How to get a portrait

Poor quality photos can be difficult for me to work from because they distort colors, lighting, and details. Poor photos are blurry, pixelated, too dark, too exposed, taken too far away, too close. Or just don't have clear details. If you are  unsure about your photo, just  Email me it and I will let you know.
 

Pet Photography Tips:

There are 5 main key photograph qualities that when combined normally result in great reference photos. Try to remember to consider all 5 when taking photographs of your pet.

  • Camera Angle

  • Pose

  • Lighting

  • Detail/Quality

  • Distance

Good Quality Photos

Clear Photo
Clear Photo

This dog is still for the camera which helps make the photo clear and sharp

Detail
Detail

This photo was taken at a good distance so there is a lot of detail

Good Distance
Good Distance

These dogs are a perfect distance away from the camera to get a full body photo but still see all the fur detail

Close but not too close
Close but not too close

This photo is a good distance as I can see a lot of detail and make a more intricate drawing

Interesting Composition
Interesting Composition

This photo is fun and colourful. With sunlight and a lot of textures and details

Good Indoor Lighting
Good Indoor Lighting

Even if you can't get a photo outside, as long as the photo is bight enough for me to see details, I should be able to work from it

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Bad Quality Photos

Too dark
Too dark

The photo was taken without good lighting. The dog’s fur color is hard to distinguish because it is shadowed.

Distorted lighting (Too yellow)
Distorted lighting (Too yellow)

The lighting is too yellow and therefore makes the dogs fur not true to life in colour

Too much exposure
Too much exposure

The flash was on and the camera was too close to the cat and therefore makes it too exposed

Too Blurry
Too Blurry

The photo was taken while the pet was moving so details are blurry.

Dark, pixelated and Distorted
Dark, pixelated and Distorted

Photo taken of a photo on a computer screen

The Close
The Close

The photo was taken too close to the cat. It blurs the details and distorts the proportions in its face.

Not detailed enough
Not detailed enough

The dog is further away and moving so the photo isn't detailed enough

Too Pixelated
Too Pixelated

The dog is far from the camera so when I zoom into see the dogs detail, it becomes pixelated

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