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

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Introduction

The Opportunity

This entire book is about moving closer to someone and pointing your camera directly at their head and firing away. The key element here is that we are photographing human beings and, with that, I believe we not only have a responsibility, but we have an opportunity.

The PsyPhotology work that I’ve been doing with psychologist Dr. Anna Rowley has proven to me that being in front of a camera is an impactful event for everyone. People get in front of your camera and are on high alert. Their senses are in overdrive, and due to this heightened awareness of their surroundings, the event becomes quite memorable. That being said, as the photographers wielding the hunks of metal, plastic, and glass that have the power to ...

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