Guest Blog: Portrait & Headshot Photographer Peter Hurley

Editor’s Note: As someone who is not ambifacial, I was recently reminded of this 2019 post from the headshot master, Peter Hurley, when looking through some photos of myself. Are you one of the rare people who is ambifacial? Check out this video and find out!

Are You Ambifacial?

As humans, we all know that we are quite unique with each of us having traits like no other. As portrait photographers, it’s our duty to bring the best out of whomever steps foot in front of our lens.

Our brains should be assessing their features while actively directing them toward what we deem as the most photogenic angle of their face. Each and every one one of us has a sweet spot, and it’s your job to find it for your subject’s.

Although a rare few may be ambifacial, most are not, and being able to figure this out correctly is imperative to make the most out of any portrait session. Here are some of my favorite tips to help you implement that process not only in your own work, but to figure out your own best side as well.

You can see more of Peter’s work at, and keep up with him on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. You can also join the Headshot Crew and learn from him and his ever growing group of associates!

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