I spent Sunday night shooting pictures at a wedding—photo booth pictures, to be precise. And while some photographers think of this as a low-end endeavour, I love it, and I recommend it to all.

“Photo booth” means photos of people using props and funny poser, and printing images on site.

This needs a computer and special software:


And a tethered camera with a studio-type lighting setup:


And, ofcorse, props…:


And finally, technical knowledge as well as people skills.


The printouts people are handed look like this:


Look, by the way, at that last picture. How do you fit around 15 people in front of a backdrop meant for two? Here’s how!


And that’s why I love booths: all my varied photography knowledge comes together for this single purpose.

The result: as the bride told me: “They will remember this wedding because of the booth photos”. If that isn’t the best compliment ever, I don’t know what is.





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