After trying selfies with a phone & a small Panasonic waterproof camera I decided it was pointless because of shadows & other issues so went to Hanafins at the Riccarton Mall. The guy used a very nice little mirrorless camera maybe a Fuji, & emailed the photo to me within 10 minutes. Excellent no fuss service. The photo was taken without any flash. This was accepted for the passport no problem. BTW the Riccarton Road Post Shop use a Canon 1000D with 50 mm f1.8 lens for their Real Me photos. Such a fast lens they don't have to use a flash.