January 2013

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Newspaper Article

    In this week’s Plymouth Pilot and Culver Citizen, there is a great write up about the new photo booth. Feel free to read it at- http://www.thepilotnews.com/content/culver-photo-booth-brings-old-fashioned-fun-21st-century

    Photo Booth- New Interface!

      After a week of working on it, I’ve created a new interface for the photo booth!

      At the last event with the photo booth, I realized how many people went into the booth with more than two people. The booth is large, and, as it turns out, groups of 3-8 people was more common than couples or two friends. This posed a problem because I wanted everyone in the booth to get a photo strip and the default set-up only printed two photo strips. (I had to manually force the software to print additional copies by typing some keys on the computer that runs the booth. Printing additional copies for people was time consuming and labor intensive.)

      Though it might sound simply, changing the interface was a very difficult task. In hindsight, it was much more involved than I had anticipated. All totaled, it required creating close to 60 directories and 60 xml files that all had to synced properly. Changing one item, required changing all the xml files. It was not easy.

      Below is the new interface. When you select an option, that option lights up. If you change your mind, you simply select something different. Once you are happy with your selections, you go to the live preview to make sure that everyone will show up in the photo.


      Below is the old interface. It did not allow for multiple prints.


      After Prom Booking!

        We’ve booked the photo booth for one of the area’s local school’s After Prom. In early May, we’ll have our booth at Oregon Davis High School for their After Prom events. It will be a late night, but I think the students will enjoy the booth. Have a Prom or After Prom event that you’d like the photo booth at? Call us at 574-842-2000.

        Realy for Life Kick-Off- Update

          I wanted to provide an update about the Relay for Life kick-off. The date was changed from the 12th to this Saturday the 19th. The event will be held at Culver Academies’ Dining Center from 7:30-10:00 PM. I will be at the event with the photo booth setup and all my props. If you are on campus, be sure to drop by. It should be a great event as they are expecting around 200 people to attend.

          Marshall County Bridal Expo

            Today, Ginny and I participated in the Marshall County bridal expo that was hosted by Treats Bridal Shop in Plymouth, IN. Unlike the bigger shows in South Bend and Elkart, this smaller show made it possible to interact with brides and their friends/families. In addition to some of our photography work, we had our photo booth there so that people could try it out. We had a lot of fun working the event and booked some 2013 events that we look forward to working!

            Photos from the event are posted to: http://www.culverphotos.com/2013_treats_bridal