Wedding Photography Cornwall: Jeff Murton Studios is located in Fair Street which is an extension of Fore Street. It is roughly at a midway point of the main street through the centre of town. St.Columb Major has a thriving community which is steadily growing with the advent of new housing developments and the arrival of a large superstore on the horizon, close by.  As at August 2011 the parish council inform us that there are 1215 households and 3855 residents. The town boasts its own library, town hall, fire station, primary school or now academy, parish church and bellringers, football club, young farmers club and (bobby) local police officer.  There are two banks, two traditional butchers, a coop, two estate agents, post office, pet shop, Boots pharmacy, three public houses, a flourist, card/gift shop, hardware shop, television/electronics shop, tea rooms, three hair salons, printers, antique shop, general store, financial advisors, sandwich bar and photographers – that’s me!  The community has two rooms/halls with adjoining kitchen and cloakroom facilities for general use known as the Columba Centre.  There are three car parks in town and one large free car park just outside of town three minutes walk away. Every year a large contingent of the community and many holiday makers gather for the hurling of The Silver Ball:  This is a historical event, when locals and townies scramble against one another in pursuit of a hand-sized heavy silver ball; the possessor of the ball attempts to stride the main street while fending off opposition who carelessly attempt to rugby-tackle him to the ground to obtain the same. It officially might not be as I have described and I apologise if I have upset anyone for my inadequate description.  Another annual event is the town carnival. You can see a few images of this event and The Silver Ball on my portrait photography cornwall page. E&OE.


Portrait Photographer Cornwall:  Visit our premises in St.Columb Major to obtain your high quality passport photographs using full studio lighting.

Normally, you can walk out with them, in hand, in approximately ten minutes.

The total cost is £6.50 for four prints.

The photographs we supply which you may submit with your passport application meet the following strict criteria stated by the Passport Office:-

  • show you with a neutral expression and your mouth closed (no grinning, frowning or raised eyebrows)
  • show you on your own (babies should not have toys or a dummy, and there shouldn’t be other people in the photo)
  • be in colour, not black and white
  • be identical
  • be taken within the last month
  • be 45 millimetres high x 35 millimetres wide – this is the standard size when you have a passport photo taken in a photo booth or studio (you should not trim a larger photograph to meet this condition)
  • be clear and in sharp focus, with a clear difference between your face and the background
  • be taken against a plain cream or plain light grey background
  • not show you with red-eye
  • be of you facing forward and looking straight at the camera
  • not be torn, creased, or marked 
  • be printed on plain white photographic paper
  • be free from shadows
  • be taken with your eyes open and clearly visible (no sunglasses or tinted glasses and no hair across your eyes)
  • be free from reflection or glare on your glasses, and the frames must not cover your eyes – the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) recommends that, if possible, you remove your glasses
  • be professionally printed (photographs printed at home are not acceptable)
  • show your full head, without any head covering, unless you wear one for religious beliefs or medical reasons
  • be taken with nothing covering your face – you should make sure nothing covers the outline of your eyes, nose or mouth
  • be a close-up of your head and shoulders with a recommended head height (the distance between the bottom of your chin and the crown of your head) between 29 and 34 mm
  • not have any writing on the front or back, except on certified photos – trademarks or photographic printing on the back must not show through.

The studio is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9-5;   Saturday 9-12 noon. Closed Wednesday and Sunday.

You can phone 01637 881246 to make an appointment or come straight to the studio.

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