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Getting The Best Passport Photos

Getting a passport photo taken is an angst-ridden exercise. It seems that no matter how you look on the day, the picture is destined to come out askew, painting an unflattering portrait of you. This article will help you travel the world with a photograph that will do you justice.


All vanity aside, the first consideration must be to have a passport photo that looks like you. This may seem like silly advice, but if your picture is several years old, and you are sporting a radically new hairstyle, or facial hair, it can look very different. This can cause untold problems at customs, as they doubt the veracity of your identity. So, ensure that you update your picture every few years, that, or avoid any cosmetic procedures that render you unrecognizable to the person in the picture!


With the issue of quality being a necessity, it is not recommended that you take your own pictures. While this would ensure that you get to pick the most flattering picture, none of them are likely to be of a high standard. Also, you should avoid using those passport photo booths. Again, though these deliver your images quickly and inexpensively, their quality is questionable.


If you do decide to take the photo yourself, only proceed if you possess an excellent digital camera. It is a good idea to draft in a friend proficient in the use of cameras for your shot, taking it yourself will result in the need for several retakes, as you will almost certainly not get the desired result in the first few attempts. You will also need the correct photo printing paper, and access to a photo printer itself.


If the above sounds far too testing, you can always hire the services of a professional photographer. Using the internet, you can quickly and easily locate the best in your area, and compare prices. Various photo shops will also offer their services to you. Choose whichever option appeals to you the most.


Regardless of what method you choose, all passport photos must abide by the rules of the State Department. Every picture must be two by two inches in size, and in color. They should have been taken within the previous six months, and provide an accurate representation of your current appearance. The person must also be wearing casual attire.


There should be between one and one and three-eighths inches from the top of your head to the bottom of your chin. Never wear any hats, scarves or anything that will obscure your appearance in any way. Do not wear any uniforms, unless they are specified in your religion and are worn as casual, everyday attire. If you wear a wig or glasses normally, then it is permitted to wear these in the photo.


After ensuring that the photo meets all these requirements, and shows off your whole, beautiful face, remember that you need two pictures for the application, and both photos must be identical. It is prudent to have several copies of the picture, (even if you dont like it) as many countries ask for more photos if you are applying for a visa. Remember, to be looking your best and be delighted when you produce amazing passport photos.





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VIP Passport Services, Inc. specializes in first time passports, passport renewals, lost passports, pages added to passports, child's passports, birth certificates, renewal of passport for any reason, passport photos, immigration photos, gun license photos, job application photos, id photos, id badges, document legalization, international driving permits, notary services and passports in as quick as 24 hours.