This guide contains everything you need to know about baby passport photo.
Baby passport photo requirements: Do’s & Don’ts
How to take baby passport photos?
And, how to edit and download passport photo online.
Where and how to print.
With that, here are the step-by-step process for creating a perfect passport photo for a baby.
Before taking a passport photo of your baby, your first step is to know some of the common requirements formulated by every country for a baby passport photo.
These are some of the key rules that you must remember and to follow while taking a baby passport photo.
Things you should follow
When taking the passport photo.
The baby should face straight into the camera showing the full face with both the ears visible in the photo.
The baby’s face should have a neutral look.
Both the eyes of the baby should be open and visible clearly in the photo.
The background for the baby passport photo should be white or any other light colors such as pale yellow, pale blue.
The photo should be clear and of high quality.
Taking passport photos in a bright room is encouraged to avoid any shadows in the face or the background.
Things you should look out for
- The baby should neither open the mouth nor smile in the passport photo.
The baby should not close the eyes.
External objects such as a toy or a parent hand should not be present in the passport photo.
The baby should not look away from the camera.
A dark background is not encouraged in a passport photo.
Shadows should not be present in the face or the background of the passport photo.
Tips for taking a baby passport photo
It can be challenging for us to take a passport photo for a baby as they are prone to move their bodies.
However, we need to put some extra efforts to get the baby’s attention towards the camera.
Here are some of the tips to take baby passport photos better.
Placing the baby
At first, we need to place the child in a high baby chair covered with a solid sheet. In the case of a newborn, place a plain blanket on the floor and lay the infant on it.
Placement of the camera
To take a better passport photo, place the camera at about 1.5 meters away from the baby.
Attract attention towards the camera
Attract the child attention towards the camera by entertaining them.
Note: Do not over entertain the baby as it will make them smile in the photo.
If your baby needs to be supported, then ask someone to hold the baby’s head with 3 fingers by placing their hand under the back of the baby shirt.
Place a light source in front of the baby to avoid shadows in their face, shoulders or the background.
Choose the best photo for editing
Do not limit yourself by taking just a single photo. Take at least 3 or 4 photos and choose the best out of them while editing.
Here is a video tutorial on “how to take a baby passport photo at home”.
Edit your baby passport photo online
Don’t worry about the editing process we got you covered.
Here at makepassportphoto.com, you can edit and download passport photos of your baby online according to your country’s requirement.
You can upload, edit and download your passport photo by following these 3 easy steps.
Where & how to print the photo
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