Photobooths provide far more than just dodgy-looking passport photos these days. Many have functions that can give your photos pretty borders and different effects if you’re out with your mates and fancy piling in one for a few shots. Photobooths can also be found at many parties and celebrations be it weddings, your aunts 50th or a high school prom, they are a fun and unique way to document the night and provide mementos that everyone will want to hold onto.
But what poses are best to pull in a photobooth? Often they come stacked with props to mess about with, including funny wigs, oversized glasses and a variety of hats. These props are provided as an aid to your own creativity in order to give you ideas and inspiration to create your own unique set of photographs.
Don’t limit yourself to just the props that are available. Check with your friends whether you all have a similar item on you, or whether you each possess an item in the same colour or colour scheme and try to incorporate that into your photo. If you’re all wearing heels you could display each shoe like a trophy. Are you all wearing ties? How about turning them into headbands or bows. Think about what you already have that can make a kooky photo look great.
Do you have any unique skills? A talent that makes you stand out? bringing along your trusty saxophone, or juggling balls which your known for whipping out as a party trick is sure to provide you with photos you will want to hang on to.
If you’re feeling brave and want to bare all without the props, then perhaps have a think about your favourite TV shows and paintings. This is the perfect time to recreate the classic ‘Scream’ or Mona Lisa paintings. Fan of superman? Stick your hands on your hips and fix the most gallant expression you can muster on your face. You’re ready to save the world (or just take some really nice photos)!
Most people like to go for a group shot. What better way to display your fantastically unique friendships than with a strip of quirky poses with you and your best friends or family. Try experimenting with all of you facing in different directions, find your best angle and shoot! Or if there are three of you, you could try the ‘hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil) poses, each person covering their ears, eyes or mouth respectively.
As photobooth photos tend to come as a set, this is the perfect opportunity for you and the gang to put your drama skills to use and stage a scenario over four frames. You could pull out the Macarena, or your favourite ballet dance moves, pretend you’re on a roller coaster or act out a Shakespeare play in just four shots. The options are limitless, all it takes is your imagination to create the best set of shots for you.