DIY Wedding Photobooth With Easy Disassembly (pics Only)

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Introduction: DIY Wedding Photobooth With Easy Disassembly (pics Only)

When my sister and her now-husband decided to get married on very short notice and with very low funds, I started thinking about the way I could best help them out with the wedding. Just about every part of their wedding was being done with help from friends and I could not think of anything that would add more excitement and fit the DIY atmosphere of their wedding better than building a photobooth.

This is presented to show off the results of my work. I will answer any basic questions in the comments until I post a full instructable (in the works).

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    How wide was your booth?

    How far away were your subjects from the camera and how wide is the bench?

    I just used what was on the camera; it is a Canon EF 28-135mm 3.5-5.6 IS

    I looove this photo booth! It's one of the best looking ones yet! I am getting married this October and have looked and looked for a classy photo booth design... now that I've seen this one I know I've found what I have been looking for! I am patiently/ eagerly waiting for the full 'ible on it. (hint) lol. Thanks for sharing this amazing slideshow with us! It's just the best!

    I used DSLRemote Pro for photo taking, Breezebrowser for reviewing/gallery of photos, and a program called Xpadder to interface the arcade buttons as controls.

    The first two are proprietary software but the third program can be had for free.

    When I was initially looking at the software for this purpose, I had gotten hold of the Canon SDK so that I could write my own program for free (a much larger undertaking than I am prepared for). Unfortunately, I had to design and put all of this together in one month's time so I went the fast and easy route with proprietary software.

    In the future, I plan to implement some code that will automatically upload photos to Flickr. I believe it can be done freely and relatively easily with a combination of Processing and ThingSpeak.

    Oh I love the backdrop! I am wondering how you set up the lightings? Were there lights from the top or front of the guests? Or just camera flash? Thank you and looking forward to your full instructions.

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    There are actually two sources of light for this system:
    1) There is a single, recessed CFL ceiling light. This one is always on but is not very bright.

    2) I also got a very good, older flash for the camera. It is a Vivitar 283 and it was fairly cheap on ebay ($20-$30). I also bought an ac adaptor for it so that I did not have to worry about batteries.

    Thanks for your comment!