Electronic Diversity Visa (DV 2016)
Electronic Diversity Visa: Lloyd’s Studio Photography produces photos for the DV 2016 Diversity Immigrant Visa program in electronic image file forat (.jpeg) to their stringent specifications. Don’t waste, get it right the first time.
- Subject must be surrounded by a plain, light-colored background with no distracting shadows on the subject or background.
Head Coverings and Hats
- Hats or head coverings are only allowed if worn for religious reasons AND if they do not obscure any facial features.
- Photos containing tribal or other headgear not specifically religious in nature are unacceptable.
- Photos of military, airline, or other personnel wearing hats are not acceptable.
Brightness, Contrast, and Color
- Color must reflect natural skin tones.
- Brightness and contrast must accurately represent the subject.
- Photos in which the person being photographed is wearing sunglasses or other items that obscure the face are not acceptable.
- Eyeglasses are acceptable in a photo only if the lenses are not tinted and there is no glare, shadows, or rims/frames obscuring the eyes. Glare on eyeglasses can usually be avoided by a slight upward or downward tilt of the head.
- The subject must directly face the camera.
- The head must not be tilted up, down, or to the side.
- The head height (measured from the top of the head, including the hair, to the bottom of the chin) must be between 50% and 69% of the image’s total height. The eye height (measured from the bottom of the image to the level of the eyes) should be between 56% and 69% of the image’s total height. The diagram below shows these measurements on a correctly-proportioned image.