Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How to take great photo booth pictures: Where spontaneity and good bone structure pay off

1. If you aren’t awesome enough (or have a great repartee with your photo partner(s)) to take wonderful spontaneous shots, definitely plan them out.

2. Do sequential poses. I once saw a guy do “I” (pointing to his eye), “Love” (making a heart), “You” (pointing to the photo viewer) for a three frame photo booth strip. It. was. Adorable. Other options which may be overly used, but are overly amazing: Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil, Growing shots (where you start at the bottom of the frame and slowly take the entire frame over), or the trusty turning in from facing outward shot.

3. If you find yourself needing to squish in a booth with lots of people, make sure you are in the middle—close enough that your face doesn’t get lost in the crowd, but far enough away that you don’t have that fat face that takes over the photo.

4. Props are always a plus (even if it’s your own long hair that you can use to make a weirdo ‘stache or a pen in your bag that you can use to draw something on your hand).

5. When in doubt, take a funny face picture. They will always make you smile when you’re looking back over your photo strip.

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