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Studio Portrait Terms for First Timers

Having a family portrait taken by a professional photographer is a common way of commemorating events like weddings and graduations. But there's more to the family portrait or head shot than just sitting down and getting your picture taken. Most photographers offer a wide range of photo packages and services that may need a little explanation for first timers. What follows are some commonly used studio portrait terms.

  • Boudoir - Pictures of a woman in sensual costumes that are meant to be a private wedding gift for their husband.
  • Portfolio - A collection of the photographer's work designed to give potential clients an idea of his or her style.
  • Poses - Before digital cameras were commonplace, photographers limited the number of pictures they would take by charging customers by the pose. These days, most studios charge a sitting fee based on a set amount of time with unlimited poses.
  • Proofs - A sheet of photo paper containing every shot the photographer took at a particular sitting. Proofs are used when selecting photos for a portrait package.
  • Props - Objects used to add an individual touch to a picture. Props can be anything from a hockey stick to a Bible.
  • Retouching - Once called "airbrushing" this digital process is used to remove blemishes and other imperfections on a head shot or other picture.
  • Sepia Tone - A chemical process that gives photos a yellowish look reminiscent of old fashioned pictures.
  • Sitting - Refers to the time spent actually getting the pictures taken as opposed to just talking with the photographer.
  • Sitting Fee - A fee which covers a photographers studio time, but does not include the actual photo package.
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    Wedding & Portrait Photographers International
    Santa Monica, CA 10003
    Make sure your personal or professional portraits and headshots are of the highest quality when you hire our team. Let our portrait photographers in the local Alamo area capture the perfect shot.
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    Wedding Photographer in San Francisco
    3156 Oak Rd, Walnut Creek, Ca 94597, Usa, San Francisco, CA 94597
    Hi-End, Creative, Fine Art Wedding and engagement photography in San Francisco, covering the whole Bay Area. Best Wedding Packages in San Francisco
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    (925) 954-4545
     
    User Review: "Clear and sharp focus. great colour composition. soft and distinctive background. overall super shot!"
    Bay Photo Studio
    3156 Oak Rd, Suite 421, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
    Wedding and Event Photographer, servicing San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Prices start as low as $399 with full photos copyright usage.
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    (415) 670-9292
     
    User Review: "My husband and I got married in san francisco 3 months back and have been lucky enough to get bay photo studio staff to..." - Mia (CA)
    Don Baham Photography
    4331 Fitzwilliam St, Dublin, CA 94568
    So I can gain more experience, I'm giving a free 1 hour portrait sessions which include a CD of web quality images. A CD of print quality images will be given if you spend $100 in prints!
    (925) 905-5839
    Dragon Fly Studio
    411 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526
    (925) 837-7036
    Yjm Photography
    368 Verona Ave, Danville, CA 94526
    (925) 362-0280
    A Perfect Impression
    281 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526
    (925) 855-5558
    Fidelibus James Photography
    1727 Bonanza St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    (925) 938-3999
    James Brian Studios
    1727 Bonanza St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    (925) 934-4455
    Evans Deena-Great Expressions Photography
    1904 Olympic Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    (925) 933-1466
    A 1 Photo & Video Lab
    1250 Newell Ave Ste E, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    (925) 935-3307
    Dennis Ashlock Photography
    Walnut Creek, CA 94595
    (925) 939-2030
    Deb Wat Photography
    Walnut Creek, CA 94595
    (925) 465-6788
    Michael Van Auken Photography
    Walnut Creek, CA 94595
    (925) 899-0435
    Studio Fotographica
    1204 Boulevard Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94595
    (925) 472-0444
    Caney & Co School Photography
    130 Ryan Industrial Ct, San Ramon, CA 94583
    (925) 820-9111


    There are many reasons you might have a portrait, or professional picture taken. From wedding engagements to family photos, there are many occasions when you need that perfect print. When you get a professional portrait taken, you will go to a photography studio. You will then decide what kind of picture you want, such as a head shot for your portfolio. You could also take a glamorous photo in make up and costume, with a boudoir backdrop. Maybe you need a senior portrait for your yearbook or want a couples shot for holiday cards. You will work with a photographer who will set the camera angles and lighting. He will make sure your hair looks good and that you are dressed properly. You want to make sure you look the part, and that your personal style shows through. The photographer might pose you or give you a prop, or add other design elements to give the picture life. Because the camera has a strong flash, the photographer might airbrush the final copies to eliminate any blemishes that show up. You want to make sure your wedding, baby or family memories look their best. Whether you are taking an individual head shot or a group one, a studio can find something to fit your needs. Just be open and honest about what you want, and they can work with you to achieve your goals. If you visit a photo studio, you will be able to capture precious moments in time and enjoy them for years to come.
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