Passport, Visa and ID Identity Photographs

By: Portraits By Hart  23/09/2010
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When we photograph someone for Passport, Visa or Identity purposes we use the same quality lighting, the same camera and the same film that we use for our high quality portraits. A negative is kept on file, so if you require another picture for an other purpose you simply quote your reference number and we can produce extra copies for you.

Identity pictures are needed increasingly these days. If you change your driving licence you will need a picture. If you need a bus pass you will need a picture. There are many more forms of identity that require a picture.

A passport photograph has to conform to certain guidelines. It has to be taken on a specific colour background, your head size has to conform to certain rules and the overall size of the picture has to be of exact dimensions. The picture must not be retouched. The only areas that we have control over are lighting and expression, this is why it’s important to use studio quality lighting.

We have actually had a number of customers say to us, that the man at customs when checking their passport, commented on the quality of their photograph.

The passport department rejects many photographs that do not conform to the rules. Many of the rejected pictures were produced by the most common speedy methods without a photographer behind the camera to check your expression.

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