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There is no question that having a photo booth at your wedding is a great idea. In fact, its downright trendy, but what value would you place on the rental of this archaic Polaroid device. Yes, we believe that nostalgia is worth something, but is it worth $1500 for one day? Yeah… we didn’t think so. If you are a little crafty and a little techy, you can create your own automated wedding photo booth for little to no money. The only requirements are a laptop, a photo printer and a creative backdrop.
If you own a Macbook, you won’t even need to use an external camera. Also, since the computer comes preloaded with Photo Booth, one option is to simply use this software to compose the images. The route that we would recommend is to check out the enhanced Photo Booth software created by David Cline. Here is a link to his blog: sevenEightcline. What David has done is automated the process so that guests are prompted to type in their own name, which is then stored in a pre-assigned file on your computer. He has also re-oriented the photos so that they are aligned vertically like traditional photo booth pictures. If you own a computer that runs Windows, check out SeeMonkey. This software does essentially the same thing as the Photo Booth program on the Mac. The only difference…it costs $150 for the software. For the complete DIY Photo Booth post, please visit our wedding blog
Post # 4
interesting idea. i will have to check that out!
Post # 5
thats awesome! i had only heard of the mac program! since i dont own a mac i was pretty bummed! i really want a photo booth but i dont wanna shell out a ton of money for it! you rock! thank you!
Post # 6
We have an olympus camera and a portable printer, how do I make this work???