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The Makings of a Strong Headshot

It has become a bit cliché these days to talk about a three-legged stool. Since I’m a photographer I refer to a tripod, which is a tool I use every day. Let’s use a realtor as an example. Your personal brand is a sum of three parts: your online presence (e.g.,...

Haircut and Color for Your Headshot

Many people think they need to run out and get their hair “done” or cut right before a photo session. A week before your session is great! You don’t want to come straight from the hairdresser cutting your hair.Men should pay special attention to their sideburns for...

Makeup Tips for a Headshot Session

I strongly encourage women to invest in a professional makeup artist for their headshot session. You want your headshot to be natural and timeless. Your daily makeup routine may not be the right look to capture you in a close-up headshot. Plus, isn’t it nice to have...
Jewelry in a Headshot

Jewelry in a Headshot

My wife loves jewelry! Wearing jewelry is part of who she is. When I came home from my first Peter Hurley Headshot Intensive and told her she couldn’t wear jewelry for her headshot, she had fifteen arguments of why she would. Happy wife. Happy life. – Being a logical...
Benefits of Neutral Backgrounds

Benefits of Neutral Backgrounds

I shoot headshots in my studio where I can control the light. I want you to be in your best light and be able to highlight your best features. This also means that I shoot on a neutral background. I prefer the white background, as it is the most versatile for using...