Wednesday, November 25, 2009

vintage photo booth

The camera goes with me almost everywhere. Sometimes, people ask me to take their picture. I try to take more than one snapshot, because the first one is usually less than spectacular.

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On one occasion, I tried setting up a space like a traveling portrait studio. I marked an "x" on the floor, and put flashes on light stands. I was happy with this makeshift studio, because I had one strong light source, some fill-in, and no shadow on the wall behind the subjects.

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This couple on the left was special. They gave me the opportunity to try one thing after another for a total of about twenty minutes. In post-editing, I selected three poses for the finished product. I called those "primary" and retouched blemishes from the wall in the background, but I wanted to do something more for added value...

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So I made a collage of some of the "secondary" pictures. This collage is made to look like the strip you might get in a photo booth. I try to get the images where they were not ready, or blinking or clowning around. This photo strip idea has been received very well so far.

9 comments:

imac said...

Quite Arty, Arn't you Craver, like it.

Gaelyn said...

I like the collage affect and the funny photos go with the "photo booth" idea. I'll bet they liked it too. You are Arty.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thats a great idea Craver. See what happens when we put out thinking caps on. :)

lime said...

oh i like it very much. it's full of life and joy!

lime said...

oh, and happy thanksgiving:)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Craver: Those are cool poses, very professional.

Leeloo's mum said...

Those are awesome, cute and funny! I really like the collage/photobooth idea.

nAncY said...

i really that photo booth idea...very cute.

www.dreambooth.co.uk said...

I also love creating different vintage photobooth and one of my most favorite effect on a photo booth was black and white.