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iPad DIY Photo Booth

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iPad DIY Photo Booth How to set up a DIY photo booth or selfie station in minutes

You've got an iPad. You found this page. Congrats! You're halfway to setting up a DIY photo booth for your live event. This photo booth setup uses your iPad's front-facing camera so guests can get a live preview and simply tap the screen to start creating awesome photo layouts or GIFs with different filters. They can even share or print photos!
Just follow these five simple steps to make your own photo booth.

1. Acquire Photo Booth App

Most photo booth apps are made for personal use, not for hundreds of photo-lovin' guests. Find an app that is designed to run for hours at live events and is packed with premium features like customizable graphics, online galleries, image filters, Live Feed, and more. There are many apps that makes setting up a DIY photo booth fun and easy.

2. Install the iPad

If you expect more than 100 people at your event, we recommend exploring a more professional Photo Booth setup.
But if you are on a DIY budget, we have the perfect solution! Like the iShot Pro DIY Photo Booth Setup, which has a tripod stand, clamp accessory, iPad holder and LED light, pretty much everything you'll need except for the batteries for the LED light. We offer two models, (listed below) one for 7-11" iPads and Tablets, and one for 8-13" iPads and Tablets. Be sur eto choose the correct model for your size iPad or Tablet. The Clamp accessory allows you to attach the iPad holder to the light stand (can ablso be mounted pretty much anywhere, to a different tripod, to a truss rod or rail). Then, on the very top of the tripod stand, you will mount the battery-powered LED light. The iPad holder already comes with a swivel ball head between the iPad Holder and the light stand which provides flexibility to make adjustments on the fly.
If you need the setup very tall, we recommend an extra tall light stand because they have a sturdier and thicker riser, so your setup is less likely to wobble when the iPad is touched. Given the weight of the iPad and the LED light with batteries in it, mounted at the very top of the stand. Shorter light stands work okay, as we sell a ton of the DIY Photo Booth kits with the shorter light stands. Though, these may not have a riser that is thick enough to support the iPad Holder and the LED light when the set it up is needed very tall. Contact us for pricing on extra tall stands


3. Bring your backdrop

A classy DIY photo booth backdrop can be as simple as a plain wall or a roll of paper. Our favorite party trick is to just work with the surroundings and point the camera into the party. It adds energy to the background and creates all kinds of opportunities for photo bombs, which are always entertaining, especially if you have your photo booth set up in GIF mode.

4. Procure the printer

There are apps that allow for all kinds of different photo options, including GIFs and different photo layouts, but sometimes you may also want a photo strip for the memory scrapbook. The Canon Selphy CP1200 is a tiny wireless printer that can print a 4x6 in about a minute and a half from your iPad. When you use it with Photo Booth apps, you can print side by side photo strips on each sheet for double the fun! Cut your 4x6 straight down the middle with a mini paper trimmer so you and your friend can each have a copy. Or just text, email or share your pics with others and do not print them. How ellaborate you want to get is up to you. 

5. Prepare to party

The "hard work" of making your own photo booth is done. Wait, did you just start five minutes ago? Enjoy the moment. We can't promise everything in life will be this simple. Need more photo booth ideas? Pick out some classy props and have fun with your guests. They're going to love the photo booth and you're going to love all that dough you just saved.

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