Passports Photographs with Studio Lighting.

Australian or New Zealand Passport Images with full Studio Lighting: Set of 6 copies: $30
New Zealand digital file as per their regulations – emailed file: $30
New Zealand digital file as per their regulations – onto a USB: $40
Other Countries requiring other sizes as per their regulations – Set of 6 copies: $50
Other Countries requiring a digital file as per their regulations: $40

Please phone me on 0418 742 530 to make an appointment and yes, I can do out of hours appointments –  Stephen Jones.

Indian Passport Photos

The passport sized photo(s) which are glued to your application, as well as any additional loose photos sent with application, must follow the strict guidelines mentioned below. If the photo submitted with your application does not meet the requirements mentioned herein, the application will remain on hold in our office for a maximum of 21 calendar days, and will not be processed until acceptable photos are sent to our application center. An email will be sent to the email listed on your order form requesting additional photographs if necessary.

Requirement of photograph for OCI Registration.Based upon the specifications of the International Standards.Organization (ISO) and ICAO, which is responsible for standardizing travel documents, the most important requirements for a photograph for e-passport is that the face must be taken from a full frontal position and the height of the face must meet the prescribed specifications. The eyes must be open, level and clearly visible within the indicated area. The face should be centred within the frame.

Advice for Passport Applicants to Submit Proper Quality Photograph.The quality of the photograph appearing on the passport depends on the photograph that is submitted at the time of applying for a passport. The passport seekers are, therefore, advised to submit the photographs, as specified, to avoid delay in processing their passport applications.

The photograph should be in colour and of the size of 2 inch x 2 inch
(51 mm x 51 mm).
The photo-print should be clear and with a continuous-tone quality.

It should have full face, front view,eyes open.

Photo should present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin.

Center head within frame.

The background should be a plain light colored background.

There should not be any distracting shadows on the face or on the background.

Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons, but the facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of the face must be clearly shown.

The expression on the face should look natural.

Do’s and dont’s for a Proper photo.The photo should capture full face, front view, with eyes open.The head should be in the centre of the frame.There should be no distracting shadows on the face or background.

Make sure photo presents full head from top of hair to bottom of chin; height of head should measure 1inch to 1-3/8 inches (25mm to 35 mm). Make sure eye height is between 1-1/8 inches to 1-3.Lighting on face and background. The light should be even and balanced to avoid shadows on the face.Background behind the face should be properly illuminated to avoid shadows in the the photograph should be in size 2 inch x 2 inch (51 mm x 51 mm) and in colour. Print photo on thin photo paper or stock.

Ensure the print is clear and has a continuous-tone quality.
Do not retouch or otherwise enhance or soften the photo.
High-resolution photography and printing are strongly recommended.
Both conventional and digital photography are acceptable, and conventional or digital printing methods may be used.
Resulting print should exhibit a continuous-tone quality regardless of the print method used (dye sublimation, inkjet, laser, etc.)

Digitally printed photos should be produced without visible pixels or dot patterns. Fine facial features should be discernible.Contrast and Colour Brightness and contrast should be adjusted to present the subject and background accurately. Photos without proper contrast or colour may obscure unique facial features. Colour should reproduce natural skin tones.Fluorescent or other lighting with

Looking Unnatural unbalanced colour may cause away skin tones unwanted colour cast in the photo. Appropriate filters can eliminate improper colour balance.

Head & Eyes- Position and Background Head should face the camera directly and should not tilt or turned (portrait style). Photo must show both edges of the face clearly.

The eyes must be open, level and clearly visible and must not be covered by hairs or eye-glass frames. Eyeglasses Glare on eyeglasses should be avoided with a slight upward or downward tilt of the head. No tinted or dark glasses. Hairs across Eyes closed eyes Dark tinted Flash lenses reflection on lenses.


Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons, but the facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of the face must be clearly shown. Exposure and Lighting There should not be any over-exposure or under-exposure which results in an unusable photo. There should be a three-point balanced lighting. Facial features should be clearly evident in the photo.


Lighting should be adjusted to avoid shadows on the face or background.
Diffuse sources of light, such as umbrella lights, are preferable to point sources.
Flexibility in Childrens’ photographs Babies under one year do not have to have their eyes open. As regards the photograph of the children under ten years of age, requirements can be somewhat relaxed in respect of height of the face, and the position of the eyes in the photographs; and in case of babies and infants also, the position of the face, the facial expression, the eyes and the line of sight can have some relaxation. However, a frontal photograph with clarity is required for children. It should show the child alone (no chair backs, toys or other people visible), looking at the camera with a neutral expression and the mouth closed. Photographs taken with a digital camera should be of high quality colour.

Photo Requirements:

Photo must be professional grade, a photo printed from a home/personal printer will be rejected.
The image should be 2 inches by 2 inches (2”x2”).
The image must have adequate brightness and contrast.
The skin tone should be natural. In case of over-exposure or under-exposure of the photo, the skin is either too dark or too light, photo will not be acceptable.
It should show a close up of the head and (partial) shoulders.
The image should be straight looking, centered with neutral expression.
Face should be in sharp focus and clear with no ink marks/creases/lines.
The face (from forehead edge to bottom of chin) should be 70 to 80% of the photo or one inch height.
The eyes must be open and no hair obscuring the face.
Prescription glasses if worn should be clear and thin framed and should not have flash reflection or obscure the eyes.
Head coverings, hair, head-dress or facial ornaments should not obscure the face.
The photo must have plain light and white background.
There must be no other people or object in the photo.
The lighting must be uniform with no shadows on the face or behind.
Red eye photos are not allowed.
No lines are allowed.
Photo must be scratch free.