I just got into studio photography last month, so I'm still just getting my feet wet with my little home studio.
I'm in the process of applying for passports for my family and want to avoid the $60 fee for photos ($15 per person).
Given the fact that I have white seamless background paper and two umbrellas (that I will use as shoot-thru at 45 degrees, one from each side), will the photos I produce likely be acceptable? I don't have background lights to blow out the background unless I can use my large reflector on one side of the face, freeing one of the lights. But even in that case the background will not be uniformly white, more like a gradient between white and grey. Any suggestions?
Next question I have is regarding the actual print. The required 2"x2" photo is not a standard print size. Using Photoshop if I overlay a 2"x2" image over a 4"x6" black background and then cut out the square area (after printing) with scissors is that acceptable?