Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Need Passport Photo Reprints?

It happens. You get your passport photos taken, go home and set them aside, then a week later attempt to finalize the paperwork and discover you've either misplaced the 35x45mm sized images and can't find them, or they got crumpled into the bottom of your purse and are deemed unusable.

Don't panic.

At Newsome's Studio of Photography, we maintain the digital files of your passport photos and can easily and quickly reprint them for you. All you need to do is call and we'll have them ready for you to pick up within minutes, and all at a price that will make you smile. :-)

Newsome's Studio prides itself on being Central Florida's Passport Photo Expert. People come from as far away as Atlanta, Orlando, and Miami, just because they want their foreign or domestic passport photo done correctly. Consulates from around the world have put Newsome's Studio on their "preferred photographer list" because they're familiar with the quality of work we do, and their vote of confidence is welcomed.

Newsome's Studio is located in North Tampa (Carrollwood), at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219 in Cypress Point Office Park (behind Starbucks at the corner of Linebaugh Ave and N. Dale Mabry Hwy, just north of Busch Blvd).

Call for an appointment. It only takes ten minutes and you'll leave with your passport photos in hand.

Friday, December 23, 2016

US Passports Now Discourage Smiling

Years after the rest of the planet made "stoic" passport photos fashionable, the US has finally begun following suit. At one time, a big 'ol American smile was acceptable in US Passport Photos, but not any more. The newest regulations require a closed mouth. They still appear to allow a slightly pleasant, closed-mouth smile, but no more grinning with teeth. Still not quite as strict as the rest of the planet, but getting there.

It seems the customs folks are using facial recognition software to scan the passport photos, looking for bad guys, and of course, bad guys NEVER smile in their photos, so it stands to reason that they don't want anyone else to either.

In any case, learn to smile more with your eyes, and less with your mouth. You local US bureaucrat will love you for it.

For the very best US Passport photos on the market, call a real photographer. Call Newsome's Studio of Photography at 813-968-2810. Located in North Tampa (Carrollwood), at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219, Tampa (behind Starbucks in Cypress Point Office Park, at the corner of Linebaugh and Dale Mabry Hwy).

Think happy thoughts!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Chinese Passport Photos, Tampa

We discovered a new "guideline" this week regarding Chinese Passport Photos... they 'prefer' you to wear a dark colored shirt as opposed to a white one! WHO KNEW? They didn't have that guideline in their paperwork and I'd never encountered that in the past, leading me to believe it might have simply been an overzealous bureaucrat in the Chinese passport office, but none the less, if that's what they want, that's what they're going to get.

So, from now on... all Chinese Passport Photos taken here at Newsome's Studio will be required to wear a black shirt (even though you can barely see the collar)!

Give Newsome's Studio of Photography a call and schedule your appointment to update your Chinese passport photo. Located at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219, Tampa (Carrollwood). We are behind Starbucks, at the corner of Linebaugh Ave and N. Dale Mabry Hwy, in Cypress Point Office Park, just north of Busch Blvd.

By appointment only, 813-968-2810.