • Busting Through The Turbulence: Techniques for turning a subject’s attitude from negative to positive. 
  • Going Off The Beaten Path: What’s your curveball? Delving into the unknown to find and angle that works for you. 
  • When to kick it into Autopilot: It’s your day too, controlling vs. being controlled.
  • Going For Blood: Moving beyond simply giving them a headshot and turning the time you’ve spent with them into a life experience.

Getting your shoot on:

  • Hammering out the Hurley system: Taking advantage of Peter’s signature Hurley System or what he likes to call his: Pre-shutter release checklist
  • Workin Your Gopher Light: Understanding the importance of consistency of light and finding a setup that works best for you.
  • Taking On Your Toughest Subject: Peter will be putting you on the spot by seeing precisely how you direct and handle a subject by becoming one! This process allows him to get a real handle on where you are as a whole and allows him to touch on your strengths and weaknesses from a firsthand point of view.
  • Perfecting your edit: The editing process is not only used for choosing the best shots and eliminating other’s, it’s also a powerful coaching tool that we’ll be exploring. 
  • Finding your style: The importance of working on your color palate and overall aesthetic to develop a unique look to your work. 

Requirements for the class: 

  • You must be have previously taken The Headshot Intensive Workshop and have your BFAS degree.
  • Bring a camera with with a lens in the 85 to 120mm range. 
  • You will need to shoot tethered to a computer with the necessary capture software. 
  • You must have a tripod that can reach at least 6 feet in height with a ball head attached.