Step 1: Materials
- Camera with connection cable to tv/monitor
- tripod (preferably mini-tripod)
- Extra Monitor/TV
- 2 King/Queen Sheets
- Tie Dye Kit
- PVC pipe/rod
- 4 Hanging plant hooks
- MOST IMPORTANTLY- Wigs, Hats, Sunglasses, Props, etc.
Step 2: Setting Up the Camera
- Connect the chord from your camera to your TV/monitor and make sure it is a "live" view on the monitor when you are in picture taking mode.
- Create an instruction printout on how to use your camera. I found the image of the back of my camera on google as well as stickers on the camera for the timer. Worked out well.
Things to consider
- Set the timer to at least 10 seconds so people can get themselves and the shot setup.
- Have the power chord close. The camera will be running full time for a few hours so its bound to run out of power.
- Make sure you have enough camera space or lower the picture quality for more pics. We took about 400 pictures and had to start deleting some.
Step 3: Setting Up the Booth
- I had some extra PVC for the poles. I cut holes on the "top sheet" where its folded over and slid the PVC thru. For the fitted sheet I cut the elastic on 3 sides and the one elastic side held on the whole night. You could use just one sheet for the background but having it setup as a room definitely produced some spicy pics.
- I used some hanging plant hooks (they leave smaller holes) and used pliers to open the hook up so the PVC could fit it.
- I had a little bench that worked great but a few chairs would do. We had 7-8 people in at times so make sure there is enough room.
Step 4: Smile Is Picture Time!!!
Visit your local thrift shop and you'll find some great props for great prices.
At the beginning of the party I definitely did a little promoting of my new creation but as the party progressed, the liquor started flowing, I had to put some time limits on people. Have fun with it and make it your own.
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