First , check the Commission Prices page and choose the size and medium you would like. You'll also need to consider whether you'd prefer a head shot or full body, and what kind of background you'd like. Once you've decided, you can contact me via any of the means listed on the Contact page or through social media.
It is virtually impossible to get a good photo of your pet without help - unless you have a very obliging pet and the patience of a saint. Ideally you'll need three people: one to hold/control your pet, one to et its attention and one to take the photo.
Get your pet's attention with a word/phase your pet responds to, or offer a toy or food. A high pitched meow or squeaky toy often does the trick for dogs. Others are more alert when the owner walks away or is out of sight. Horses may respond to the sound of a bucket of food.
If you live locally then we can either meet at a mutually agreed upon location, or at your home. I will take a series of photos to work from at no extra charge.
The best results are from those taken with a digital camera. If you want a bust portrait, then zoom in from a distance rather than take the shot too close.
Remember not to zoom in so much that you cut off any ears.
Look for any distinguishing features. Full face photos often work best if your pet typically has one ear pricked or tends to tilt the head when paying attention.
Otherwise a 3/4 view can be a good option and makes for a more interesting composition.
Natural lighting, hazy sunshine or bright shade is best. Bright sunshine or flash can create harsh lights and shadows. If you are indoors, then position your pet in a light room near a window. Take the photo with your back to the window, and with your pet looking towards you. It's often better to get down to your pet's level.
Of course! Even if you only have individual photos of each subject, I can easily place them together as a group.