It will happen one day, whether you like it or not. Something will break. Something will fail. Something will get lost. We’ve covered this in several past episodes. In this episode I focus solely on the avenues of support, training, troubleshooting, and preparedness that are available to you. Below are links to sites mentioned in the episode.
Lighting for a photo booth is pretty straight forward, but what happens when the standard setup changes? Broken or burned out bulbs, ambient light coloring, these are all easily managed if you know which settings on the camera you need to work with. I go over the four camera settings that will help you conquer lighting issues, as well as discuss the importance of using a light meter.
This episode brings to a close our three-part series on the four types of events by discussing indoor events. Both canopy and open booth events indoors come with less variables than their outdoor counterparts, but there are still a couple of considerations that need attention. I also discuss a Darkroom feature that many people are not aware of; adding QR codes to your screen and print templates.
In this second part of our three-part series I talk about running events outdoors. Canopy and open booth events held outside come with some special considerations. I cover the important technical issues as well as discuss tips on protecting your booth and your gear. Below is a link to a wonderful tool to help you determine the placement of your booth in conjunction with direct sunlight, The Photographer’s Ephemeris, as mentioned in the episode.
We start a three-part series this week on the four different types of events you can do with your booth; canopy indoors, open booth indoors, canopy outside, open booth outside. In this first part I define each event type and give a top-down look at their basic differences and the specific considerations that must be given. Parts two and three will get into more details of indoor and outdoor events and their strengths, weaknesses, and preparation guidelines.
This week I talk about some important camera terms. Aperture, shutter, and ISO. What they mean, and how to work with them to get the best pictures from your photo booth. Mastering these three settings will enable you to deal with any changes in your lighting situation.
We also have a GIVEAWAY this week! Send us an email by clicking on the Send Us A Note button in the top menu and you will be entered to win a FREE copy of Tom Ang’s book Digital Photography Essentials.