In a photo booth lighting is one of the most important factors. External flashes and umbrellas can give you an amazingly interesting look. Hot shoe flash diffusers can also give you a great look while keeping it compact. We know we can easily mount umbrellas using pole adapters, but what was the minimum size we need to allow us to use a standard flash?
Sometimes you build one thing and it snowballs into a something huge. My DIY wedding photo booth was one of them. It started as an innocent low cost photo booth and thousands of dollars later it became something great. After my wedding a lot of people were interested in my booth. I knew my Gen 1 booth wasn’t light enough or robust enough to loan out so I started to design a better one. This is how Cunning Turtle spent 2012.
After my wedding and my DIY photo booth was done I realized I now had a $500 dollar clunker I couldn’t rent or store. I decided to upcycle it into new things I needed after getting married. I built games and even a wall unit out of the spare booth parts.
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Last year I got married and I built a portable photobooth for my wedding.It was a hit and it had all sorts of fun features. It talked, printed it, and we had a lot of fun. I learned a lot of lessons after doing it. Hopefully some of my lessons will help anyone considering to building their own photobooth.