Choosing pet portrait reference photographs

This blog will hopefully help you in choosing the best possible photographs for your pet portrait and allow me to portray a true likeness of your pet. This means everything to me. Please note: if you have a photograph taken by a professional photographer, I will require permission before using as a reference photo. Don’t worry – you do not necessarily need a professional photographer, nor have special photography skills! However, it is important to consider these pointers to help me gain a true likeness of your pet. The less clear the reference photo I have, the less details I can see. This means vital features that portray your pets personality could be missed. Quality – pixels / resolution High resolution photographs are of better quality as there are more pixels per inch. This is very helpful when I zoom into the image to see greater detail without out a ‘pixelated effect.’ Sharpness There is nothing worse than a blurry, out-of-focus image. Especially when it is as beautifully composed as the ones below! The sharper and clearer the image, the more detail I can put into your drawing. Lighting In general, photographs have better lighting when taken outside in natural[…]

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