DID YOU KNOW?
That we are also professional dog photographers
PHOTO TIPS & GUIDELINES
CREATE YOUR OWN MASTERPIECE DURING YOUR NEXT DOG WALK!
Our in-house digital artists can work with most images that we receive, but we thoroughly recommend that you take a smaller selection of new images. This is something you can easily do with your smartphone during your next dog walk.
Taking photos in outdoor daylight is by far the best! Just follow our 5 easy tips - in less than 5 minutes, you will have a great series of photos that our expert digital artists will transform into a stunning unique masterpiece for you to proudly display.
X TAKEN TO HIGH UP
This is the normal default position for most when taking their dogs photo which is fine - but for our purposes it is taken to high up and the dog is to far away.
✔︎ TIP 1 - TAKE AT EYE LEVEL
The most important thing to remember when taking your dogs photo is to take it at their eye-level. Crouch or sit down when taking the photo.
✔︎ EXTRA TIP
If you have a small or light weight dog ask a friend to hold it slightly to one side - it will give the same required result.
X TAKEN TO CLOSE
Don’t stand too close to your dog when taking the photo as the photo may crop out the neck and ears. We can’t add these in afterwards, so if they’re not in the photo to begin with, they won’t appear on your masterpiece (which would just look silly).
✔︎ TIP 2 - TAKE IN DAYLIGHT
Outdoor natural daylight is the best light for any photo. You can take your photo in portrait or landscape mode. We don’t require the whole body, just the head, neck, and of course ears. This photo is nicely exposed in natural daylight with lots of detail showing and with an uncluttered background.
X TO BLURRY
We will not be able to use a photo that is blurry or unsharp - it often happens because your dog is excited and is making quick movements. Take a close look at your photos to make sure they’re not blurry.
✔︎ TIP 3 - HOLD A TREAT
Get your dog to sit down whilst you hold a treat in your hand - it will definitely grab their attention!
An added bonus is that you can also get your dog to look in the same direction as your chosen costume. To be safe, make sure you have at least one good photo each looking left, right, and straight forward.
X TO BRIGHT
A bright overexposed photo doesn’t show all details as they’ll be ‘blown out', and we won’t be able to use the photo. As we can’t add the details back in again.
✔︎ TIP 4 - FIND SOME SHADE
Lawns and parks are great places to take your photo as they will have a clutter-free background. If it’s a bright sunny day, look for shade and take the photos there.
X TO DARK
Whilst smartphones and digital cameras can take excellent pictures, sometimes certain light conditions can fool the camera and the image will be dark.
✔︎ TIP 5 - FIND A LIGHT PLACE
If the photo is too dark, take it in a lighter place or earlier in the day.
This image has it all - it’s taken at eye-level and is not too dark, bright, or blurry.
The dog’s head and neck are showing, and there is lots of detail in the face because it is in focus. This image will make a great renaissance masterpiece!
Yes. We’ll ask you to submit 3 photos for your masterpiece: one of your dog looking to the right, one to the left, and the last one straight onwards. This gives our expert digital artists the images they need to create the masterpiece of your choice.
All modern smartphones take excellent photos and you will most likely have it with you when your are with your dog, you can also use a tablet or any digital camera.
If you follow the above Photo Tips & Guidelines and submit 3 photos, you will give our expert digital artists everything they need to create a stunning masterpiece. So yes, the photo will appear seamless with the costume.
Absolutely! We all have old favourites of our four-legged friends. The image must be taken at eye-level, bright, showing the whole dog’s head, and well-exposed with detail - as in the above Photo Tips & Guidelines.
If in doubt, just get in contact with us before you order. Our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org