Post # 1
Hi all- I am wanting to make my own photo booth at the wedding. Complete with a fun background and props. My only problem is how to get a camera that can sit on a tri-pod has a clicker. I have asked my photgrapher is she is new in the business and does not have too many extra cameras that could be used for this. She has 2 back up and likes to save them incase something were to happen.
How has everyone handled this before? Can you rent cameras like these? Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Okay, I don’t know what your budget is on this but I know you can get a digital SLR like a Canon Rebel (that’ll be at the lower end of the price range on those, most likely) and get a shutter release, which I think is what you’re referring to–it plugs into the camera and a little cord runs over to you and you push the button and the picture snaps. Sometimes you can find places that’ll rent the camera but usually there’s a deposit. You can just buy the shutter release–they’re not too expensive but they ARE specific to different models so pick a camera first.
Other ideas–use a point and shoot on a tripod and leave a little card with instructions on how to set the timer, or leave the P&S on the tripod and just let people recruit their own people to push the button. Usually photo booths are so fun that they’re swarming with people and I bet they’d help each other out. Or is there someone who will be at the wedding who would be wiling to man the photo booth? Or someone on CL?
Good luck! I think photo booths are so fun. 🙂
Post # 4
I’ve done a handful of photobooths for weddings before. Do you have any friends that have a DSLR? You could probably borrow one from them, and get a wide enough lens to make sure you get everyone in.
It might be beneficial if you have someone man the camera. Have a family friend who’s fun to have fun with the guests. 🙂 They also have shutter remote releases that people can hold and take the photo themselves if you don’t want to do the self timer.
OOh don’t forget props! what are you going to have as props?
Post # 5
Thank you both! I will probably end up buying a camera that will work. I know a few people I can ask but I feel bad that they will say yes, but I’m sure they will be worried about their camera. We will see! I would like the shutter release b/c I do not want someone to have to man the camera all night. I want everyone to be able to relax and enjoy.
If we decide to have the photobooth I would gather different items like feather boas, cowboy hats, glasses…just fun stuff like that!