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Anika Steffen Photography

Bethesda, MD 20852
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Anika Steffen Photography strives to help each of its clients create mementos of special moments in their lives or the lives of their families. The company features high-quality photographer, and Anika Steffen owns and operates the company with several years of experience. Ms. Steffen was initially a lawyer who decided to pursue photography because of her desire to capture and preserve important moments with her baby. The company serves the DC metro area and the nearby region and specializes in different forms of photography, including children’s portraits, maternity photos, executive portraits, newborns, and birthdays. Anika Steffen Photography offers several photo session packages for clients to choose from. Individuals interested in the company can peruse its diverse portfolios to find a quality and style which work for them.

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Great American Photo

Rockville, MD 20850
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Great American Photo is a portrait photography studio in Rockville, MD that has served the Washington, DC area for more than 25 years. The company shoots all types of portraits, including senior pictures and school photography, sports team and individual photos, professional headshots, and family portraits. They also specialize in preschool and dance photography portraits. Great American Photo utilizes green screen technology and offers pre-payment plans, on-site printing for special events, and online proofing. All photographers undergo background checks and receive rigorous training to ensure sessions run smoothly and images are of the highest quality. Clients can book full-day, half-day, and hour-long sessions. Great American Photo is a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

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Hilary Schwab Photography

Poolesville, MD 20837
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Hilary Schwab Photography has been offering commercial and event photography for the Washington DC area for over 25 years. They are committed to producing quality professional images under deadline while working within budgets and delivering client satisfaction. Owner and photographer Hilary Schwab has provided services for many prominent clients such as American University and the Humane Society of the United States. Hilary Schwab Photography offers a wide range of photography solutions including corporate and personal event shoots, headshots, environmental portraits, business lifestyle portraits, corporate publication and magazine feature photography, advertising photography, and landscape and architecture photography. Original photographic artwork is available for purchase.

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PJPIII Photography

Damascus, MD 20872
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Located in Damascus, Maryland, PJPIII Photography is a professional photography business that serves clients in the wider local metropolitan area. The company is headed by professional photographer Paul J. Phillips III and offers clients such services as scenic and landscape photography, pet photographer, general lifestyle and portraiture work, and high school senior portraiture. PJPIII Photography also provides customers with maternity, newborn, and child portrait sessions. The company has a social media presence on such platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Photographer Central, Instagram, and Pinterest. PJPIII Photography can be contacted for booking purposes by phone or through the messaging system on the company's official website.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the most famous master portrait photographers?

A: 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.

Q: What are some examples of portrait photography techniques?

A: 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.

Q: Should props be included in a portrait?

A: 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.

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