Saturday, August 4, 2018

"Preferred Passport Photographer" in Tampa

The consulates of some countries keep a list. It's a list of photographers that they refer their citizens to for creating their passport photo that is guaranteed to pass their strict specifications.

Not all passport photos are created equal. The US is one of only three countries still using the Imperial Measurement System. The rest of the planet is on the Metric System, thus, their passport photos are measured in millimeters, not inches. If you're a citizen of Canada, the UK, Australia, Greece, or any number of other foreign countries, your passport photo might be 35x45mm, 50x70mm, 40x60mm, or even 33x48mm. The drug stores can't do this, they can only do 2x2 inches (51x51mm).

Newsome's Studio has been one of a VERY few photographers in the entire state of Florida who is on the preferred passport photographer list of SEVERAL foreign countries, and we got that way by doing it correctly over a very long period of time.

Newsome's is located at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219, Tampa, FL and can accommodate your foreign passport photo requests in less than ten minutes.

By appointment only... 813-968-2810.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Australian Passport Photo Studio Tampa

You're an Australian citizen and your passport needs to be renewed. You're going to need a 35x45mm Australian passport photo that will pass muster with the Australian consulate. Why not follow the advice of the Australian consulate and go to their preferred photographer in the state of Florida? Newsome's Studio!

The reason Newsome's Studio is the preferred photographer in Florida, is because they invested in a high quality printer that conforms to the strict Australian passport photo requirements. Drug stores have been unable to meet the printing standards for the land down under, but Newsome's CAN!

Newsome's Studio of Photography is located in North Tampa (Carrollwood), at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 2019, Tampa, FL (Cypress Point Office Park). 

All photography is by appointment only, please call 813-968-2810 for a convenient time.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Colombian ID Photographer

There aren't many, but a few times a year I get a surge of Colombians in need of a Colombian ID photo. The size requirement is different than most, 40x50mm with a head size of 25-30mm, so as usual, the drug stores and auto clubs typically won't (or can't) do them.

The Colombian ID photo requirements also call for three, not two photos, one of a very few countries that request more than two.

Another interesting difference, is that while they request a white background, they shift it up a bit if you're bald. Yes, if you're bald, you must go on a blue background. Now why do you suppose that is? I have no clue, but I always have a blue background for all the bald Colombians in the Tampa/St Pete market (and yes, I had one last week).

Newsome's Studio of Photography is the leading expert in foreign passport, visa, immigration, permanent residency, DV Lottery, citizenship, and ID photos in the state of Florida... nay, the SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES!

Located at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219 in Carrollwood. Call 813-968-2810 and schedule your ten minute appointment today.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Passport Photographer for Babies Tampa

It wasn't the first time, and certainly won't be the last, but I had a four-day old baby come in for a passport photo last week. Did you hear that?... FOUR. DAYS. OLD.

Now, mind you, the baby didn't just waltz in here alone and say, "Hey Mister, I need a new passport photo, I'm heading to Australia in a month!" No No, he was chauffeur driven and tended to by a highly competent team of parental handlers.

When they realized their newborn was going to need a passport to travel out of the country very soon, they quickly Googled "Infant Passport Photographer in Tampa." Google did what Google does best, and ranked "Newsome's Studio of Photography" numbers one, two, three, and four in the search results. They needn't look any farther, they called right away.

They traveled from Orlando because it was hard enough to find someone who is on the preferred photographers list kept by the Australian consulate to create Australian Passport Photos, but to find one who ALSO will photograph infants as young as a few days old in nearly impossible.

Newsome's Studio has been doing this a long time, and has the experience, know-how, and patience to do just that... make the Australian consulate happy with a newborn passport photo!

Located in North Tampa at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219 in Cypress Point Office Park, you'll be in and out in a matter of minutes with your finished passport photos in hand.

All work by appointment, please call 813-968-2810 for a convenient time, and rest assured, we know babies and we know how to photograph them!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Passport Photos for Children - Tampa

Hey, you know what's funny? Watching a drug store employee attempt to photograph a six week old infant for a passport. Most drug stores will turn you away, simply saying they don't photograph children for passport photos at all. Hard to blame them, they're not experienced - they're not professional - they're NOT PHOTOGRAPHERS!

So where does that leave you if you have a six week old infant and need a passport photo? It leads you to Newsome's Studio of Photography, that's where!

Newsome's Studio has been in the photography business for over 30 years. We've photographed more babies than drug stores have sold hair spray! As the Tampa Bay area's resident expert in passport photography (both foreign and domestic), we know EXACTLY what to do and how to do it when it comes to photographing your child to satisfy the government bureaucracy on a passport photo.

Located at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219 in North Tampa (Carrollwood), you will be in and out in just minutes with your precious newborn's photo in hand.

All photography is by appointment, please call 813-968-2810 to schedule yours today!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Canadian Passport Photographer in Carrollwood

So, you're a Canadian citizen and you need to renew your Canadian passport. You live in the Tampa area and you've already made the mistake of going to the local drug store. They SAID they could do it, but they handed you a blurry, orange image that was cut to a 2x2" square. Your paperworks states that it should be clear, sharpe, no color cast, and cut to 50x70mm (quite obviously NOT square). What to do... what to do...

Call the Canadian passport photo EXPERT, Newsome's Studio of Photography in Carrollwood. Newsome's Studio, located at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219, in Cypress Point Office Park (behind Starbucks, at the corner of Linebaugh and N. Dale Mabry).

By appointment only - 813-968-2810.

You'll walk out with the correct images, sized to spec, in about ten minutes.
You're welcome.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

That's How it Works!

If you want your leaky faucet fixed, do you call a dog trainer?
If you want your tires rotated, do you call a real estate agent?
If you want your house painted, do you call a shoe repair shop?

No. So why, when you want passport photos taken, should you go to the drug store? Well... you shouldn't.

You want a quality photograph? Go to a quality photographer.
You want cough medicine? Go to the drug store.
See? That's how it works. Even if my electrician offered half price apendectomies, I still wouldn't call him to remove my appendix.

I can't count the number of times I've had clients walk into my studio crying "HELLLLP!" while holding passport photos they'd just had taken at a drugstore. You want it done right the first time, go to an expert. Drug stores LOSE money on passport photos. They know this, and they don't care, because they profit off your visit when you pick up hairspray and toothpaste while you're waiting for your poorly exposed passport photos to be printed... that's how it works!

Newsome's Studio of Photography, located in North Tampa (Carrollwood) at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219, Tampa, FL 33618 (in Cypress Point Office Park, behind STARBUCKS at the corner of Linebaugh and Dale Mabry Hwy).

By appointment only, because THAT'S HOW IT WORKS! 813-968-2810