Passport photos - who needs them?
On the first day when I make LightTouchImages.co.uk the referral point for my Adwords advertising I get a request to do quick passport like (but smiling) shots for a firm in the City. Co-incidentally the government has decided today that a passport may well get you out of having a UK ID card and all this reminds me that I have not yet registered to get tickets for Glastonbury.
The Glastonbury connection? Well each and every person who would like a ticket has to register - here - (explained here) and to register you have to upload a passport-like photo. Registration does not get you a ticket but gets you into a draw to win the opportunity to buy a ticket - which if you win you do not have to take up if you don't want to. If you win and choose to go, you can take up to three other people - but they have to be registered too, but do not have to have won. The whole scheme is pretty well thought out as a way of stopping ticket touts.
I intend to take the harmless step of registering - even if I lose I might just find someone I know who wins, and if I win I will then have about three weeks trying to find up to three people who have registered and want a spare 'ticket'.
Once registered, win or lose, this "Passport to Glasto" lasts 5 years giving me the opportunity to win and get there one day. Of course I'll take the camera - I am sure I will get something rather more interesting than the current crop of Glastonbury photos on photoconnect. I quite fancy taking lifestyle pics of stoned not so trendy not so young things updating their blogs wirelessly from a tent in a godforsaken swamp in the West Country. Me, I'll have the VW camper (thank you).
But first I have to do some Glastonbury passport photos. I hate passport photo assignments.