I'm at the Canon booth at Imaging USA watching Peter Hurley go through his class on head shots with a professional female model. Once Mr. Hurley finishes working with the model, he states that he needs a member of the opposite sex from the audience. The audience around the Canon booth was 5 rows deep with photographers. As soon as Mr. Hurley said he needed a male from the audience, my hand went up, and I started waiving my arm. To my surprise, none of the guys in the audience were volunteering. I shouted out "you have to use me" and Mr. Hurley finally told me to come on up, and the rest is history. It was an incredibly humbling and insightful experience to be a part of one of Peter Hurley's classes. Canon was gracious enough to allow me to get copies of all the photographs that Mr. Hurley took of me. Thank you Mr. Hurley and Canon for the opportunity to be apart of seminar at Imaging USA 2016.
You can't win on the sidelines if you don't get in the game. This quote is something I've always believed in. I didn't know what to expect getting up in front of Mr. Hurley and the legions of photographers who were at Imaging USA. I knew that whatever was going to happen that I wanted to be part of it. When an opportunity presents itself, you have to be ready to pounce on it with everything you have. Don't let fear hold you back from action and participation, you will end up working to build the dreams of others instead of building your own. Who will build your dreams if you don't lay the first bricks for the foundation? You never know what doors may open just because you decided to raise your hand and say use me.
The above photograph was taken by Peter Hurley at Imaging USA in Atlanta, Georgia. © Peter Hurley. Mr. Hurley used the Canon 5DS-R with the Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens, Exposure Mode: Manual, Focal Length: 100 mm, White Balance: Manual, Aperture: f/4, Shutter Speed: 1/80 second, and ISO: 200. Subject lit using the Westcott Peter Hurley 4-Light Flex Kit. Mr. Hurley used the Canon 5DS-R with the Feisol Elite Tripod CT-3472LV. #ImagingUSA #ImagingUSA2016 #Canon5DSR
Below is a behind the scenes photograph of Peter Hurley taking a headshot of me.
Thank you to Peter Hurley and Canon for the informative class and an opportunity of a lifetime to be a part of the magic of Imaging USA. I truly appreciated the experience. To find out more about Peter Hurley's work visit his website at https://peterhurley.com/.