This is something a bit different from my usual posts. I have been asked to be a judge for on Photobooth images for a Bridal Magazine. This is actually very interesting. Lighting, Composition and Exposure are just as important for a photobooth, than for any other photographer. I thought I’d share my thoughts here with you. Let me know if you agree with my comments.
There are 2 sets of 3 photos to judge. I will be judging them as a set, but also each on their individual merits.
This set looks very professional. You can see nice, soft even lighting. The red backdrop works really well and puts the focus on the people. The images are also very sharp and the skin tones are perfect. The only slightly negative thing that I can find is that I would like the subjects framed a bit tighter there seems to be a lot of space on the left and right, but this is fairly subjective and also would be hard to accommodate, as the photo booth would also have to be set up for bigger groups.
Great smiles, it could be a little better if the boy looked at the Camera.
Love this shot. Fantastic facial expressions, lots of movement and the subjects are interacting. This is definitely my favourite from both sets.
Nice snapshot. Love the pose and the expressions.
This does not look as professional as the 1st set. A couple of the images look out of focus and seem to have a motion blur. The lighting is not balanced very well, everything looks like it has a slight pink tinge. All the photos have too much head room. Also the white backdrop doesn’t work, the images don’t pop. It also looks like it has some dirty spots on it.
The boy down the bottom is cut off. The other subject are blurry. Might work as a fun moment, but it doesn’t look very professional.
A bit better, but the boy in the bottom left corner looks lost.
The Ladies face is covered. But all together my favourite one from this set, as it is a bit quirky.
Looking at both sets, I have to say that set No. 1 is the clear winner of these Wedding Photobooth Images. It looks a lot more professional, uses proper lighting techniques and a nice background. Well done.