The Headshot Intensive - ONLINE

For those of you that know me and have heard me speak you know this workshop isn't just about headshots, it's about people.  It's about taking someone that is in front of your camera and creating a dynamic photograph together and it doesn't matter if they are 3 feet away or 30 feet away.  

For the past two years I’ve had the amazing experience of not only creating this curriculum, but teaching it all over the US, as well as in London and Dubai.  I’ve been running around month after month in order to give photographers the tools they need to up their game the moment someone steps in front of their camera.  I couldn’t be more proud of its success and the tremendous response to the information that I’ve jammed into this course.  

The two day workshop has been a fantastic format, but with the limited timeframe and so much coming at you at once applying the concepts in two days is nearly impossible.  With more time to sift through this info I'll be going to depths I haven't as of yet.  I'm really looking forward to seeing you guys produce some killer work and my goal is for you to create a portfolio of images with the new understanding that you'll develop over the 9 weeks.  I know I'll be adding a number of Associate photographers here on PH2PRO straight out of this workshop.  

My team and I spent 5 days dissecting and taping each portion of my signature workshop turning it into a phenomenal 9 week online course.  Sounds like a lot, huh?  Why the heck do you think I've called it an INTENSIVE!  However, don't want you to worry about the time commitment.

You'll be able to do it at your own pace or along with the group as long as you sign up before registration closes.

How it works:

First, on Monday of each week you will receive a link to the featured episode for that week.  I’ll give everyone a few days to watch the episode and then we’ll have our weekly live Spreecast, where I’ll discuss the topics covered in a live Q and A.(times will be set randomly to make it more convenient for people in different time zones worldwide)  A recording of each Spreecast will be made available to everyone each week, so don't worry if you miss any of them.  During the Spreecast I’ll be going over the task, or “The Drill,” for that particular week.  The rest of the week will be spent working on that drill at your own pace and you’ll have the option of posting images and participating in the community discussion along with the rest of the class.

Hope the idea of this type of workshop intrigues you and I'm going to be doing my best to make sure everyone is firing on all cylinders as the workshop progresses.  I'll be offering the course twice a year and can't wait to see how each photographer's work improves over the course of the 9 weeks.  Hope you are up for it!


  • 9 video tutorials delivered weekly plus bonus sessions and material.
  • LIVE weekly Spreecasts recorded & timed sporadically to accomodate different time zones.
  • The Drill: a weekly task oriented assignment and group discussion.
  • All content is easily accessible through your dashboard on your PH2PRO account.

Some topics covered:

  • Lighting Hurley-Style
  • 90% Therapist and 10% Photographer mantra
  • Jack of All Trades
  • Performing The Chameleon Approach
  • Applying Sherlock Holmesing to the mix
  • Digging into Micro-Expression
  • Creation of Residual Laughter
  • Peter's use of the essential Direct Direction elements including suction cup, etc.
  • Direction by Miss-Direction
  • Hurleyisms
  • Pre-shutter Release Checklist

What you'll need:

You don't really need much to get the benefits out of this workshop.  If you are just getting started don't sweat it, we'll just do the best with what you've got.  There are a ton of people taking the course that are going to be willing to help including myself, so if you think you are behind the eight ball we'll get you up to speed.  

Camera:  I suggest a dslr with a lens that is somewhere between 85mm and 105mm or can hit that range.  You'll also need to know how to use it.  How to control your ISO, aperture and shutter speed is a must.  

Reflector:  You'll want a reflector for outside natural light stuff.  My reflector is a white piece of foam core board that you can get at any art supply store, so make something if you don't have one.  A ProFlector may be in the works with HURLEYPRO, we'll see in the future.  

Lighting:  If you have lighting then great, we'll work with whatever you've got, if you don't then at least go get yourself an on camera flash.  I would also get a cord or radio slave that allows you to get that flash off your camera.  You can start there and we'll be talking about lighting in the group a ton, so you can decide what you may need down the road later.



If you previously taken either this course or my live version of the course THE HEADSHOT INTENSIVE then you get 1/2 off.
Email me for a code for that. 

All participants in the workshop who haven't previously purchased my DVD The Art Behind The Headshot will get it for 1/2 off should they choose to do so after registering for the course.