Sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ (Windows Only)

You can share your final prints online in realtime on facebook, twitter, google+, pinterest and a few dozen other sharing sites directly from dslrBooth. It’s pretty simple, take a few pictures, wait till the final print appears on screen, then click the e-mail, SMS, or scan the QR Code. Enter your e-mail or SMS #. Your mobile phone will open up a secure url where you can share your picture in real-time. Cool, right? Let us know either way in the comments below. We’re always open to suggestions.

FAQ

How long do my images stay online?

Images are guaranteed to be online for 30 days after they are uploaded.

What happens when I click the share button? Can anyone else see them?

The share button, takes you to the url for the page. Your images can only be accessed if you know their url.

Can I download a full resolution copy?

Of course. Click on the image and it’ll open the original image in high resolution which you can download.

Sending final photo booth images to ipad with an EyeFi Card

If you have an eye-fi card, you can now have the final prints from dslrBooth show up on your ipad right away.

Instructions

Windows

  • Install the Eye-Fi ipad app on your ipad.
  • Plug in Eye-Fi Card (Can be any model) to your laptop.
  • Configure Eye-Fi Card to upload to ipad. Open Eye-Fi Center, Photos > Select ipad.
  • Connect camera to laptop as usual using the usb cable.
  • Open dslrBooth
  • Preferences > Make a Second Copy of Prints to: Set to drive name of eye-fi card. For example J:
  • Make sure Eye-Fi app is open on the ipad.
  • Start using dslrBooth as usual.
  • Your final prints will get sent to your ipad and be shown in fullscreen.

Mac

You don’t even need an eye-fi card. You can easily do this using folder actions as in this tutorial to import the images from the prints folder to iphoto’s photo stream.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, feel free to let us know if you have any improvements to this tutorial or have any issues.

How to run an unattended diy Photo Booth

We have had a number of customers ask us how they can an unattended photo booth with no one standing there to trigger the camera. Thankfully, the solution is very easy as dslrBooth requires no manual intervention once it’s started.

dslrBooth can be triggered in one of several ways:

  • From Computer
    • Click the camera button using your mouse.
    • Press the keyboard space bar.
    • Computer Clicker
  • From Camera
    • Press the camera shutter button.
    • Use a camera remote or wireless shutter release.

Normal mode of operation is that you have to trigger ever shot, however if you want, you can setup the camera to trigger several times with a set number of seconds in between. This can be set in the preferences by setting the “Trigger Camera Shutter Automatically” option and settings the “Seconds between Shots” parameter.

In any case, if you don’t want someone standing on the camera taking pictures, you’ll want to trigger the camera remotely and here are your options.

Trigger From Camera Remotely

The first option is to use a Camera Remote ($10 – $25).  This is the simplest and probably the cheapest of the two for the diy crowd. The one minor drawback to this option is that the remotes require direct line of sight. For photo booths, this should be ok unless you want your guests to hide the remote behind their backs or somewhere not directly within the camera’s view. The specific model depends on your camera type so do your research before purchasing. Here are the most common ones:

The second option is to use a Wireless Camera Shutter Release ($50+). This is the more professional option and offers added flexibility of increased range and removes the requirement for direct line of sight. Here are some options: