Photo ID Picture-Taking Suggestions

We hope these hints for taking great ID pictures with your digital camera are helpful to anyone taking photographs for your organization.

  1. Set the digital camera to low resolution, such as 640 x 480. You will not need a large picture for the small ID badge.

  2. Set the flash on flash fill. Turn time and date stamps on the camera off.

  3. Have the person being photographed stand against a neutral backdrop.  We use light blue.

  4. Let the person know what to do. Should they smile or remain serious? Are his/her hair and clothing adjusted as needed?

  5. Hold the camera still or put it on a tripod for a clear picture.

  6. Frame the picture to capture the person from the chest up and leave some room above the head.

  7. When storing the photo to a hard-drive or thumb-drive, rename the .jpg photo file to the person's name. For example 'MarySmith.jpg'.

  8. Send pictures to our ID badge service bureau through the method provided by your account representative.

If you have any questions about taking pictures to send to our ID card service bureau, please contact your account representative at +1 888.485.4696 or +1 704.535.5200.