Taking your own passport photo is easy and saves you money. If you are like me and would like to save money and have a little more control of your passport photo, here’s how you do it.
1) Choose the background
Take in front of a white or off-white background like a wall or piece of poster board taped to the wall.
2) Get your Camera
Any camera will do. You can even take with your smart phone.
3) Pose and snap the photo.
According the government website, they say make a neutral face expression. Wear normal everyday clothes. You want to look like you do always. Also the photo should be taken within 6 months. No uniforms, camouflage, hats, electronics, or goofy face expressions. You can wear prescription eyeglasses if you wear them daily but make sure the lens is not tented.
4) Crop your photo using Travel.state.gov website
They have setup this website to make it easy to frame your face and crop your photo to the correct size.
5) Save and Print