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Hoag Studio

814 S. Westgate Ave, Suite 106, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Hoag Studio is a unique business near Riverside that is owned by a talented photographer with years of experience taking photos of people from different backgrounds. Its photographer, Claudia Hoag, offers to shoot high-quality headshot photos for successful professionals, consultants, coaches, and business owners. Each headshot session includes no time limits, unlimited wardrobe changes, and a pre-shoot consultation. Hoag Studio helps clients choose the images they like the most and performs retouches when requested.

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Katie De La Rosa Photography

7000 Indiana Ave. Suite 121, Riverside, CA 92506
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Katie De La Rosa Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, and child portrait photography and has two studio locations, one in Riverside and the other in Murrieta, CA. The photographer provides a full-service experience and offers a selection of props, costumes, and sets for clients to use in their sessions as well as hair and make-up services for expecting mothers. She is APNPI certified in newborn photography and has been commended by past clients her for her focused artistic direction and for her professionalism.

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Michael Thomas Photography

Riverside, CA 92509
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Michael Thomas Photography is a professional photography business located in Riverside, California that serves clients in the wider Southern California metropolitan area, including San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego counties. The company is a specialist in portraiture and event photography and provides its clients with such services as university graduations, high school senior photo sessions, family photo shoots, couples' portraits, child photography, and more. Events covered by Michael Thomas Photography include quinceaneras, birthday parties, mitzvahs, awards programs, corporate gatherings, and other special events. Michael Thomas Photography can be contacted for booking or inquiry purposes by phone, via email, or through its website.

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NVPixels

Corona, CA 92880
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NVPixels Photography offers a wide variety of photography services including wedding photography, portraits, and headshots in Riverside, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernadino, and Orange County, California. With several decades of photography experience and professional training, Nelson Vega has transitioned within the last decade from film to digital cameras to capture his high-quality images. Getting personal with clients is a focus on Nelson Vega's work. A free consultation is available prior to booking a session in which he can get to know each client's needs, wants, and personality. Clients praise the photographer's patience and professional attitude.

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Photography by Carrie Ann

3769 Tibbetts Street, Riverside, CA 92506
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Photography by Carrie Ann has been taking portraits of Riverside-based clients since 2009. Its sole proprietor, photographer Carrie Johnson, started with wedding photography in 2012 and eventually opened her own studio in 2015. She also produces couple, maternity, newborn, and wedding photography. The business also shoots at both studio and outdoor locations, and produces holiday cards, party invitations, and album versions of its photos. Carrie Johnson Photography offers mini photography sessions throughout the year.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

How many different types of portrait photography are there and what are they?

Within the four categories of portrait photography mentioned above, there are countless types of styles and approaches used by photographers today. Some of them include traditional, lifestyle, glamor, fine art, conceptual, surreal, and abstract.

How much is a portrait photographer?

Usually, portrait photographers charge per session, though the total cost can range widely. On the low end of the spectrum, you can find photographers who will charge $150 for a two-hour session. Other photographers may charge $500 per session or more.

What makes a photo a portrait?

A photo is a portrait if its intention is to capture the emotion, personality, or essence of a human being or pet. Usually, a portrait focuses on the face, though some portrait photographers include the full body.

How can I learn portrait photography?

There are many how-to photographer books that can teach you the basics of portrait photography. If you're looking to round out your skill set, getting a degree at an accredited college can be another good option.

What\'s the best camera for portrait photography?

If your goal is to take professional-quality photos, a DSLR camera is a good bet, as it can achieve a high resolution and allows you to switch lenses for different effects. There are many models available by top brands, such as Nikon and Canon.

Should props be included in a portrait?

Traditional portrait photography rarely includes props, though many photographers believe the right prop can add personality to the image. If you're going to use a prop, make sure it adds something meaningful to the photo or reveals something about your sitter.

What are some examples of portrait photography techniques?

One useful trick when taking a portrait with artificial light is to diffuse your light source. Rather than have harsh spotlights on your sitter, reflect it off a nearby wall for a more natural effect. You can also try using gels, which can change the color of the light.

Who are the most famous master portrait photographers?

In the early 1900s, Man Ray and Ansel Adams were two of the most famous portrait photographers, producing fine art images with famous and non-famous subjects. Today, Annie Leibovitz is one of the most recognized names in portrait photography.

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