Post # 1
Does anyone have any great ideas for a DIY photobooth? I have my Nikon DSLR that I plan to use with the tripod, and I am keeping my eye out for a shutter release on sale. I do have insurance on my camera too, just in case! 😛 I found props at Party City. My plan is to upload them to our wedding website, and of course, Facebook, since I don’t have the right kind of printer to be able to print them out at the wedding- and our money is allocated more importantly in the budget. I love the idea of the photobooth, but its not so important to where we’d spend the money on a professional one. Do you guys have any other ideas to make it a success? 🙂
Post # 3
Some guests will just use thier own camera, we had a DIY photobooth and everyone had a great time
Post # 4
@eliseemma: We’re thinking of doing something similar. One thing I found was something that was actually used at work; They had a backdrop with a brand on it which made it look like a red carpet event. We were thinking of something similar with our name s on it. Apparently it only cost $75 to make & it was really nice! You will need to find a way to hang it though.
Post # 5
We’re doing a photo booth, what we are doing is getting a 12×12 tent, and putting up 2 differant backdrops on 2 of the walls, one that’s just for fun, and one thats elegant, for group wedding photos. We are using wall murals since they are 13 feet wide and 9 feel high – we will most likely get some plywood, and attatch it to that, and then ancher it on the poles of the tents. ANYWAY –
These murals cost around $70 each, which is pretty good! Next we’ll get a small table, with a couple of instant polaroid cameras – and a WHOLE bunch of film on the table. There will be a basket for them to deposit some of the pictures they take, or they can take them home. We’ll most likely put some of those $4 cheap disposable cameras on there too, to get developed at a later time. We’ll do some props as well, most likely steer away from the mustache/lip ones that are so overly popular! We’ll probably do funky top hats, boas, glow items & other items. All together with buying the film, backdrops, plywood, tent & cameras, we’ll probably spend around $500 – but it’s well worth the great memories we’ll have.
Post # 6
We are actually making a picture wall… This is the picture that inspired me and our beginning project. We are using sheetrock but cut a tarp the same size so we could organize our frames!
Post # 7
@anyers: that idea is awesome!
Post # 8
@anyers: this is going to be gorgeous!!! 🙂
Post # 9
@jenilynevette: I saw your post in the 2014 board! Your idea looks great. We don’t have enoug room for that many, and my budget for the photobooth is $200. I saw on the blog on the main page the large sequence back drop.. I think we might do that too!
Your photobooth looks like its going to be a great time! 😉
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
If you are a little worried about your Nikon, have you considered the Fujifilm Insant camera (aka the “new” Polaroid)? You can leave a sign for guests to take 2 (they have one, they leave one), hang a cute fabric sheet on the wal, use your props you have a voila!!
Post # 11
@lealorali: That is a good idea… can you put that kind of camera on a tripod?
Post # 12
Hi! I purchased a Photoboop (http://photoboop.com) and used my camera and tripod to make a photobooth for my wedding. The Photoboop was great, because I was able to do time lapse of the ceremony and then had it set up as a photo booth for the reception. I used a brick wall as the backdrop but could have hung a curtain. Also, I used an Eye-Fi card that sent pictures directly to Facebook. The pictures turned out great.