Archive for August, 2009

TorBang Photography Portrait Session Tips

Getting ready for your photo session:

Remember that planning goes a long way toward making your portrait session successful. The portrait is a collaboration between the photographer and the subject. Please take a few moments to look over the following suggestions to see how you may participate in the planning of your successful portrait. Feel free to discuss any questions or ideas you may have in advance of the session.

Try to get a good night’s sleep before the session and drink lots of water. Both will reduce puffy eyes.

Choose a color theme that simplifies the look of your portrait. Too many busy patterns and colors are especially distracting. Colors should be harmonious. Coordinate the clothing for all subjects in a group portrait so that one person will not dominate the scene. Color coordination lends harmony to the portrait.

Dark clothing tends to minimize body size, and light tones tend to emphasize body size. Most people look best in darker colors. Choosing solid colors is usually flattering to everyone. A busy pattern is distracting.

Shoes and socks are often overlooked as a significant aspect of portrait clothing. They should compliment, not contrast. Carefully consider your apparel from head to toe as a variety of full length and close up poses may be taken.

Dress for Small Children

While cute, play clothes detract from your professionally made portrait. Stick with the basic guidelines for adults.

Dress for Outdoor Portraits

As a background, the outdoors is very busy. It is important to choose only one or two theme colors. While blues are excellent all year, white, ivory, khaki and salmon are great against lush green foliage. Burgundy, brown, tan and gray are nice late in the season. Avoid all greens, as they clash with Mother Nature. The simplicity of two colors help separate the subject from the scenery. Busy backgrounds and busy clothes result in hard to find faces. Jeans and sweaters always look good outdoors. Please don’t wear any large broad-rim hats that might cast a shadow over the eyes.

Highschool Senior Portraits

Things you might want to bring, if you participate in an extra curricular activity bring something to show it off, for example if you place a sport bring your uniform, if you have accomplished something that you want to show off bring it, also any thing else that you would like to show off in your photos.


1) Simplicity is the best policy.

2) Avoid busy patterns, prints and brigh
t colors.

3) Wear solid colors.

4) Avoid wearing yellow or green as they can adversely affect skin color.

5) Shoes and socks should match the rest of the outfit.

6) Women should not wear any prominent jewelry. Large earrings are especially distracting.

7) Women should apply standard makeup with a light foundation. Don’t overdo it.

8) Guys remember that a fresh shave is better than a 5’Oclock shadow.

9) Now is not the time to experiment with a new hairstyle. Keep it simple.

10) If you wear eyeglasses, consider asking your eye doctor for a pair of frames without lenses. This will cut down the glare that eyeglasses can cause if flash is used.

11) Everyone should avoid wearing short pants. Long pants are always most flattering in a portrait.

12) Guys make sure your collar is freshly pressed and wrinkle free.

13) Turtlenecks are always flattering.

14) When it doubt, stick with the classic styles. They will always look good.

When you follow these tips and coordinate your dress from head to toe, you are well on your way to a Perfect Portrait!

A really cool video I found about you and your photos.


Find me on Facebook

August 22, 2009

I made a totally awesome facebook page for my photography. You can find it here

The Search for Seniors

August 7, 2009

TorBang Photography is booking Highschool Seniors for Senior Pictures. I am asking the low low price of $50. I will also make announcements for $10 all and all a amazing deal. So if you know any seniors send them to me and they will have the greatest pictures ever. Getting your pics done early is the best way to go.


August 5, 2009
TorBang Photography Pricing Info

My goal with taking your pictures is to get quality shots that both you and I are happy with. I want to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. If you have a location in mind I up for going there, I am also able to suggest ideas for locations. Each Package will come with a disc of ~25 low res photos printable to a 4X6 and for uploading to Facebook which depending on the session. All of the picture included on the low res disc will have a small watermark of my name. It also includes editing on the pictures to make them just pop really nice.

Sitting Fees
Infant- $50
Toddler/Child $55
Teen/Adult $50
Senior/Graduation $50
Includes- Up to a 3hrs shoot, and as many clothing changes as you can fit in

Couples/Engagements $75
Includes- Up to 3hrs shoot, and as many clothing changes as you can fit in

Family Shoots
Up to 6- $75
7+ call for a quote
Includes- Up to 2hrs shoot

Wedding Packages
Bridals- $75
Wedding Day starts at $600
Includes Formals, Candid Shots, Reception, Ceremony ect. Any question on what it includes feel free to ask.

Includes a disc of low res files for facebook/small prints

Print Prices
4×6 $4.00
5×7 $6.00
8×10 $10.00
11×14 $30.00
16×20 $50.00
20×30 $80.00
Digital High Res file $30.00
High Res Files CD $150
8 wallets $10.00

Other Information
I am fine on traveling any where in the Utah County area for free. Anywhere else we might have to include some minimal travel cost.
I design Invitations/Announcements for $20

This Page is Subject to change at any moment of time as I am growing my business.

Lila’s B-day Party

August 3, 2009

I shot a kids party the other day and had a total blast.
You can see more in my smugmug gallery here