made. Dark glasses with tinted lenses are not
acceptable, unless required for medical reasons.
attire without a hat or other headgear that
obscures the hair or hairline. Only applicants in
are proceeding abroad in the discharge of their
official duties may submit photographs in the
uniform of the U.S. Armed Forces. Other
uniforms should not be worn in passport
temperatures up to 225°F (107°C) for 30
acceptable for passport photographs, providing
they meet all other photographic specification.
SX-70 and black-and-white Polaroid prints are
ferred, but shiny or glossy prints may be
accepted, provided the signature ink will stick to
sprays designed to produce a dull or nonglossy
finish should not be used.
quality expected in portrait work However, with a little
attention to the details of lighting, posing, and exposure,
high-quality photographs can be provided.
identification photos are made with the subject facing
the camera and looking straight into the lens. Since
identification photographs must reveal as much facial
detail as possible, very few are flattering pictures.
Basic Photography Course