One of the most frequently asked questions is “what photos should I send you?”
This quick guide below will explain how to determine what type of photos that can be used for a portrait.
Keep in mind that the portrait is based directly off of the photo provided.
GOOD REFERENCE PHOTOS - TIPS!
Get on your pets level! Eye level works best for portraits.
Make sure your pet is sitting (if you can make them stay!)
High resolution images work best - the higher the quality the more detail can be seen and then conveyed in the portrait.
Please send over the original image file - no screenshots!
Use a photo that has good lighting (not too dark / not too bright)
See the examples on the right for good examples of reference photos that would work well for a portrait.
BAD REFERENCE PHOTOS
We all know that every pet photo is cute - but sometimes they aren’t the best for a portrait!
You can tell if your photo may not work if it is…
a screenshot of an original photo (reduces quality significantly)
too far away form your pet to see details.
looking down on your pet.
is too dark or light.
GOOD REFERENCE PHOTOS - EXAMPLES!
BAD REFERENCE PHOTOS - EXAMPLES!
Still have questions?
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with some of your photo options and
I can help you decide which one will work the best for a custom portrait!