One of the elements Ginger and I want at the wedding is a sort of digital photo booth. We don’t want a traditional photo booth where you sit in a small cubicle, and it spits out a handful of small snapshots. Here’s what we have in mind:
- It will be self-service. We don’t want an attendant or an operator.
- It will be entirely digital. We’re not trying to get prints made on-site. We’ll make digital copies available afterward.
- We’d like to show people a live image of what the camera sees, so they can pose themselves.
- We want to use a real camera, not a webcam. It doesn’t have to be one of our DSLRs, but it should be able to take clear photos in good light at a native resolution of at least 6 megapixels.
- We’re going to paint a nautical-themed backdrop and provide props for people to use!
I’ve seen a couple of pieces of software that can help us accomplish this: PSRemote and SeeMonkey. I’m going to try demos of both to see how well they work. Both these products will work with Ginger’s DSLR, but her camera doesn’t support a “live” view of the final photo. We could purchase a compatible camera that will show a live image. Alternatively, I may use the camera we have to take the photo, but use a cheap webcam to provide the live image.