In need of passport photo ID done professionally in short amount of time? Here at Priceline Pharmacy West Brunswick, we’ve got you covered. Through our Global ID Studio, you can have your passport photo ID taken according to the guidelines and standards set by the Australian Government (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade). And in a matter of short time, you can have your photo printout at the pharmacy. Please see sample printout below.
Important passport photo guidelines you need to know:
According to the guidelines of the Australian Passport Office posted on the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, submitting a quality photo for your passport would ensure top of the line security and more efficient processing. They make use of facial recognition technology which protects the passport holder from fraud and makes for easy access to archives. Should you not comply, your photo might not even be recognized by the system! Listed below are things to keep in mind while taking your photos:
- Good quality, colour gloss prints, less than six months old
- Clear, focused image with no marks or ‘red eye’
- Plain white or light grey background that contrasts with your face
- Uniform lighting (no shadows or reflections) with appropriate brightness and contrast to show natural skin tone
- Face looking directly at the camera and not tilted in any direction
- Hair off the face so that the edges of the face are visible
- Eyes open, mouth closed
- Neutral expression (not smiling, laughing or frowning), which is the easiest way for border systems to match you to your image
Some guidelines the studio needs to remember are the following:
- Photo dimensions should be 35mm to 40mm wide and 45mm to 50mm high. The length of the face (chin to crown) should range between 32mm – 36mm
- For head covers, religious items, and facial jewelry, these accessories are allowed, however, they should be one toned (scarves and head covers), and must be able to keep the forehead, chin and perimeters of the face fully visible.
- Glasses with thick frames or tinted lenses, and other items that may be reflective should be taken off.
- Only children below three can have their mouths open in the picture, but make sure there aren’t any other objects or people in the frame either.
For more inquiries and photo guidelines, visit their website or click the link below.
The studio not only caters to passport photos but for any ID dimension you may need! Here is an example of a photo printout you may receive at the pharmacy.
Available Time: Store hours
Price: $17.99 for a sheet of 8 photos, in standard AUS size
How to Prepare Yourself for a Flattering Photo ID
Here are some tips that may help you look great in your photo ID:
1. Plan ahead
If you know you will be needing an ID photo, plan the best possible time you can take it. Don’t procrastinate and do it on a hectic day! I suggest to take it fresh, first thing in the morning, after you have eaten or exercised, and are in high spirits. You have more energy in the morning and are also readying yourself to start your day. So, why not sport a smile while you’re at it, too? That way, you wouldn’t look like the day had weighed you down and would even appear bright and cheerful in your photo. Don’t forget to smile with your eyes!
2. Check your angles and practice that smile
Most studios only allow you a mirror to check whether your hair is well kept, or your makeup is in the right place. They don’t usually put a mirror in front of you while taking the shots as it could obstruct the view. Therefore, you need to practice how you want to look beforehand! Look at yourself in the mirror, fix the placement of your hair, check if your makeup matches your skin tone and work it! Play with your angles by tilting your forward, upward, downward or slightly off center. Work on your smile too and experiment with a closed mouth or with your teeth shining through. Although some ID photos are strict with their parameters (like the passport photo), some ID card requirements are more lax.
3. Prep your skin the night before
Studio lights and camera flashes highlight everything, and makeup cover ups can only work to a certain extent. You gotta achieve that healthy glow when you wake up in the morning! Having healthy plump skin could even kickstart your day and keep you feeling and looking great for the rest of the day. You will also use lesser makeup for a good skin day.
4. Basic photo makeup
The key here is to keep your skin tone even, highlight your assets and avoid looking pale. You want to look natural for an ID photo, as this will be the mode for people to recognize you. Heavy, glam makeup is a no-no! I suggest focusing on concealer, brows, eyeliner, blush and lipstick. Cover spots and hyperpigmentation with the concealer, fill in your brows (they may disappear with bright lights!), line your upper lids for dimension, and add color to your cheeks and lips. Easy, basic and ready to be placed on an ID card!Leave a reply →