Getting married or have an event and want to have a fun photo booth at your event? Photo booths are big bucks but you can do it on the cheap and have something even better! How about a photo booth or selfie machine that automatically publishes your photos to Twitter and Facebook? Read on my friend...
Step 1: What you'll need
Do you have an ipad? If you do you're in luck! There's an app for this!!
- some sort of stand. I went to the dollar store and got a dollar store stand that was to sit on the bar top. There are a lot of kiosk style stands available on the internet if you want to make it look much more professional.
- software! Enter SnapBoothApp, you can find it on the app store here:
Step 2: SnapBoothApp
Snapbooth is the first unmanaged photo booth app for IOS. The best part about it is that you can upload your photos in real-time to Facebook and Twitter, with hashtags!! Everyone can share your event in real-time by following the hashtags you setup.
When SnapBooth is setup and running all your guests have to do is:
1) touch the screen to start
2) a coundown timer counts down from 3
3) photo is snapped and you either Share it, or Try again.
It's so simple even kids and old people will be able to use it. ;)
Unfortunately SnapBooth isn't a free app it uses a non-renewing 30 day subscription. So you'll have to pay for it when you want to use it. But a subscription to SnapBooth allows you to rent it out as your own product. I can start a business with it! i'll probably need a better stand...
Regardless it's 10 times cheaper than renting a photobooth and just as much fun!
Step 3: Pushing photos to Twitter and Facebook with SnapBooth
The great thing about SnapBooth is that you can setup the session to automatically push to Twitter and Facebook - if your iPad is setup with your Facebook and Twitter credentials (under settings/facebook or settings/twitter).
You can also setup hashtags that will be pushed to Twitter and/or Facebook so that all your images will be searchable via hashtags. Great idea if you're having an event and you want to keep all your photos in one place.
If you want to pick and choose what you share on social media you can always set SnapBooth up to store images to the device and disabled Twitter and Facebook. Who knows, maybe you're throwing a dirty party and you don't want that stuff on the inter-webs?
Step 4: So what are you waiting for??
As you can see from the photo, photo booths are a great way to capture fun shots for your event for all ages. You can even live tweet and facebook them in real-time. All for hundreds of dollars less than what a photo booth rental costs. You can do it on the cheap!
So fill you favorite social media channel with hundreds of candid shots with your very own selfie machine.
Go check out the SnapBooth app!