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Photographing Your Pet

Here are a few tips for taking a great photograph of your pet. For optimum results please try and use a good quality camera which has the highest resolution possible, this is essential for capturing the finest details as some older mobile phone images are of very poor quality and details are lost when the photos are enlarged on screen.

Its not always easy to get a high-quality photo of your pet, especially if it is a memorandum piece and your pet has passed away, if this is the case, I ask that you send me the best photos that you have so that there is a good selection for use as references. Please note, in some cases poor photos may not be suitable and I will be unable to work from them as quality and accurate representation will be compromised. I am happy to give you feedback if you are unsure, please send me what photos you have to and I will get back to you with my thoughts and suggestions.

Natural Daylight

Natural daylight really enables you to pick-up the tiniest of details in the fur and eyes which will give you the best picture. The best lighting will be outside but if that's not possible, try to take a photograph next to a window and avoid harsh sunlight as this will cast a harsh light which will blur out essential features.

Eye Level

To avoid the face looking distorted, particularly when opting for a head and shoulder pose, take your photograph at the same level as you pet's eyes. As the eyes are the true 'windows of the soul' try to ensure that you capture some specs of light reflecting of them as this will really help to bring your pet portrait to life!

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