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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
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    Gene Gissin Photography
    25 William St, Cazenovia, NY 13035
    Gene Gissin Photography is a photo studio and gallery that specializes in wedding and portrait photography. We are located in Cazenovia, NY.
    (315) 925-5075
    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
    Theresa Fusco Photography
    200 King St, Herkimer, NY 13350
    (315) 866-3999
    Eve Taverne Photography
    Poland, NY 13431
    (315) 826-3322
    Wedding I DO Videography
    132 Grandview Ave, Frankfort, NY 13340
    (315) 717-1977
    Aversa Photography
    480 Coventry Ave, Utica, NY 13502
    (315) 792-6906
    Marrone Photography
    2644 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502
    (315) 732-7007
    Green Goat Studio
    1904 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502
    (315) 843-4628
    Walmart Supercenter
    710 Horatio St Ste 11, Utica, NY 13502
    (315) 738-1507
    Denicola Photography
    30 Bank Pl, Utica, NY 13501
    (315) 797-0057
    Nicoletta Frank A Photgr
    949 Armory Dr, Utica, NY 13501
    (315) 724-6609
    Picture Perfect Potrait Studio
    706 Culver Ave, Utica, NY 13501
    (315) 235-3205
    Solan Photography and Assoc
    12 Fairview Ave, Yorkville, NY 13495
    (315) 768-3822
    Portrait Innovations
    8623 Clinton St, New Hartford, NY 13413
    (315) 768-2347

    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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