So, you’re planning an epic trip for your vacation, but you still haven’t gotten your passport.
Sure, you can take the time our of your already busy schedule to go somewhere and pay $20 for them to be made, but maybe you are more the do-it-yourself type. You don’t need no stinking help! You know in your heart you can DIY Passport Photos yourself somehow, so you google.
That’s where I come into your life. (Hi, I’m Debra, nice to meet you.)
So what does it take?
How involved will this be?
Is it worth the effort?
And what does any of this have to do with knitting and fiber? (knitters travel abroad too and I am definitely a DIYer)
Have a camera? You are officially qualified to do it, and trust me, you’ve got this!
You can easily take your own passport photos for less than a quarter! I will show you in a few simple and easy steps how using my sweet and patient
victim helper, Jack our weimaraner dog.
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Okay, just follow the steps.
#1. TAKE THE PHOTO
Stand in front of a white wall, it’s best if the wall is near or directly facing a window so you have a lot of natural light flooding the person’s face evenly. Stand approx. 4-6 feet away from the person and snap a few pictures. They recommend you don’t smile in the photo. Just look ‘normal’ and don’t close your eyes like my dog Jack did (he was having a hard time staying awake for the photos). Get ready…the magic is about to happen.
#2. UPLOAD YOUR PHOTO
Go HERE and fill in your country info and click “GET MY PASSPORT PHOTO”
Obviously you will click the “Do it Yourself” text down at the bottom of the page because you are a DIY ninja!
#3. CROP THE PHOTO
Crop the photo using the green bars, click continue then wait. It takes about a minute for it to complete your photo. (Heads up: You don’t have to share your photo on Facebook)
#4. DOWNLOAD BABY!
Download your free passport photo.
#5. UPLOAD TO PRINT
Upload your photos to your local printshop and print it in the 4×6 size. I used Walmart and one-hour photo processing for a whopping $0.19!
You are now officially a in the DIY Passport Photo Ninja Club! Now pass this along to someone else as smart as you so they can join the club!