Photo Hints


Always - If in doubt, send multiple pictures and I'll help you make the choice!
Clarity - The clearer the photo, the better the drawing. Choose pictures that clearly show the subject's features. Avoid highly shadowed photographs.

Example of poor clarity

Example of better clarity

Example of better clarity

Perspective - The less the camera is tilted, the better the drawing. Take your photos, or select photos, that were taken at the same level as the subject. For example, it's best to kneel or lie down when taking pictures of children or small animals.

Poor choice, too much tilt

Better choice, minimal tilt

Better choice, minimal tilt

Full-body Horses - Broadside poses work best. Stand perpendicular to the horse at their midsection when taking the picture.

Example of poor angle

Example of better angle

Example of best angle

Horse Portraits - Profile shots of horse heads look better than frontal shots.

Example of poor angle

Example of good angle

Example of good angle