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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 Little York 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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    Ogden Photographics
    243 N Union St, Lambertville, NJ 08530
    We are a professional full service commercial and fine art photography studio. We specialize in product advertising, industrial, architectural, and portrait photography for catalogs and advertising.
    (609) 397-6233
    Tyminski Photography
    44 Poillon Ct, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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    (609) 392-2945
    User Review: "I will remember my wedding day forever. Greg many thanks for your great job!!!"
    Garrison Photography
    5 Shadowstone Ln, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
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    (646) 245-7849
    User Review: "We use gp for our 2nd wedding. She was on top of everything - I didn't have to worry about a thing. I had enough stress..." - Alice (NJ)
    Bill Martin Photography
    2 Miller Park Rd, Milford, NJ 08848
    (908) 996-2697
    Fodera Photography
    327 Greenwich St, Stewartsville, NJ 08886
    (908) 213-0298
    Always Video Memories
    73 Foss Ave, Hampton, NJ 08827
    (908) 537-4134
    346 S Main St, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
    (908) 454-0538
    Portraits by Anna
    7 Old Highway 22, Clinton, NJ 08809
    (908) 735-8559
    Jack'n Jill Studio
    131 N 3rd St, Easton, PA 18042
    (610) 252-8181
    Picture Perfect Photography-Clinton
    23 W Main St, Clinton, NJ 08809
    (908) 730-0900
    I Heart Photos
    62 N 3rd St, Easton, PA 18042
    (610) 250-9300
    Rimi Photography
    47 Kinnaman Ave, Washington, NJ 07882
    (908) 689-2021
    Village Studio of Hunterdon In
    73 Main St, High Bridge, NJ 08829
    (908) 638-8620
    Tomorrow's Memories LLC
    2 Gross Dr, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826
    (908) 537-2080
    Repash Studio
    2738 Easton Rd, Hellertown, PA 18055
    (610) 838-0115

    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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