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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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    Draeger Photography
    5445 Woodbridge Crest, Marion, IA 52302
    We are a husband and wife team of photographers with more than 30 years of experience in delivering high quality, professional results. We do weddings, events, family and individual portraits for all special occasions.
    (319) 431-7959
    Ideal Portraits
    1621 Pinehurst Drive Ne, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
    We take portraits for almost any occasion, including weddings, engagements, seniors, & families. We specialize in providing unique pictures for children & special events.
    (319) 329-6990
    Images by Kate
    109 Union Street, Po Box 156, Norway, IA 52318
    Let us capture timeless memories in wide variety of styles, from casual to elegant for all occasions, at unbeatable prices! Specializing in portraits and wedding photography.
    (319) 322-0000
    Wilson Photography
    203 1st St E, Independence, IA 50644
    (319) 334-3748
    Younique Images
    108 1st St E, Independence, IA 50644
    (319) 332-1081
    Bradley Photography
    205 E Marion St, Manchester, IA 52057
    (563) 927-3449
    Anderson Photo
    19855 248th St, Manchester, IA 52057
    (563) 927-3114
    Carney Photography
    413 W Marion St, Manchester, IA 52057
    (563) 927-3752
    Bradley Photography
    Manchester, IA 52057
    (563) 822-1021
    Faces Portrait Design
    1135 1st St, Jesup, IA 50648
    (319) 827-3228
    Future Visions Studio
    1124 3rd St, Jesup, IA 50648
    (319) 827-2129
    Impact Imaging
    23 S Frederick Ave, Oelwein, IA 50662
    (319) 283-7435
    Blaker Photography
    3324 50th St, Arlington, IA 50606
    (563) 633-5604
    Doese David & Ellen
    402 Lakeside Dr, Fairbank, IA 50629
    (319) 635-2268
    Creative Quests Photography
    Vinton, IA 52349
    (319) 472-9950

    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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