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Lente Studio Photography

New York City, NY
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Lente Studio Photography works with individuals and families in New York City. It helps clients document their special moments through its selection of portrait services. The studio offers maternity, children, and family portrait photo services and conducts consultations to discuss customers' preferred color palettes, outfits, and locations. Its photographer, Adriana, is a member of the Professional Photographers of America. She won first place in the Umbra International Photography Awards - Portrait category in 2020 and was an honorable mention during the Monovisions Photography Awards in the same year.

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Camera 1 Corporate Photographers

1560 Broadway Ste 1114, New York, NY 10036
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Camera 1 Corporate Photographers has been providing photography services in NYC for over 30 years. Its team of talented artists offers portraits for portfolios, executive staff photos for websites, press releases, and headshots for executives' professional social media pages, such as LinkedIn. Camera 1 Corporate photographers also offer quality event images and cover PR shots of corporate meetings that vary from a few staff members to dozens of executives or shareholders.

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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Camille CD Photography

2628 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
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Camille CD Photography is a professional studio that has been delivering a comprehensive, high-end photographic service since 2018. Located in Manhattan's Upper West Side and serving the New York City area, Camille specializes in maternity, baby and family portraits that capture family bonds and connections in a clean, classical style. Her photographic images are standalone artworks made to heirloom and archival standards and have appeared in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.

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CEO Portrait

New York City, NY 10018
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CEO Portrait offers professional headshot photography to a variety of customers such as entrepreneurs, models, artists, public speakers, real estate brokers, musicians, and actors. Packages offered include shoots specifically for CEOs, actors, models, and artists. CEO Portrait has two locations in New York City, has more than five years of experience, and can provide results in just three to five days.

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Ciao Carina Photography

New York City, NY
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Ciao Carina Photography serves clients in New York City. The studio captures portraits in a variety of settings, ranging from vast sand dunes to snowy forests. The company also takes pictures of expecting mothers and newborn babies interacting with their parents. In addition, Ciao Carina photographs newly engaged couples and families, including their furry friends. She also provides gowns for shoots at no cost. Ciao is a military wife who has been passionate about photography since college.

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City Headshots

New York City, NY 10006
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City Headshots, located in New York City, is dedicated to their promise that their clients will love each and every photo. Thier top priority is making sure their customers have a positive and memorable experience while leaving with a set of amazing pictures. Owner Martin Bentsen graduated in 2011 with an honors degree in fine arts from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He is proud to be Yelp's top rated headshot photographer in New York City.

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David Genik

New York City, NY 10002
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Owner and photographer David Genik is a photographer in New York City. His studio offers a variety of services such as headshots, portraits, fashions shoots, and experimental shoots as well. His work was featured in the book Secret Society and he has shot at The Stand, Butcher's Daughter, Apotheke, and Pulqueria. David has also shot many influencers in fashion.

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Figjam Photo

New York City, NY 10023
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Figjam Headshots provides professional portrait photography to New York City. The studio offers two primary types of headshot sessions: a full session that is personalized and collaborative, and a face to market session that is focused on creating a single headshot that fits a variety of purposes. Customers that have worked with Figjam Headshots in the past say it was a fantastic experience with excellent results.

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Gruber Photographers

New York City, NY 10010
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Gruber Photographers is a group of award-winning photographers in New York City. The studio offers an array of types of photography including weddings, mitzvahs, portraits, and specialty photography such as secret proposals, and banquet photography. The team at Gruber Photographers also shoots special events such as social, corporate, and school events. Their skilled professionals work hand-in-hand with their clients to address any needs and ensure that their clients' memories are expertly memorialized. Gruber Photographers have over 25 years of experience photographing weddings.

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Headshots New York

New York City, NY 10001
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New York Headshots provides professional headshots and portrait photography to the New York City area. Many types of photography sessions are available such as acting, business, fashion, musicians, dance, swimsuit, glamor, and beauty. The professionals of New York Headshots can also provide indoor or outdoor sessions, offering color and black and white photography with custom retouching services.

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Jiyang Chen Photography

25 Central Park W, New York, NY 10033
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Jiyang Chen Photography serves New York City and the Reno-Tahoe area, focusing on headshots, portraits, fashion, and commercial advertising. It provides photography sessions to individual customers and larger corporate clients. The studio has worked with well-known publications, such as The New York Times, Financial Times, and Vanity Fair España. It frequently collaborates with fashion icons, including Diana Damarau and Thomas Hampson. Clients have applauded the studio's high-quality photography and professionalism.

