Photo Guide

Fake ID Guide: Taking a Photo For Your License

A good fake ID is going to cost you a considerable amount of money. If you are going to spend that much, do not let your money go to waste by using a sub-par photograph. Invest some effort into taking a proper photo that conforms to the DMV’s standards.

Remember, we can’t work our magic on a photo that’s too bad to edit. Selfies, blurred photos or photos with shades are all examples of photographs that cannot be fixed with an edit.

Selfies, blurred photos or photos with shades are all examples of photographs that cannot be fixed with an edit.

Setting Up the Photo

A Photobooth is a controlled environment where light is balanced optimally to eliminate shadows and create a natural-looking photo. In order to take the perfect photo, you will need to set up this environment. For this purpose, follow the steps below:

  • Take the picture with either a digital camera or a high-resolution phone camera with the flash on.
  • Do not take a selfie.
  • Stay away from windows and natural sunlight.
  • Make sure the picture is being taken in a well-lit room to avoid shadows.
  • Avoid standing near a ceiling bulb as that results in uneven shadows.
  • It is always best to take the picture in front of a poster board that is the same color as the background you want. Altering the background later with (PHOTOSHOP), although acceptable, does not look as natural as an unaltered picture.
  • Place the camera at a distance of not more than 4 ft from your position.
  • The camera should be at the same height as your face.

Some Dos & Don’ts of Driver’s License Photos

  • Keep your head straight. Don’t lift it too high or drop it too low.

  • Look straight into the camera.

  • Do not wear any type of headgear, like hats or caps.

  • Religious headgear is acceptable, but do not cover your face.

  • Keep your hair away from your eyes.

  • Avoid wearing glasses unless prescribed, as they can catch glare from the flash.