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Peter Hurley is a true inspiration. Not only is he an amazing headshot photographer but he is also one of the most fun, energetic, and encouraging photographers… Let me tell you why.
First introduced to Peter’s work through Lee Morris a few years ago. As the story goes, Lee emailed a bunch of photographers while he was in college and one of the only ones to respond back was Peter Hurley. I’m sure Lee would have never thought five years later he would be shooting a behind the scenes video of Peter in his midtown studio in NYC.
If there is one thing that separates Peter Hurley’s approach to photography it is that he clearly knows exactly what he is doing at all times. He is completely in control during his photoshoots with both his lighting and his interaction with his clients. If you have ever had to get a particular emotion out of your subject during a portrait session you know it can be a tough task. Peter’s approach is to make his clients crack a smile by saying some of the most ridiculous comments I have ever heard during a photoshoot. Sometimes he will joke about taking yourself too seriously in front of the camera and other times he will poke fun at a funny mannerism you might accidentally express. Whatever it is he is saying, it is bound to get you smiling which he instantly captures in each frame. At first I thought a typical client might not open up so freely but after just 10 minutes of watching Peter shoot I realized he has mastered the art of making people feel comfortable in front of his camera.
Peter is also one of those guys who knows exactly what the final product is going to look like and how to achieve that perfect image. Many photographers approach their photoshoots with no real game plan, or they may treat it as an artistic experiment but hope in the back of their mind they can pull something off that looks great. Peter KNOWS that he is going to create something great. He told us so many stories about apprehensive clients or about actors he has worked with that lacked the confidence they needed to produce a solid headshot. In every case, Peter broke down the wall they initially had during the beginning of the photoshoot and they left with headshots they are still using today.
Some might say that his success can be attributed to his white backgrounds, or his soft lighting, or his talented clients but honestly it all boils down to his personality. Of course all of those other aspects help contribute to his style and images but it is truly his connection with his subjects that makes his images sing and allows him to feel 100% confident that by the end of his 2-3 hour session his clients will have a handful of headshots that will get them into the door of a casting agency.
We hope you guys enjoy this latest behind the scenes video and hope we can do Peter Hurley justice. I’m kind of kicking myself for not asking Peter to shoot a quick headshot of the fstoppers team; maybe next time. Check out more of his work at www.peterhurley.com and be careful of who you email, they may just email you back
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Another interesting story from F-Stoppers:
So here’s the story; Patrick and I had the idea for FStoppers and we knew that we had to create a bunch of videos to get others excited about creating their own. We had some free time and some money in the bank after a solid wedding season so we decided to go to Vegas. We did not do a good enough job planning anything. We had some ideas but we never really set anything in stone so by the time we got to Vegas we had a couple of models lined up but nothing else. We only brought 3 cameras, 3 lenses, and 3 flashes, and the flycam.
One night we go out with one of our model friends (Tatiana) in Vegas and she introduces us to some guys from NYC that happen to be staying in one of the most expensive rooms in all of Vegas. Long story short, these guys leave the next day but buy their room for one more night so that we can stay there and shoot in it the following day. Being able to stay and shoot in this amazing $15,000 per night room was the highlight of my trip.
Here is a behind the scenes view of the Vegas event….
Courtesy Lee Morris: Photographer – South Carolina
Lee Morris and I decided it would be fun to feature a professional snowboard photographer on the front page of fstoppers. So we packed up all the cameras and headed out to Frisco, Colorado to see what our friend Dave Lehl could do to shed light on the amazing world of snowboard photography. I had no idea what we were about to get ourselves into when Dave told us he was shooting some professional snowboarders in the back country of Vail Pass and we should tag along to document it all. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what goes on during a snowboard photoshoot or just enjoy the sport, check out our profile video on Dave Lehl and be prepared to be amazed!
Check out more of Dave’s work at www.davelehl.com
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The handle attaches to a quick release plate to which we occasionally mount a gyro stabilizer. This solution works very well and no longer requires the operator to touch the camera to trigger video recording. Instead, just a small thumb press and the camera blinks to life.
This was built specifically for a Canon T2i, but would also work with a 7D and 5Dmk2. Total parts cost about $10.
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However, we have the teaser now posted to share with the world on DCFCPUG and YouTube!
Teaser trailer for “Runway Racers,” an action documentary about the secretive and glamorous sport of airport runway racing. It was a privilege to be on the ArrowTen crew for this event. Looking forward to seeing the DVD come out soon.
Produced by ArrowTen Media and ExoticsRally.com.
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PEACHPIT PHOTO CLUB
Peachpit announces the Peachpit Photo Club. On the third Tuesday of every month, at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, join us for a webcast featuring your favorite digital photographers! The photographer will present some of their work, provide you with some insight and inspiration, and answer your burning questions.
To keep the creative juices flowing, Photo Club members will receive a fun assignment at the end of the session. Members can complete the assignment on their own, or team up with others in their area. Either way, once the assignment is completed, Photo Club members can upload their work to the Peachpit Photo Club Flickr Group where your friends at Peachpit, and some of our photography authors, will help critique your work. And of course, there will be a chance for prizes!
Peachpit Photo Club Presents Scott Kelby
Tuesday, March 16, 5pm PST, 8pm EST
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