Photo Tips and Requirements
Below is a summary on how to take the best photos of your pet. These will enable me to get as much detail into the portrait. I’ve written a more in-depth blog post about photos for your pet portraits, including some good and bad examples, which you can read here: Pet Portraits: Photo Hints & Tips
- Eyes clearly visible
- Clear and in focus
- Well lit, preferably taken outside
- Natural light source on your pet’s face
- Take photos at your pet’s eye level
- High resolution images, preferably the original, uncropped, photos
- Plenty of treats to bribe your pet to pose!
How to Send Your Photos
Please email me any images you wish me to look at. I am more than happy to have a look at several photos and advise which would be the best to work from. I will always confirm when I have received photos, so if you don’t hear back from me I’ve likely not received them – this can happen when sending large file sizes by email.
Alternatively, you can send photos via WeTransfer, an easy to use site for sending large image sizes / multiple images. You will usually receive an email notification when the files have been successfully uploaded and again when they have been downloaded by myself.
Two or More Pets in a Painting
If you want a painting with two or more pets in it, then don’t worry too much about trying to get them to sit together for a photograph. Separate similar images can be put together to create a portrait, either as ‘floating’ headshots or side-by-side.
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