Illuminating the Face workshop PEOPLE!

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A day long extravaganza into lighting the face. Based the concepts I taught in my Fstoppers tutorial "Illuminating the Face!"

With the success of his Fstoppers produced tutorial called “Illuminating the Face,” I decided to fire up a workshop to dig deeper into these concepts.

I launched the workshop at the Fstoppers workshop in the Bahamas as you can see in the video above, but after it's success I have no plans on slowing it down. Facial lighting is everything in my portrait work and having the ability to shine light on the face effectively is a skill set that you can't live without as a portrait photographer.

Spend the day with me going over every move I make for my headshot work, commercial work and all my portraiture during this in depth facial extravaganza. For me, the key to creating a beautiful portrait always begins with facial lighting. I believe that 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.

In this workshop you’ll develop a new awareness toward light, allowing you to process your use of light differently whenever a human being enters your frame. The emphasis and structure of the course is based on techniques that I've implemented over the entire course of my career including:

  • Owning Your Light
  • Natural Light Rules
  • Flexin' it up!
  • Dissecting Facial Quadrants
  • Nook & Cranny Lighting
  • Finding Your Gopher Light
  • The Continuous Burn
  • Gettin Your Strobe On
  • Kickin It Up A Notch
  • Your Buddy Phil
  • Flyin With A Feather
  • Bing, Bang, Bounce


The cost of this incredible lighting extravaganza is $750, so find a class that works for you and sign up today! Space is limited to 15 human beings. 

  • All participants will receive a promo code for 1/2 off my fstoppers Illuminating the Face tutorial($150 value each).
  • B&H has sponsored the workshop, so we will be giving away a $50 gift card from my favorite store on planet earth for the workshop.

You’ll spend the day with me breaking down all elements of the way light hits the human face allowing you to build up an arsenal of ideas for your next shoot. 

Questions? Feel free to email me at or call the studio at 212.627.2210. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have, I want everyone to be 100% informed prior to coming to the workshop. 

NY studio address:
Peter Hurley Photography Studio
134 W 26th Street, Suite 1203
New York, NY 10001

We start each day of the ILF workshop at 10am and wrap around 6pm. 

If you are taking a NYC workshop then here are some hotel choices. The closest are right on 26th Street between 6th & 7th Aves:

The Hilton New York Fashion District

Holiday Inn Manhattan 6th Ave - Chelsea

I really look forward to lighting up some faces with you!