How to take photos for an Arty Lobster Pet Sculpture
Tips for taking pictures of your pet
When taking pictures of your pet for an Arty Lobster sculpture, 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.
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.
About 10 Pictures
Please take at least 5 pictures, 10 or more is better, around the body, and a few around the face.
You don’t have to worry about the background on the photos, we ignore the background to focus solely on your pet.
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.
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. Natural light on a cloudy day is best
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. Photos over 1.5Mb might be difficult to email, but you can send them to us by WhatsApp.
Get the photos to us
After ordering, you will need to get the photos to us. We will explain how to do this in detail. Usually customers send us photos via WhatsApp (to firstname.lastname@example.org) or via email. If you send photos via email, it is usually best to send one photo per email. If you are not confident to get us the photos by WhatsApp/email, or you only have the photos in prints, you can post them to us at the address below.
Arty Lobster makes most of its pet sculptures sitting. A sitting pet sculpture is usually the best way to get out the personality of your pet, as the face is larger.
A standard sitting pet sculpture is usually about 14cm tall (5 1/2 inches), including the base. The brass base will be engraved with the name (or another message of your choice). The dimensions of the base are 13 x 9 cm. The weight of this sculpture varies, but is typically around 600-700 g (just over a pound).
For some sculptures like sighthounds and horses, a sitting sculpture does not make sense. Arty Lobster is happy to make your pet sculpture standing. Please note that for pets with thin legs (e.g. horse, greyhound) we need to make a large 20cm sculpture to make sure the legs will survive shipping.
A standard standing pet sculpture is usually about 14cm long (5 1/2 inches). The brass base will be engraved with the name (or another message of your choice). The dimensions of the base are 13 x 9 cm, so the sculpture reaches out past the base.
We can make a sculpture lying down or put more than one sculpture on a base, but in general we prefer not to do this. The individual pets tend to be very small and not as nice. Please contact us if you are interested in this option.
We deliver anywhere in Europe. Our European shipping costs are £3.
Delivery to the rest of World
We have delivered our sculptures accross the world, so we are usually fine shipping the pet sculpture to where you live. Please contact us if you have any questions. We charge £20 for shipping to anywhere outside of Europe.
Arty Lobster is not a very well known company, so some customers are worried about trusting us with their money for a sculpture they can not see in advance. Although we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, we understand that this might not be enough for some customers.
If you prefer, you can order this sculpture through Amazon instead. In addition to the Arty Lobster guarantee, you can trust Amazon to guarantee that you will receive the product. If you would like to order via Amazon, please use the links below: 14cm tall20cm tall
We sell our products in some online and physical pet stores, groomers and vets. Please contact us to find our which shops are local to you.
If you are running a pet store or similar, we would love to talk to you about offering Arty Lobster sculptures.
If possible, we prefer 10 photos of your pet. Ideally, we like photos from the front, back, sides and a few of the face. However, if you don't have many photos, we are able to make a sculpture with less. If in doubt, just email us the pictures and we will let you know.