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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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    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 Victorville area capture the perfect shot.
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    Visual Imagery Photography
    Po Box 278, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
    Specializing in location and outdoor portrait and event photography. Includes family, baby, children, maternity, High School Seniors and dating service portraits. Also provides Graphic design services.
    (909) 899-6701
    Enchanted Memories Photography
    216 N 2nd Ave, Upland, CA 91786
    Depend on Portrait Photographers throughout Victorville. Offering the best Portrait Photographers Victorville
    (909) 946-2555
    Photo Galleria
    14400 Bear Valley Rd, Victorville, CA 92392
    (760) 843-0922
    Jrz Photography
    13095 Wrangler Ln, Victorville, CA 92392
    (760) 245-8187
    The Wedding Photographer
    Hesperia, CA 92345
    (760) 947-6715
    Barnsloft Photography
    Hesperia, CA 92345
    (760) 948-6757
    Photography by Hart
    15461 Main St Ste 106, Hesperia, CA 92345
    (760) 530-6095
    Bradford Photography
    18397 Damon Dr, Hesperia, CA 92345
    (760) 985-5777
    Hear2heal Photoart
    3936 Phelan Rd, Phelan, CA 92371
    (760) 868-0392
    Wiley Event Pix
    14623 Karen Dr, Victorville, CA 92394
    (760) 508-9962
    Olson Photography
    13600 Hitt Rd Ste C, Apple Valley, CA 92308
    (760) 961-9000
    Trinity Studios
    4768 N D St, San Bernardino, CA 92407
    (909) 881-8500
    Bj's Photography
    14599 Riverside Dr, Apple Valley, CA 92307
    (760) 242-4912
    Gene's Wedding Photography
    Apple Valley, CA 92307
    (760) 995-5801
    Motion StillMotion
    Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
    (877) 719-3771


    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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