What’s a good party without a photo booth?
Nineteen-year-old Alexander Morris, from County Antrim, Northern Ireland, designed a makeshift photo machine inspired by instagram. The get-up is built entirely out of medium density fiberboard and resembles the app’s iconic logo — down to a filtered I.
Morris, a freelance photographer, posted the entire 18-step process to Instructables over the weekend.
“I finished school in June last year, where I was the photographer for my [class] prom,” he toldMashable. “The organizers asked me to come back and photograph this year’s event.”
After a brainstorming session, he thought up the idea of making the booth.
The contraption uses a Nikon d3200 camera, an entry-level 24 megapixel DSLR, two Nikon sb900 flashguns and a standard TV. One of the steps even involves writing code for an Arduino micro-controller that activates the camera’s shutter and flash guns — a trick Morris picked up in school. In total, the project took him around 11 weeks to complete.
The booth was well-received at the event, he said, which took place at the beginning of March. As for future uses? “There are a few other things I need to tweak before I use the booth again,” he said. “But I will definitely be using it for all future events of the nature.”
Watch the video above to learn more. You can read through Morris’ step-by-step instructions here.
Does this sound like something you’d like to have at an event?