Accounting for your Photo Booth Business – Audio File

If you couldn’t make it to our Google Hangout on Accounting for Your Photo Booth Business hosted by Josh Behr last Wednesday, here’s your chance to hear what you missed out on.  Previously, the audio recording was only going to be available to VIP Club members, but for one day only all Photo Booth Talk members with a free account can log in to access the audio recording without charge.  The audio file will be accessible to everyone beginning at 9AM CDT on Wednesday, April 29 through 9AM CDT on Thursday, April 30.

Listen in and get the scoop on on various accounting topics, such as:

W-2 vs 1099
Sales Tax
Charities
Tax planning

Click here to listen now.  You must be logged in to your Photo Booth Talk to access the recording.  If you do not have an account, you can register for free here.  

If you have trouble with the link, go to your account page (http://photoboothtalk.com/members/member) after logging in and look for the “Accounting for Your Photo Booth Business” link under the Active Resources section.

If you are a VIP Club member, you will also receive a link on the morning of Wednesday, April 29 to join us for Josh’s next Google Hangout.  It is will be short, but worth it.

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Photo Booth Upload Features

Last week we told you about the new photo booth software release from the developers at Photo Party Upload.  This week, we want to share a little bit about what you can do with it.

The best place to start is with the photo booth bread-and-butter: Green Screen. Photo Booth Upload takes green screen to a whole new level with an easy-to-use interface and “Smart-Placement Technology” that automatically places the guest in the correct location so they can link arms with the Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz or ride alongside Batman in the Batmobile.

All you need is a green screen, a DSLR camera, a JPEG to use as a background image and a PNG to use as an overlay and the software does the rest. It’s simple to load in your images and you can even create more than one green screen set-up, so guests can choose between the Scarecrow or Batman. Once your set-ups are created, you have full control over the keying threshold/color, contrast/saturation, placement/size and can choose from a wide range of customizable photo filters for a final touch.

Greenscreen - photo booth upload

Maybe you’re a fan of green screen but you’re tired of still images and want to get your guests moving – no problem, just turn on Green Screen Video.  The set-up process is similar to Green Screen Photo but instead of a background JPEG, you upload a background video. You can even include an audio track if you want your guests to dance with a group of animated penguins.

 

 

Another option for movement would be to switch over to the Animated GIF option.  This also incorporates the green screen technologies so your guest can be magically transported to Oz or Gotham.  The settings allow you to choose how many photos you want to take and if you want the background to animate along with your guest, you can upload a different JPEG for each frame of the GIF.  You can adjust the look of your GIF by adjusting the frame rate and choose if you want to export it as a GIF or as a video, which of course the guest can then share on their social media platform of choice.

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Calvin Chan - Dear Sir & Madam,

We are the advertising company in Hong Kong.
We are interested your company products like “Green Screen Video” & “Animated GIF” program. Can you tell me more about these program & service. Thank you.

Regards,
Calvin Chan
Dragon Creative Media Ltd
calvinc@dragoncreative.com.hk

Edward Smith - Thank you for sharing. I have send tons of pictures with Binfer several times. It’s a nifty little tool. See http://www.binfer.com/solutions/domains/file-sharing-solution-for-professional-photographers

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Coming Soon – Darkroom Booth 2.0

Booth 2.0 is Coming Soon!

The developers are finishing final testing of the first round of Booth 2.0 and are preparing for a soft release the first week of May. New features will initially include:

  • Facebook client and user posting
  • Phidget support
  • MMS/SMS integration
  • Quiz and survey support
  • Dropbox integration

Features soon to follow include:

  • Slow motion
  • Go Pro 4 support
  • 2×6 / 4×6 choice
  • Animated GIF output
  • Photo confirmation
  • Slideshow/attract mode
  • Instagram slideshow input
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Accounting for Your Photo Booth Business with Josh Behr

For those of you who were looking forward to Josh Behr’s presentation on Accounting for Your Photo Booth Business at the Expo, here’s your chance to get in on the discussion. Come to Josh’s Google+ Hangout and get the scoop on on various accounting topics, such as:

W-2 vs 1099
Sales Tax
Charities
Tax planning

Join the discussion tomorrow 4/22 at 6:30 EDT.  Leave your questions in the comment section now to have them answered live –

https://plus.google.com/events/ch05mtihjo2g6ttfh2eh2it374o

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Expo Recap and Deals

After three long months of planning, I can honestly say that all of the time and effort that I spent helping to produce the Photo Booth Expo was well worth it. Beyond the learning opportunities and seeing some of the latest and greatest products and software being produced specifically for our market sector, something much bigger happened for me.

For the last 8 years, I’ve been meeting and networking with people from all over the world through our forum and various Facebook groups like Photo Booth Network. It was truly a surreal experience to see everyone come together and finally meet those people face to face, the same people that I’ve been calling my friends for so long. It really solidified the bonds that I have made both in business partnerships and friendships. It was also amazing to me that every time I entered a room, someone called out my name, like I had just entered an episode of Cheers! Without a doubt, I’ll be back next year. It is an event that I will not miss. For those of you who missed it, here are some video and photo recaps captured by some of our friends in the business.

Video by DJ News 

Videos by Photo Booth Reviews

Here are some special deals from our Sponsors:

Darkroom Software

Use these coupon codes for savings on Darkroom Software:

Photo Party Station

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DSLR Photo Booth

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AirBooths

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Photo Booth Talk

Join the Photo Booth Talk VIP Club for just $79 through April 30.  That’s $20 off your first year.  Or join Photo Booth Talk VIP Platinum Plus for $299 for your first year and $99 per year thereafter.  With your Platinum Plus VIP membership,  you can download any template set in our Marketplace for just a PENNY!

USB Flash Drives – 4GB Swivel Drives – $4.00 (minimum order of 50). No coupon Code Necessary.

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