When my sister got married, I wanted to make sure that she had plenty of great photos of her wedding–so I set up a photo booth that captured images and instantly uploaded them to the Internet. Recently I described my setup at 5@4 (née 5@5–Gilt Tech’s ongoing presentation series, featuring five talks at 4 PM every other Friday) and invited Gilt Tech’s photogenic crew, plus our resident dinosaurs, to try it out.
Things got a bit out of hand (as things do, when Tyrannosaurs are involved):
New Internet meme: Dino-Boxing:
Interested in creating your own photo booth? Here’s what you’ll need:
- A camera
- A computer
- Eye-Fi, a wireless photo uploading card, inserted into your camera
- Hazel, to automatically organize the files. Download and install it (watch this video for extra help)
- Flickr account
- Take your picture. Eye-Fi will automatically send the photo from your camera to your computer.
- Use Hazel’s rule setup to watch the Eye-Fi folder and run the next step: adding a logo to your photos.
- Run your photos through a Photoshop droplet to automatically add the logo to each photo.
- Use another Hazel rule to run the Automator workflow, which will send each picture via email to Flickr.
- Visit your Flickr account and admire your work.
This visual should help:
You can view more of our dinosaur modeling shoot here.