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  1. tayloramr

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    I have heard that some photographers set up an area near a bar (at a wedding) where people can go and get some quick photos taken of couples, groups etc. by an assistant photographer. Has anyone tried this, I am looking to figure out what materials to buy in order to do this. Thanks!
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    This is becoming quite popular at weddings. You need a simple, usually, white backdrop, a tripod mounted camera and some inexpensive software,

    It's an additional charge and the bride gets a copy of all the images on a disc.

    I don't have any links for you but if you check some forums frequented by wedding photographers you've easily find some threads about it.
     
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    My father keeps nagging me to do this sort of thing "Because most wedding togs Fu** off by the time the reception starts"
    But basically you need:
    Backdrop of your choice if any
    Shoot in JPEG for quicker printing, and try make sure you get all the exposure settings correct
    A Camera
    A Lens (just incase.. you know can never be too careful!!!)
    tripod, just makes the images easier to do
    Lightsource such as a flash just incase the available lighting sucks

    Laptop + tether cable for easier image viewing and printing
    Plenty of ink
    Paper
    Key ring seals or something or a laminator... up to you tbh.
     
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    Do you have one of them? or just recommending it via online reviews?
    After researching the price for the unit + ink i think i might buy one...
     
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    I have one and love it, we use it quite often and usually bring it with on holidays - relatives get a kick out of getting a photo to keep before we even eat dinner :lol:
    My wife also likes using it for scrapbooking.

    The prints are very nice looking and there's a lot of options in the printer as well as far as how you want them printed, red eye, etc... pretty cool and everything works as advertised.

    If something happened to ours today I'd buy another one tomorrow.
     
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    welldone you have sold it to me... just if i remember the name of the printer in about 2 weeks time :p (when i FINALLY get paid a lousy £172... ($230 roughly i think) per month btw...
    and im also hoping for a Canoe to get some river pictures.. but i think a printer comes first.... might buy it when i get my wages AHHH i have too much i want =[ i need to learn to wait! especially since i have college soon = less time to work = less money = less happy william lol
    :)
     
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    :lol:

    I'm sure you'll love it... and get lots of use from it.
     
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    I suggest you iron your backdrop to get rid of the wrinkles or buy a hand held steamer (portable) and take it with you and just give the back drop a quick steam before your shoot but tbh.. you dont ABSELOUTELY need a backdrop, you can use the Reception background and background tbh...
     
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    Photo Booths are changing the event planning business, for sure.

    For some reason, people are more candid in the booths than posing for their friends, etc.

    Women in particular find them peculiar.
     
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    This is becoming more popular.
    It's basically a small portable studio set up.

    I think that a lot of people assume that these are pretty much automated...which isn't true, most of the time anyeay. Sure, there are some automated set ups, but it's usually run by a photographer (or an assistant, as mentioned).

    The set up is pretty basic. You set up a backdrop and some studio style lighting. Then you shoot people as they come 'onto your set'. Making it fun (and thus successful) is the key, and the photographer plays a big part in this. Bringing (or having there) lots of props can also add to the fun.
     

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