Photobooths are a great addition to any event but sometimes you can feel a little odd standing inside a booth and posing. We aren’t all models but that doesn’t mean we can’t look great on those little photos that shoot out of the machine! With a few tips, looking great at the party photobooth is easy.

Think good to look good

One of the first things you need to do is think pleasant thoughts. It may sound – and feel – a little odd, but it will result in great shots. Take hold of the joy of the party and use that happiness to give a genuine look to the camera. This will stop your pose from looking forced.

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Don’t force your smile

Again, forced movements or expressions will look strange, so try to naturally fall into your smile. Take the time before going to an event to practice your smile. If your cheeks start to hurt, you are going too far. Take note of when you smile unconsciously and try to replicate this.

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There are no bad sides!

Despite what many of us think, we don’t have a “bad side”. Instead, it is important to be confident and stand tall. Rather than facing the camera front on, turn at a small angle (remember, there is no bad side! So go with whatever feels natural), put one foot forward and allow yourself to settle onto the back foot.

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Dress your best

How you dress and do yourself up is also important. You know better than anyone what makes you look and feel good. More than likely, before any party you will be dressing to impress, so take the event and the party’s photobooth as an opportunity to get glammed up! If you know the photo booth is in black and white, try to wear bold, contrasting colours.

Need more advice or want to have a photobooth at your next event? The Photopod Photobooth are Queensland’s best boutique photobooth hire company, so call 0432 157 537 to get in touch today!

Everyone wants to look like a celebrity. From the designer clothes and sparkling diamonds to the extravagant lifestyle and the sunglasses to stop the glare from paparazzi, there is nothing like being a star. There are lots of celebrities that look great no matter what they do, say or wear and if you want to look just like them in your photos, try following these tips:

The Jennifer Lawrence

From her adorable clumsiness to the wicked humour, Miss Lawrence is one star we all wish we could be a bit more like. Down to earth and naturally beautiful, she is known for classic poses and a “don’t care” attitude. Harness your inner Jennifer by letting loose and embracing any flaws and go into the photobooth with a grin, a few jokes to throw around and not a care in the world!

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Krazy Kardashians

The Kardashians are known for their love of the camera, with much of their fame built upon how they are seen in the public eye. They pose with hands on their hips, Gucci bags on their wrists and Chanel sunglasses on their eyes, they epitomise rich and loving it! Go into the photobooth with your most confident smile and pose to take on the Kardashians’ charming ways.

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The power couples

From Beyonce and Jay Z to Kate Middleton and Will, power couples give off an air of unity, confidence and style. Whether you want to bend it like Beckham or go chic like Angelina, it’s easy to take on the power couple personality and rock it at your next party. Take your partner or just your best friend and feel like the best duo in every photo!

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Leonardo DiCaprio

Every girl wants him, every guy wants to be him! Known for his ability to transition into different roles flawlessly and his humble attitude, Leo is a smooth talker who always looks calm and collected. Get into his frame of mind by taking the time to relax and be natural. Smile, be polite and let the camera click away!

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Smoulder like Scarlett

Curvy, glamorous and smouldering – Scarlett is everyone’s dream girl! With a sultry voice, swaying hips and a girl-next-door grin, Scarlett is idolised by thousands around the world. Keep everyone’s eyes on you by putting on your best clothes and your best sexy looks to harness her aura in the photobooth.

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Need more advice on your look or want to have a photobooth at your next event? The Photopod Photobooth are Queensland’s best party photobooth hire company, so call 0432 157 537 to get in touch today!

 Repeat-offenders

Repeat Offenders

 

In the photobooth sense of course. You know who you are. You are the person that keeps coming back for more. You might be a little shy at first, but once you have been in you are hooked. You will be back for more again and again and when you leave your event you will take a wad of photo print strips with you. Repeat offenders fall into 3 basic categories:

The Eager Beaver

There are always guests that just “LOVE” being in a Photobooth and might venture on over for 10, 20 or more sessions for the night. The ones who rejoin the photobooth queue immediately after having a go. It's not always the person you might first think of. It can be the guilty grandma whom finds the immediacy of the process simply thrilling. The shy Uncle whom, after some prodding, has returned several times with different members of his family or the younger Sister of the Bride or Groom whom are never quite satisfied with the way the look and so need to go in “just one more time” even though they look amazing in every single photo.

The Family Circle

It's pretty humbling when the Mother or the Father of either the Bride or Groom call months or maybe years later and says “Hi remember me/us, we have another Son/Daughter whom is about to be married and we would like you to be there”. Some time later we get a call from a relative whom attended whom wants the same photobooth (uh huh...us) at their wedding. So we get to know the family, the extended family and their loved ones. It doesnt get much nicer than that. We have even had an email from a client whom wanted to tell us about the afternoon she just had comparing her photbooth album with the one her sister received 2 years prior.

The Stalker.

We have had one occasion where we had the opportunity to Photograph one young lady 3 times at three different events. Now we operate out of South East Queensland and there must be 3.5 million people in our “Catchment”. That's just uncanny. She wasn't a relative of any of the hosts of the events (2 weddings and 1 birthday) and the people whom booked us weren't connected to one another. Spooky. What's more weird is that how we know this is because it just so happens that at all 3 events we had sent the same Attendant along. They recognised each other. The young lady called herself the “Stalker” to our attendant and it is by that name she will forever be affectionately known.

 

So, how do we create a balanced photo album/guest book for the hosts of the event? It can be tricky, making sure we get everyone in there, but we manage to. We love repeat offenders! So to all of you out there... we advise you to get in our photobooth and go crazy. With props, without props, grab family, drag in friends, share it with an aquaintance and go crazy. Go Crazy.