If your pet goes missing, you need to be prepared. Having good, clear pictures highlighting your pet's features is extremely important.
Pictures should show full face and body. Vertical shots work better than horizontal. If your pet is dark, be sure to take the picture on a light back ground. If your pet is light, the background should be dark.
Make sure to pay attention to lighting, clear focus, background color to highlight your pet's fur color. Pictures below are all very good examples of how to be prepared with a good photo of your pet if they should ever go missing.
Here are some very good examples of good, clear, well-focused pictures with pros and cons of each shot.
Pros: This picture is a perfect example. Face forward showing full front, feet and tail. Best shot for dogs with solid color backs.
Pros: Green background shows dog off well. Full front showing chest markings and feet.
Cons: Lighting could be slightly brighter. Front feet not showing.
Pros: Great full front shot showing face, chest markings and feet.
Cons: Cannot see the tail, but can be described.
Pros: Good sitting picture face forward shows chest markings and feet. Part of tail is showing.
Pros: Good face forward shot showing back body and tail. Perfect for dogs with markings on their backs.
Pros: Very good full front face and body shot showing clear markings.
Cons: Background could have been a solid color to highlight the dark face a little better but still very good. Tail not showing but can be described.
Pros: Very good full front shot showing front body, legs and face.
Cons: Back body and tail not showing but can be described.
Pros: Good face forward shot showing facial features, legs, feet and tail very slightly out of focus. Markings still show clearly.
Pros: Very good shot showing front and side body plus feet.
Pros: Very good shot showing full body, face, feet and part of tail.
Cons: A light background would show off cat better.
Pros: Good, clear shot showing front body, face and feet. Cannot see tail but it can be described.
Pros: Good full body shot showing face, feet and tail. Great positioning of cat.
Cons: Slightly out of focus. All shots should have good, clear focus.