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From Zero to Shabang with Peter Hurley

September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Join Peter Hurley and Competitive Cameras for an unforgettable evening of tips, tricks, and emotion to bring the Shabang out in your own work.

Every portrait photographer knows the feeling – the scene is set, the lighting is perfect – and the moment you look through your viewfinder your subject looks like the life just got sucked right out of them. Humans beings tend to behave in strange and usual ways when placed in front of the camera and our job as portrait photographers becomes not only to technically capture a quality image, but to coach our subjects toward what Peter considers that elusive SHABANG’in shot!

No one is better at this than Peter Hurley – in fact, he is the master at engaging clients, creating an atmosphere that pulls out their personality and infuses it directly into the image, his constant goal is to take someone with a bland look on their face, and turning it into something captivating.

In this lecture, Peter will discuss his Hurley Headshot System and signature moves for getting a subject to come alive in front of the camera. Learn how to move your subject toward that moment that Peter likes to call a SHABANG!; the instant when adrenalin, emotion and drama all come together allowing you to capture an image that will make the artist inside you stop and say, “wow!”

Peter Hurley

Peter Hurley has a haphazard way of moving through life. Whether it’s competing around the world while training for the Olympics on a sailboat, having his picture in magazines while modeling for Polo and Abercrombie & Fitch or having over 20,000 faces three feet in front of his lens, it certainly hasn’t been a quiet ride. His prowess behind the camera fueled his desire to educate and he has spoken for Google, Apple, Microsoft and Canon, to name a few. He is known for speaking on tips to improve yourself in front of the camera and his YouTube videos with millions of views as well as his TEDx talk given at MIT on “Bridging the Self Acceptance Gap” are not to be missed. Upon the release of his book, “The Headshot” he was proud to add author to his list of accolades. Peter is the founder of Headshot Crew which is a coaching platform and referral engine for photographers that comprises the largest group of headshot specialists in the world. He also founded HURLEYPRO, a gear company where he works to bring his own products to the photography market alongside his co-branded partner, Westcott. He calls New York City his home where he lives with his beautiful wife and precious twin daughters.

Peter Hurley is a Canon Explorer of Light.



September 27, 2019
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Competitive Cameras


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