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DARSON

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Re: Lens recomendation for infant passport photo
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2013, 10:56:26 AM »
A passport photo is 2x3 inches.  The lens doesn't matter.  However correct pose and lighting are paramount - if they are wrong the photo will be rejected.
size is different for me and were not using inches (3.5cmx4.5cm=1.4x1.8 inch)
I will take your advices into consideration
Thanks to all for your kind advises.
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Re: Lens recomendation for infant passport photo
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2013, 10:56:26 AM »

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Re: Lens recomendation for infant passport photo
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2013, 11:38:58 AM »
70-200 @ f/8, against a white wall with soft light from both sides of the subject....
When I was taking my baby's photo for his passport at 1 month old, I found the minimum focal distance of the 70-200 too great. A ring flash was great for even illumination.
I used the 100L + MR-14EX flash, with the baby lying on a white towel on the floor. f9 and 1/100th. The mistake I made with the first couple were not leaving enough space to allow cropping to size with the eyes on the right line. It actually worked better when I took in landscape rather than portrait, and cropped to portrait.
Attached is the photo we used. Not a great photo, but meets the exacting requirements for an Irish Passport.
(ps my baby has been on a Ferry, but not on a plane.....)

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Re: Lens recomendation for infant passport photo
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2013, 12:16:29 PM »
Since you're photographing a small human, I'd say go for the macro.

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Re: Lens recomendation for infant passport photo
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2013, 12:32:09 PM »
I've had better luck with the infant on the floor with a white cloth on the floor/carpet shooting from above.  you of course need someone else to hold their hands down as well.

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Re: Lens recomendation for infant passport photo
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2013, 12:46:31 PM »
Lens doesn't matter, camera doesn't matter - probably 80% + of all passport photos are taken with a
special purpose polaroid at your corner drug or office supply store.  The only thing that does matter is
that is a clear, well exposed head shot that fits within the size parameters determined by the state
department (or whatever department in whatever country you're in that controls passports).  The photo
should be "recognizable" and not shroud or disfigure the facial recognition in anyway.  The thing is for
identification not entering in a portrait contest.  In this case, at least, size does matter!

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Re: Lens recomendation for infant passport photo
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2013, 02:53:45 PM »
Since you're photographing a small human, I'd say go for the macro.

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Re: Lens recomendation for infant passport photo
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2013, 03:33:56 PM »
Just use your phone.  Crop it to the right ratio.... you don't need anything special here...  ;)

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Re: Lens recomendation for infant passport photo
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2013, 04:29:22 PM »
Just photocopy the sonogram. If you need anymore photos, just go to the NSA as they have neatly compiled and indexed all of the ones attached to the emails sent between your relatives.
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Re: Lens recomendation for infant passport photo
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2013, 04:50:50 PM »
I'm looking forward to see him sitting after six months or bit sooner
I do not know if you have children but If you saw car seat for a baby up to 1 year old you could see that is more semi lying/semi sitting position  ;)
I can assure you that I have three kids, and the first two sat nicely by the time they were six months old. My youngest one is four months old and holds his head nicely for many minutes straight, so shooting in an upright portrait position is trivial now. My main point was, though, that properly lighting a background that touches a Baby's back head is quite a challenge and worth much more thought than the lens you use.

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Re: Lens recomendation for infant passport photo
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2013, 11:59:23 AM »
I finally got it but it was quite a challenge to catch the best shot.
I was shooting with all 3 lenses but at the end 70-200mm F2.8 IS L USM was the winner.
Thank to all for input
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Re: Lens recomendation for infant passport photo
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2013, 12:23:21 PM »
I finally got it but it was quite a challenge to catch the best shot.
I was shooting with all 3 lenses but at the end 70-200mm F2.8 IS L USM was the winner.
Thank to all for input

Cool! We're curious about the result ;)
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Re: Lens recomendation for infant passport photo
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2013, 12:23:21 PM »