What makes a good photo for a Wildlife Commission painting?
- A digital camera photo will create a better defined image of wildlife.
- A digital camera will create a larger image file, for creating a large wildlife painting.
- A RAW photo, has more information and larger file than a JPEG image, shoot RAW if you can.
- A photo with the wildlife in focus.
Mobile Phone Photos and Facebook Photos
Photos taken using a mobile phone camera or uploaded to Facebook are only small file images, at best they will print to a 8” x 6” size, with a loss of definition. Therefore they are not the best photos for creating a wildlife painting.
Taking Wildlife Photos
You stand more chance of taking wildlife photos at a Nature Reserve or Wetlands Centre. Also the wildlife in nature tends to be more visible either early morning or later just before dusk. These are the times when there are less humans about to bother the wildlife. You’ll need a good DSLR camera with a good zoom, as wildlife aren’t keen to get close. Also you need a lot of patience. Wildlife photographers get to know areas where certain wildlife are more likely to be. Also wildlife photographers may spend days trying to capture photos of wildlife.
Using an old print wildlife photograph for a Wildlife Commission
If you want a wildlife commission from an old print photograph, then you need to scan the photograph(s) and email them to me. Ideally I need a scan of 300dpi resolution with either an AdobeRGB or sRGB colour space and then save as a.jpeg or tif. If you’re unsure, then I have the ability to scan your photograph, so please get in touch , if you want me to do this.
Wildlife Photo Resources for a Wildlife Commission
I spend days out in the hills sketching, painting and photographing. Over the years I have built a database of various wildlife images. Get in touch, let me know what you’d like and I’ll see how I can create your lovely wildlife commission.
I hope this information helps with taking and choosing photos for your wildlife commission. Please enquire if you have any more questions.