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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 Winnsboro area capture the perfect shot.
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    Alt Magazine
    200 Heather Dr, Texarkana, TX 75501
    Our photo studio specializes in advertising, commercial and portrait photography. We also provide event photography services for weddings, anniversaries and more! We combine classic style with photojournalistic integrity.
    (903) 334-9605
    Ayw Photo And Video
    Po Box 1036, Kemp, TX 75143
    Top notch Portraits services available in Winnsboro. We specialize in professional photography services & offer wedding photographers, portrait photographers with affordable rates.
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    (903) 498-7066
    User Review: "Karen is so much fun to work with and made me feel so comfortable. I love how she took pictures of everything that happened..." - Jessica (TX)
    Oak Moon Photography
    7416 Ardmore Street, Mckinney, TX 75071
    Oak Moon Photography is a boutique studio creating timeless wedding, bridal, engagement and day after the wedding portraiture throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth area.
    (469) 343-6507
    Mr Jims Photography
    2264 County Road 4450, Winnsboro, TX 75494
    (903) 365-2450
    Portraits by Justin
    1223 N Pacific St, Mineola, TX 75773
    (903) 569-6168
    Gene's Photography
    123 W Broad St, Mineola, TX 75773
    (903) 569-3484
    Treasured Moments
    104 Quitman St, Pittsburg, TX 75686
    (903) 856-0006
    Photography by Karen
    Big Sandy, TX 75797
    (903) 636-5237
    Digital Design
    14559 Garden Valley Dr, Lindale, TX 75771
    (903) 882-9080
    Sulphur Springs Photography
    1217 S Broadway St Ste B, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
    (903) 885-1664
    110 N Jefferson Ave, Mount Pleasant, TX 75455
    (903) 572-3843
    Shutter Snapper Photography & Custom Framing
    132 County Road 4705, Mount Pleasant, TX 75455
    (903) 577-1435
    Special Moments Photography
    Mount Pleasant, TX 75455
    (903) 572-7559
    Gema's Photography Studio
    109 W Front St Ste 205, Tyler, TX 75702
    (903) 526-4114
    Photography by Frank
    1013 Bazzell Dr, Longview, TX 75604
    (903) 759-6959

    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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