Peter Hurley is without a doubt an incredible photographer–and the magic is all in his technique. He recently did a class with creativeLive on shooting better headshots, and of course he brought with him his signature techniques. Hurley says that if you want to talk 10 pounds off of a subject in their headshot, you need to work with their jawline. It has to do with imagining that there is a hook in your head, straightening up, and putting more distance between your earlobes and shoulders. Then you need to bring your neck forward and out. This thins the jawline.
But after that, you need to find a sense of connection with the person and get an emotion out of them to capture and to create a beautiful photograph.
Hurley’s video tutorial is after the jump.