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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
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    Angela Herzog Photography
    7733 Edith Keeler Lane, Knoxville, TN 37938
    This is a local area photographer specializing in newborn, children, family, and maternity fine art photography. Call now for a unique portrait photography session.
    (865) 951-5563
    Shannon Kelley Photography
    2122 Fair Dr, Knoxville, TN 37918
    Specializing in professional portraits of you, your family, children, pets, and more!
    (865) 414-4674
    Image 1 Studios
    105 Dalton Place Way, Knoxville, TN 37912
    America’s premiere executive portrait photography company serving the nation’s business professionals from coast to coast.
    (865) 585-7479
    Memories by Susie
    160 River Rd, Harrogate, TN 37752
    (606) 269-8929
    Cole Mrs
    235 New Wilson Ln, Middlesboro, KY 40965
    (606) 248-3320
    Creative Keepsakes Photography
    205 N 18th St Ste 2, Middlesboro, KY 40965
    (606) 269-4238
    Magic Moments Portrait Studio
    109 S 16th St, Middlesboro, KY 40965
    (606) 248-3496
    Images by Marvin
    301 Hubbs Grove Rd, Maynardville, TN 37807
    (865) 992-0744
    Seals Jerry Photography Studio
    186 W Main St, Morristown, TN 37814
    (423) 586-7383
    Camera Castle Inc
    201 E Main St, Morristown, TN 37814
    (423) 587-2874
    Photography by Sabrina
    1122 E Main St, Morristown, TN 37814
    (423) 586-3455
    Olan Mills Portrait Studios
    305 Economy Rd, Morristown, TN 37814
    (423) 581-4782
    Jaclyn's Photography
    Morristown, TN 37815
    (423) 736-4064
    Sharon Roach-Sandefur Photography
    410 Wilder St, Morristown, TN 37813
    (423) 231-8114
    Fortney Photography Studio
    303 N Cumberland Ave, Harlan, KY 40831
    (606) 573-8860

    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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