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

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Chapter 3. The Art of Sherlock Holmesing

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Meghan Wolf

As photographers, we’re obviously very visual. As soon as you see your subject, you have to start to pick them apart. You need to see what you feel are their problem areas, and what you feel are their best assets that you’ll be accentuating during the shoot.

What are you going to bring out in this person? What are you going to try to hide? What are you going to do with them, with your eye and what you see in them, that’s different than any other photographer out there? How are they going to behave differently when they’re walking around and not in front of your lens, as opposed to when they ...

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