Tips for Photographers: DIY Photo Booth
Posted on December 17, 2015 by DropPlace | 1 comment
What's more fun than a photo booth? You get to dress up in funny outfits and take silly photos with your favorite people and create memories for years to come. But professional photo booths can be so expensive, we know! Whatever shall we do?
MAKE ONE OURSELVES OF COURSE!
In the age of pinning and DIY everything sometimes things can get a little crazy. We get it, not everyone has the time or the creative touch to make everything we find on Pinterest. (Even though we really want to).
So why not get a little help and still keep the costs down?
We asked one of our photographers to document one of her DIY photo booths and we just loved the outcome! Photos by Heather Anne Photography
STEP ONE: GET YOUR PROPS!
Now, you can choose to buy props, make props or just use fun and random things that you find around your house. We don't judge. Heather chose to bring her own props as well as make amusing items such as masks, mustaches, bow ties, glasses etc. etc. and put them on a plastic stick for easy use.
STEP 2: SET UP YOUR BOOTH
Heather chose to use style number 2367 AKA "Chalkboard City" as her photo booth drop. She's hung the piece with a backdrop stand and clamps (our suggested way) to display her photo booth. If you don't have a backdrop stand, don't fret! There's plenty of other ways this can be hung. We've had customers who've used some more DIY MAGIC (aaaah!) and have used velcro, 3M strips, heavy duty tape or push pins to adhere their pieces to a wall at their events or shoots. Our drops have a 1/2" white border around the edges from our printers. Here is a good place to put any holes if need be. this is a "last resort" sort of solution though!
STEP 3: SNAP AWAY!
Have fun with it! That's the point of a photo booth anyway!