Guide to Submitting Good Pictures

Use a Good Quality Camera

Make sure the camera has high enough resolution that can take photos of size 4 megapixels or larger. Upload the original size photo, do not resize.

Ensure Good Lighting

It's best to take photos in daylight, outdoor conditions. Avoid direct sunlight. Avoid evening times and dark shadows. Ensure correct exposure, so that the photos are neither too bright nor too dark. Avoid posing the pet on brightly colored backgrounds, try white or neutral surroundings. The color of bright objects, like a red carpet reflects on the fur of the pet giving an incorrect color in the photo and same in the model. Avoid using built-in flash.

Frame Correctly

Avoid long shots. Ensure that whole of the body is framed with little background around it. This utilizes the full resolution of the picture.

Pose Correctly

Try to get the same pose in the photo in which you intend to have the model made.

Ensure Good Focus

Try to get a sharp focus, blurry photos don’t help. Use a tripod if available.

Special Markings

If your pet has unique features, like rings on the tail or different colored eyes, its best to take a close up of it, so that these features can be captured accurately in the model.

Angles

Submit at least one picture of the following:

  • Face
  • Back
  • Left Side
  • Right Side
  • Chest/Underbelly
  • Tail