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Karen Haberberg Photography

New York City, NY 10011
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Karen Haberberg Photography provides professional photography services in New York City. Karen Haberberg Photography shoots many types of sessions such as sessions for kids, families, maternity, couples, and corporate and actor headshots. Commercial photography services like editorial and lifestyle are also available. Several different photography workshops are also available. Photographs by Karen Haberberg have been exhibited in various galleries in New York City and published in magazines and newspapers.

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Little Whimsies Photography

68 Treno St, New York, NY 10801
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Little Whimsies Photography has been offering portrait photography services in New York City since 2011. Specializing in newborn, children, maternity, and family photo sessions, photographer Francesca Caputo describes her style as cheerful and whimsical. She works as comfortably with a studio setup as she does in natural light, and she can hold photoshoots at her own studio in Pelham Bay. Caputo helps clients prepare for their photo sessions and gives them guidance on scheduling, outfits and props, and locations.

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Luciana Golcman Photography

440 E 20th St, New York, NY 10009
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Luciana Golcman Photography is based in New York City and has served the tri-state area since 2012. The company specializes in maternity, newborn, child and family photography. Luciana's work has been featured in Brazilian magazines and newspapers, such as Fotografe Melhor magazine and Estado de Sao Paulo. Reviewers praise Luciana's talent, professionalism, kind personality, and punctuality. You can book the company through their website or through email.

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Michelle Kawka

New York City, NY 10001
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Michelle Kawka is a photographer and director in New York City. Her work has appeared in such publications as Business Week and Surface Magazine and she has taken photographs for companies such as Microsoft, Wella Hair Color, Proctor & Gamble, Scholastic, and many others. She provides many types of photography and sessions including portraits, corporate, events, hair, architecture, natural landscapes, and architectural landscapes.

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Nicole Hawkins Photography

New York, NY 10025
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Nicole Hawkins Photography is a boutique photographic studio serving individuals and families. Custom portrait sessions are offered at the Upper West Side studio, as well as on location around New York City and throughout New Jersey. Custom portrait sessions of babies, children, families, and adults. Hawkins offers a full-service portrait experience, including use of studio wardrobe for mothers and babies. Nicole also has multiple session plans to document a growing family's milestones in two or more sessions.

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NY Headshots

260 W 44th St Fl 5, New York, NY 10036
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NY Headshots, a professional portrait photography team located in New York, NY, has provided services since 2005. Owning two studios in the heart of Manhattan, the business specializes in headshots for various purposes, including LinkedIn photos, websites, publications, media kits, press releases, acting, and modeling. During photo shoots, clients can benefit from professional lighting and backgrounds for portraits, full body images, sound and lighting for interviews, educational courses, and casting.

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PicMe! Headshots

180 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
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PicMe! Headshots is a professional photography studio in New York City that captures portraits for actors' and models' portfolios, business profiles, and social media purposes. The studio offers different photo session packages, depending on the specific need of the client and the session's duration. Clients can choose the express package for a quick 30-minute session or the actor package for the full one-hour-long session. Grooming, make-up, and hairstyling services are available in addition to the packages.

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Your Hollywood Portrait Studio

247 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Our photo studio is located in Dumbo, few min after the Manhattan bridge. We specialize in elegant boudoir for all women or men, and old Hollywood photography with cinema light With an professional team of hair stylist, makeup artist, the mastery of light and posing advice, props, haute couture gowns, accessories and fun! . Raya French female photographer have more tan 20 years of experience, doing fashion editorial . It’s time to make something nice for yourself

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YOURCHERISH PHOTOGRAPHY

New York, NY 10026
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YOURCHERISH PHOTOGRAPHY serves individuals and families in New York City, offering portrait photography services tailored to clients' unique preferences and customization requests. The studio holds family, maternity and motherhood, and newborn photo sessions. It offers a wide selection of outfits for photo subjects, and maintains an area onsite where parents can feed their babies and change diapers. Owner Olga Zinner is a fine-art photographer who does portraiture work in-studio and on-location alike. She is a member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers.

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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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