ShotByTom wrote in post #16336227
Where are you located? There are places that rent out dye sub printers for use in photo booths that will do 6x2 prints. There are a couple of options for software, here are some that I know of:DSLRbooth
Good software, but it's a bit buggy and may require a person to run it.Print-N-Shoot
Seems to be an easy enough program and is set up for events like your wedding.
Do you have one speedlite? Might need a little more power than that..
Thanks for the advice Tom! I'll try the software you mentioned above and see how it goes. I'm from Toronto and I'm unsure where I can borrow a printer. That right now has been my biggest problem. With the speedlite flash, I am hoping that the one I have will suffice. If not, I can always look into borrowing one from a friend or the local store (Henrys).
sapearl wrote in post #16336255
Kuopan - I agree that photobooths are pricey, but it's more than just the h/w you are renting. You can probably do it cheaper yourself, but the big issue is operating it. Who will run your setup for the duration of the reception?
I've seen these things in operation and those folks are very, very busy. The down side is the high cost of the booth, but the upside is that it's a production tool designed to generate a large volume of right-sized prints in an assembly line manner. You can do similar work with a stand-alone camera and s/w, but you'll need somebody who is pretty familiar with its operation and able to trouble shoot when things go wrong, or if supplies need to be replenished.
IMO - this is YOUR WEDDING
, hoping the one and only, and something you should enjoy. If your fiance really wants a photo booth, hire a pro who knows what he's doing. Otherwise you will be dragged into this thing if it doesn't run smoothly; just my .02
I actually have a friend who istechnologically savy and has had past experience in photographing highschool portraits. So they will both probably monitor the setup. I don't plan on doing anything during the actual wedding day.
The plan is to test it out at home first with my friend. If it works smoothly, then we will put the DIY photo booth into motion. If it doesn't, we will hire a professional, haha..
ShotByTom wrote in post #16336500
Photo booths are very popular right now, they are a lot of fun for the people attending the wedding and make great memories for the couple....why wouldn't
she want one?
I do agree that you need to turn it over to someone else to run, you don't want to have to deal with issues that may come up on your wedding day. But, they are very easy to set up and run.
Photo booths are indeed very popular right now which is why my fiance wants one. The guests love it and have something to go home with. Putting the pictures up on a slideshow isn't an alternative because we would like to give the guests the actual pictures as favours.