(Closed) Homemade photo booth – need photographers'/camera-savvy people's help!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Be VERY VERY VERY careful about this. Drunk people and tripods holding expensive cameras with a cable attached can often lead to disaster. You are better off hiring a CL photog to just man the booth for you.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Just make sure you have enough in the bank to cover the camera if something did happen and you need to replace it. Also, get a couple of sandbags to weigh down the tripod. Esp if you end up using a cable release. All it takes is one guest to forget they are holding the cable and start walking off for the whole thing to come down. Most consumer tripods are not a sturdy as you think.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Find a freelance new photographer in your area. Ask around, you may be surprised. Some people may work in office environments but do photography as a hobby! Throw them a couple of bucks to do a couple of hours for you and pay for their plate and your set!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I saw another bee explain her DIY photobooth using an old desktop computer.  I think she was pretty happy with the results. I

Have you priced out the tripod?  I looked into tripods for my DSLR and godo ones were several hundred dollars. 

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@furnituregirl:  I have a wireless remote to my camera, maybe that might work, just someone might lose the remote.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Food for thought – Hope I’m not stressing you out more – just trying to help 😉

Things to consider – cost of actual cameras, developing the cameras {around $10 each}, quality of the cameras/film, is your reception indoors/dark, do the cameras have flashes?

In my experience most people are not happy with the quality of the photos they get from disposable considering the cost involved. The cameras usually fall into the hands of the kids and you end up with lots of odd/dark images. You are looking at around $20 a camera when all said and done. There have been other reviews about disposable on here, do a search.

Really your cheapest route is to find someone starting out/ or a friend willing to do it with a decent camera who can man a booth for you for around $150 and dinner.

 

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