(Closed) DIY Photobooth–How did you do yours?

posted 11 years ago in DIY
Post # 17
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@JillBill: I was wondering the same thing!  I just did some digging on the Spark Booth website and it looks like automatic printing is just an OPTION… it always saves the photos onto your computer’s hard drive but unless you select to enable automatic printing it won’t print! 🙂 

Post # 18
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@SuperShopper: Ah, super!  Thanks for providing that info!!

Post # 19
23 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Miss Zig Zag:  I’ve been debating the same thing. We’re already over budget, so if we do a photo booth it will be DIY, which I like since I love crafts. I’m just debating whether it will be worth the time/effort or if it would be preferable to just scrap the idea. It’s so fun in theory, I just don’t worry about it looking cheap or tacky if it’s not executed well. I’m also nervous about having someone knock over the tripod and hurting my beloved DSLR…

For those of you that have done DIY photobooths, do you have any pros/cons to share? Tips and tricks or things to avoid?

Post # 21
662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I bought a polaroid instant digital for about $300, and 150 sheets of paper for $100.

I’m going to set the camera on a tripod, with a bench in front of it, so it will be less likely to be knocked over.

It’s set up as a very DIY system, where the camera will be on a timer, and people can either do their own photos or have someone else take it for them. I’ve recruited my dad as the go-to guy for anyone who needs help, or any technical issues.

Going this route, you could always sell the camera after, or I’ve already had a few friends offer to rent it from me for kids birthday parties etc…




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