DIY Photo Booth- mount my ipad or guests use their own cameras?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: DIY Photo Booth- Use a mounted Ipad or have guests use their phones
    Have guests use their phones : (4 votes)
    14 %
    Mount the ipad and download the app : (25 votes)
    86 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Kelly_mac:  I love photobooths and if you have all the nice fancy lighting and such it seems silly to me to have people whipping out their phones for a selfie. 

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @Kelly_mac:  I say mount the iPad and P.S. saw a pretty awesome prop kit on clearance at Target yesterday! 😉

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Kelly_mac:  I did a DIY photobooth but didn’t use my ipad…. but if it were me, I wouldnt have the guest use their phone… Use your ipad and purchase one of those photo printers which connect to your ipad via blue tooth… that way you guest can have their pics that day….

     

    Our guest loved the photobooth, they loved all of the crazy props and  many times when my husband I looked up stairs where our photobooth was located, we saw a VERY LONG LINE… both old and young, so your guest will love it and definitely get the props.

    Another option to consider if you have a laptop which has a webcam is sparkbooth. 

     

    we used Breeze PSR Remote, which I recommned, but there is a HUGE learning curve..I am still learning.

     

     

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    @creeative1:  Breeze software is super complicated, definitely wouldn’t recommend it to anyone not doing photobooths for profit.

    I think if you’re going to offer something like a photobooth it should be something you provide for the guests, so you supply whatever is taking the photos. Also you’d want a copy of each photo would you not?

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @continuumphotography:  I actually did three photobooths prior to my wedding for different friend events… The $95 was more than worth the investment… I will use it again and again and again.  and will start charging… Luckily for me, I had everything I needed other than the software, so it was a small investment. 

    Post # 10
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    480 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    we did a DIY photobooth. I left my camera in it with the idea that people would use it but noone did, they all  used their own cameras, it seemed to work pretty well and guests loved it.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    @Kelly_mac:  my point was that if you’re not using your own capture device you won’t have a copy electronically or otherwise

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    So I assume when you mean your FI has professional lights, you’re going to use some kind of continuous lighting versus a flash setup? I’d be afraid the continuous light wouldn’t be powerful enough in a dim reception setup to get to a high enough Fstop to have everyone in focus and you’re going to have some pretty bad quality. Does your wedding photographer offer a photobooth you can just have included in your package? We offer Photobooths, and to do it right, we had to invest about $1500 up front in JUST photobooth gear, a backdrop and props. However, we also do on-site printing so that’s some of the expense…I am just asking about the execution because I was at a wedding recently where they did a DIY photobooth and paid a friend to show up with a camera and he was pulling me aside the whole night panicked because there wasn’t enough light to get a usable shot. I ended up staying an extra half hour at the end of the night so they’d at least have SOME photos with the cute backdrop they paid all that money for 🙁

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    @Kelly_mac:  Oh I missed that part. I guess then that there is wifi at your reception. That’d be the only thing that you’d need to have a reliable connection. I think that’d be a bit of a pain though if you are receiving an individual email of each photo.

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