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.
Payment for the deposit and balance can be made by cheque, credit/debit card (via Paypal) or Paypal.
Paypal is the company I use to handle my online card payment transactions, and it is a free, secure service and you don’t need to have an account with them to pay by card. The invoice has details of how to pay, and will be emailed to you for both deposit and balance payments.
If you are new to making payments using a credit or debit card with Paypal, the easy-to follow instructions will guide you through the check-out process, similar to any online store.
I am happy to accept overseas commissions. Please contact me for a quotation, which will be calculated based on airmail costs and the current exchange rate. Payment via Paypal only.
If you have any other questions about the commission process, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org