Pricing & Info
Pricing can vary greatly depending on the size and complexity of the image you are wanting. Please call or e-mail me directly and I will be happy to give you a quote based on your exact needs. firstname.lastname@example.org - (865)237-4722.
I always include a background with my paintings, if however
you wish to have a particularly complex background, there
may be an additional fee of $50.00 - $250.00 depending upon
the size of the painting and the amount of complexity.
Additional subjects range from $100.00-$200.00 each extra
depending on the portrait size.
Please ask about rates for special requests, multiple portrait
orders or any other size dimensions that are not listed.
Photo Tips For Pretty Pets
1. It’s all about the light!
- Always try to use NATURAL light when taking pictures.
- Go outside if you can. A bright, overcast day is perfect for even lighting so there’s not too much bright sunshine or dark shadow.
- If you are indoors, get near a window where it will naturally light up the pet’s coat and other features without glare.
- You can try using “natural light” bulbs to enhance details if necessary.
- Watch out for lighting contrast! Shadows can look dramatic, but they can also hide detail. And avoid glare, which also conceals details.
- Get down to your pet’s level (lay on the floor or sit on the grass) unless you want a portrait of them looking up at you.
- Full body shots look best from the side on the same level as your pet, as opposed to looking down at them.
3. Time for a facial!
- Because the head is the most personal and recognizable part of your pet (just like people!), it’s important for me to have close-up face details for art reference, even if I am not creating a head portrait.
- Fill up the whole frame with your pet’s face, keeping it in sharp focus.
- Watch the lighting! See if you can get a natural look to the eyes instead of a glaring flash or (horror of horrors) the notorious “red-eyed demon” look.
- Take several angles: side, 3/4 view, head-on, slightly angled, etc. It’s amazing how professional a look a slightly angled photo will give you.
4. Get some help for the wiggly ones.
- A lot of pets can’t sit still for all of this, so you might need a little assistance.
- Have a friend help by holding them in position.
- I can remove leashes, etc. from the final portrait as long as they don’t change the natural look of your pet or cover up anything important like significant markings.