US Passport dept "tips" on people photography....

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  1. mtbdudex macrumors 68000

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  2. sapporobaby, Jul 11, 2012
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  3. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    Some good basic tips indeed, but remember that a passport photo is a very specific picture taken for a very specific function (visual identification). There is no room in a passport photo for artistic flair.

    A flattering portrait and a functional passport photo are two different photographs taken for two entirely different purposes.
     
  4. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    I'm pretty sure the standards for government photo I.D. are:
    Learner Permit - Look Bewildered
    Drivers License - Look Hung Over
    Passport - Look Like Rapist

    At least, that's what they achieved with me. :D
     
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    What about Library card? :p
     
  6. TheDrift- macrumors 6502a

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    look illeterate :)
     

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