Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Popularity of Weapons Permits on the Rise?

Newsome's Studio of Photography has been providing high quality Weapons Permit photos for Tampa residents for years now, but recently has seen an uptick in the number of calls. Whether it's a result of the growing conversation over gun control, or just a coincidence, the fact remains, if you own a gun or are in the market to purchase one, you should follow the letter of the law and get a permit for it. In less than ten minutes, Newsome's Studio can provide two high quality photos for Weapons Permits for only $20.

Located at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy in Carrollwood (Cypress Point Office Park), by appointment only.

Friday, January 11, 2013

NO SMILING in Foreign Passport Photos


At first, I thought it was odd that smiling was not allowed in foreign passport images (it is still allowed in US passport images). Then I heard that many foreign governments are using facial recognition software to catch the bad guys, and they will often scan your passport photo to put it in their system. A smile distorts the face and inhibits the software's ability to find the correct match.

Now the question becomes... if the rest of the world is utilizing this method of making us safer, why isn't the US government doing the same thing? Obviously, there are people waaay smarter than me that might have an acceptable answer to that question, I just haven't met them yet (maybe someone can answer it here for me).

One way or the other, for all my Canadian and European friends needing passport photos, citizenship photos, immigration photos, or DV Lottery photos... NO SMILING!

Bring your unhappy face to Newsome's Studio of Photography in Cypress Point Office Park in Carrollwood (Tampa) and we'll promise not to make you laugh!