It is best to send along at least two photos of your pet. Make sure it is a photo that captures your pet’s energy (or lack thereof..hehe) so that I can create a painting that not only looks like him or her, but one that reminds you of his or her character. See examples below!
SEND A PHOTO YOU HAVE
If you do not have the time to take new photos of your dog, email me what you have. Please remember that a blurred photo will compromise your dog’s features and in turn his or her likeness in the painting.
TAKE A NEW PHOTO
Here area few tips for taking a NEW picture of your pet.
+ Outdoor lighting is best!
+ Take the photo in the shade if you are outdoors to guarantee true colors.
+ DO NOT use a flash. .you’ll be sure to get red-eye and I won’t know your dogs eye color.
+ If you need to take the photo indoors, be sure to have enough light.
+ DO NOT use a flash. You can use a lamp or spotlight to achieve a brighter photo without flash.
+ Try to take the shot at your dog’s level – eye level would be best.
+ Make sure he is calm and comfortable while taking his picture.
+ You may need someone to hold him but that will not be a problem for me as long as his face isn’t covered.
Expression and Pose
+ A smile would be great unless you have a very serious dog.
+ Try to capture his personality so that I can duplicate the feel of your pet in the painting.
Pet photography examples, the good and the bad.