If you don't already have a favourite photo that you can email to me, here are some simple tips on taking a good photo for a drawing.
1. The better the photo the better drawing.
So it is worth taking some time to prepare yourself.
2. Take your photos outside or near a window. Don't use a flash.
3. Avoid sunny days with strong shadows,
this will reduce the amount of detail in your photos. Pick a bright, but hazy day or one with bright white clouds. This will help to disperse the sun light and show up lots of detail.
4. Make sure your subject fills the viewfinder of your camera, as the subject is what you're after not loads of background detail.
5. Take your photo at the same level as the subject, for example, if they're seated so should you be. If your photos are of a pet don't take them looking down, get down to their level. It will be worth it.
6. Take a series of photos, so you can pick the best one.
7. Don't take to long over actually taking your photos, as kids and animals get bored and wander off and adults will not look their normal happy selves!
8. If you didn't take the photo then get permission from the person that did.
Here are some examples of photos which are perfect for creating a portrait.