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

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Chapter 12. My Greatest Discovery: Direction by Misdirection

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Melissa Rauch

As I’ve said, acting headshots fell in my lap as a photographer because I was attempting to become an actor and went through the entire headshot process myself. It was an evolution many actors have taken over the years and, for me, it was what got me out from behind the bar. The thought of bartending again after I had picked up a camera was one that drove me to do whatever I had to do in order to make it as a photographer. Shooting actors was my answer, and being one myself gave me the wherewithal to use their desire to act as a means to get what I wanted out of them. ...

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