Step by step tutorial, How to take and edit your own Passport Photos at home for 19 cents. What to wear, how to light photo, how to pose, and how to edit photos.
Note: When photographing, camera should be at eye level. Flash should be on. Subject should be approximately 4-5ft from camera. In my experience, having subject stand against wall reduced background shadows.
*Glasses can be worn, however no glare can be present.
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hey guys so for this video I'm going to show you how to take your own passport photos so the first step is picking up something to wear so I find that the most flattering cut for me and for a lot of people is just the simple crew net shirt now the passport photo is going to cut somewhere about here and up so you're not going to see a lot of the shirt so it doesn't really matter what you wear but the trick is to go with something solid in color so I would suggest something that flatters your skin tone and flatters your eye color I have green eyes – something like this evergreen crewneck shirt would be nice I also have blonde hair so something blue would also look very nice and flatter my skintone and if you're really boring you can always go with grey but the trick is to choose something that flatters your skin tone you can test out by taking some pre photos just to see how you look in the shirt but remember it's just from here up and solid colors alright let's move on to the next step hey guys so the next thing you're gonna need is a white background it has to be a white background so for myself I have this white door in my apartment and you're gonna need a digital camera your digital camera should be a pretty good quality for myself I'm using a canon t3i camera and I also have a studio light for the purpose of filming this video now for taking the actual photograph I'll be using a flash now for the actual portrait you do not want any shadows or anything obstructing the background it should be a pure white background with your body as the silhouette now for your expression you should have a natural expression and you want your face pointed directly towards the camera with your eyes open now the tip for glasses or no glasses typically its no glasses or headphones or any hair barrettes or anything crazy it should just be yourself your natural beautiful self and now let's take some photos I'm saying that we're going to use is travel.state.gov and if you just google in photo requirements for word out you'll find it and down here in the bottom you'll see this start photo tool so we're going to click on that and you'll see they have sort of the image there and we're just going to qu have our passport photos and we're just going to choose this one why not now you'll see they have these guidelines here and these the exact same guidelines you'll find at Walgreens Target I don't know where you get passport photos so basically we want our image to fit within these green lines so it takes a little adjusting crap photo and after you're done cropping save photo see this as passport one the next website we are going to use an ID photo for you dot-com so on this we're going to select our country which is the United States we would like a passport and print size four by six inches now the reason we are using this website is because most photo printing booths or if you go to get your photos printed it will only print it in two by three four by six five by ten but you'll see what we're gonna do here so we're going to do four by six choose our file and we will look for the edges is one the passport one open and upload so here they actually have the exact same setup where you can crop your photo and this one's a little bit more high-tech they have the eyes here as well so I am going to just fix this a little bit and look centered and we'll just double check our settings they have a brightness tool here writing up the background just a tiny bit and hit make photo so you'll see what this is done for us it's turned our two by two photos into a four by six which can be printed off at any place that does prints so once it's finished loading we're going to hit download and here's our beautiful photo so then I just went on to target photo com2 prints and you can see this print to store pickup at target Photo Center and here you'll see the four by six cloth see we'll choose that photo all right so browse oh here it is and there is our photo done choosing photos and Add to Cart so if you were going to get these printed off as a passport photo which is a two by two you can see it is 9.99 for two of them or you could do it this way which will give you four passport photos for nineteen cents and there you go you just order them and pick them up in the store and you've got your own passport photos so I wanted to show you guys some passport photos don'ts so don't crop your head off don't have your face angle to the side or the other side don't do it over the shoulder don't do a coy and another don't is this shadow in the background the background should be all white which is why it's important to use a flash here's another don't and here is a do let's look at some more don'ts here's another don't there's not enough lighting there's definitely not enough lighting in here hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial and I will see you in the next video bye