(Closed) Poloroid POGO: Who is using this for DIY photobooth??

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m going to borrow a couple Polaroid cameras, have some sort of backdrop (haven’t figured out what yet) and have a big frame and maybe a dry erase. I’m not really into the mustache trend. Maybe an umbrella/parasol or something?

Maybe I can raid my sisters kids dress up box for silly props/hats, not sure how crazy I want to go, if at all.

I think I’ll just have a board they can pin the shots too. I don’t think we’ll be able to say “just 2 each” because some people won’t want to do it at all and some people won’t pay attention to a sign.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I’ve used small portable projector screens as white backdrops.  It doesn’t even need to be that big.  You can even get a sheet of 4×8 white panel board at home depot and just lean it up against the wall.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ist you did great on Ebay for that price. I was probably bidding against you!! Haha! ^_^ I just tried to buy the same item this week. I also got paper but you did better than me! I got 200 sheets, free shipping for $38.00. So you got 100 more than me. Who was your seller?

 

To answer your question we are planning to use them in the guestbook and to have guests posing  behind a backdrop. We are still searching for ideas so I might follow your thread to see.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I would use a chalkboard instead of dry erase because there may be glare from your flash and you wont be able to make out what people wrote.

Post # 9
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3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@PizzutiStudios: that’s a good tip, I hadn’t thought of that!

Yea, I think just a big piece of fabric will probably be what I end up doing.

Still thinking of ideas for how to set it up. Need to do some searching.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

If you are set on fabric, go to a craft store, get something with a wider pattern which will look better than a solid.  It doesn’t have to be that big, and you can either tack it to the wall, or build a simple frame out of PVC. 

 

Example below shows how small backdrops can be

 

setup shot

Kim and Aurielle Set up shot

final image

Kim and Aurielle ~ The Vintage Brides

 

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Zaria:

 

Who was your ebay seller? I just bought 200sheets of photo paper and am now worried. How are they scamming you?

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Zaria:

 

Whoa! I had something like that happen to me with a Mac makeup set. It wasn’t the real product and after i purchased it the seller disappeared. I bought 200 sheets recently and the transaction went smoothly. It was on ebay. If you’d like I can give you the seller.

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