I read a thread somewhere about one photographer asking where to find the stamp use on Canadian Passport Photo, he/she want to offer passport taking services
I didn't know what stamp is this, so I Google it, found out that the rules of Canadian Passport Photo are very strict, compare to what we have here (Singapore).
Canadian Passport Photo need to be done by a commercial photographer, and follow a long list of technical and specification requirement of passport photo closely,
on top of these, photographers also need to certify photos are taken by him/she and when and where was taken.
not only that, the passport photo also need a guarantor's signature, certify this photo is true likeness of the passport applicant.
Ok, cut long story short, only commercial (professional) photographer can take Canadian passport photos at Canada.
and here we have lots weekend warriors going around shooting weddings, ROM, dinners, all sorts of events, and many business entities come here looking for newbies, students to provide them low cost photography services.
so if professionals still want to make a living with photography, should we go to Canada and offer passport photos services there?
what is your thoughts?