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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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    Stewdio Photography
    Martinsburg, WV 25401
    Specializing in Wedding Photography, Portrait Photography and Senior Portraits. Ready to service Fine Art Photography at a affordable cost. Please call or email for a appointment
    (240) 217-6402
    Fab Foto, Llc
    9 N Loudoun St Suite 205, Winchester, VA 22601
    We have recently opened a studio, but have been doing commercial and portrait work for over 30 years.
    (540) 665-8950
    Ellie Photo
    43460 Greenwich Square, Ashburn, Va 20147 Usa, Ashburn, VA 20147
    Call us on 703-596-3570 to hire elliephotos professional Photographers, Outdoor photography and Professional Photography services at best price.
    (703) 596-3570
    Charming and Quaint Events
    6229 Flowing Springs Rd, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442
    (301) 514-6879
    TLC Photography
    3628 Winchester Ave, Martinsburg, WV 25405
    (304) 263-3100
    1287 Winchester Ave, Martinsburg, WV 25405
    (304) 264-9004
    Jack Dehaven Photography
    3628 Winchester Ave, Martinsburg, WV 25405
    (304) 263-8707
    TLC Photography
    Shepherdstown, WV 25443
    (304) 876-6445
    O'roke Photography
    411 W Race St # Frnt, Martinsburg, WV 25401
    (304) 263-4719
    Turner Photography Studio
    208 N Queen St, Martinsburg, WV 25401
    (304) 260-5730
    Colleen's Studio
    101 Medical Ct Ste 110, Martinsburg, WV 25401
    (304) 596-2402
    Photography by Westervelt
    15 W Boscawen St, Winchester, VA 22601
    (540) 667-2409
    Deb Martz Photography
    3111 Valley Ave Ste 112c, Winchester, VA 22601
    (540) 686-7810
    Picture Me
    2300 S Pleasant Valley Rd, Winchester, VA 22601
    (540) 667-2223
    The Picture People
    1850 Apple Blossom Dr Ste 9, Winchester, VA 22601
    (540) 665-2062

    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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