Choosing a Photo for a Portrait

For the best portrait on canvas results send us the highest quality digital or print photo you can manage. Take enough shots to choose the best photo for our painters to work with. Before they start painting, our professional artists review every photo submitted to obtain the best possible results.


Those photos suitable for portraits are crisply in focus and the subject fills up most of the frame. As you can see from zooming in on facial features there are plenty of details for our portrait artists to work with.

  • Sharp focus throughout the frame
  • Subject fills most of the frame
  • Clarity of details

 best photos


The following shots would not give good results. They are

  • Out of focus, blurred, or foggy
  • Subject too close, too far away, or not centered in the frame
  • Poor clarity of details due to over/under exposure or low digital resolution

poor photos

If you have a one-of-a-kind digital or print photo that you really want made into a photo on canvas, send it to us and our expert editors will advise you of the feasibility.