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#1 burnlie1

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

Want to take my 5ths old baby overseas and need to apply for a passport, any places to recommend taking good passport photos? He can slightly sit on his own yet but still need a back support. Any tips/preparation? Sutherland/Hurstville/Eastern suburb will be good.

Thanks!

Edited by burnlie1, 04 December 2012 - 08:32 PM.


#2 SilverSky

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:54 PM

Do you have camera house over there? The post office prob won't do it.

#3 Guest_AllegraM_*

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:01 PM

Yes, try Camera House. Ours has a special baby seat.  Post Office told me they don't do them until the baby can sit up for the shot.

#4 password1234

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:05 PM

We did ours ourselves at 2 months. Lying on the ground on a white sheet and took lots (>100) of shots while standing on stool.  Depends a little on age of bub whether other places will get a good photo, if can sit on own should be OK.

They are just as fussy with baby photos as adults, needs to be right size, head straight, eyes open, not smiling.

#5 BearBait

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

How old is your baby? Ours were 2w old when we needed to get the dreaded eyes open, mouth closed, head square on to camera with light background photo. We did it on the floor with bub on a light sheet. Took about 200 photos until we got a usable one. Had it printed at a Teds.

#6 IsolaBella

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

We had bubs laying on a white sheet in the bassinet on the pram. Had the local photography store take the shot. Took it straight to the post office to confirm it was to the specifications. Had to get it redone twice before pat office was happy.



#7 hoohoobump

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

Our Post Office did a fab job. They put him on the floor with a white sheet behind him. He was a few weeks old at the time. They just took a few and checks straight away if it met the guidelines.

#8 Shooz

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

Post office

#9 LittleMissPink

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

Theres a great camera shop in Mortdale that do great photos. Never had one turned down by the post office. Try them, next to Gloria Jeans in Morts road

#10 babycat

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

I couldn't find a camera store willing to do them for a 5 month old, so like PP's we did ours laying on a white background in the floor.  Took loads and had the camera store check them before printing them out.

#11 cuddlebud

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

Dd is 4 months and had hers done last week. The post office wouldn't do them so went to Ted's camera house. They gave us a set of eight and a certificate saying the photos met biometric requirements for $20. My mum was holding dd on her lap and I was behind the camera man singing itsy-bitsy spider - only took a couple of mins :-)

#12 burnlie1

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

Hi thanks for your referral. Do you have any idea about the price? And since I am the only one who can take my bub there do they need any extra hand?

QUOTE (LittleMissPink @ 04/12/2012, 08:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Theres a great camera shop in Mortdale that do great photos. Never had one turned down by the post office. Try them, next to Gloria Jeans in Morts road


#13 minidiamond

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

our post office did a great job too. Bubs couldn't sit on his own, they brought what looked like a car booster seat covered in white drape, popped on the floor and were great in getting him to look to camera.  The whole post office coo-ed over him !

#14 dogsneaker

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

We did ours ourselves too.

DD was 10 days old when we took her passport photo laying down on a white sheet. The main thing to watch out for is shadows around the face.

DS was a bit older, about 8-9months. We sat him in a bumbo and took the shot with a white sheet behind him.

We did edit the pictures and brightened it a little but it was fine. Passports were issued without problems.

#15 Felix101

Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:10 PM

We also had ours done at camera house.

DS was about 4 months. I was told they had a chair they used for the photos, but they just got me to sit him on a stool and kneel behind him supporting him up. He did have a slight open mouth, but they said that it was ok in infants (and we got the passport no issues).

However, after I got the passport I realised I needed different sized photos for the visa... So I just sat him in a washing basket propped up (underneath and around with towels...) and did it myself.

#16 LittleMissPink

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:04 AM

QUOTE (burnlie1 @ 04/12/2012, 09:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi thanks for your referral. Do you have any idea about the price? And since I am the only one who can take my bub there do they need any extra hand?


I think it was about $12 for 4 pics, and no, they can do it with just you there.

#17 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:43 AM

Dh did the shots for our 4 week old bub, so hard! Photo got rejected. He tried again, waiting for approval.

#18 epl0822

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:50 AM

My post office was absolutely useless. There are strict requirements for passport photos and the idiot woman took a picture where DS was not looking at the camera, a part of his face was cut out from the frame, etc. When I told her this wouldn't be accepted she insisted it doesn't matter. After much arguing and getting a refund I just did the job myself at home and got it printed at Bing Lee for $2 for four pictures.

#19 Bluenomi

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:57 AM

QUOTE (password1234 @ 04/12/2012, 08:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We did ours ourselves at 2 months. Lying on the ground on a white sheet and took lots (>100) of shots while standing on stool.  Depends a little on age of bub whether other places will get a good photo, if can sit on own should be OK.

They are just as fussy with baby photos as adults, needs to be right size, head straight, eyes open, not smiling.


We did this. Lay 4 month old DD on a while blanket when she was getting sleepy so we could get a photo without her smiling. Got them printed at K mart who have software to make it the right size and it was accepted.

#20 agnodice

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:05 AM

Our local chemist did ours at that age. A lovely 19 year old spent ages getting DS1 and then 2 to sit on the stool and look in the right direction. They were 7 and 5 months.

You can't have them on your lap; no part of any other person can be in the image (PP who did that may get the image rejected).

You just need someone who is patient. In the age of digital images, anyone can do it. Just go in on a Monday morning or something, when the staff have time to help.

Our local chemist did ours at that age. A lovely 19 year old spent ages getting DS1 and then 2 to sit on the stool and look in the right direction. They were 7 and 5 months.

You can't have them on your lap; no part of any other person can be in the image (PP who did that may get the image rejected).

You just need someone who is patient. In the age of digital images, anyone can do it. Just go in on a Monday morning or something, when the staff have time to help.




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