TEN GREAT TIPS FOR GREAT PET PHOTOS
Your finished portrait depends on the quality of the photographs you send
MORE is definitely BETTER!
- Take 40-60 photos. (Professional photographers take hundreds of photos to get a satisfactory shot.)
- Get in really close to your pet filling the frame with his or her face rather than scenery.
- Make sure your pet’s EYES ARE OPEN!
- Take extra close-ups of the face, eyes & mouth for detail.
- It is helpful to have someone distract your pet while you take photos. Have lots of toys and treats nearby to help focus your pet’s attention.
- Take photographs at your pet’s eye level, about three feet away. Crouch down or put him on a chair or table.
- Take photos from many different angles. Try to take the photos when the animal is looking to the right or left rather than straight on. Do not aim the camera down on your pet.
- Vary the lighting in your photos. Outdoor lighting is best, but flash is ok. See which looks best and send them ALL.
- The quality of your painting depends on the quality of the photographs you send. Be sure they are clear and accurate. Send at least one image that depicts the true coloration of your pet.
- If you would like two or more animals in your portrait, it is not necessary to capture them in the same photo. Send detailed photos of each animal separately and only one or two of the animals together to depict the size relationship.
Photo services are available in the San Diego area.