A photobooth is always the life of a party with guests taking fun and quirky photos. You can skip having to purchase an expensive readymade photobooth and make your very own unique booth, that has a backdrop and props.
Below are some of the materials you will need:
- Digital point and shoot camera
- Camera tripod
- Nails and hammer
- Remote shutter
You will need a tripod that is tall enough. Make sure it extends to the level of the eye and the remote shutter. A remote shutter enables the guests to have photos taken without the presence of a photographer and will make your work easier.
For you to have a professional photo booth, lighting is very important. If you do not have the photo lighting equipment, ensure that your flash is on. You can also place a good lamp beside the camera, facing the backdrop. Ensure that the light source is always behind the camera or the photos will turn out darker than usual.
There are many different ways to set up your backdrop. You could use your plain wall, hang a plain coloured cloth or paste decorations on the wall to serve as a backdrop.
Throwing in a variety of prop will add some fun to the photo booth. If you do not know where to get the props, you can always drop by the party shop around the block to pick up a few masks, sunglasses and any other fun items!
Location and Setup
When choosing a place suitable to set, make sure to select a place where there won’t be much traffic. Once you have identified the place, make sure to clear the decor on your wall, and any close furniture to prevent them from entering the picture.
Make sure that your battery has enough charge and memory card space. Inform your guest about the photo booth available as soon as they arrive and let the party get started!
However, if you don’t want to have to go through the trouble of doing all these yourself, you could hire a professional photo booth company to do it for you.