Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Canadian Passport Photos in Tampa

Here are your choices...

  • Drug Stores... where the experienced clerk will send you to Newsome's Studio. The inexperienced clerk will take your photo and hand you a pair of 2x2" passport photos, suitable for the US Passport office, but not the Canadian Consulate who requires 50x70mm images.
  • AAA... where they will likely hand you a business card for Newsome's Studio of Photography.
  • DIY... you can stand against a white wall and shoot a selfie with your iPhone. The wall will become gray or orange, depending the lighting, and that alone will cause the consulate to reject your image. Not to mention the lens distortion an iPhone selfie causes, or the shadow you'll cause on the wall behind you, making you look like you're sporting a mullet, but hey, it's free so give it your best shot (pun intended).
  • Newsome's Studio... where you'll get it right the first time and you'll save yourself the anxiety and headache of doing all that other stuff before coming here anyway.
Newsome's Studio of Photography, located at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219, Tampa, FL 33647.

By Appointment Only, 813-968-2810


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

We're BACK Baby!

So, after a Covid hiatus, the studio has reopened to much fanfare. We had a parade, elephants, a marching band, jugglers, cotton candy machines, and cheering crowds like you wouldn't believe. In fact, the new organizations that covered it were 24/7, surely you saw it on CNN, ABC, FOX, etc, right? RIGHT?

Okay, none of that happened, but yes, we're back open with a whole new set of rules to satisfy the social media mobs charged with governing our thoughts and behaviours.


  • EVERYTHING IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • ALL CLIENT AREAS ARE CLEANED AND DISINFECTED BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS
  • WEAR THE MASK PER GOVERNMENT MANDATES (you can take it off for your passport photo, we're not stupid)
  • NO CONTACT MEANS NO HANDSHAKES, NO FIST BUMPS, NO ELBOW BUMPS
  • FREE TEMPERATURE TAKEN (if requested)
The message is... we're here and we're doing everything we can to accommodate our wonderful passport clients within the bounds allowable by the laws of government and nature. 

Call us for an appointment! 813-968-2810

Monday, March 23, 2020

Until the Boogie Man Passes...

So, there's this thing, maybe you've heard of it? Some sort of deadly pathogen? Apparently, it has the power to shut down every aspect of humanity, yet simultaneously, spotlight the best of humanity.

Following the advice and directives of the medical profession and all governmental agencies-local, state, and federal-I'm exercising the power vested in me as "King of all things Passport Photo-ish" and hereby declare a halt to all photography services regarding passports, foreign and domestic, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

What that means is, I'm a "non-essential" business and until this cloud of uncertainty has passed and commerce in the United States-Florida in particular-has been given the green light to proceed with "business as usual," Newsome's Studio will remain closed.

Let's face it... I'm older than The Ten Commandments.... (the movie dammit, not the actual tablets), and this pathogen has a curious love for people within my age demographic, so my boney old ass is stayin' put until this mess is over.

I wish you all well and please, remain responsible!

Best Regards,
Kevin Newsome
Newsome's Studio of Photography, Inc.