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My First Crazybooth - A great wedding add on!

 
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Jan 31, 2009 23:49 |  #1

Hi all,

First of all, I would like to thank Nate and Jaclyn from The Image is Found  (external link)for the inspiration to do a Crazybooth. I varied a bit because I went full length which enabled me to do some reall cool stuff! It was a massive success and the bride and groom were thrilled on the night with the concept. Best of all it really helped fill out our coverage which had to that point been a bit patchy due to time constraints.

My blog entry with the shots is here: http://ncp.typepad.com​/ (external link) (Just select Crazybooth from the right sidebar menu).

It's a great concept because:

1. I get paid for extra coverage at $100 an hour
2. I get paid $200 for the Crazybooth itself
3. I know this couple will be getting extra pages in their album for the Crazybooth images; and
4. I will get a lot of extra image sales from folks who got in and got their shots taken.

All told a great idea and a LOT of fun on the night. Add to that, somehow someone in Cleveland found my site and cross posted it on their blog! Go figure!

For the technically minded, I had a 3 metre wide white velvet style backdrop lit by two 580EX strobes on manual in Lastolite Softboxes. Next time I will add a third to light up the backdrop better and get the folks out a little from the back to reduce shadows.

Oh - props are great as well! The frame was a big hit, but some feather boas will be on my purchase list before the next one!

Cheers, Antony


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Feb 01, 2009 00:53 |  #2

Looks like a ton of fun. I'm sure you'll get a bunch of extra sales from those shots. Great work!


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Feb 01, 2009 17:05 as a reply to  @ DDCSD's post |  #3

did you have an assistant take the shots or was it a cable release?

looks like fun, I am going to start offering this in 2010 or late 09.


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Feb 02, 2009 14:30 |  #4

Any photos of the crazy booth? Sounds like fun.


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Feb 03, 2009 08:40 |  #5

Rokkorfan wrote in post #7230168 (external link)
Hi all,

For the technically minded, I had a 3 metre wide white velvet style backdrop lit by two 580EX strobes on manual in Lastolite Softboxes. Next time I will add a third to light up the backdrop better and get the folks out a little from the back to reduce shadows.

Cheers, Antony

Antony,

Where they softboxes or the Lastolite Ezyboxes? What did you have on the floor? I looked at the link you provided and their samples look like seamless all the way down.

This sounds very promising, interesting and lots of fun.


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Feb 03, 2009 09:12 as a reply to  @ MDteX's post |  #6

What a fabulous idea! I really like this. I'll have to keep it in mind if I ever get into weddings :)

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Feb 03, 2009 10:09 |  #7

Very Cool idea!


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Feb 03, 2009 10:17 |  #8

I did this at a party we threw last year (albeit without the studio backdrop). I used a tethered 5D and a laptop; people could trigger the camera with a remote switch or by hitting the space bar.

Lots of fun! You got some good stuff.


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Feb 12, 2009 23:44 |  #9

MDteX wrote in post #7244649 (external link)
Antony,

Where they softboxes or the Lastolite Ezyboxes? What did you have on the floor? I looked at the link you provided and their samples look like seamless all the way down.

This sounds very promising, interesting and lots of fun.

The 580EX units were fired into Lastolite umbrellaboxes - they are like a softbox that works like an umbrella - very easy to use and portable.

The backdrop was white velvet - 3M x 6M which was rolled out onto the floor. It lasts a little better on a carpet floor than rolled paper.

Cheers,

Antony


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Feb 14, 2009 07:05 |  #10

That is fun looking and a smart way to get extra income!


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