The Headshot by Peter Hurley
Following yesterday’s guest blog from Chris Gillett, why not give away a free copy of Peter Hurley’s wildly popular book, The Headshot?? This book doesn’t just cover Peter’s signature lighting look and posing; it gets to the heart of drawing emotion and expression out of your subjects. Whether you’re a headshot photographer, a portrait photographer, or, well, any type of photographer that has people in front of your lens, you’ll find this book to be an incredible addition to your toolkit!

Leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of The Headshot for free!

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– Luis

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  1. Put me in the running for the book, please!

  2. I’d love to have a copy of “the Headshot”.

  3. I’ve heard a lot of wonderful things about Peter’s book. I’ll give it a shot!

  4. How about this then? As a University photographer I’ve done Headshots of just over 732 staff over the last year or so. Deserve a book or what? :-) Regards Tomas

  5. That book is like the bible for portrait photography. I can already see that book sitting in every hotel room’s bedside table during photoshop world. Oh Hurley almighty!
    P.S: In case it wasn’t obvious enough I would love to win this book :)

  6. I’d love a copy of Peter’s book. Thanks.

  7. Love the fun, easy way Peter connects with clients. This is something I really want to learn to do better.

  8. Waited over a year to get the book after it was announced. Well worth the wait as there is more to getting a headshot than pressing the shutter.

  9. Great beard Brad and great surname :)

  10. Thoroughly enjoyed Chris Gillett’s post yesterday. Actually read it all end-to-end, THEN when and checked out the photos on his web site.
    Spending time with Peter Hurley one-on-one is on my Bucket List. Love is style and the way he teases emotion out of people. And all his videos on KelbyOne Rock. Check em out people :-) And yes, I’d love to read his book, cuz I don’t think I’m going to make it thru my full bucket list…

    • Tom, that is so kind of you to say. My fragile ego thanks you. If you can’t get with him one on one, the book has all the information. Hope you win! Wish I had updated my website!

  11. Would totally love a copy of Peter’s book. It’s on my Christmas list this year. How awesome it would be to check that off.

  12. Peter has not only nailed this subject but he does an awesome job of explaining his technique — definitely would love to get my hands on a copy of his book

  13. I would love to learn more about the squinch!

  14. Please count me in for Peter’s book! It would be a great early Xmas gift :-)

  15. Please add me to the list.


  16. There’s nobody quite like Peter Hurley – would love to read that book!

  17. I would like to have a copy of Peter’s book

  18. Would love to win Peter Hurley’s new book!!!

  19. It would really take my pictures to the next level

  20. Comment left. Fingers crossed :)

  21. Love to have a copy of his book.

  22. Peter’s just the shabangin’ master of headshot, love his work and would love to get my hands on his fabulous book!

  23. Here we go!! I’d love to have this book.

  24. I read a book recently, it was called ’50 shades of Grey’, I couldn’t find anything about white balance. Misrepresentation, I call it.

  25. Great book – recommend it to anyone…

  26. I’m sure this would be a great read! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  27. I’d LOVE Peter’s Headshot book! My collection of Greg Heisler, Joe McNally and Bryan Smith portrait books will be glad for the company. ;-)

  28. I need it. I want it. Can I have it?

  29. I finally got my hands on one at AdobeMax but the line was crazy long and I ran out of time . Would love to add this to my collection of KelbyOne books.

  30. Ooh! Ooh! Me! Pick me!

  31. This would be amazing to win! I’m just learning how to take portraits.

  32. Would be really nice to win this :)

  33. Would love the book!

  34. Oh yesssss! I’d like to be the lucky one!
    And aside from that I wish you all a happy and great Thursday!

  35. Shabang I need this book!

  36. That would be awesome!

  37. I WANT it, I NEED it, please choose me!!

  38. as a long time member, I would love a copy of the Head Shot!!

  39. I am a big fan of Peter Hurley, would love a copy of his book.

  40. Oooh cool, I’d love to have that book!

  41. I really don’t want this book!! Honestly!! No interest at all…nada!!

    Gah!! You got me….pick me!! Pick me!! PICK ME!!

  42. This contest has my complete endorsement. If you can’t wait for me to narrate the audiobook version, the hard copy is the best deal in town. I bought the hardcopy and the Kindle versions. Good luck!

