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The Headshot: The Secrets to Creating Amazing Headshot Portraits by Peter Hurley

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Chapter 1. The Headshot Recipe That Started It All

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When I first picked up a camera, little did I know it was going to be quite a SHA-BANG! However, I did know that I needed to get my butt out of the bar and figure out how to make a living with that little box of joy that I picked up in a camera shop in Madrid in June 2000. I was playing the model, actor, bartender dude and it was getting old fast. I certainly wasn’t talented enough to act, my looks were hanging tough, but my modeling gigs couldn’t pay the bills, and I was desperate not to set foot behind a bar again. I needed to make a move and, at the time, headshot photographers in New York ...

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