1st Photobooth

Hey friends. 
So sorry for the long hiatus.
It's one of those busy seasons of life.
You know how that is.

Just wanted to share with you a recent project of mine.
There was an event called the Gaming Social at ignite April 23, 2011.
I was asked to do a photobooth at the event.

Let me remind you, I am still new to this photography stuff.
Nonetheless, I agreed.
You gotta start somewhere, right?
How else am I gonna learn?

So, like every pre-shoot I've been doing, I started the research.
I read any and every article out there about photobooths.
I joined a photography forum.

I read articles and threads about:
How and where to set them up.
What I need.
Aperture settings.
Shutter speed.

The one thing I had no idea about.

So, I put a list of all the things I wanted for this shoot and all the things they wanted and I went shopping.

I bought props galore from Party City and a piece of fabric from Joann's for the backdrop.
Now, from all my research, you don't usually pin a piece of fabric to the wall for this type of thing,
but if you ever consider doing this, just buy a piece of fabric. 
It works just as well as all the other, more expensive stuff. Just sayin.

So the day came to try all of these things out. 

The trial.
I set up some lighting that was there.
The results were not to my liking.
Not horrible, but not great.
I knew I could do better.
I had to do better.

After all, this was reflecting my skills as a photographer.

On I went to do more research. 
This time it was all about lighting.

In the end I found a great informative article and began the search for local rental shops.
I went in with Ruben, told them what I was trying to do,
told them what I thought I needed, they helped, and we reserved the stuff.

The day before the event came.
We went to pick up all the stuff. 
I was SUPER nervous.
They taught me how everything worked.

Saturday, April 23, 2011 arrived.
No more trials. This was the real thing.

The results?
I would say for my first, ever photobooth shoot,
it was a success. 

Here are some photos from that night:


  1. Looks like it turned out great!...was it set up on a timer/remote or did you take all the photos yourself?

  2. Thanks so much!! I took all the photos myself :)