Rejected 16-25 Railcard renewal photos
On the 8th of December, 2010, (I’m saying the 8th, as I decided to take a train and totally forgot the railcard had expired. My wallet was spanked) it was time I renewed my railcard. Last year, I some how got away with this:
In an attempt to top my previous years young persons railcard I thought I would try railcard.co.uk’s patience with a bunch of submissions which I deemed suitable for such occasion. Here we go…
Rejected at: 13:19
Rejected: the next day, with a phone call from Railcard.co.uk giving some advice on how to take the best picture possible.
The brief (or, their “terms and conditions”):
All photographs must be:
- Recent and of a good likeness;
- Close-up of your head and shoulders so that your face covers approximately 65 to 75% of the photograph;
- Taken against a plain off-white, cream or light grey background so that your features are clearly distinguishable against the background;
- Of you on your own (no other people or objects visible);
- Be in sharp focus and clear, i.e. not blurred;
The photograph must show:
- No shadows;
- Your full face, looking straight at the camera:
- A neutral expression, with your mouth closed;
- Your eyes open and clearly visible (with no sunglasses or heavily tinted glasses, and no hair across your eyes);
- No reflection on your spectacles, if you wear them, and the frames should not cover your eyes. We recommend that you remove your glasses to avoid these problems;
- Your full head, without any head covering, unless it is worn for religious beliefs or medical reasons; and your face uncovered.
Photographs uploaded onto the website must:
- Have an aspect ratio of 1.29 (with a tolerance of +/ – 0.15) – this means that their height divided by their width must result in a value of between 1.14 to 1.44;
- Be a file type of either: .jpg, .bmp or .gif;
- Have a file size not exceeding 1 mb; and have a resolution of at least 300dpi.
Note: I’ve hidden some images where I show a little bit of nipple. Could be riskaaayy stuff for work! Seriously, it’s just a bit of nipple, get over it!