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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.
    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 Brandywine area capture the perfect shot.
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    Kms Photography
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
    Kalin Scharnbeck is an award winning photographer and has been a professional photographer for 19 years and formerly and art teacher at the Covenant School for many years.
    (434) 973-1740
    Mason Photographics
    Rr 2 Box 131, Belington, WV 26250
    When you want a professional portrait that shows your best angles, come see us. We offer very competitive rates for our eye-popping images! We do senior portraits, wedding photography, and more.
    (304) 823-0240
    Tod Cohen Photography
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    Wedding photographer & family photographer serving Charlottesville & Northern VA. Photography services include weddings, family portraits, sports, & on-site printing.
    (434) 973-2960
    Zumbro Photography
    2691 Phares Dam Ln, Dayton, VA 22821
    (540) 879-9106
    Picture Perfect Photography
    11300 Mountain Valley Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    (540) 896-3615
    Bessie Black Photography
    Bridgewater, VA 22812
    (540) 828-6860
    Hand Photography
    254 3rd St, Broadway, VA 22815
    (540) 476-0601
    Gentry Photography
    3006 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 434-8294
    Housden Photography
    1688 Port Republic Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 432-3686
    Glimpse Photography
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 833-5360
    Sears Portrait Studio
    1925 E Market St Ste 600, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 432-0188
    Gitchells Inc
    79 E Market St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 434-5314
    L & M Photography
    2586 Graveltown Rd, Quicksburg, VA 22847
    (540) 477-4151
    A Moment In Time Photography
    2699 Cave Ridge Rd, Mount Jackson, VA 22842
    (540) 477-9307
    Estep Kevin A & Kimberly
    2699 Cave Ridge Rd, Mount Jackson, VA 22842
    (540) 477-9307

    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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