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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 Kinderhook area capture the perfect shot.
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    User Review: "I recommend rod for whatever you may need...He has taken our family photos, which are very complimentary, and gorgeous! he..."
     
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    Motophoto
    671 New Loudon Rd, Latham, NY 12110
    Providing professional portrait photography for individuals, family, couples, weddings, babies, newborns, and seniors.
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    (518) 783-0076
     
    User Review: "They took a portrait for my family with the family pets that were great. I decided to have them copy some old family..." - Joe (NY)
    Keira Lemonis Photography
    58 Mcmaster St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020
    Keira Lemonis is a photographer . She has a degree in fine arts and is skilled at creating interesting and unique compositions in a photograph.
    (518) 859-2882
    Tammy Loya Studio
    270 Greenfield Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
    Contact Tammy at (518) 545-5626 in Ballston Spa, NY, for services from a portrait photographer who can capture your best self. Her professional touch makes family portraits that last through the years
    (518) 545-5626
    Positive Image
    55 Chatham St, Kinderhook, NY 12106
    (518) 758-2403
    Callahan Photography
    2981 State Route 203, Valatie, NY 12184
    (518) 758-6691
    Clique Photography & Design
    Athens, NY 12015
    (518) 444-2019
    Photographics Solution
    2 Park Pl, Hudson, NY 12534
    (518) 929-7378
    Neefus Photographers
    743 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534
    (518) 828-1321
    Riccardo Studios
    108 Maple Ave, Selkirk, NY 12158
    (518) 767-9891
    Anthony Joseph Photography
    36 Mallard Rd, Glenmont, NY 12077
    (518) 434-8000
    Bruce John R Photography
    5 Eileen Dr, Rensselaer, NY 12144
    (518) 434-6216
    Terry Rooney Sculptor
    25 Glendale Ave, Delmar, NY 12054
    (518) 813-9711
    Walter's Photography
    15 Hemlock Ln, Albany, NY 12208
    (518) 482-4614
    Lauren Studio's of Albany Inc
    50 Colvin Ave Ste 101, Albany, NY 12206
    (518) 453-6252
    Nally Denis J Photography
    55 Altamont Rd, Voorheesville, NY 12186
    (518) 765-2299


    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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