Saturday, 8 April 2017

Super easy photo booth

Or as I like to call it a Simple DIY Selfie Booth! A quick and easy photo booth set up for parties and gatherings that won't break the bank!

With almost everyone owning a smart phone these days the conventional thinking of a photo booth is out of date. It doesn't have to actually be in a booth or to use a real camera! If you have the money to splash you can hire professional booths with real printed photos to those mirror photo booths or iPad photo booths used for big events. But if you don't have the money or time to set one up you could try a DIY Selfie Booth :D

And this is all you will need:

Selfie stick - you can pick one up from Poundland!
Phone - unless you are still using something like a Nokia 3310.
Photo Booth App of your choice - My favourite App is Simple Booth as it uses the screen as a flash just before taking the photo so that is an added bonus for low light situations.
Selfie light - I bought one from Amazon for about £9. It has a warm light option. Great for extra lighting if you are in a dark venue.

Now it isn't the best of qualities in photography or lighting. But it is easy and a fun way to record the events of the night! Add an instant printer like the Instax mini printer and you have yourself a mobile photo booth. Or add a # so people can upload to Instagram. It is that easy so get snapping!!!!

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Sunday, 19 February 2017

To New Adventures

So ... you may have noticed that I haven't written a post for a while. Since Harvey started school and Seb at nursery, I find myself busy with school runs, homework and trying to remember everyone's names!

I may have not found time to write any posts but I did have time to think about what I want from blogging and where I want to go with it. There will be a slight shift from my family and everyday goings on to more photography based posts. And possibly even a new blog dedicated to photography. I am not sure how it will work yet. Now that the boys are in school, I should really start making steps towards making my wish into a reality.

This year is not only about more adventures for the boys but for me as well. So I hope you will join us!

Now if you really miss seeing the boys.. as I know you do.. you can always see them on Instagram at 2littlefaces. :D


Friday, 8 July 2016

Little Moments - June 2016

It has been a while since I have done a monthly photo summary. So no time like starting with June. This month has been about settling back into UK life with lots of stay at home play for the boys. A kid-free wedding, crazy weather and last but not least this month Seb turned the big 3!

Monday, 27 June 2016

Sebby is 3! - BBQ Beach Party

For Seb's third birthday he wanted a BBQ beach party. So I bought a load of sand and transformed most of our garden into a mini beach, as you do. It may not look like a lot of sand but it was enough. This stuff is heavy and it was no fun lugging all those bags around. And I am glad we didn't try to cover the whole garden. We would have needed like 3 tonnes of the stuff! And I would have been demanding everyone take some sand home!

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Eyefi memory card - My Gear

Since our travels, I have been out of sync with routine. Not that I am good with routine in the first place! And when travelling I don't like taking my laptop so when we went to New York I bought an eyefi card. It is an SD memory card with wifi that allows you to transfer photos straight from your camera, to any digital device, in my case my phone. Then using a few image editing apps I could then upload them to Instagram while out and about.