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For All Your Passport Photo Needs in The Hamptons



Whether you live in The Hamptons or are just passing through, Hampton Photo Arts in Bridgehampton, New York is the perfect destination for all your passport photo needs. Located in the Bridgehampton Commons, Hampton Photo Arts can provide you with a friendly and convenience atmosphere where you can have your passport photos taken in a matter of minutes. With Hampton Photo Arts there is no need to wait in line or make an appointment; just drop by whenever we are open and you will be on your way in no time.

If this is your first time getting a passport, you might have some questions. At Hampton Photo Arts we specialize in working with first time passport applicants and helping them get the passport photos they need to ensure the swift and accurate handling of their passport applications.How many photos must I submit with my passport application?:

You must submit two (2) identical photographs with your passport application. The photos must be properly formatted and centered, and the staff at Hampton Photo Arts has extensive experience with these special types of photos.

What type of paper is required for passport photos?
All passport photos must be submitted on photo quality paper.

Can the photos be in black and white?
ImageNo. All passport photos must be in color.

How old can the photos be?
The photos must have been taken within the last six (6) months.

What sizes are acceptable?
All passport photos must measure exactly two (2) inches by two (2) inches.

What poses are acceptable?
The passport photo must show a clear frontal view of the subject, with the full face in view. No hats or dark glasses are allowed, and the photo must be taken against a plain white background. No out of focus or poor quality photos will be accepted.

Can eyeglasses be worn for the photo?
If you wear glasses on a daily basis, you can wear them for the passport photo. However, you must be sure that no glare from the eyeglasses obscures the clear view of your eyes.

Can the parent appear in the photo with the child?
No. Only the child may appear in the photograph.

Can I copy my driver’s license photo and use that for my passport?
No. Only an original photograph can be accepted for a passport application. No retouched, scanned or digitally enhanced photos are acceptable.

Are digital photos acceptable
Digital photos are acceptable, but only if they meet the quality and resolution requirements set forth in the passport rules. The photographic equipment used at Hampton Photo Arts meets these exacting standards, so you can be sure the photos you receive will be accepted.

Canvas Printing

Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print  is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.

Art Prints – How are they made?

Photography by Laurie Barone-Shafer
Nowadays just about anyone can take a good quality photographs with a digital camera. Or take a few hundred pictures and the chances are few will be good, and even one or two outstanding.

Here are a few tips, tricks and techniques on how to make art print poster ready photographs and print ready digital files. Don’t get overwhelmed, there is a lot of information here, but a lot of it is just intuitive. Well, a bit of patience will always help.

First thing – Photo Size

If you taking a digital photo of you family or friend the largest size you would print is usually 5 by 7 inches, maybe 8 by 10 at the most. Even small size digital photographs (2MB or less) are ‘good enough’ to create a decent print. But if you want to create prints that are 16 by 20, 20 by 24 inches or larger you need more pixels (in pixels 20 by 24 inches photo is actually about 40 times larger than 3 by 4 inches photo assuming they have the same resolution).

Learning to Paint Watercolors

Watercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art.  Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes.  Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.

Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough.  Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added.  Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture.  Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.

Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper.  Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper.  Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable.  Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets.  The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.

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