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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
    Make sure your personal or professional portraits and headshots are of the highest quality when you hire our team. Let our portrait photographers in the local Portland area capture the perfect shot.
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    Photography By Michelle Lee
    111 Sw Columbia Street, Portland, OR 97201
    If you are searching for a professional photographer, then contact us today. We specialize in newborn, children, high school seniors, and family portraits. All props, styles, and costumes are welcome.
    (503) 998-6884
    Sara May Photography
    818 Sw 3rd Ave, Ste 380, Portland, OR 97204
    Sara May Photography are professional photographers in Portland Oregon specializing in wedding, engagement & portrait photography including lifestyle, family, baby, and maternity photos.
    (503) 592-0022
    Maxwell Monty Photography
    818 Sw 3rd Ave, Ste 1115, Portland, OR 97204
    Portland wedding & engagement photographer, Maxwell Monty Photography, specializes in modern & candid photography for fun brides & grooms in Portland Oregon & surrounding areas.
    (503) 319-2423
    2905 Sw Miles St, Portland, OR 97219
    Professional wedding photographer at reasonable prices. Professional wedding photographer at reasonable prices. A mix of both traditional and photojournalistic coverage.
    (503) 916-4132
    Kris Elliott Photography
    123 N.w. 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97212
    We Provide Wedding Photographer, High School Prom Photography, High School Graduation Photos, Baby Photography, Maternity Photography, Family Photography, Commercial Photography in Portland.
    (503) 307-4617
    Phillip Burnett Photography
    3605 Ne 50th Ave, Portland, OR 97213
    We are your local source for quality photography services. Specializing in commercial advertising, product promotion, corporate use, and more. We take pictures of people, architecture, or whatever else you need!
    (503) 288-9507
    Doug Hoeschler Photography
    7660 Se Harrison St., Portland, OR 97215
    Our Portraits business in Portland provides wedding photographer, professional photographer, sports photographers & more. Professional Portrait Photographers company in Portland serving you.
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    (503) 957-8284
    User Review: "Doug hoeschler is truly a talented being. It seems his vision has no bounds. Working with him was a complete pleasure, he's..." - Casey (OR)
    Modern Art Photograph
    924 N Killingsworth Ct, Portland, OR 97217
    Offering wedding photography, senior portraits, custom advertisement photographs, and more at great rates. Our professional photographers provide beautiful color or black and white photos.
    (503) 481-7947
    Velour Photography
    1627 Ne Alberta B1, Portland, OR 97211
    Velour Photography is your local photography studio for fashion & glam, weddings, high school seniors, family, children & more! Every Shoot is created to be as fabulous as you. Plus, Get Your Digital
    (971) 258-0891
    16869 Sw 65th Ave, #247, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
    Award winning photographer specializing in still and video architectural, business portrait, product and travel imagery. In Portland, on the Oregon Coast, and elsewhere by arrangement.
    (503) 502-3385
    Photography By Michelle Lee
    Portland, OR 97201
    (503) 998-6884
    Schafer Rick Photography LLC
    Portland, OR 97201
    (503) 293-5377
    Joni Photo
    1930 Sw River Dr Unit 606, Portland, OR 97201
    (503) 984-1893
    Keene Studio LLC
    920 Sw 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
    (503) 224-4410
    Kelley Dulcich Photography
    239 Nw 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
    (503) 227-8266

    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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