(Closed) DIY photobooth?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You’d provide the backdrop and the props, and then a digital camera with a self timer.  Set up the camera and then print out instructions on what people should do to work the self timer.  Also mark off a box of exactly where to place the camera.  

Or, here’s a link to a more complicated option using a computer with a webcam:

http://offbeatbride.com/2010/08/diy-photo-booth

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

we did a DIY photobooth – My husband and i actually built the thing out of PVC pipe for structure and cheap walmart curtains to enclose it. for the photos we bought the sparkbooth software at http://www.sparkbooth.com for $60 bucks. We brought in a laptop, web cam (the computer had one but the detachable took better still shots), printer, paper and ink – we set it up on a little table at one end and had a box of props on the far end. we tested it and marked a little x with tape on the carpet where people should stand – from there they just had to hit the space bar and wait for the pics to be taken – the app takes 4 pictures in a row and you can customize it to  your liking – the print automatically and save to the hard drive – it was easy and tons of fun! PM me if you need some help!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We did this ourselves for about $300+. My now-husband bought PVC piping and built a frame. We then bought white curtains from Target and hung them up. He bought a clearance printer he found at best buy for around $70 that prints pictures and he bought an HD computer cam for about $30. He bought some cartridges for the printer as well. We then downloaded a photobooth software. There are a couple of them out there. It cost about $60.00. My husband did all the figuring out. We then bought props. (animal masks, toy sword, viking helmets, the ever popular mustaches!, silly sunglasses, etc.). It was a blast. We set it to print out two sets of the pics, so they could cut the strip and take a set and then put the other set into a basket that we kept and will be gluing into our guest book!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh, and we also used Sparkbooth.com that the PP listed. I couldn’t remember the name at first. But that’s it. Worked fine! But there are some other options out there.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I love this idea:

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