3. But did you know they’re also a great way to get really fun family photos?
10. Wrapping paper makes a great backdrop.
18. But the most important part of excellent photo booth pictures is the lighting.
Angle two lights at the backdrop (as in the above diagram), placing your camera in the center. If you’ve got a flash on your camera, go ahead and turn that on too. If you don’t have photo lights (which you can grab HERE or HERE), run-of-the-mill work lights from any hardware store (like THESE) will do the job just fine.
20. Go digital.
If all else fails, you can sync up iPhone flashes and use light from multiple devices with this nifty app.
21. What you’ll need to build a photo booth:
• Backdrop (wrapping paper? cloth? a sheet? tinsel?!)
• Two light sources (to eliminate each other’s shadows and give you that smooth, flawless photo booth look)
• A camera (even a well-equipped smartphone can work surprisingly well if the lighting is right)
• A remote for said camera, and/or person(s) to man the camera
• Props if you please (you can make your own, like THESE!)
• Family, friends, and fun!
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