We have come a long way since the late 18th century, when photo booths were used for portraits. Now we use them for entertainment for all kinds of events.
It can be difficult getting in a photo booth and trying to come up with different poses. Sometimes we need some inspiration to help us move along and some top tips for posing in the photo booth. Once you do get started you’ll find it’s hard to stop!!
Here are my top tips for posing in the photo booth!
Use your imaginations!
Forget the over used “duck face” and other face expression everyone does! Think outside of the box and/or funny. For instance if you’re known for being a bit of a clown, then why not use a clown wig, don’t have a wig then use something else, maybe a bowl!
Perhaps your friends call you by your last name, so maybe you could replicate that. It’s really up to you and there are no wrong or right ideas. In the below image we found some cloth tape and that’s where it all begun!
Tell a Story
Most customers choose our classic photo strips design. These strips will print 3-4 photos in order.
Think of a story line before you get into our booth. If you need to practice then do this before you get in, you don’t want to hold everyone else up. Make sure you have your props ready (if you decide to use them) so you can quickly switch them between each photo. Think of it like an old cartoon strip.
In the below image we have use two of these tips… we found some cloth tape, so we used our imaginations and told a story (coppers + robbers haha something like that!)
Some people don’t realise it, but practice does make perfect! Or in this case practice makes a picture perfect! Whenever you see that photo booth and get that moment to take a photo then do it! You never know it might end up being the best photo yet.
Take it from Luke (from Luke Middlemiss Photography) & I, we have had a lot of fun practicing and we are pretty pro now at it (or maybe we are just silly)!
Use Our Props
If you are really stuck for ideas then I suggest you make use of the props we provide you. We choose our props carefully, so depending on how you use it they are normally classy, stylish and fun.
Keep it Classy
One thing you do need to remember, although I don’t always mind the naughty pose (I know it’s easy for the naughty mind to take over) and acting like you did when you were a teenager. I urge you to remember that once the photo has been taken, it will show up either on our slideshow or maybe on your friend’s Facebook. Don’t forget that we also keep a digital record of all the images, so don’t do anything you don’t want people to see (although your gallery is password protected).
So there you go! What’s your favourite pose?
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