Prices for Pet Portraits

 Prices are marked in £GBP – but you can pay the equivalent in any currency Paypal will accept (which is most).

My pet portraits are shipped worldwide.

  • 5″ x 7″ (13cmx18cm) image with a white card mat to fit standard 8″ x 10 ” (20cmx25cm) photo frame. At this size this will be just 1 head & shoulders only. £125 (including delivery to Europe – rest of world please add £10)
  • 8″ x 10 ” (20cmx25cm) image with a white card mat to fit standard 11″ x 14 ” (28cmx35cm) photo frame. 1 pet full body £150 (including delivery to Europe – rest of world please add £10)
  • 8″ x 10 ” (20cmx25cm) image with a white card mat to fit standard 11″ x 14 ” (28cmx35cm) photo frame. 2 pets head and shoulder. £175 (including delivery to Europe – rest of world please add £10)
  • Image unmounted on 11′ x 15 (28cmx38cm) watercolour paper. One pet full body. £200 (including delivery to Europe – rest of world please add £10).
  • Image unmounted on 11′ x 15 (28cmx38cm) watercolour paper. Two pets full body. £240 (including delivery to Europe – rest of world please add £10).

If you want a simple background please consult me and I’ll make a custom price. Any other requests not listed, please consult me. Copyright on the images is yours once purchased (so you can print and make greeting cards, gifts etc.)

Turnaround 2-3 weeks.

Good clear close-up photos are necessary. Please read the instructions for taking photos below.  These can be sent by email.

 

How to Photograph your Pet

People often make this basic mistake when photographing their pets. They stand up and take the photo from above looking down at the pet.

The problem with this is that the pets head becomes framed by its body and the overall shape is blobby. The legs become for-shortened and often you can’t see the mouth which is an expressive part of the animal’s character. When I try to paint these shapes, the strangeness becomes exaggerated quite often making the pet unrecognisable.

 

The safer way to shoot a pet-portrait is to make sure the camera is on the same level as the pet’s head. If it’s a small animal, you might not want to get down on the floor.  Pick her/him up and put her/him on a chair or a table so that your camera is at the same level as their face.

 

This way, the silhouette shape of the animal is clear resulting in a much clearer photograph and a much better painting.

If you can do this in daylight or at least good lighting so much the better.

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