Would you like an ORIGINAL acrylic Painting of your treasured PET?
Hints for photographing your pet:
1. Unless your pet is a sloth who sleeps in a tree all day and merely raises one eyebrow at the sight of you advancing with a camera, you might want to enlist the help of a family member or friend. One can direct the pet while the other focuses on taking photos.
2. Get yourself down (or up) to the level of your pet so you're looking eye to eye. This usually proves to be a more appealing angle for a successful painting.
3. Turn the flash off and use natural lighting. This creates lovely light and shadow areas and gives your pet more three-dimensionality for a better final result. Make sure the source of light is behind the photographer. If it is behind the pet, they will be washed out at best, at worst a silhouette without any detail. Sunlight can be ok, but try taking some in the shade also. Avoid dappled light!
4. Get up close to your pet but try to include the whole body or at least head and shoulders. This leaves options for me to crop on the computer later.
5. Take lots of photos! It's not like the old days where you had to pay for every print so go for it. The more you take the more likely you are to end up with a winning shot.
6. Please provide photos that are well focused, uncropped, without color enhancement or special-effect filters applied.
*Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
7 cards and envelopes are $10
Hello Pet Lovers,
Our pets are precious members of our families and an important part of our lives. An original pet portrait is a beautiful way to capture your pet's uniqueness or remember a pet that has passed away and also makes a wonderful gift!
The pet portraits are affordable and ready to hang on the wall or sit on a shelf. I use acrylic paint and wood backed canvas.