One of the most highly-talked about blog features that I have found myself attracted to the most as of late is the feature of PhotoBooths. Not only do I really enjoy photographs, but I also wanted to construct a photobooth station that would allow wedding guests to partake in activities such as taking their own photo and signing a card for the happy couple, instead of hiring a photobooth. After everything was said and done, I would then take all of the photographs that were taken in the photobooth and put them all together into one single scrapbook. Unfortunately, due to funding issues, I was only able to utilize the photobooth option and set a limited budget.
The following steps are what I decided would really work the best for me in the long run, and these steps can also work for you as well.
USE A DSLR
I wanted to honor the fact that I’m such a huge photography nut, so this led me to ask a friend to let me borrow their traditional DSLR camera. However, if you are unable to get your hands on this kind of a camera yourself, you can use a different type of camera, such as a digital camera or even a traditional disposable camera.
ENSURE THAT THE CAMERA YOU USE HAS A REMOTE SHUTTER DEVICE
When a photobooth is involved at any kind of gathering, it’s essential that guests should be able to go over to it and take their own photographs. Even better is the fact that something like this can work out for children who may not want to make funny or embarassing faces when their parents take photos of them with their own camera. When a remote shutter device is utilized in one of these booths, it can most definitely allow for very surprising and funny pictures.
USE A STURDY TRIPOD
Regardless of the kind of camera you will be using, it’s important to ensure that the tripod being used is as sturdy as possible. This will prevent the camera from being accidentally knocked over or otherwise damaged in any fashion.
UTILIZE A VIEWING STATION
Viewing stations at photobooths will allow guests who have taken their photos to navigate through them to see which ones turned out well and which ones didn’t. These features can really be amazing; however, at the same time, they can also be rather expensive.
I eventually devised a solution that involved the following: borrowing the necessary items from friends and fellow photography buffs and taking advantage of various “photobooth for hire” features from one of my local area photography stores. I found their help and expertise to be extremely valuable, and their “photobooth for hire” features were also especially useful. I also appreciated the fact that the store I visited had catalogs of various accessores that worked with certain cameras, as well as other cheaper, more off-brand accessories that worked just as well.
If this is a similar situation that you are finding yourself in, consider contacting your local photography store and see how they can help you achieve all of your goals!