Photograph Reference Information
When it is necessary to supply me with photo references the size of the photographs will be most important. A 4X6 size hard copy photo is the smallest that I will be able to use in order to achieve a likeness. A CD, a digital camera photo card, or Email photos would be ideal. I will be able to manipulate the photos and size them according to the need. We can discuss the poses and lighting of the portrait. If I need to use a photo or photos that have already been taken, that should not be a problem, as I can usually make most reference work.
When the portrait is a Montage Type, (usually consisting of a major portrait image and smaller secondary images). The secondary images do not need to be as large The sample photos above will give you an idea of what I am talking about.