My first foray into setting up a photo booth was OK but not great. I hosted a charity event and set one up, both for fun and so that I could learn and work out the kinks before offering one to my clients.
Make sure the flash fires consistently. There were some technical issues with that, and a handful of photos came out too dark as a result. I’m working with someone to fix this for next time.
Have a backdrop where people can stand, not sit. Because I didn’t section off a clear, standing-only designated space for the photo booth, people walked through the set not realizing, and sat down in it just to sit, not to take photos.
Tape down the whole backdrop. It bunched up and you can see behind it in a few shots. I didn’t really think this would be an issue, and I’m bummed.
But! Overall, not so bad! The expressions are so hilarious, and my friends really had fun with it.
Check it out!