Getting a great photo of your pet can be tricky. Get down to eye level with your pet to get the best angle. Another challenge can be getting your pet to hold still for the picture. A great solution is to hold a treat or your pet’s favorite toy above the camera. This will direct their attention to the camera. Also, use your camera’s burst setting to take multiple photos at once in case they are moving quickly. This will give you many photos to choose from.
Use Natural Lighting:
As with most photos, it is important to have natural lighting. If shooting the pet portrait inside, white lighting is more optimal than yellow lights. If shooting outside, aim for the middle of the day when the sun is high in the sky. When outside, also position the photo to take place with the sun behind the camera. This will help to minimize glare. On all modern cameras, including smartphone cameras, you can lock the focus onto your pet. This will make sure that their face comes through clearly.
What to Avoid:
Blurry or dim photos. If the photo appears to be blurry or dim upon uploading, you will want to take a new photo. To avoid a blurry and dim photo there are a couple of tips to follow. First, make sure your camera lens is not smudged. If it is, use a fine cloth to gently wipe the smudges away. Set your camera to a high pixel setting. Pixels are the thousands of tiny dots that make up an image. The more pixels your photo has, the higher quality it will be when printed.
Two or more pets in the photo. Our love for pets means we think each pet deserves its own portrait. Since the prints turn out best when you take the photo close up, more than a single pet in each print will create a crowded canvas print.
Taking the shot from overhead. Your pet’s cute face deserves to be the star of the show. The best pet portraits are taken head-on.
Make sure the whole face is visible. Be sure not to crop your pet’s ears out of the photo.