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Guest-generated wedding photography

In Photography on June 15, 2009 at 10:04 pm

If formal wedding line ups make you want to hurl and paying a couple of grand for a wedding photographer seems just a little too much, then there are other ways to create fabulous wedding photography…

Bring on the DIY photo booth – it’s like the disposable camera thing, but with an upgrade.

Hang up a back drop with a drape and a piece of cord, and there you have your very own photo booth for guests.

Guests at Nathalie and Corey's wedding wrote messages on a little chalkboard

Guests at Nathalie and Corey's wedding wrote messages on a little chalkboard

With the aid of a digital camera on a tripod and a piece of string you can create your very own Helmut Newton style photo machine, in which guests trigger the shutter and flash with either a camera radio remote or a camera remote control cable.

For the ultimate wedding snaps

For the ultimate wedding snaps

Encourage curtseys and bows at your home made photobooth

Encourage curtseys and bows at your home made photo booth

To encourage true silliness with the guests, set up a laptop so they can review their shots. This does get a little more complicated, but luckily here’s a tutorial on setting up your own photo booth. And here‘s how another couple did it.

wedding photo booth DIY candid speech bubbles

And for ultimate dumb guest behaviour create speech bubbles for guests to write messages on.

And finally, once you’ve got millions of amazing user-generated shots, print your own album by uploading it to a digital photo book maker like Bob books.

Upload your own photos to create your own photo book at Bob Books

Upload your own photos to create your own photo book at Bob Books

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  1. That’s really creative thanks for sharing. Awesome blog.

  2. sometimes wedding photography is difficult coz you always get a washed out photo of the white bridal gown –

  3. wedding photography is sometimes very difficult to master because of the high contrast of the wedding gown .,;

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