Portable event photo kit promises to reinvent the guestbook
posted Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM EST
A New York-based startup will soon unveil an open air, portable event studio setup that it claims will couple "the fun of a photobooth with the quality of a professional studio". Detailed information isn't available yet, but the mobile studio looks to be based around a Nikon D800 digital SLR, plus a variety of other hardware and software, including both a printer and projector. After each guest has a set of photos taken, they're given a chance to choose their favorites, which are then projected for all to see, while two copies of each photo are printed. One copy goes to the guest, and at the event's end, the second copies of each picture are collected in a single photo guestbook, recapping the event.
It's not yet clear if One for the Book's setup is entirely off-the-shelf, or includes any custom hardware or software, but it does appear to collapse into boxes for easy transport, as shown in an Instagram picture from its creator Joseph Augstein. More details will apparently be forthcoming when One for the Book launches its creation at WeWork Lounge Soho on June 1st. If you'd like to attend the unveiling, which runs from 8:30pm to 11:30pm and is free of charge, you can register at Eventbrite.
One for the Book's setup is mostly still under wraps, but aims to provide near-instant prints for each guest, plus a single photo guestbook at the end of the night.
Photo provided by One for the Book.
Photobooth Fun And Studio Prints
One for the Book Launches in NYC
NEW YORK, NY – May 7, 2012 – The newest addition to the event photography game has arrived in New York City and they are giving poorly lit photobooths, tiny low quality prints and painfully long turnaround times that come standard with most event photography providers a run for their money.
Join Joseph Augstein, owner/creator of One for the Book on June 1, 2012 at WeWork Lounge in Soho as he showcases his state of the art portable photo studio and experience firsthand how he is changing the way you remember your events.
One for the Book’s unique system is the answer to the long wait you must endure for typical event photography and the poor quality of most photobooth strips. Seconds after the photos are taken, guests review the images using exclusive software and choose their favorites to be projected onto a wall or screen while two copies are being instantly printed, one for them to take home and one to be inserted into a photo-guestbook that will be ready to enjoy as soon as the event ends. “It’s not only the most fun they’ll have in front of a camera, it’s also the most connected to the process they’ll ever be as they snap the photos, review the images, project the ones they like and have two prints ready within seconds, one for them and one for the book” says Augstein.
The event will be from 8:30pm to 11:30pm and will feature an open bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free but you must register at www.oneforthebook.eventbrite.com by Thursday, May 31, 2012. You can also stay up to date with One for the Book’s progress on their website, at their Facebook page, and via Twitter.