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    Scott Summers

    Wow even gestures matter now. I know is is a formal photo and all but it seems to be so strict. I mean I can understand if wacky faces are not allowed but to this degree.

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    Danielle M

    Great post, It’s very explicit about the yes and No, regarding the digital picture for the passport. It’s a shame that people can’t smile for this picture.

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    I take mostly digital photos now with my phone. My phone came with the sharpest camera which gives me the edge of taking very good shots. One good thing about digital passport is the ability to retrieve it anytime later in the future.

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    Digital passport is like the in thing now because one doesn’t need to get to any studio to have it snapped or edited,we can do all that now with our devices. snapping and retrieving now is made easy now.

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    Maury Cheskes

    Thanks for outlining all the key points of taking a passport photo. Eye contact and the quality of the picture are definitely things airlines will look for. Thanks for giving the size diameters as well.

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    Moz Chesk

    I love the concept of having a digital passport ready to be screened at any moment. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for glare and size dimensions after reading this article. Thanks for sharing!

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    I’ve been using digital photographs for quite a while now. It’s great for a lot of things, especially when you need photographs that you need for important documentation ASAP, such as digital passports.

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    The benefits are real and it really makes your life easier. Unlike printing too many photos of you for ID or for anything that needs your photo, having it in soft copy is a lot better than printing a lot of it and ending up knowing you won’t be needing them until after a few moths. Keeping everything digital until needed for printing is indeed a good tip.

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    These are indeed good tips you mentioned here not just on how to keep photos but on how to take them. Most of the time we don’t need our photos unless we need it for some ID applications and we forget how we should take them. Face clear and not smiling and without glasses if you wear one like me. I tend to forget to remove them when taking pictures until the photographer tells me so,

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    I totally understand the requirements. Because when i was applying for my visa i had to take all these into consideration.

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    This will be very helpful for those that didn’t know about the need of taking a digital passport. I think people didn’t boycott it out of ignorance but it will give one a rethink after reading this.

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    Digital photos are a blessing for sure. It used to be that you can only go to studios to get a passport picture taken but you can do it on your own now with phones or your own camera. Also, I didn’t know that you can’t smile for passport pictures!

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    Good tips that one needs to adhere to when thinking of taking a good passport photo. Definitely, it isn’t advisable to wear glasses while trying to take one.

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    Obalade Damilola

    I went through this write up with a fine toohed comb.This tips are very useful especially if you want to apply for a visa or passport.Gone are the days when we had to visit a photographer before taking a digital photograph,Now we can use our phones to take a quality picture once the tips in this write up are followed.Great share

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    Linus Giller

    It’s great that the digital passport is so easily accessible. It’s also good that you can retake the picture as many times as you want if you’re not satisfied with it.

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    The quality of the digital photo really makes difference from the old-fashioned. This is recommended to achieve clear capture for passport photo use, wgich is essential.

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    Kevin Johnson

    I agree with you. Today’s technology is already state-of-the-art, so there’s really no excuse for imperfections in digital photos.

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    Thanks for these tips on how to take the perfect passport photo. I’ll be needing passport photos soon. Great article!

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    Frederick Bernstein

    The accessibility and quality of digital photos are truly remarkable. It’s a real game changer for passports in this day and age.

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    Joey Klarkson

    Really basic guidelines for taking a digital photo. This will really affect future generations in getting a valid passport. Thanks for sharing.

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    Miaka Yuuki

    This is very convenient. I love that though. No more waiting for a long line or be stuck at a shop for hours. Good innovation if you ask me.

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    As much as I admire digital shots. I think I will still go for old fashion photos time and again. I even took photography for that ha ha.

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    With digital passport one is sure of getting the best shot because there’s room for retaking as many times as possible still one get the best.

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    abasi ema

    I think everyone should go for a digital photo now. Just snap with your phone and just get it printed from retrieving it from the phone.

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    The explanation for taking digital passport photo is very clear. Even when one is taking the passport at home it will be cleared on the dot before taking digital photos.

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    Digital passport for visa can be taken any time digitally since it mustn’t be more than after taking a shot. It a simple way for everyone.

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    Isaac Taverski

    Digital passport photos will definitely make life easier if you are short for time or if you have to make an unexpected trip. It’s also great that there is a digital photo expert who can help you if you need it.

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    Hugh Brown

    I can’t believe we’re just hearing about digital passport photos now in this day and age! It’s great because you can take a million pictures until you’re satisfied. Thanks for sharing!

