5 Tips for Lighting Headshots From Peter Hurley

Few names are more synonymous with headshot photography than Peter Hurley. In this helpful video, he offers five fantastic tips on lighting for headshots that will improve your work in no time. 

Coming to you from Peter Hurley with B&H Photo and Video, this awesome video tutorial will show you five tips for improving the lighting in your headshots. As you will see, Hurley often uses a multi-light setup to keep very precise control over each aspect of the rendering of his subject and background, and while that is certainly great, one thing that I really appreciated was how Hurley showed that you can still produce professional results even with nothing but natural light. When you are first starting out, working with natural light is a great way both to build a portfolio before you invest a lot of money in expensive equipment and to learn how to handle your camera, make your subject comfortable, and more without the added complexity of artificial lights. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Hurley. 

If you would like to learn more about lighting for headshots from Peter Hurley, be sure to check out "Illuminating The Face: Lighting for Headshots and Portraits With Peter Hurley!"

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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