How to Photograph Your House
The image you provide is a very important part of the process of commissioning your house portrait. Let’s look at some guidelines for making sure your artwork is exactly what you as you want it.
Poor photo: Deep shadow obscuring details ❎ Good photo: Clear front view of house ✅
Take a photo of your house during daylight.
Use a smartphone or high quality camera.
Large shadows can add drama to a portrait but generally I would advise to avoid them.
Don't use filters.
Close garage doors.
Remove cars from the front of the house.
Remove rubbish bins.
Take your photo from the same angle as you would like your portrait to be painted.
If you are not able to take a photo of the house yourself I can also use Google Street View (Google Maps).
If you only have older photos because you have moved and are not able to take photos I can work around moving, adding and deleting bins, trees etc. Click here for details.
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I'm Sue, artist and illustrator from Cambridgeshire in the UK