Finding the perfect photo

Animal photographerTo paint or draw the portrait, I need one or more digital reference photos in the best possible resolution so I can zoom in to see all the details, especially the eyes. When looking through your photos of your pets, or taking a new photo yourself, there are a few key things to consider:

  • Good lighting – is your photo light enough to see your pet?
  • True eye colour – does the photo show the true eye colour of your pet?
  • True fur colour – does the photo show the true fur colour of your pet?
  • Visible fur direction – can you see the fur in detail?
  • A good distance from the camera – is your pet too far away and hard to see?

Below is an example of a bad photo and a good photo. Click or hover over the photo to see why.