ok i found this tutorial to making personal passport sized fotos.. http://www.dpchallenge.com/tutorial.php?TUTORIAL_ID=22
but im afraid its nt good enuff to give me tips on producing a really clear passport sized photo. Hw do u guys suggest I take it?

1)Take with me standing very close to wall, or some distance(0.5m) away?
2)using Canona40. Take at daytime? take with normal lights on, nite?
which exposure, misc settings and hw far shd the camera away from me myself?