5 Quick Headshot Tips in 3 Minutes by Photographer Peter Hurley


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Want to up your portrait game? Here’s a video by B&H in which Naew York City-based portrait photographer Peter Hurley shares 5 headshot tips in about 3 minutes.

Here’s a rundown of the tips covered:

1. Keep it Simple

2. Keep a Consistent Portfolio

3. Get the Jawline Out

4. It’s All About the Squinch

5. Confidence and Approachability

Watch the video at the top for Hurley’s explanation of each of these tips and how they can result in better headshots for your business.

Better Headshots in Three Minutes: Five Tips From Peter Hurley


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Better Headshots in Three Minutes: Five Tips From Peter Hurley

If you’re looking for your clients to walk away with imagery they think is top notch, it’s a good idea to understand how they see themselves in front of the lens. Peter Hurley gives us a quick rundown of tips and tricks to create headshots that will resonate with the tagline: “Confidence and Approachability.”

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Vote for the Winning Image in the Fstoppers Puerto Rico Photo Contest Challenge


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Vote for the Winning Image in the Fstoppers Puerto Rico Photo Contest Challenge

This week we continue our Puerto Rican Photo Challenge. In our second challenge, two photographers explore the elaborate cave systems hidden deep within the central hills of Puerto Rico. In the full article, you can vote which image was the best and later this week we will reveal the winning image.

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Sha-Bang! Peter Hurley Explains the Value of Consistency


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Sha-Bang! Peter Hurley Explains the Value of Consistency

Peter Hurley has grown into a household name among photographers over the past 15 years while working from his studio in New York City. With a personality that keeps his clients on their toes and a vocabulary that is ever evolving, the leader of the Headshot Crew has some tips for you that may help you grow even faster with your photographic journey.

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I Trade Portraits for Backstage Photos with My Favorite Celebrities


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I’ve been fortunate enough to present portrait work to some of my favorite personalities. Initially, I figured it would just be a clever way to use my artwork to meet some of my heroes. A year later, it has turned into an on-going project that has resulted in unique encounters, constant hustle, and endless Photoshop.

It started last February when I heard the Nature Boy, Ric Flair, was making an appearance in the Washington DC area. Being a lifelong fan, I really wanted to meet Flair, especially given his recent health issues. Shortly after purchasing a ticket to the event,

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Randomizing Photo Shoots to Stretch My Creativity


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I am a fan of light (honestly what photographer isn’t?). Hard light; reflected light; dappled light; low-key light; colored light — I love it all. Light makes or breaks not only my images but my mood. I’d venture to say that light is sandwiched between “belonging” and “safety” on my hierarchical pyramid of needs.

As a photographer, I have spent years exploring different ways to shape and capture light. These past few years I was fortunate to experience an extended period of hyper-productivity once I had a dedicated studio space of my own (no more basements!). Because I

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Free Photoshop Action: NBP White Balance Adjust


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Free Photoshop Action: NBP White Balance Adjust

Just about every photographer at some point has found themselves in a situation on set where the disparity between light temperature sources causes significant color casting in ways they don’t want. In my experience, the most common problem is when you have to contend with traditional incandescent light bulbs in frame, but you’re using strobes that are (mostly) balanced to average daylight light temperatures. What’s the best way to fix this in Photoshop?

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A Few Tips To Help With High School Senior Portrait Photography


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A Few Tips To Help With High School Senior Portrait Photography

Initially, there wasn’t much about the idea of photographing high school seniors that excited me. Boring portraits of kids wearing their caps and gowns and flashing whatever year they’re graduating with their fingers like an awkward gang-sign always came to mind. After all, it’s this type of cliche portrait that I most often stumble across online, but this doesn’t mean that all senior portraits have to be so boring. Below are a few tips that I’ve learned over the years.

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UV Portraits That Reveal What’s Beyond the Visible


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For my latest project, titled RAW, I shot a series of UV portraits revealing the true appearance beyond the visible. Composed of twenty photographs divided into ten diptychs, the series illustrates the raw and natural character of the human being, revealed by the technique of ultraviolet photography.

Each diptych presents on one side the portrait of a human being devoid of any ornament, presenting the subject to the spectator in his own singularity; and on the other side is a detail of their body, a more abstract complement to their fleshy envelope.

No place is given here to the

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Free Photoshop Action: NBP Boost Saturated Areas


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Free Photoshop Action: NBP Boost Saturated Areas

If there is one seemingly simple and wildly popular process in postproduction, it’s boosting color saturation. I totally understand why — it’s appealing to see your image sort of come to life with all the vibrancy and “pop” that color saturation enhancement brings. However, there is a smarter, more refined way to boost color saturation that I often employ, and I’ve also created a Photoshop Action for you to download for free that streamlines the process into one click.

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Photographer Captures Hikers as High-Fashion Models on a 2,653-Mile Hike


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Photographer Tommy Corey spent months thru-hiking the 2,653-mile Pacific Crest Trail that spans California, Oregon, and Washington. Along the way, he photographed his fellow long-distance hikers as though they were high-fashion models. The project is called Hiker Trash Vogue, and Corey’s beautiful 7-minute video above tells the story of how it came to be.

Over the course of the hike, which usually takes 4 to 6 months to complete from start to finish, Corey photographed hundreds of hikers.

“The twist to this project? Everyone photographed hasn’t showered in days (sometimes weeks), their tans are actually dirt,” Corey says, “and

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