Modelling from a photo

I am a complete novice at this game and my ambition is to make a cartoon telling the life story of the best Collie Dog I ever lived with and my question is: can I use a photo or group of photo’s of him as a background to help me getting him modelled in 3D…

Cheers mates.
Canny Lad.

Using Multiple Background Images

Sorry for not replying to your answer sooner Richard but I got so involved in learning Blender that time was none existent, it is a lot harder to learn when you get older.
I thank you for that address for Blender images and will look at it today and I’m sure it will help me in my quest.

Cheers mate.
Canny Lad