We all want to look good in our passport photo. Unfortunately, the Australian government does not agree. They want a photo that makes you clearly identifiable and don’t really put much stock in how good or bad you look.
However, this doesn’t mean you have to look like a convict. Professional photography will ensure that you look great while meeting the guidelines for passport photo’s in Australia.
However, what are the Australian passport photo guidelines and how important is it really to stick to them?
While these requirements may seem like a lot, the intention of the passport photo is to make your face clearly recognisable in order for border control officials and systems to match your face to the photo easily.
It is recommended by the Department of Foreign Affairs to have your photo taken by a professional passport photographer and to ensure that they are aware of and will meet all the guidelines for Australian passport photo’s.
When you get a photo taken by a professional photographer, they will ensure that the lighting, background and other external elements meet the requirements.
They will also do their best to make sure that you look good even though you can’t smile or pose for the photo.
The requirements for the dimensions will be met and the photo will be of a high quality that can be scanned by the Border Control System.
It is possible to take your own passport photo. This allows you to take your time and choose from a range of shots taken over a few days to find one where you look your best.
Taking professional photo’s of babies and young children for passports can be particularly challenging and it can be much easier at home.
Simply send the digital photo’s to an online passport photographer to get professional, high-quality prints sent to you.
Remember to make sure that photo’s that are taken at home meet with the guidelines for Australian passport photos.
If there is any uncertainty regarding the guidelines, give the passport office or a passport photographer a call to clarify the requirements.
If you’re looking for the best passport photo store in Sydney, then look no further than Photoland.
We offer a complete range of products and services from print photos and scanning, right through to picture framing and photo albums.