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    I love that it is portable now!!! I can take any photos I want and correct it as much. A good side of digital photography.

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    I do not mind or pay much attention to this. I mean photo quality is fine and all but here is the kicker it is just a passport not a model pic. I hope I am making sense.

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    To be able to take a picture on your own and being able to choose unlike what other’s experience when they look so terrible in their passport, is a great idea. You gain the choice to use a photo however you want to look in it of course within the range of its criteria, of high quality and your eyes fixed at the center. Very informative content.

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    It’s nice that we need not go to a professional to take a passport photo. One only needs to follow the instructions and a good a camera too!

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    This post doesn’t just highlight the importance of taking a digital photo but how to take it the way it should be. I hope others learn also from it.

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    Digital passport photo will most often than not come out so clear and without glitches. One just need to be focused and concentrate to take it properly.

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    Superb read, the perfect information for a starter like me. I hope to open a passport and photo studio some day.

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    I find it interesting that I’ve been breaking one passport photo taking rule all my life – keeping your mouth closed always. Well I made it this far lol

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    It is nice to know that I do not have to be a photographer to do this. It sure is a plus I better switch to a digital camera soon.

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    I do not know I still may prefer old school photos. Sure digital ones are convenient but I kinda like the interaction.

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    I hope those that wears glasses have read where they should not wear their glasses why taking a photo since the reflection on the glasses does not make the eyes visible.

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    I think people should take of the dimensions of the passport photo one should take which should be about 750 pixels in length and 600 pixels wide. It should not be more than 10 MB or 500KB too for easy storage.

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    I have learned how to take my passport properly from the instructions I have read on this side. I hope others get to see this post and learn same.

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    The benefits of taking digital passport cant be overemphasized, because it one that can’t worn out or get missing.

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    Thanks for letting people know why they should take a digital passport photo. It will just come out clear and sharp without blemishes.

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    This post is well detailed and straight to point, in as much as we need a digital photo we should learn the rudiments which is what this post seeks to achieve and it’s appreciated.

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    I totally agree with this article. We usually take pictures using digital nowadays. It’s nice to have lots of options when getting pictures.

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    I know that it is a thing now thanks to phones and tech but my shots are not as good as these. With practice though hopefully.

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    Digital photos are always cool. We do not have a choice now since we are in a tech transition. I do not mind but how about who does this for a living?

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    This is a very good idea, one no longer need to get on a long queue in the studio or even have to book for session any longer with its high cost. It much easier this way.

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    Taking a passport photo personally will make one be passionate about the beauty of it. it will help one have a passport photo that’s really presentable.

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    Grace K

    Using the right camera will make sure that your passport photo meets the right pixels required. It also enhances the quality to ensure the photo is clear.

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    I also find it important to notify the photographer what the passport is going to be used for. Some visas require passport photos with specific pixels.

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    These tips are very helpful, especially if you are applying your visa for the very first time. Submitting a wrong passport can get you on the wrong side.

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    Thats why the most conventional photo to consider now is digital photo.Great article to read.

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    These are very useful tips for taking passport size photographs. As discussed above, taking a recent photograph is very much necessary. After all, photos are needed to mark an identity.

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    This post can really teach one to be a professional photographer. One shoukf should always remember there shouldn’t be no filters or effects in the passport photo.

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    This is enlightening for those that didn’t know why they should have digital passport photo. It more valuable than any other.

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    I’ve seen a lot of people smiling on their passport photos which is wrong. Thanks for clarifying the matter

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    Lol who knew there was so much to take into account when taking a simple passport photo? Great article. Keep it up.

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    Sammie D.

    Photography is indeed easier now. So many options available than almost anyone can do it. However, advance techniques may take skill to pull off.

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    I better get my kids handle this ha ha. They are experts in all this digital stuff ha ha. I have no time for it.

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    Yelzin Kwach

    These are quite handy tips for any budding photographer. Thanks for sharing the knowledge with the world!

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    It may seem like a simple task but a lot goes into taking the perfect passport photo. This article succinctly portrays that.

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    It will be a good rule to obey if one can take a passport photo without a glass on. It will help avoids the glare from being in the picture. Because the reflection on the glasses does not make the eyes visible.

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    I will follow this idea of making my eyes visible that way, I wouldn’t have to retake or remake any passport in the future when I need to use it officially.

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    Thank you for the handy tips. I’m trying to learn on how to take passport photos. I am really blessed seeing this post since it helped me a lot!


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