You don't have to be a great photographer to provide a good image for me to paint from but the clearer the photo allows me to input more detail.
Ideally your photo's should have well balanced lighting enabling me to see the features and direction of fur ect in detail. Please try to avoid taking photos with red eye.
A pose with a three-quarters view often works well.
It is also best to photograph your pet at their eye.
Please if possible provide as many photo's as you like as it is sometimes easier for me to paint with lots images for reference as this gives me a fuller picture of your pet's distinct markings and character.
Below is a few good examples: