To commission a portrait of your pet I require
several good quality photographs. It is important that the photographs I work from are as clear as possible, I can then paint as much detail as possible.
Below I have put together a few hints and tips on photographing your pet.
If possible photograph your pet outdoors, the natural light will show the colours of your pets coat at its best.
Try to photograph with the light behind you.
Photograph your pet at the same eye level.
Fill the viewfinder if possible with just head and shoulders (unless requesting full body portrait).
Avoid using the flash on your camera as this can alter the true colours of your pet.
Finally take as many photographs as you can.
The better the photograph the better the painting.
If sending photos by e-mail, please send as a high resolution image.
When sending photographs by post I recommend using Royal Mail Special Delivery Service.
All photographs will be returned with the finished portrait.
Please see below for some photograph and portrait examples.