How to improve my photo booth and the pictures?

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02 Feb, 2011 02:24 AM

Hello Sparkbooth Fam,

Its been awhile since I posted anything. I'm having a problem with the way my pictures are looking and printing out. I'm going to attach a couple of pics so everyone can see what i'm talking about. I built this booth from scratch and with the help and advise of you guys. My photobooth business is going great. I'm doing alot of weddings and everyone loves it. But I've noticed that my pictures are not good enough and I say that because the brightness on the face of some people. They look like ghost, bright spots on their faces or arms. I think is the way I have the lighting. I'm using a 100 watt equivalent CFL light bulb on a shop dome lamp. Then I cover it with some white sheer type fabric to soften it. I thought it was soft enough but i'm still getting bright spots. I need suggestions because I had a bridal show this past weekend and some old retired photographer started critiquing the picture quality. Very embarrasing. I angle the dome up a little so I dont have the dome directly on them. I'm using a Logitech 9000 also. In the settings in the program I have it at 720x720 and 20 plus for quality. I'm also using an Epson Artisan 50 with CISS ink tanks, I use epson photo paper.
Take a look at my attached pictures and give me ideas on how I can improve my picture quality and photobooth.

Thank you all in advance,

  1. 1 Posted by Tony on 02 Feb, 2011 12:18 PM

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    Check to see if your CFL bulb is 5500K, anything higher than that can be too white.
    Also, check your settings. You say your quality setting is at 20, but I think most people set it to 100. It's the Frame Rate that should be at about 20.
    Hope this helps

  2. 2 Posted by envisionavsolut... on 20 Feb, 2011 04:07 PM

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    You gotta have white on the background. Your webcam will take better pics because thats what the auto white balance is for. it looks for white in the background and uses it for adjusting colors. if there is no white. it will look for the brightest, think of it as white and make it whiter. Maybe thats why they become ghosts as you say.

    Did you consider changing lights? or changing cloth? Try that.

  3. 3 Posted by Harry on 20 Feb, 2011 05:00 PM

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    Rosco diffuser and gels. Mix and match to get the righ color, kelvan rate, and brightness.

  4. 4 Posted by nemo2475 on 26 Feb, 2011 02:21 PM

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