Friday, 11 April 2014

DIY: Photobooth!

Are you fan of a photobooth?
Photobooths have become VERY popular over the past year or so and it's a bit of a trend that seems to be continuing, and why not, they're a lot of fun! But they can be a bit pricey, the cheaper end of the market being around £300.

If you have a camera of your own you can easily set up a photobooth area which (after a few glasses of fizz or pints of ale) will seem to your guests like the best idea EVER!

Here's what you need...

1. A camera; any compact camera will do really, set it to auto and pop it on a tripod - you can pick them up on ebay for less than a tenner- leave the camera set up by the photobooth. (Don't have a camera/ don't want to leave yours out & vulnerable?- a set camera isn't exactly essential as people will use the props and set up and take snaps on their own cameras or phone) 

2. A backdrop; nothing fancy, there may already be a nice little corner of your venue that you can use with some jazzy wallpaper or a nice clean crisp white wall. If not a few meters of pretty fabric and the means to hang it (a portable clothes rail works well or a washing line if outside) will do the job.

3. A suitcase/ box full of props; no need to spend a fortune down the fancy dress shop, raid charity or vintage shops for dodgy ties, scarves and shades, and see what your friends and relatives have stashed from past fancy dress parties.

4. If there is something to hang them from and your venue don't mind, hanging frames look totally awesome, by some cheap fancy looking ones 2nd hand or get yourself the biggest piece of foamboard you can find and make a Polaroid boarder like this...

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