How-To: Making an Interactive Photo Booth for CES

How-To: Making an Interactive Photo Booth for CES

This was our first time doing a booth for CES, and in a related post, I go into detail on what the experience was like, and provide "pro-tips" so you don't make the same mistakes I made as a first timer.

But in this post I'd like to explore one specific aspect of the CES booth - an interactive photo booth we set up.

The idea was to get people into the booth with an engaging item.  We chose an interactive photo booth because it would give us a stream of content on both Flickr and Facebook that we could continue to repurpose through 2011.

I did a lot of research and settled on Breeze Systems' photo booth software.  It's highly recommended by professionals, and although a bit nit-picky to use, once you get it figured out, it's very stable.  It didn't fail us once.  We used the foot pedal switch recommended by Breeze, so people could take their own pictures.

I imagine you might have questions about the setup, so just ask them in the comments below and I'll post answers to help you set one up yourself.

Here's a video where I show the booth and specifically, the interactive photo booth setup:

Here's a video where I show the interactive photo booth in action:

Here's a video I sent to Chris, the creator of the Breeze Systems software, before the event, showing how I use Dropbox to sync folders on 2 computers:

And here are a few photos that were taken by the booth:

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