How to take Pet Photos?

Tips for taking pictures of your pet

When taking pictures of your pet for an Arty Lobster, here are some tips you may want to follow. Please note that this is different from taking a great pet photo that you will hang on a wall. For example, we will ignore the background, so feel free to take pictures of your pet in front of that ugly wall or garden fence.

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Take pictures in your pet’s “signature pose” (if any). We prefer sitting or standing poses, sitting might be simplest to keep the pet still.

Get enough light


The more light, the better we can see details in the photographs. Go outside, or take pictures in a room with a lot of windows.

Background irrelevant

You don’t have to worry about the background on the photos, we ignore the background to focus solely on your pet.

Try to keep your pet still

It is easier for us if you can take all the pictures with your pet staying in the same position (we know it can be hard). Maybe give them a treat?

About 10 Pictures

Please take at least 5 pictures, 10 or more is better, around the body, and a few around the face.

Focus on the face

The face is the most important part, and the more pictures we have of the face, the better we can make it.

High quality photos

Please give us the highest resolution pictures you have, we are happy to work with up to 5Mb per picture or more.

Upload the photos

As part of the ordering process, you will be asked to upload photos. You can also email them to us.