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At Newsome’s Studio of Photography, we’re not fond of saying “we specialize in…” anything. We’re much more confident just saying that we’re extremely competent and experienced at a few genres of professional photography, such as executive and business headshots, high school senior pictures, family portraits, and passport photos.

HOWEVER… in the much-misunderstood world of passport photography, Newsome’s Studio is not shy about declaring a high degree of success in providing specialty passport photos. That would be, passport photos required by citizens of foreign countries, largely because they’re measured in millimeters, not inches.

For instance, a British passport photo is 35x45mm, a Greek passport photo is 40×60, a Canadian passport photo is 50x70mm and a Chinese Visa photo is 33x48mm. NONE of these can be obtained by your local drug store, auto club, or post office. Those hard working folks can only create passport photos measured in inches (2×2″), millimeters are a very foreign concept to them (because… metric).

So, yes, Virginia, Newsome’s Studio of Photography specializes in specialty passport photos for ALL foreign countries, ALL international requirements, and citizens of ALL lands, far and wide!

Located at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219, Tampa, FL. We work by appointment only, takes all of ten minutes! Call at 813-968-2810.

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I asked a recent passport photo client how they’d found me, and he answered “I just Googled ‘Best Passport Photographer in Tampa’ and you came up number one, three, five, six, seven, and eight, so I knew I’d found the right guy.”

No kidding.

I had to check it myself, and he was right. There I was, all over page one, being proclaimed by Google as the “best passport photographer in Tampa.” You can’t make this stuff up!  How does something like this happen? Well, 30 years of doing something correctly will get you on the “preferred photographer” list for several embassies of foreign governments. And when THAT happens, look out. There are days where all I may do are passport photos, but I’ll do a lot of them!

When it’s time for you to update YOUR passport photo, call “Tampa’s Best Passport Photographer” at 813-968-2810. You’ll be glad you did.

Located at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219, in North Tampa (Carrollwood).

An appointment is HIGHLY recommended!

We were alerted this week, that as of November 1st, the US Passport Office will no longer accept US Passport Photos if you are wearing eyeglasses. You must remove your eyeglasses for the photo. WOW! Didn’t SEE that coming!

According to the US Passport and International Travel website, there is only one exception to the rule…

  • If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctor with your application.

This will undoubtedly cause a bit of angst with those who wear their glasses all the time, but fear not, the only people who will ever look at your passport photo are you, and some guy or gal in a foreign country, who views a thousand photos a day, and really couldn’t care less. Just follow the new guidelines and don’t worry about it.

To get the very best US Passport Photos allowable, contact Newsome’s Studio of Photography in North Tampa (Carrollwood), located at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219. They are in Cypress Point Office Park, behind Starbucks at the corner of Linebaugh and N. Dale Mabry, just one block north of Busch Blvd.

All photography is by appointment only – 813-968-2810.

SEE you soon!

Directly from the US Dept of State: “The entry submission period for DV-2018 is from 12:00PM EDT (GMT -4) on October 4, 2016 to 12:00PM EST (GMT -5) on November 7, 2016.”

If you intend on applying for a Visa via the DV Lottery system, you MUST get your DV Lottery Photos taken NOW!

Newsome’s Studio of Photography, located at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219, Tampa, is Central Florida’s number one destination for your DV Lottery photo needs. A professional photographer with over three decades of experience in providing high quality passport and visa styled photos is exactly what you need. The drug stores or auto clubs will not and can not provide you with the electronic version of the Visa photo you need.

Call Newsome’s Studio for an appointment and get the perfect image in a matter of minutes. 813-968-2810

Yes, you can go to the drug store to get your US Passport photo updated. Yes, it’s very inexpensive and you don’t need an appointment. Yes, they will use a low resolution, consumer grade, point and shoot camera, under fluorescent lighting conditions (explaining the green tint on your face), against a window shade (that’s going to be gray instead of white). Yes, it has a good chance of being slightly blurry, because no flash was used to freeze the exposure, and yes, it has a chance of getting rejected by the US Passport Office for not conforming to their stated quality standards. But hey, you got toothpaste while you were there, right? Good for you.

Yes, you can come to Newsome’s Studio of Photography for your US Passport photo. Yes, it’s a little more expensive than a drug store and an appointment is highly recommended. Yes, we will use a very high resolution, professional grade camera, and a professional three light with a reflector flash system (explaining the perfect color on your face), against a pure white background (avoiding shadows because of the additional background light). Yes, it is guaranteed to be razor sharp, because that’s how we roll, and yes, it has a 100% chance of being accepted by the US Passport Office, not only conforming to their stated quality standards, but totally blowing them away. But hey, I didn’t sell you any toothpaste, but then again, I’m not a drug store pretending to be a photography studio.

Newsome’s Studio. Where people go to have professional photographs taken. Not buy toothpaste.

We don't sell toothpaste. We do sell passport photos.

We don’t sell toothpaste. We do sell passport photos.

UK British Passport Photo

UK British Passport Photo

The second most requested country for passport photos in Tampa, is UK or British Passport. You’d be surprised how many of Tampa’s residents are from England!

British Passport Photos are measured in millimeters (35x45mm) with specific requirements on the head size and background color. The drug store can’t do it. Neither can AAA or the Post Office, but fortunately for those in the Central Florida area, Newsome’s Studio of Photography can!

Located in Main Street Plaza in Carrollwood, at 11738 N. Dale Mabry, Newsome’s can accommodate your foreign passport photo needs and less than ten minutes, and you’ll leave with your finished images, guaranteed to pass muster with even the most picky of foreign government bureaucratic passport clerks!