Friday, August 11, 2017

Greek Passport Photographer, Tampa

Fortunately for our Greek friends who live in the Tampa, St Pete area, the Greek Consulate is located in downtown Tampa at 400 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602. This is important because in order for a Greek citizen to renew their Greek passport, they must appear in person at the Consulate.

And again, fortunately for them, Newsome's Studio of Photography in Tampa is on the Greek Consulate's "preferred photographer" list for providing the 40x60mm Greek passport photo they're required to have.

What that means is, Greek citizens from all over the state of Florida will make two appointments that day, one to visit Newsome's Studio to have their Greek passport photo made, then another, just 30-60 minutes later at the Greek Consulate to renew their passport (it's only 20-30 minutes from the studio, depending on traffic/time of day).

Located in Carrollwood's Cypress Point Office Park, at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219, Tampa (behind Starbucks at the corner of Linebaugh Ave and N. Dale Mabry Hwy), Newsome's can provide your 40x60mm images in about 10 minutes.

We work by appointment only, so call 813-968-2810 and try to schedule it an hour prior to your appointment at the Consulate.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Why the Sad Face?

There's a prevailing theory on why government officials do not want you to smile in your passport photos...

They want you to look like you're going to look after traveling all night in a packed airplane, surrounded by screaming children, irritated travelers, being fed peanuts for dinner, and crammed into a seat meant for a short, skinny, waif.

You need to look angry, hungry, tired, frustrated, disheveled, and worn out.

Okay, maybe not quite that bad, but you get the idea. They want your photo and your face to look similar once the machine at the customs counter tries to match you to your passport photo. But that doesn't mean you REALLY have to look that way. In fact, here at Newsome's Studio, we pride ourselves on providing you the very best passport photo on the market. We light it properly, we make it razor sharp, and we allow your eyes to smile without forcing your mouth to follow suit. It's the best of both worlds!

Located at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219, Tampa, in Cypress Point Office Park behind Starbucks at the corner of Linebaugh and Dale Mabry Hwy.

By Appointment Only... 813-968-2810