This is our best photo tip, virtually all smartphones or tablets take excellent pictures and can be used for photographing your work. There is no need for special equipment.
Just send your teacher a photo of your reference material (the images that you are working from or the photo of your landscape or still life setup) and we will take it from there. Your teacher will help you get started and work with you to chose the right foundations for your project.
If you have a still life setup or are doing a live portrait or plein air, do your best to capture your work and your subject in the same photo from your viewpoint when painting or drawing.
Normally, taking a photo of your art on your easel in your normal light is just fine but if you are experiencing problems with too much light reflections try the following:
On most smartphones or tablets, simply touch a light part of your art on your phone screen to avoid overexposure or a dark part of the art to avoid underexposure. Most mobile devices are really good at giving great pictures without any modifications on your part.