The source photo is very important to achieving the best possible portrait. Advice for choosing and/or taking a good photo for the portrait would be:
- natural light, no flash
- a photo taken at eye level
- as clear and detailed a photo as possible, where the image still retains detail when zoomed in on a couple of times.
Grace can discuss this further with you and help you choose the best photo for her to work from. Alternatively she can come and take the photo herself if you are in the Edinburgh area.