High Contrast: A nice, high contrast photo will always work best. There needs to be a good distinction between lights and darks. For example, a white dog on a snowy day will be difficult to see but a black dog will stand out.
Large subject Matter: The subject in your photograph should take up roughly 50% of the image. You can include multiple subjects, however, the resolutions decrease with more people.
*Keep in mind that this applies especially to throws with more than one photo. If you have two photos where the subject takes up 50%, each subject will only take up 25% of the final throw*
Focus: Choose a photo that is crisp and sharp. The better the focus, the better the final piece. Size: All of our products require a different image size or pixel dimension. Once you have uploaded your photo, you will be given the tool to do this resizing within our lab.
Product Pixel Dimension:
50”x60” Throw – 768x1025
60”x80” Throw – 2068x1628
How to Take a Great Photograph
Choose a simple background: Any photo will work. We prefer a 5x7 photo. For digital photographs, please make sure that they were taken by a 2 megapixel or better camera.
Choose your scene wisely: While you want a simple background, make sure it is an appealing one. Photos are used to tell a story, thus using props and having an appropriate background can add to the significance and appeal of the photograph. Avoid putting subjects in gaudy or flashy clothing that clashes with the background.
Focus on the subject: Take your photo at an appropriate distance from your subject. Standing too far from your subject causes the camera to capture less detail on the subject itself and adds worthless space. Make sure that the subject you wish to capture is what takes up 75% of the photograph.
Watch out for shadows: If you photograph where there is a lack of lighting directed at your subject, you risk having shadows show up on the subjects face, taking away from their features.