Where to get a passport photo

Are you planning a trip abroad, or is your old passport about to expire? If so, you may be asking yourself “where can I get a passport photo” and searching for the best solution. There are many ways to get a passport photo: you can go to a professional photo studio or retail store, or you can do it yourself at a photo booth. But did you know you can also generate your passport photo online, from the comfort of your home?

The best way to get a passport photo is online, because you have some big advantages compared to photo studios:

+ You are location independent. This means you can live in Thailand and you can generate a photo for your German passport according to German and international ICAO standards. In  most cases a local photo studio in Thailand will not know the photo guidelines for other countries. And in many locations, Continue reading

Why a pro photographer isn’t right for passport photos

A trip to the photographer can be too much for a small child.When it’s time for a passport or visa photo, many people think a professional photographer will get the best results. Don’t count on it!

There are two categories of “professional” passport photos. First you have portrait studios that also offer passport photos. Then there are retail photo finishing stores and drugstores that will take your photo for you. Both come with risks, for childrens’ photos but also for adults.

Retail photo stores and drugstores

Retail employees are not trained photographers, and often use a simple point-and-click digital camera and the available store lighting, so don’t fool yourself into thinking you’re Continue reading

How to take a good passport photo

How to take a good passport photo.Is it time for a new passport or visa? Instead of spending a lot of time and money at a photographer or settling for drug store or photo booth pictures, did you know you can take your own picture at home? All you need is a digital camera or a good smart phone camera. Then be sure to remember the following:

Background: It is important that the person stands out clearly from the background. Most countries require a plain white or grey background. Make sure no objects or other people Continue reading