Last week I received in the mail one Intel Core duo Mac Mini (circa 2006 or so). Over the next 9 weeks I will be transforming it into a working photobooth. Since I am not what one would call “handy with tools” I sat down with my dad over the weekend and roughly sketched out what I needed it to do:
- provide access to the front and back of the enclosure,
- provide keyboard space to work with the photobooth on site,
- switch from a standard enclosed photobooth to a wide flexible space photobooth (in it’s premiere incarnation I will set it up to use a flexible shooting space rather than having a photobooth but I wanted that to be an option),
- take n number of photos in sequence with a y interval of seconds between shots every time a button is pushed,
- use either built in florescent lighting or an optionally attached strobe/umbrella set up, and
- finally: look classy.
So I was pretty excited when I got back today these rough sketches that transformed my concept into something much more tangible. I’ll be posting the project progress here as I make it and eventually I’ll probably gather everything up into a single How-To post once the process is complete: Excitement abounds!
In realated news starting this summer I will begin offering a photobooth as an added service to event photography!