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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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    Edmonson Studios
    Plano, TX 75023
    Expert Plano Portrait Photographers. Dependable Portrait Photographers throughout the Plano area
    (972) 208-0215
    Mojo Imaging
    1900 Pleasant Valley Dr, Plano, TX 75023
    Providing affordable photography services for weddings, senior portraits, family portraits, and all other special occasions. We perform on location photography to our surrounding community.
    (214) 789-3448
    Focus Fotography
    8104 Cobalt Springs Dr, Plano, TX 75025
    Portrait photographer serving the greater Dallas area. We specialize in baby/children, family, maternity, engagement, and high school senior portraits,either in our studio or outdoors.
    (972) 345-3490
    Lifescapes Photography & Video
    6201 Chapel Hill Blvd #3013, Plano, TX 75093
    Photography, Videography, & Artistry Portraits, Wedding, Special Events. LifeScapes will capture the most important moments of your life.
    (972) 365-1191
    Paw Prints Pet Photography
    P.o. Box 831730, Richardson, TX 75083
    At Paw Prints Pet Photography of Texas, we have a heart for animals. We are lifelong caretakers of pets and are dedicated to capturing a moment you can remember forever.
    (214) 762-7520
    -, Dallas, TX 75248
    Dallas based Photographer - Not just another candid photographer. Draws out the most aesthetic frames of your wedding, portraits and other events.
    (501) 291-1086
    Tom K Photography
    4901 Lea Ln, Mckinney, TX 75070
    For wedding photography in McKinney, TX, choose Tom K Photography. We offer both wedding and portraits photography. Visit us online today for more information!
    (214) 578-0487
    Matthew T Rader | Dallas Photo
    9614 Orchard Hill, Dallas, TX 75243
    Expert photographer specializing in weddings, events, professional head shots and fine art photography. Whether you need formal portraits or holiday photos, we are your first choice.
    (972) 345-8089
    Devine Memories Photography
    2500 Flagstone Dr, Plano, TX 75075
    (972) 596-5500
    Legacy Images
    1600 Falmouth Dr, Plano, TX 75025
    (972) 527-6333
    Kelly Lynch Photography
    1410 Ave K, Plano, TX 75025
    (214) 766-2214
    K W Photography
    1409 Mullins Dr, Plano, TX 75025
    (972) 517-5239
    851 N Central Expy, Plano, TX 75075
    (972) 422-8484
    Olson Greg Photography
    Plano, TX 75026
    (972) 931-8912
    Picture People Inc The
    1800 10th St Ste 300, Plano, TX 75074
    (972) 265-7600

    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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