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Best Portrait Photographers in Burbank

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727 N. Alexander St, San Fernando, CA 91340 Rating

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4.9 (53)

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Tanya X Photography is a portrait photography studio in San Fernando that offers its services to individuals and families in Burbank and surrounding areas. With a degree in Studio Art at the California State University, studio owner and photographer Tanya Xiomara Leonzo specializes in headshots, family portraits, and corporate photography. In addition, Leonzo also offers maternity, baby, engagement, and wedding photography sessions. Past clients of Tanya X Photography praise its photographer's responsiveness, creativity, attention to details.

4209 W Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505 Rating

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5.0 (134)
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5.0 (4)

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Kobe Levi Headshot Photography caters to clients in Burbank and the neighboring areas. It offers portrait, headshot, and corporate photography services and provides various types of packages. Clients can select from two up to six looks from its theatrical and commercial headshot packages, which include retouching. They can also opt for studio or outdoor sessions and review images throughout the shoots. The studio provides clients access to a high-resolution online gallery on the same day of the shoots.

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Glendale, CA 91201 Rating

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4.4 (24)
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Jeremy David Creative is an established photographer serving the communities of the Glendale, California, area with a wide range of creative photography services. Jeremy David, the head photographer, focuses on his interaction with his subject. With his expert control of the camera, he finds the connection and understanding between authenticity and invention to bring the best out of his clients. He offers photography services for fine arts, still life, conceptual, portraits, headshots, and fashion. He also offers a selection of photography packages at different prices to meet his clients' specific needs, all of which include pre-shooting consultation, multiple wardrobe changes, unlimited shots, and twenty-hour turnaround time for proofs. Jeremy David holds a photography degree from the Academy of Art in San Francisco.

Burbank, CA 91506 Rating

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Based in Los Angeles, Catherine Farnsworth Photography specializes in photography services for fashion, travel, magazines, and book covers. Accomplished photographer Cathryn is a winner of Backstage West’s Favorite Headshot Photographer in Los Angeles. She’s passionate about working with her clients and strives to capture the emotions they convey. From commercial projects, editorial assignments, and headshots to beyond, Cathryn ensures she provides the same dedication to every project she takes on. Past clients highlight Cathryn’s natural ability to put her subjects at ease, enabling her to capture their natural personalities. Others speak of her eye for detail and solid work ethic.

2266 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020 Rating

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5.0 (157)

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The Light Committee provides on-location and in-studio photography in the greater Los Angeles area. It focuses on actor headshots, corporate headshots, modeling headshots, lifestyle headshots, and other headshot services. Video services are also available, such as slate, self-tape, self-promo, and interviews. For photo sessions, there are studio and natural light/outdoor sessions available. The studio has several background options and professional studio lighting. Rates are conveniently listed online as well as an FAQ and other information. Visitors have access to free private and street parking right in front of the studio. Clients praise photographer Rafael Larin for his communication, experience, creativity, responsiveness, dependability, professionalism, and cleanliness of the studio.


  • Introduction

    Portrait photography can be the perfect way to capture special moments for adults, children, couples, and families. It's a popular option for occasions, such as graduations, weddings, birthdays, and various milestones reached throughout childhood. However, you don't need a special reason to get a portrait professionally done, as there are many photographers eager to work with new clients at a reasonable rate.

    Professional portrait photography takes years of practice, and the right photographer can achieve results that go far beyond the typical selfie. A magnificent portrait can bring out the subject's inner qualities, allowing their unique personality to shine through for generations to cherish.
  • What is portrait photography?

    Portrait photography is the art of capturing a sitter's likeness with a camera. While this may sound as simple as snapping a quick shot with your mobile phone, the truth is that a truly good portrait photo is difficult to achieve. The goal of a high-quality photo is to capture the personality and emotions behind the subject.

  • What is the history of portrait photography?

    Since the invention of the first camera in 1839, portraits have been one of the most popular kinds of photos. However, way back when, photos needed an exposure time of 20 minutes or more, meaning you would need to sit completely still for that time or else end up with a blurry image.

  • Where can you learn portrait photography?

    Many art schools across the country offer degrees in photography, and some even have specialized classes in portraiture. This can be a good option for young photographers who want a well-rounded skill set. However, many dedicated portrait photographers are self-taught and rely on their portfolios to serve as their credentials.

  • How do you start a portrait photography business?

    Before starting a portrait studio, it's best to gain experience shooting your friends and family so you have a strong portfolio to show clients. Once you're confident in your work, try making a website where you can direct new businesses interested in having their pictures taken.

  • How to eliminate shadows in portrait photography?

    The secret behind many photographers' success is that photography is 50% editing. If you're working digitally, you can open up your pictures in editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop, and use its digital tools to manipulate shadows and highlights. If you prefer to work analog, the best way to mitigate shadows is proper lighting.

  • What are the four categories of portrait photography?

    The four categories of portrait photography are constructionist, candid, environmental, and creative.

    1. Constructionist photographs involve working with a photographer who will sit you in different poses and lighting to create the perfect shot from the ground up.
    2. Candid photos are taken with minimal setup, trying to capture their subject in the moment.
    3. Environmental photos try to capture subjects in their natural environment.
    4. Creative photography uses a variety of experimental techniques and elements to create an original image.