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Passport & ID Photos

Strict guidelines apply when it comes to taking a passport photo, and there are many traps for the inexperienced.

At Ted’s Cameras, we know what’s needed to capture passport photos that will be approved and have you on your way quickly.
We’re also experts at taking baby passport pictures, so we’ll have your little one looking perfect for their first big adventure.

So here is what you need to know to get you passport photo sorTED:

  • Renew passports
  • Visa Photos - USA, UK, NZ, India and more!
  • Experts with baby & toddler photos
  • Compatible with multiple identifications: international licences, working with children checks, taxi and fishing licences
  • Digital files and Online Storage options are available

Passport & Visa Photos
Minimum 4 Photos Provided

Australian Passport  $19.95
Baby & Toddler Passport $19.95
International Passport $19.95
International Visa $19.95


ID Photos
Minimum 4 Photos Provided

Student ID $19.95
Working with Children $19.95
Forklift Licence $19.95
Gun Licence $19.95

Australia Passport Photo Guidelines

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is pretty strict on acceptable and unacceptable passport photos. DFAT only approves passports for “high-quality photos that meet international standards for biometric matching”. Knowing this, we ensure you get your passport photo captured the first time correctly.

Every Ted’s Cameras passport photo follows these requirements:

  • Two identical, good quality colour prints that are less than six months old
  • Photos are produced using dye sublimation (you cannot use an inkjet printer)
  • No retouching or photoshopping of any kind (including removal of background, moles, wrinkles or scars)
  • Clear, focused image with no blur, marks or 'red eye.'
  • Plain white or light grey background to contrast with your face
  • Uniform lighting (no shadows or reflections), with appropriate exposure to show natural skin tone
  • Face centred and looking directly at the camera; the photo cannot be tilted in any direction
  • Hair must be kept off your face so that the edges of your face are visible
  • Eyes open, mouth closed
  • Neutral expression (no smiling, laughing or frowning)

Things to avoid in passport photos:

  • Jewellery can’t obscure any part of your face
  • No reflection from facial piercings, especially the area around your eyes, mouth and nose.
  • If you wear glasses, they cannot obscure your face, and there can’t be any reflection from the lenses.

    Ted's are confident in the quality and technical aspects of all our passport and ID photos.
    We're so sure that our images will be compliant with all government guidelines, if for some reason a photo doesn’t get approved we will reshoot it for free.

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