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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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    Focal Point Imaging
    209 W Dunlap Ave, Boyd, TX 76023
    Commercial photographers specializing in all photo and photo refinishing jobs in our studio. We do still life, maternity, baby and fashion shots that you will love at low prices.
    (940) 433-2078
    Erika's Photography
    1302 Saddle Trail, Willow Park, TX 76087
    We are an award-winning photography company. Our photographers specialize in pregnancy photos, maternity portraits and stunning pictures of children.
    (817) 773-3793
    Infocus Photography
    614 Clear Skies Ct, Cresson, TX 76035
    We are a family owned and operated business, with over 30 years of professional experience. Specializing in portraiture, outdoor photography, and artistic photo services.
    (817) 578-5049
    Wise Photography
    906 Stevens St, Bridgeport, TX 76426
    (940) 683-1100
    David M. Thompson Photography
    2415 Nw 3rd Ave, Mineral Wells, TX 76067
    (940) 328-0418
    Advanced Piano Tuning
    890 Brazos Heights Rd, Mineral Wells, TX 76067
    (940) 659-2182
    Bagwell Studio
    112 Davis St, Weatherford, TX 76086
    (817) 599-8281
    Michael's Studio
    1006 Palo Pinto St, Weatherford, TX 76086
    (817) 594-2617
    Dolores Hazlewood
    818 Jefferson St, Weatherford, TX 76086
    (817) 594-6855
    Giggle Snaps
    127 York Ave, Weatherford, TX 76086
    (817) 599-7399
    Moore Photography for Less Inc.
    106 Laguna Vista Ct, Chico, TX 76431
    (940) 644-5851
    Inception Studios
    821 Harmony Cir, Weatherford, TX 76087
    (817) 341-9751
    Cpi Corp
    721 Boyd Rd, Azle, TX 76020
    (817) 444-2384
    Sundance Studios
    216 W Main St, Azle, TX 76020
    (817) 444-2712
    Mirus Studio
    1100 Cypress St, Graham, TX 76450
    (940) 549-5061

    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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