Taking Your Pictures
Taking pictures for me to work from is an easy process. I would
prefer to have
multiple views of your home - from the left side, center, and right side.
Pictures taken from an angle make for better drawings. It's also good to have photos from different distances, but not too far
away. If the photo(s)
you send me are too far away, I won't be able to discern the details of the
home. If they're too close, you may not get the whole house in the
picture. Also, try to take pictures without cars in their driveways.
Cars can block a lot of details.
If one of
the photos shows just how you'd like the home to be drawn, please note that.
To send me pictures taken with a digital camera, simply attach the digital
files to an
email to me.
Film Cameras: You
can do one of two things: 1) Develop the film and mail the
photos to me; 2) Develop the film, scan the photos and then
email the scanned files to me as an attachment.
I only have one copy of my
If you only have a single copy of a photo - do NOT send that photo
through the US mail. If it's lost you'll not only never get the pen
and ink that you'd like, but you'll also have lost the only photo of that
house that you have. What you should do is have that photo scanned and
then email the picture of the scanned photo to me. If you don't have a
scanner, try a neighbor or friend. Kinko's should also be able to help
you. As a very last resort you can try photocopying the photo and sending
the photocopy to me.
Film Negatives: Do NOT mail me your film negatives. Those are your backups and I
can't do anything with them anyway. If the US mail loses the photos
that you send me then you can always have duplicates made from those
Note: All customer
will be returned with the pen & ink drawing.