The Perfect Pet Photo Guide
The quality of the photo that you upload is crucial to the quality of your Pet Portrait. Here are some tips and guidelines to make sure your photo is just right:
- Eye Level and Straight On
Getting down to the same level as your pet will make it easier to capture them up close, and snap your photo when they are looking straight at the camera. A treat above the camera often helps!
- Natural Lighting is Key
Natural light always makes the best photos. Try taking your pet’s photo in the morning, early evening, or in a well lit room.
- Things to Avoid
Avoid uploading blurry or dim photos
Avoid two or more pets in a photo
Avoid taking the shot from overhead
Ensure the whole face and neck are visible
Make sure ears are not cut out of the photo
Avoid filtered photos (so we can capture your pet's true coloring)
Not sure if your photos meet the guidelines?
In many cases, we can still make them work. Send us your photo at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll let you know. We also create portraits of pets that have passed away, so we understand it's not always possible to follow all of the photo guidelines.