Adding a creative backdrop to your photo booth can be a great way to give the resulting photos more life and to make them more visually interesting. Whether you need a backdrop for a school dance, a wedding, a corporate event, or any other occasion, there are a lot of ways that you can get inspired. Here are some tips on how to come up with creative ideas for a do-it-yourself photo booth backdrop:
1. Think about the overall theme of the event. For instance, if you are setting up a photo booth for your wedding, you should consider matching the colors of the backdrop to your wedding colors. For a corporate event, on the other hand, you could take cues for the backdrop from your industry or from your company’s branding.
Do you want a backdrop that is lighthearted and fun or that leans more toward looking professional? What is the overall feeling that you want the photographs to have? The answers to these questions can help you design a backdrop that is appropriate and that will give your photos the overall look that you are going for.
2. Browse the Internet for ideas. One of the best ways to get inspired is simply by looking at photos of what other people have done before. Search online for DIY photo booth backdrops to see what comes up. You may be surprised by just how many creative ideas there are out there.
Try doing an image search in your favorite search engine. Look through all of the photos that come up to see if any of them catch your eye. When you click on the photo, it should take you to a webpage that explains how to create the backdrop yourself. Be sure to bookmark any ideas that you like so that you can refer back to them later.
3. Keep it simple. A photo booth backdrop doesn’t have to be elaborate to look great in photos. If you can’t come up with any really creative ideas, you can always fall back on traditional options such as a beautiful piece of fabric. Other simple ideas that you can use include setting up a pretty panel screen, hanging streamers, or painting a large board. Although none of these ideas are particularly creative, they can make fantastic backdrops in a pinch.
Whichever option you choose, be sure to experiment before the day of your event to see what the photos come out looking like. You may need to make minor tweaks to your backdrop to get it to look good in photographs.
Coming up with ideas for a do-it-yourself photo booth backdrop is relatively easy. Implementing them, on the other hand, is a little bit harder. As long as you are willing to put in a little bit of time creating the backdrop, however, you should be able to make something by hand that looks totally professional in photos. Seeing the finished backdrop behind the smiling faces of your guests is well worth the effort.
Until next time,