computer is in portrait and mirrorbooth is correctly running
just that the get in frame and picture location when signing is quite low. pics show this. so isit possible to relocate this area higher up the display
Joe Connell on 11 Aug, 2019 01:21 PM
You have a few things working against you...
1) You have a Mirror that is much larger than your Monitor
and the monitor is set (placed) behind the mirror at the bottom
leaving all that empty mirror with no screen behind it.
2) You are using Wide photo boxes and a Mirror booth
is vertical which displays a Portrait style image which requires
the use of Portrait photo boxes.
3) To get True proper portrait photos, the camera must be
rotated 90 degrees ... like holding a real camera to take a Portrait photo.
Joe Connell on 12 Aug, 2019 08:42 PM
RE: **For weddings are things still on as narrow strips.
I was thinking of printing just a single 6x4 photos (no cut)*
It all depends on your clients. I do 90%+ double strips and
my friend 30 miles from me does 90% full 4X6 ...
so it is all in what your clients are looking for.
Personally I do like a full 4X6 because you have more real-estate
for larger photo boxes and Text/Graphics... they DO look better.
Main reason we do double strips is has the original look of a photo booth
print and we do give a print to everyone in the booth...
Doesn't matter for Weddings or other events...
if you can show them some awesome 4X6 layouts,
I am sure they will want that over 2X6 strips.
If you NEED some examples to show, visit my web site Gallery www.A1PhotoBooth.com/gallery.html and look for the descriptions
above the photo sample - that reads in RED Full 4X6 Horizontal
4 Photo Landscape Style
Select as many as you find and want and send me
the full Name and Date of the event and I can send you it
and you can make changes/adjustments... yes, FREE
Joe Connell on 13 Aug, 2019 12:26 AM
When doing a Mirror Booth style layout and have the Camera set to 90 degrees for true portrait photos... you would not be able to do Wide or Square photo boxes because in order to have Rotated the camera to 90 Degrees physically and set the software camera setting for the rotation, the layout would need to be in Portrait photo mode... or the Camera settings would not show the +90 - 0 - -90 settings for the camera.
NOW if you DO NOT Rotate the camera (physically) and select Portrait style photo boxes... the software will take a normal wide photo and crop as Portrait, and save the singles with the cropped portrait style photo(s).
It is a tricky thing because the software will know that the camera has been rotated physically and if you are not doing Portrait photos, just like holding any camera for portrait photos... a wide photo will be sideways...
Best way to esplain it is in a video... attached LINK
(it is over the 10MB limit to attach here)
That is perfect, understood and where I was already heading. Downside of portrait shots here is that to get a wide enough pic to allow a few people (4 max) to get into the view the photo then the picture goes to the floor meaning any backdrops do not work as well as they should as the backdrop bottom is visible and detracts. For one on one photography in a studio you have the backdrop run along the floor away from the hanging section to eliminate this but this is bunch of guests, often rowdy and drunk.
And really put, for most scenarious we really need only from the hips upwards or maybe a little lower
I am working on a way of taking portrait shots then cropping the photos to something squarer, basically using only the top 2/3rds of the photo as just 2 full portrait photos would fill a strip and on a full 6x4 leave more room for serval photos and room for other bits of info and also for signing.
ummm ... Why not be totally different with your Mirror Booth
and Rotate the complete Mirror and then you can still have
the Mirror Booth with wide angle photos...
Tell them this this like the Mirror above the fireplace...
That idea does make a Mirror Booth with New style and
be able to get more groups of people in the photos...