What kind of photo works best for a pet portrait?
These simple steps will drastically improve your source photos for a portrait:
- get down to your pet’s level, rather than photographing from above
- get up close, so your pet’s body (or head and neck) fill the frame
- your pet’s eye should be open, well-lit and sparkling
- take the photo in natural lighting, that is, outside or by a window
- try to avoid using digital zoom
- a “burst mode” sequence of shots can work well when your pet is in motion
- take lots of photos, to improve your chances of getting a few really great ones
- the best pet photos show off your pet’s unique personality, interesting poses, or other quirky behavior
- send me the highest-resolution photo you can
Got it. What do I need to upload when I order?
I require only one good quality photo of your pet, but for best results, send me 5-10 to select from. Additional photos also help me see certain details better, such as eye color and coat texture.
Also, upload photos of your pet’s favorite toys or other objects if you wish me to include them in your painting.