Digital photography is awesome. It enables us to take endless amounts of photos and share them with the world. One of the big changes (and downfalls) that came with digital photography is less printing. Instead of a dusty old shoebox under the bed, we have hard drives. Instead of that old vinyl photo album, we have slide shows on our computers. As any of you photographers reading this know, when you go to a family function, you're always the guy who has to take pictures. When you do it for a living, sometimes you just want a break to relax and not have to add more work to your schedule. The main hang up for me is the work flow. I love taking photos, I just hate the process after that. I take a bunch of shots from an event and then have to upload them to my computer, sort through them, edit them, export them and then print or share. That's a lot of steps which usually prevents me from ever completing the process. I wanted to change that. I don't want to be known as the friend who takes photos and never uploads or sends out (as I may already be...).
I introduce, the iPhone Photo Booth. We all (most of us) have phones that have a camera. Regardless of your thoughts on the quality, they take photos and capture memories. It's awesome. I take so many photos with my phone and there is no chance I would do the same with a stand alone camera. I wanted to figure out an easy way to take photos and eliminate the digital photography work flow and the iPhone Photo Booth does just that.
It's easy. You just need a backdrop of some sort, a light, a printer and a phone. Now you can easily spend $1,000 on this or you can spend $100 on this. Both will get you great results. When having people over, why not give them a tangible memory? The important part here is that your guests leave with a print. The best part is, as long as you're all on the wireless network, everyone with an iPhone can send their prints to the wireless printer. There isn't one person who has to stick by the tripod all night. Anyone with an iPhone can shoot then print!
I'm going to stop rambling and let you watch the video now. If you have any questions, leave a comment! Also, if you set up a booth, send over a link to the pics!
I'm going to start working on more stuff like this so let me know if there is something you'd want me to do a "how to" on.
Some other shots we've taken in our booth.