Tips for Taking Clear ID Photos

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DIDBlogImage_cameraAdding cardholder photos to your ID cards make them distinctive and ideal for cardholder identification, but it can be hard to consistently get clear, focused portraits. Here are some tips from our ID experts that can help you take clear photos:

  1. Uniform background – Using the same background for all your cardholder photos makes it easier to have a uniform look and design for all your photo ID cards. Bold colored backgrounds can also make your photos distinctive, so you can tell cards apart from unauthorized duplication with a quick glance. Portable backgrounds are convenient for travel, so you can take uniform photos in any location.
  2. LightingID cameras with a flash make it simple to take photos that clearly identify the cardholder. A flash gives you flexibility in where and when you can take photos, so you’re not limited by the time of day or bleak overhead lighting.
  3. Tripods – To help you take clear photos, a tripod is essential for keeping the camera level and steady. Adjustable tripods are great for taking photos in multiple locations because you can adjust it to fit on the floor or on a desk.

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