6 great DIY photobooth background ideas
6 Great DIY Photobooth background ideas
A great addition to any party, event or wedding is definitely the photobooth. Renphotos offers a great Photobooth option which gives both prints and digital images. They supply props and prints can be personalised with your date and theme etc. In addition, it is an open booth which means more people can fit in front of the camera, you are not limited to where you can put it and you can get creative with the backdrop. With that in mind here are 6 great DIY Photobooth background ideas that are really simple and easy to make as well as being cost-effective and easy on the pocket. Have fun getting creative.
Easy DIY Photobooth background
- A Bamboo screen makes a great natural DIY photobooth background. You can then spruce up with a floral arrangement or something simpler like colourful flags. the choice is yours!
- Pallet wood offers a similar Photobooth backdrop solution to the bamboo and you can get creative with decorating these as well.
- Colourful ribbon or crepe paper will make a really fun and colourful background. There is nothing to it just tie them to a pole that can be put on a stand.
- Hessian and bunting flags – Hessian provides a solid neutral background which can then be decorated with bunting flags. it is such a simple solution which is often the best as the main focus will be on the people in the photo after all.
- A sheet over fairy lights. This offers an elegant and subtle background which is great for weddings where you want a soft romantic feel.
- Balloons are a great option for any kind of decor. and can be bought in just about any colour. Just be sure to fill them with helium so they float to give you a Photobooth backdrop.
What to remember when making a photobooth backdrop
Just as there are some great options you can use, there are some things you should rather avoid or keep in mind when you are making your photobooth backdrop.
- Dont put any pretty writing onto the background . It may look awesome when there is nobody on the backdrop, but when there are lots of people in front of it you will not see this detail anyway.
- Make the backdrop as wide as you can – preferably more than 3 metres, and at least 2 metres high. This is to make sure that everyone is set against the backdrop in the photo as much as possible, and it does not become half backdrop half your guests in the background for instance.
- Try not to use a reflective or shiny material in your backdrop. Reflections will create reflections of your guests and the photobooth and will make the photos very busy, and shiny material will catch the lights and make the picture very bright and possibly blown out.
- On that note its better to keep it as simple as possible . Less is more . This way the focus stays on your guests. If the background is very busy it will become distracting . Try to stick with themes and colours from your wedding or event that will suit the mood of your day. Also Try to keep decor if any on the edges so it frames your guests rather than getting in the way of the photo and becoming distracting
- You can also opt for a natural background – just try to make this somewhere that will be evenly lit , and where people cannot walk behind the people in the photo .