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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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    Creative Photography By Helen
    255 N Center Rd #4, Saginaw, MI 48638
    Portrait, Wedding, Senior, Pet, Children Photography Unique Style above the rest
    (989) 793-3679
    Enjoy The View Photography
    103 S. Miller Rd., Saginaw, MI 48609
    We offer wedding photography, high school senior portraits, family portraits, business portraits and child portraiture. We have a very relaxed, candid style which allows our clients to relax and be themselves.
    (989) 737-4099
    Domagalski Photography
    6938 Gratiot Rd, Saginaw, MI 48609
    Domagalski Photography offers commercial photography and specializes in weddings and events in Saginaw, MI.
    (989) 781-2300
    Abbra-Ca-Dabra Photo Salon
    403 N Huron Ave, Harbor Beach, MI 48441
    (989) 479-6700
    T Ss Photography of Michigan
    5350 Stambaugh Rd, Ubly, MI 48475
    (989) 658-8113
    Walsh Photography
    4481 Queen St, Ubly, MI 48475
    (989) 658-2148
    Portrait Expressions by Janel
    5181 S Ubly Rd, Ubly, MI 48475
    (989) 658-2566
    Sattler Photo LLC
    3233 Deckerville Rd, Cass City, MI 48726
    (989) 673-3328
    Barber Photography
    229 W Sanilac Rd, Sandusky, MI 48471
    (810) 648-3202
    Freeze Frame Photography
    Oscoda, MI 48750
    (855) 442-9256
    Taylor Photography
    516 N Almer St, Caro, MI 48723
    (989) 529-3578
    Brass Shutter Studio-Bob Ashmun
    830 W Gilford Rd, Caro, MI 48723
    (989) 673-3991
    1121 E Caro Rd, Caro, MI 48723
    (989) 673-7900
    Frame Shoppe The
    189 N State St, Caro, MI 48723
    (989) 673-5826
    Carl's Studios
    2030 N Main St, Fairgrove, MI 48733
    (989) 693-6631

    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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