Monitor For Displaying Pictures At Reception

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  1. LarissaPhotography

    LarissaPhotography TPF Noob!

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    A number of the good photographers in our area have suggested showing pictures at the reception. The photographers who suggested it had large mac's. There's no way I'm dropping a couple grand just to show my work at a reception. I've started looking into large digital frames and also looked at a couple of computers from hp.

    Do you guys display pictures at the reception? Any cost-effective ways to do this?
     
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    If you bring an assistant to pull your images, process them and post them for people to see while you continue to do what you were hired to do (shoot pictures), I see no problem with it. I personally wouldn't do it, but I can understand the interest in doing it.

    The cheapest way I can think of is to buy an old clunker of a computer, or use an old system lying around the house. LCD monitors aren't all that expensive these days. If you already have a laptop, then just buy an external LCD monitor and plug it into your laptop.
     
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    Nah the cheapest way is to pickup a digital picture frame from any electronics store.

    We did this at a friends wedding and it was a great hit. People loved being able to see the actual ceremony pictures at the reception since I dropped my memory card into it when I arrived. Sure it won't look as good as the final thing, but a) people won't care and won't notice since the screens are usually no larger than 8x5 and b) I think some people may find a large nasty screen actually quite distracting from the proceedings.
     

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