"Turn your iPad into a DIY photo booth"
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Turn your iPad into a DIY photo booth
Christmas celebrations are a great time to capture all those holiday memories on camera, and to make it even more fun, I'm gonna show you two ways on how to make your own DIY photo booth.
The first method is using a tablet as your camera.
And the second method is for better quality photos using a DSLR and then sending those photos while asleep to a tablet.
Make sure that there's a good Christmas-y backdrop, you have some fun props, and your scene has plenty of lights.
First, let's set up the tablet option.
Tripod and photo booth app.
Mount your tablet to a tripod or a secure surface facing the backdrop.
For iPad, I'm using the Studio Proper Tripod Mount, which attaches easily to the back of the dedicated case.
Depending on your operating system, choose an app to run your photo booth.
I'm gonna use Pocketbooth for this demo, and it runs on both iOS and Android.
Like a real photo booth it takes four photos in a row and arranges them in a strip after they've been taken.
This method is quick and fun but using the front facing camera doesn't always produce the best quality shots.
So for the best photos you can get I'm gonna show you a DSLR method.
Grab your camera and an Eye-Fi Mobi card.
It's got built in wi-fi so it can transfer images to a tablet or smart phone automatically.
It's also compatible with the majority of cameras on the market, even older models.
Insert the card into your camera and then download the Eye-Fi mobile app for iOS or Android on your.
Launch the app and enter the ten digit activation code on the Eyefi case.
Now all the photos you take on your camera will automatically transfer to your tablet.
On your camera we're going to shoot JPEG images only for speed and disable the auto power off option so we don't lose our wi-fi connection.
If your camera has an Eye-Fi setting in the menu, make sure to enable the card like this.
Start taking photos by getting your subjects to press a remote shutter release, or set up your camera's self timer option.
You can either have your tablet near the camera so people can see their photos immediately, or have it a short distance away so passers by can see those photos too.
One you've taken all your photos it's really easy to send them to a printer straight from the app or save them to your gallery and then send to a printer using Air Print or Google Cloud Print.
So there you have it, a DIY Photobooth, two ways.
I'm Alexi Sadeedis and I'll catch you next time.