mug shot

  • A mug shot, or booking photograph, is a photographic portrait taken after one is arrested. The purpose of the mug shot is to allow law enforcement to have a photographic record of the arrested individual to allow for identification by victims and investigators.
  • A photograph of a person’s face made for an official purpose, esp. police records
  • a photograph of someone’s face (especially one made for police records)
  • Any photograph of a person’s face
  • A photograph taken of the head and shoulders, often from the front and in profile, usually taken in conjunction with somebody’s arrest


  • In the Dungeons & Dragons game, a template can be applied to a creature to enhance its abilities or to even create a new type of creature.
  • Something that serves as a model for others to copy
  • a model or standard for making comparisons
  • A shaped piece of metal, wood, card, plastic, or other material used as a pattern for processes such as painting, cutting out, shaping, or drilling
  • A preset format for a document or file, used so that the format does not have to be recreated each time it is used
  • The term document template when used in the context of file format refers to a common feature of many software applications that define a unique non-executable file format intended specifically for that particular application.

mug shot template

Ciel Phantomhive #4

Ciel Phantomhive #4
I am taking a part-time course on composition and it really got me thinking about various other possibilities to do Cosplay photoshoots.

For this one, I decided to take a relatively different compositional approach. Instead of following my usual environmental portrait or headshot template, I wanted to study the model from a more objective and distant angle. It’s partly inspired by the mug shot style, but I also gave it a slight twist by elevating the camera and choosing a more romantic color as the backdrop.

mug shot

mug shot
Layout came from a template posted at gotsketch. Background paper and ribbon are both photos I got from Flickr and then altered. Background was a picture of coffee beans posted by Mr. Phelps. Ribbon was a picture of coffee beans posted by sean dreilinger. Coffee mug clipart from WPClipart. Title font ‘chocolat bleu’ from dafont. Journaling font ‘lucida handwriting’. Journal stamp from Designer Digitals. All the other photos are my own precious mug. The coffee rings came from my morning coffee.