This Photobooth Looks Like Instagram – Just As Trendy

Mar 19, 2013

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This Photobooth Looks Like Instagram – Just As Trendy

Mar 19, 2013

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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This Photobooth That Looks Like Instagram Is Just As Trendy

Photographer Alexander Morris wanted to add a photobooth as a fun addition to events.

While the pictures and long-lasting-memories that a photobooth creates are important, the looks of the booth are crucial to attract visitors to take photos. Alex did a spectacular job on the design side, without sacrificing any quality.

Here are some of the booth’s highlights: (yes, you can build one yourself if you follow closely).

The exterior of the boot was started off with plywood carefully cut to look like an Instagram app icon “camera, including round corners and all.

This Photobooth That Looks Like Instagram Is Just As Trendy

This Photobooth That Looks Like Instagram Is Just As Trendy

Seven Segment displays were added to count off the seconds and display the “current frame”

This Photobooth That Looks Like Instagram Is Just As Trendy

And an Arduino was hooked up to control the camera sequence

This Photobooth That Looks Like Instagram Is Just As Trendy

The interiors were than fitted with a Nikon d3200 + 18-55 kit lens. 2 Nikon sb900 flashes, a TV monitor (connected to the 3200’s live view) and cooling fans.

This Photobooth That Looks Like Instagram Is Just As Trendy

Here is how the booth looks like

This Photobooth That Looks Like Instagram Is Just As Trendy

This Photobooth That Looks Like Instagram Is Just As Trendy

And here is a sample photo. You see more of those on Alexander’s site.

For full build instructions, head over to the Instagram Inspired PhotoBooth Instractable.

[Instagram Inspired DIY Photo-Booth | Instructables]

Thanks for the tip, Jason.

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5 responses to “This Photobooth Looks Like Instagram – Just As Trendy”

  1. fast eddie Avatar
    fast eddie

    No printer? That’s pretty weak.

  2. Daniel Co Avatar
    Daniel Co

    This housing looks awesome! I wrote some applescript that uses photoshop actions and a small dye sub printer, i could possibly add some script to have it print and email the final picture so that users could post to instagram filtered and ask them to use a custom hashtag for the event and tag the photographer.

    Here’s a sample video of the script i wrote.
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=eIuw0Ls_eak.

  3. Nikolay Mirchev Avatar
    Nikolay Mirchev

    Yeh it look so awesome ;)

  4. Britney Layne Photography Avatar
    Britney Layne Photography

    Couldn’t that violate Instagram’s copyright? Like, if someone was charging people to use that at their wedding/event?

    http://www.britneylaynephotography.com