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

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Chapter 4. My Lethal Combination

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Jeff Appel

Confidence coupled with approachability is my staple. It’s my everyday grind. It’s what I live, eat, and breathe with headshot photography, and I will for the rest of my life. Getting somebody in front of my camera and capturing them with an expression that conveys confidence and approachability meshed together is the whole enchilada for me.

Infusing this combo into a headshot really is what creates a shabangin’ shot for me. It’s a lethal combo that, once I capture it, I have the ability to end the session at any moment. In that expression, I’ve captured the one look that I need and I can go home. ...

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