How to customise your photo booth
The photo booth has been in existence for centuries and it has now come back with a bang. While an old photo booth can still bring back fun and retro vibe to any occasion, you will experience the same in a modern, open-air photo booth. Today, photo booths shoot in full colour and come with high-tech touchscreen displays. But even with these new innovations, you still have the chance to customize your photo booth and add some more fun to every photo. Here is how you can do that.
Customize the backdrop
You can customize the backdrop of a photo booth by hand making it. In fact, the best way to go about it is by incorporating colourful background and you can make it entirely out of paper, which of course makes it cost effective.
The first element can be either to hang your backdrops from the ceiling or use a paper fan. As for the paper fan you will need 2-3 sheets of A3 coloured paper, fold stick, ruler, pencil, glue gun, scissors, wood stick and a needle.
The procedure is quite straightforward when it comes to making the paper fan. Use a ruler and a folding stick to fold your paper every 4 cm. Use a scissor to round off the edges then fold the closed accordion in half to get a L shape. Repeat this with other sheets.
Stick all the L shapes to get a circle. you can also glue the stick if you want to use it as a hand-held fan.
Customizing photo template
You will need your computer to customize a photo template for your photo booth. Whatever software you use, you will need to set the size of your template to the size of your booth prints.
The next step is to find a background image. This will be the background. So, it will be underneath any photos taken. Most people choose either a plain or a plain colour, neutral pattern.
You should then lay and fit your background. After that, you will need to mark out the background. You can do that by copy-pasting as a full-screen photo then shrink it to the size you want on the new template.
Save your photo booth template background and find some overlay graphics, to save your overlays, make sure you delete everything apart from the graphics since the overlay file needs to be on a transparent background.
Customizing Photo booth props
If you’re the creative type, you can even save some money by making your own props. Moustache on a stick, empty picture frames for your guests to put their faces through, and sock puppets are all simple to make and fun to bring into a photo booth.
If you want to keep copies of your guests’ photo strips, you can give them the chance to leave you a message right in the picture by providing a small chalkboard or dry erase board. Just make sure it is small enough to fit in the photo frame!
When putting together your prop kit, don’t worry about what the typical props are. Choose what you think will be the most fun! Just make sure all of your props are visible from the waist up. Hula skirts and funky shoes may be a hit at a costume party but are not good props for a photo booth.
No matter what you choose to do, props can definitely add that extra something to your photo booth experience.
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