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#555458 - 3rd Aug 2011 10:49am Passport photos help needed for 2 disabled boys
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I thought i would ask here before I make an attempt at this task, in the hope someone could possibly help me (out of sheer desperation)

I need to get 2 passports photos done for my 2 autistic boys.
It would not be the easiest task done.

The 17yr old is agoraphobic, so leaving the house alone is a task in itself, so by the time we get somewhere, he can be a very agigtated and testing manner (as in rude and abrupt (straight to the point and factual)) frown he isn't happy about photos took on a good day, let alone for a reason. I had to bribe him to have a photo took with his sister when we went to Chester Zoo! (so he can be reasoned with)

And the 5yr old is a very happy but can be a bit OTT with , his understanding skills are very limited though (so asking him to sit still, its not that easy really). So ideally I need somewhere/someone who has a bit of patience (to say the least really).
There isn't any behaviours problems with either of them with myself being there, its just they need alot of encouragement and prompting.

A standard passport photo machine wouldn't work because I would have to tell the boys how to pose and sit still at the same time.

Does anyone have any ideas or know of anyone who could possibly help me? I understand its not a typical every day situation....

Thank you for reading.

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#555469 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:03am Re: Passport photos help needed for 2 disabled boys [Re: Snickas]
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Hi Snickas,
Max Spielman do them, they pull down a screen and a member of staff takes them (rather than a machine). They know the regulations of passport photos, so they will keep taking them until you get one that you are satisfied with. The only downside is, it is in the shop, in full view of everyone. Perhaps you could go in and explain your situation prior, they may be able to tell you a quiet time to pop in. Hope this helps smile

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#555470 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:04am Re: Passport photos help needed for 2 disabled boys [Re: Snickas]
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would i be able to get away with taking a serious pose with our own digital camera?
and do the photo machines at Max Spielmans do passport sizes?

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#555471 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:07am Re: Passport photos help needed for 2 disabled boys [Re: Blondie]
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Originally Posted By: Blondie
Hi Snickas,
Max Spielman do them, they pull down a screen and a member of staff takes them (rather than a machine). They know the regulations of passport photos, so they will keep taking them until you get one that you are satisfied with. The only downside is, it is in the shop, in full view of everyone. Perhaps you could go in and explain your situation prior, they may be able to tell you a quiet time to pop in. Hope this helps smile


Hi,

Thank you so much Blondie smile
That helps me so much smile I will nip in and explain and see if they'll help.
I was hoping that really (kinda praying tbh ) lol

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#555473 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:10am Re: Passport photos help needed for 2 disabled boys [Re: Snickas]
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Glad to be of help grin

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#555474 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:13am Re: Passport photos help needed for 2 disabled boys [Re: Snickas]
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Originally Posted By: Snickas
would i be able to get away with taking a serious pose with our own digital camera?
and do the photo machines at Max Spielmans do passport sizes?


can these help.
http://www.photobox.co.uk/shop/prints/passport-id-photos
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#555476 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:20am Re: Passport photos help needed for 2 disabled boys [Re: bert1]
Snickas Offline

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Originally Posted By: bert1
Originally Posted By: Snickas
would i be able to get away with taking a serious pose with our own digital camera?
and do the photo machines at Max Spielmans do passport sizes?


can these help.
http://www.photobox.co.uk/shop/prints/passport-id-photos


Thats perfect! It tells me how the pose must be, so that helps alot. thank you so much Bert

I'll give it a go with my own camera first and if that doesn't work, I'll nip to Max Spielmans and try negiotiations

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#555478 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:22am Re: Passport photos help needed for 2 disabled boys [Re: Snickas]
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You cannot do the photos yourself. Maybe the Passport helpline could help 0300 222 0000 or see Directgov website, or email your query to info4local.gov.uk

I have used the Max Spielman photo machines for passports. More inclined to use my Post Office though I realise from your email this might not be of use to you.

Blondie's suggestion would be good plus a bit of bribery at home.

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#555479 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:23am Re: Passport photos help needed for 2 disabled boys [Re: Snickas]
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Hi

Firs Cameras in Rock Ferry take passport photos. We took our little boy when he was about a year old. It was very quiet in there ad they were lovely with my little livewire! May be better than a busy Max Spielmans,,,,,,,

Hope this helps

Nikki x

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#555485 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:29am Re: Passport photos help needed for 2 disabled boys [Re: paxvobiscum]
Snickas Offline

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Originally Posted By: paxvobiscum
You cannot do the photos yourself. Maybe the Passport helpline could help 0300 222 0000 or see Directgov website, or email your query to info4local.gov.uk

I have used the Max Spielman photo machines for passports. More inclined to use my Post Office though I realise from your email this might not be of use to you.

Blondie's suggestion would be good plus a bit of bribery at home.


so I can't take the photo's myself? frown
On the link Bert gave me it says
Quote:

Suitable for biometric British passports


so was hoping that would work frown

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#555487 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:31am Re: Passport photos help needed for 2 disabled boys [Re: Nikkit]
Snickas Offline

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Originally Posted By: Nikkit
Hi

Firs Cameras in Rock Ferry take passport photos. We took our little boy when he was about a year old. It was very quiet in there ad they were lovely with my little livewire! May be better than a busy Max Spielmans,,,,,,,

Hope this helps

Nikki x


Thank you so much for your suggestion Nikki smile
Rock Ferry's a bit far for us to get to (would have to go on public transport) and it'd be too much for my 17yr old.
BUT i appreciate your idea, thank you

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#555489 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:35am Re: Passport photos help needed for 2 disabled boys [Re: Snickas]
bert1 Offline

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Snickas, if you google, passport photos online, you will see many options.
another option,
https://www.paspic.com/
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#555491 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:38am Re: Passport photos help needed for 2 disabled boys [Re: Snickas]
Snickas Offline

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you're a godsend bert, thank you again! perfect!!!

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#555492 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:38am Re: Passport photos help needed for 2 disabled boys [Re: Snickas]
Nikkit Offline
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Your welcome, just a thought are there any local camera shops in Wallasey that might do the same thing??

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#555498 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:52am Re: Passport photos help needed for 2 disabled boys [Re: Snickas]
saiyan_gmt Offline
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Max spielman in the cherry tree centre in wallasey where fab when we needed Baby passport photos, they were very patient and kept going until we got a suitable photo that met regulations.
Good Luck

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