Photo Booth Shooting

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The quickest way to get started is to setup your printer and then use the photo booth setup wizard to set everything else up for you.

You can then change the appearance of the screens by editing the JPEG screen images in an image editor such as Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

Then use the print layout editor to edit the print layout or to load a different preset print layout.

The advanced settings can be used to fine tune the settings.

 

A series of shortcut buttons to provide quick access to key photo booth options can be displayed at the top of the main window:

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The photo booth shortcut buttons can be turned on or off and button text edited by selecting "Photo Booth Shortcuts" from the View menu.

 

The main window display can be simplified by hiding the camera controls that are normally displayed down the left side of the window. To do this click on the View menu and uncheck "Show Camera Controls".

 

Which camera?

 
Best overall: Canon EOS 200D/Canon Rebel SL2

The Canon EOS 200D/Canon Rebel SL2 is currently the best all round camera for photo booth use. The dual pixel phase detect auto focus in live is excellent and makes it practical to use auto focus in both stills and video photo booth modes. The Canon EOS 200D/Canon Rebel SL2 also supports a range of different video resolutions and the use of an external microphone making it suitable for video booth use. This is currently the best value fully featured camera currently available for photo booth.

 
Best budget model for stills and video: Canon Rebel SL2, T7i or T6i (aka Canon EOS 200D, 800D, 750D)

These models all have very similar performance in both stills and video.They support a range of different video resolutions and the use of an external microphone making them suitable for video booth use as well as stills.

The Canon EOS 200D/Canon Rebel SL2 also has Canon's excellent dual pixel face detect auto focus in live view.

 
Best budget model for stills: Canon EOS Rebel T6 (aka Canon EOS 1300D) or Canon EOS Rebel T5 (aka Canon EOS 1200D)

The Canon EOS Rebel T6 is currently the cheapest model in the Canon DSLR range and is ideal for use in a stills photo booth. It is not ideal for video booth use because it does not accept an external microphone.

 

 

Which Printer?

 

You can use any Windows compatible printer, but for a professional photo booth we recommend using a dye-sublimation printer capable of printing 4"x6" photos and automatically cutting them into two 2"x6" strips. Suitable models include, but are not limited to the following:

DNP DS RX1

DNP DS40

DNP DS620 or DS620A

HiTi P510L

Mitsubishi CP D70DW

Mitsubishi CP K60DW S

 

 

More detailed help...
 

Topics covered in this section:

Photo booth setup wizard
Editing the print layout

External flash mode (see also Camera settings)

Touchscreen settings

Saving settings for future reference and using profiles

Print layout

Other output options

Images displayed to the user

Inactivity timer

Running external commands

Touchscreen keyboard

Animated GIFs

Keyboard shortcuts

Using external buttons for photo booth shooting

In operation

Reprinting photos after an event

Green screen shooting

Live view overlay

How to create PNG images using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

Video booth shooting

Uploading to social networking and photo sharing sites

 
Please also see the series of articles on photo booth shooting on our website.
 

 

Summary of changes to print layouts in DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v3.0 onwards
 

The following changes have been made to the way layouts are printed. These should have little or no effect on print layouts defined using previous versions, but it layouts created using version 3.0 or later may not appear the same in earlier releases.

 

1.background.jpg image is now centered on the page after allowing for the printer margins. In previous releases the background.jpg image was placed in the top left hand corner of the page and tiled to fill the page
2.overlay.png is now centered on the page after allowing for the printer margins. In previous releases the overlay.png image was placed in the top left hand corner of the page
3.The global setting for enabling or disabling captions has been removed. Individual captions can be enabled or disabled by selecting "Edit captions..." in the "Photo booth settings" dialog or the print layout editor
4.Up to 8 captions can be defined (previous releases only supported 2 captions)
5.Custom layouts can now be edited using the new print layout editor which allows you to drag and drop items interactively
6.Up to 12 photos may be added using the print layout editor (the old custom layouts were limited to 10 photos)
7.A background color can be defined in the print layout editor (this defaults to white when using the automatic layout option)
8.A QR code can be added using the print layout editor