Where can the rules that apply to passport photographs found?
Questions:I am becoming a professional photographer and I would like to add to my portfolio some passport photographs. Where can the rules that apply to passport photographs found?
Information can be found about passport photos within the answer to this post. All rules will be discussed below.
The passport photo is to be taken under the guidelines the passport agency is looking for. These guidelines include that the photo be a head shot of the applicant occupying about 75% of the required 2 inch by 2-inch photo. Which means that the applicant’s head size should be between 1-1 ¼ inches high. In addition, the photo must be clear and which will require the photographer to use a high-resolution camera of 200 dpi or more. Digital cameras will have to be at least 1 megabyte or more.
The applicant’s face should be forward facing with a neutral facial expression. If the applicant has an awkward facial expression or is joking around, the photos will be rejected by the passport agency.
In addition, the applicant should be directly in the middle of the photo and not leaning to one specific side.
The clothes that should be used are normal street clothes. Do not wear any types of costumes or strange clothing. The photos should be in color not black and white with a white wall in the background. Do not use a multi-colored background. Finally, the photos cannot be pix elated, blurred, unfocused, have printer patterns, or dots, or be in motion.