P H O T O   A D V I C E
All of my portraits are drawn from my clients' own photos. It is important that I receive a good quality photo to work from, so I've put together some key tips & examples to help you when you're choosing/taking a photo for your portrait. I am always happy to discuss photos on an individual basis, so if you're still unsure after reading this then feel free to send me some of your favourite photos and I can talk through whether or not I can work each one.
A N   I D E A L   P H O T O   W I L L   B E :
 •    Taken in natural daylight, preferably outdoors but alternatively in light from a window, with none of your pet’s face in shadow.    
 •    Taken close to your pet without using the zoom function.     
•    Taken at your pet’s eye level rather than from above or below.    
 •    Clear and crisp showing lots of fur, eye and nose details. You can check if it will be clear enough by zooming in on it and checking that it doesn’t look very blurry or pixelated. The more detail I can see, the better I can make your drawing!
D O U B L E   P O R T R A I T S
•        For a double portrait, it is more important for me to have good photos of the individual pets than one poor photo of them together, however I will need a couple photos of them together to see their size difference.
 •        Separate photos of the pets should ideally both be taken from a similar angle to ensure for a natural looking composition of the drawing. 
Note - These tips are intended to help you get me the best quality photo under the best possible circumstances. If you are unable to provide a high quality picture for any reason, I will be more than happy to discuss the photos that you have with you and work something out between us, just send me a message or email 😊
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