  43. I’d very much like this book :)

  44. I have taken pictures most of my life and was thrilled to go digital, for so many reasons. My main focus, by just loving them, is Trees. I am now stepping towards taking people photos and would love to have this book to help me on my way.

  45. I’d love to have Peter Hurley’s book!! Thanks for everything!!

  46. I’d love a copy of the book!

  47. oh bring it on!

  48. Here is my entry . . . Shabang!!

  49. Headshots. Something I have yet to tackle. #SHABANG

  50. Shabang!!!! Shabang!!!! Shabang!!!!

  51. I’d love a copy of the Headshot.

  52. Peter has such a great way of explaining his technique! I have always enjoyed watching his videos, and I would love to have a copy of his book, too.

  53. Long time member of Scott’s Work. I’m impressed and thank for the longevity and interest in helping others succeed by bringing in all these resources!

  54. He once took a blurry headshot, just to see how it feels.

  55. Hurley is awesome.

  56. My people photography needs all the help it can get!

  57. I enjoyed reading Chris’s guest blog (eye-opening?), and then to discover “The Headshot” is today’s prize is icing on the cake.

  58. Hi guys, love your work. Keep it up!

  59. Hurley’s great, I’d love a copy

  60. Many want Peter Hurley’s book…I NEED it! Please help me! :)

  61. We just had our first child. Help me capture these precious moments.

  62. Would love a copy of that book!!

      • Yeah! Just saw it too! Thanks Chris for a great blog (I’ve saved a copy for re-reading purposes) and the Kelby folks for the opportunity to win this one! I’m really looking forward to it. Love the Grid critiques shows with Peter, I’m pretty sure I’ll be reading this book front to back, back to front. Yay!

  63. I’d love a copy!

  64. I loved the post and have really been wanting to check out the book.

  65. Would love a copy.

  66. Would be so great to have a copy of this book! :)

  67. Wow, what an endorsement of Hurley’s methods…Yah I want the book.

  68. Peter “Shabang” Hurley’s The Headshot. Yeah send it my way ;-)

  69. Oh YES!!! This would be wonderful to win. I was feeling a bit so-so about how useful it might be, but Chris’ guest post yesterday makes the book sound really great.

    • I’ve read it a couple of times, and it appears to have everything he teaches in his intensive. Frankly, I was surprised that he didn’t hold any information back as there were some things that he only used to teach in the intensive. To get all that information for whatever the cover price is…that’s nuts.

  70. Here’s my entry….would love a copy of this book!

  71. This guy is crazy, love the Hurley!

  72. Thanks for the chance to win Peter Hurley’s book!

  73. Peter Hurley, Chris Gillett…how much better can it get?

  74. Peter who?? Need more info send book….

  75. I’d love to get the confidence to take headshots. It would be great to read what Peter does and how he interacts to get the great headshots.

  76. Things may change next year and if they do some local theater actors could benefit from me reading this book. But actually I cast my vote for Tomas Tyner to win.

  77. It’s all about the eyes. Would love to learn from the book.

  78. This book looks amazing! Thanks guys!

  79. Would love to win! Haven’t ventured into headshots yet–and this would be a great way to learn how!

  80. If the book is anything like his Kelby Class its got to be good!

  81. Love love love to win the book!

  82. Winning the book is great!

  83. The write up by Chris the other day has got my curiosity seriously piqued! Would love to have a copy

  84. Leaving a comment to get my head shot (with Hurley’s style, strategies and shabangs).

  85. Yes please, or a session with the master would be fine

  86. That book should be awesome.

  87. Would love a copy of this book!

  88. Brad, I would love a copy of Peter’s book. Great seeing you again at the wedding!

  89. pick me! I will be your best friend :)

  90. I was just looking at purchasing this book… free is always better, though lol. I’m big fan of PH’s work and have seen a few of his videos. The way he gets expressions out of people is amazing.

  91. Free Stuff, Free Stuff, Free Stuff! I’m loving headshots right now :)

  92. Great write up by Chris Gillett. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of The Headshot

  93. I’ve been following Peter for so long that this would be the perfect pre-christmas gift!

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