The quality of the painting depends greatly on the quality of the photograph that you send to be painted. First, please make sure that the image is very clear, has a strong focus, and is not blurred. Also, please make sure there are no massive shadows or dark regions on the subject’s face. Unless the subject was very well lit, we can’t accept photos taken in low-light environments.
Second, please send images that have come from a minimum 5 megapixel camera or phone. Your image should be at least 900 pixels in size on its largest side. The general rule is: “the bigger the image, the better the painting.” If the camera with which you captured the image is at least 5 megapixels, everything will be fine.
Finally, please make sure that your submissions are oriented in portrait style. The subject of the photo should not be positioned at such a great distance that we can’t catch the expression on his/her face. The ideal images are those taken in a “portrait style,” meaning from head to chest. We also gladly accept full body images if the person is photographed closer (please see the sample image of the bride on our website). In other words, the subject should not be on top of a mountain or far offshore.