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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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    Snow Valley Imaging
    4125 Main St, Suite 12, Waitsfield, VT 05673
    Professional portrait and event photography specializing in small family portraits to huge weddings - we do it all. We offer competitive prices, great packages, and professional quality that every one can enjoy.
    (802) 583-4784
    Seth Butler Photographer
    Po Box 236, Barnard, VT 05031
    Contemporary Photography in the traditions of Documentary and Photojournalism.
    (802) 558-0374
    Nikki Martin Photography
    Chipmunk Lane, Naples, ME 04055
    Portrait photographer specializing in newborn, baby and family portraits. Serving local and surrounding areas. Offering in studio and on site photography services. Call for a consultation.
    (207) 693-1115
    G M Fotography & Framing
    1 Main St, Littleton, NH 03561
    (603) 444-1600
    Chicoine Photography Design
    33 King St, Woodsville, NH 03785
    (603) 747-3196
    Fern's Photography
    1255 Richard Woolcutt Rd, Wolcott, VT 05680
    (802) 272-6984
    Mountain Graphics Photography
    2260 Us Route 5 N, Fairlee, VT 05045
    (802) 333-9010
    Perfect Pics Portrait Studio
    24 Pleasant St, Conway, NH 03818
    (603) 447-1200
    Dragonfly Photography
    Tamworth, NH 03886
    (888) 493-3653
    Barile Lassie
    33 Appletree Ln, Waterbury Center, VT 05677
    (802) 244-6339
    Carol Savage Photography
    142 Westwood Rd, Bethel, ME 04217
    (207) 836-3505
    Images By Tara
    122 Crescent St, Bristol, NH 03222
    (603) 455-8461
    Photographic Portraits by Bonnie Edwards
    45 Nh Route 25, Meredith, NH 03253
    (603) 279-8797
    4884 Jericho St, White River Junction, VT 05001
    (802) 295-2650
    Ambient Photography
    1147 Oak Hill Rd, Williston, VT 05495
    (802) 872-0905

    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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