How to Take Great Photo IDs
Does your driver’s license photo make you cringe? Fortunately you can bury your license in your wallet. ID cards, on the other hand, will be worn every day for all to see. If you are responsible for taking your organization’s ID photos, ensure great results with these simple tips.
Put Your Subject at Ease
Many people are uncomfortable about having their photo taken. If possible give the person advance notice about the photo session. Chat with the person for a few minutes before snapping the picture. Finally, allow the person to preview their photo before printing the ID card.
Remember… Location, Location, Location
Set up the camera in a private area with good lighting, preferably natural sunlight. If possible, avoid fluorescent lighting as it can wash people out and result in photos with a bluish tint.
Use a Tri-Pod
A tri-pod not only keeps the camera steady to avoid blurry pictures, it also keeps the photographer’s hands free. By using a tri-pod, you can focus on the person, and hopefully get him/her to smile!
Invest in a High Quality Camera
A high quality camera = great images. If the photo is a prominent and important element of the ID card, it’s important to use a high quality camera that will produce life-like photos for easy identification.
Use ID Software
ID badge software often includes tools that allow you to crop and edit the photos. With practice, you’ll be able to easily enhance the look of your images.
Taking great photos isn’t just about making the ID card holder happy; it’s also a matter of security. The photo should be crisp and have the closest likeness to the person possible for clear identification.Category: ID Cameras | Subscribe to comments | Leave a comment | Trackback URL | Connect on Google+