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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 Sun City West area capture the perfect shot.
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    Expressions Photography by Nan
    23810 N 39th Lane, Glendale, AZ 85310
    Highly experienced wedding photographer in the local area creating beautiful & memorable images. Contact us for exceptional wedding photography, event photography and portraiture.
    (602) 518-4146
    High Profile Photography
    3450 W Evans Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85053
    Offering Portraits, Models portfolios, casual, glamour, lingerie, all occasions, special events, Photographers Stock, Photographers, Stock Photographers, Stock Photography, Photographer Services, Photography, Photographing, Photos and Stock Photos.
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    Julie Branyan Photography
    402 E Rockwood Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85024
    We are locally based wedding and portrait photographers specializing in portraits, weddings, family photos, infants, and passport photos. Call us today for more information.
    (817) 808-1157
    13770 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374
    (623) 544-4181
    Reflections Digital Photography
    15205 W Desert Hills Dr, Surprise, AZ 85379
    (623) 261-3492
    Jeff Duponte Photography
    15431 W Banff Ln, Surprise, AZ 85379
    (623) 206-1896
    seven 10 photography
    15562 W Gelding Dr, Surprise, AZ 85379
    (623) 882-6256
    Hollett Photography by George
    11122 W Alabama Ave Ste B1, Youngtown, AZ 85363
    (623) 974-0665
    Varsity Studios
    20837 N 87th Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382
    (623) 376-0600
    Olivia Womack Photography
    10451 W Palmeras Dr, Sun City, AZ 85373
    (623) 974-4665
    Paul Michael Photography
    27382 N Whitehorn Trl, Peoria, AZ 85383
    (623) 533-5700
    Heartstrings Photography by Eden Kenyon
    Peoria, AZ 85345
    (623) 486-3205
    Portrait Innovations
    9744 W Northern Ave Ste 1350, Peoria, AZ 85345
    (623) 772-0611
    Wild Acacia Photography
    Peoria, AZ 85345
    (623) 537-7818
    Sensational Wedding Photography
    7126 W Cherry Hills Dr, Peoria, AZ 85345
    (623) 223-1466

    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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