Woman getting official photo taken

Public Affairs Photography Information

The Tinker Public Affairs Office offers a number of services to support Team Tinker's official photography needs. Check out the following sections to learn more.

Official Photos

Please Note: All photography is done by appointment, no walk-ins. Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes prior to your appointment

The PA Photo Studio offers official photos for personnel with qualified need for an official photo. This includes:

Award Nomination/Selection
Leadership Wall
Professional Development Programs (Employee Enhancement Program)
Application Packages

Please note, we are NOT able to take photos that do not have an official purpose (personal desire). This includes, but is not limited to, online avatars, recent promotions/awards where the photo is not being used for a purpose as listed above, last photo before retirement or unit yearbooks.

Photo Types Available:

Head and Shoulders Official Photo

Photos are shot to a 4x5 ratio, suitable for an 8"x10" frame, and include the American flag in the background. Please note, we do NOT have printing capabilities. Photos can be printed on a color laser printer available in most offices or can be printed off-site if desired.

Full Length Photo

Photos are shot to a 5x7 ratio (5"x7") on a white background and are sized to be less than 500KB in compliance with most package requirements. These photos are less common and are only done on Fridays with prior arrangement with the PA Office. To arrange a full length photo, please contact us at (405) 739-2025 during normal business hours (M-F, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.).

Other Photo Types

If you require a photo not specified above, please contact us before making an appointment to verify we can support your needs. Different services have different photo requirements and although we try to assist where possible, we cannot guarantee that we have the equipment (backdrop, name board, etc.) necessary to meet the photo's requirements.

>>  To schedule your photo, visit our scheduling site: https://tinkerpublicaffairs.setmore.com/  <<

Passport/Visa Photos

Please Note: All photography is done by appointment, no walk-ins. Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes prior to your appointment

Passport photos/Visa photos are available through the Tinker Public Affairs Office. We do not handle any application processing, that is performed by the 72nd Force Support Squadron's Military Personnel Flight. Passport photos are available for servicemembers and DoD employees needing an Official Passport in connection with their duties. Dependents of service members may also get Passport photos in connection with their sponsor's duties. We do not provide photos for personal (tourist) Passports. If you need more photos than the included two for visa purposes, please let us know when arriving for your photo.

Passport photos have specialized requirements:

  • No military clothing allowed. Shirt must be completely civilian. Unfortunately we do not have shirts to loan.
  • Clothing should be darker in color to contrast with the white photo background.
  • No glasses can be worn for photo
  • A neutral expression (no smiling)

Children must be able to sit unattended for photo. Infants can be seated on a parent/guardian's lap with a white blanket serving as the backdrop, or laid on the ground 


>>  To schedule your photo, visit our scheduling site: https://tinkerpublicaffairs.setmore.com/  <<

Self Help Camera Checkout

Self Help Camera equipment is available at no charge to support events such as promotions/retirements, change of command ceremonies and commander's calls. Equipment should be checked out no earlier than 48 hours prior to an event and returned no later than 24 business hours after the event has concluded. Current equipment available includes:

  • Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm lens (3x zoom equivalent) & SD Card
  • Digital 1080p Camcorder with 20x zoom, external audio connection support & SD Card
  • Tripod with smart phone adapter, for live streaming events

Other equipment not included here can be arranged with the Public Affairs staff when appropriate. For more information, please email us at 72abw.pa.workflow@us.af.mil

How to Get Here

The Tinker Public Affairs Office is located in Bldg. 7005 on the west side of Tinker AFB.

Directions: From the intersection of Arnold St. & S. Air Depot Blvd, travel south along S Air Depot Blvd, going around the runway. After this, you will see a white brick building, turn as if you are going there. At this point you will see signs for offices including Public Affairs, Protocol and Legal. Follow the signs, we are located southwest of the white brick building, in a metal building with a gazebo and large bush next to it. If you get lost on your way, please call us at 405-739-2025.