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DIY DSLR photobooth with Android Phone


We have been with families, seniors and weddings for over five years, but the number one thing that we always get asked to do is photobooths. We have done them unofficially for AWHILE without the printer option. But this year, we knew that we needed to make the jump to get an official software program and run it like a real photobooth!

find your software program of choice:

After doing some research on what type of software we could get for our photobooth, we decided that SLR BOOTH (even though it's 10$ for a week of rental) was going to be easy to use, able to be an app on a phone/tablet (and not for only a pc like darkroom, or other programs)

This app is available through android and ipad- so check it out! We love the ability to use our professional NIKON cameras for it! There are not very many apps like that on the market!

finding custom templates was HARD! in fact, people are trying to sell them for over 25$ a piece and they are so hard to customize!

But to make a template on photoshop or illustrator- it's really super easy! As long as you have a program like GIMP, photoshop or illustrator that can make transparent backgrounds with little windows for the photos, then you are in business!

See the video that I watched here:

how to set up the booth:

  1. set up a tripod with a gorilla clamp for your phone or tablet. (see links below for all of all gear).

  2. find the chord that connects your camera to the computer and connect it to your device that runs your SLR app.

  3. You can use an external flash with a softbox, but we prefer to use a video light either battery operated or plugin! (That way you don't have to mess around with it firing or not!

  4. get out your props on a table and get your printer ready. We use the canon selphy (you'll need any extension chord to have power).

  5. Turn the app on and follow the instructions to get your camera going!

  6. Choose the right template. on SLR booth, you can do ONE photo, two, four or even the classic 8 strip size. You can also add your own custom template at this time!

  7. set up the printer. The canon selphy is wireless and can pick up the signal from your device. Just insert the ink and paper at this time! For a two hour photobooth that we had 50 people visit- we didn't even use ONE ink cartridge!

time to take pictures:

The app will count down for you- so get ready to cheese it up!

After you are done with your pictures- you should be able to send it to the printer.

print and enjoy!

now you have a really cool photobooth photo!

Here is the list of all of our products that we use for our photobooths:

Canon Selphy

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0195JC9D2/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=marshallartss-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0195JC9D2&linkId=84635055dc61b8c13bd695bb77da46ca

ink and sheets

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001BJKO3M/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=marshallartss-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B001BJKO3M&linkId=98f9ae7ed31f42bea64d7cbe2d44e189

Nikon D750

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0060MVJ1Q/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=marshallartss-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0060MVJ1Q&linkId=82009edc2bfbf9f678f20621b41e27bd

some of our props:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OW1P12K/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=marshallartss-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00OW1P12K&linkId=c4afaf18905ed51ef5e6fa7f46cc989a

35mm 1.8 lens

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005LEN4/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=marshallartss-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00005LEN4&linkId=3fe453045900603d6226ffd5cd98a8db

gorilla grip

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002FGTWOC/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=marshallartss-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B002FGTWOC&linkId=cc512731b4bf60ec54625e6f333e0751

back drop (not pictured in video, but we do usually use it for weddings)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CQRI0NS/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=marshallartss-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01CQRI0NS&linkId=7b9863fd11764b902eb4cef5d95ded00

Pantan tripod

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A3HLJZO/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=marshallartss-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01A3HLJZO&linkId=33fe2cf0b2bf9f67d7d1d8bd6603c116

PIxel phone for app

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M0DMG3W/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=marshallartss-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01M0DMG3W&linkId=7ab3e247e6e6c73e9a85526c236aefc1

newwer ring light

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O1UCDKU/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=marshallartss-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00O1UCDKU&linkId=b6053bfd1a8c5627f681664c1faf2ea4

extension chord

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OS7ETIA/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=marshallartss-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00OS7ETIA&linkId=b3be8e13690e603384f6ae2032c2713c

surge protector

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TP1C1UC/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=marshallartss-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00TP1C1UC&linkId=05c83ec715e8df48c70841a90b8c487b

See us working behind-the-scenes at an outdoor photobooth!

Christal

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