Because better pet reference photos translate to superior pet portrait paintings: 1. Shoot from pet’s eye level by sitting or lying on the floor. Try NOT to take the photo from above your pet as such photos are often disappointing. 2. Use natural lighting either outside or indoors by the light of a nearby window & avoid flash. 3. Get close to your pet and focus on their eyes. 4. Be patient. Have someone attract your pet’s attention behind you while you shoot or hold a treat in your hand close to the camera. Try making a high pitched tone or whistle to get them in an alert pose.
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