GREEN SCREEN PHOTOBOOTH AT THE BEACH

Seascape Beach Resort in Aptos, California (just a few miles from our home base in Santa Cruz), is one of the best locations on the Monterey Bay for social and corporate events. It's located right on the beach and has stunning views of Monterey Bay from every room.

One of Seascape's event coordinators contacted me about providing a photobooth experience for a corporate client who was having their annual employee appreciation party at Seascape.

After some consulting with the client, we decided that the best solution for them was a green screen photobooth. They provided some great graphics and we integrated them into our software to provide a completely custom, one-of-a-kind backdrop for their images.

We love doing green screen activations for clients for one simple reason: the output is AMAZING! We can create, literally, any kind of background that the client wants.

For example, have a look at the first picture below.

Now, ignore the fact that the guy wasn't ready for the picture to be taken, and just look at the background.

That is a 100% custom-made background for this client.

The only way to pull off something like this is with green screen technology. And we can do that for our clients.

There's another technical aspect of green screen activations that makes them tricky to pull off well. And that is the lighting. You need large light sources that eliminate shadows, and you need to know where to place the guests in relation to the background and the lights in order to make good pictures.

The one thing I did learn from this event is to ask more questions about the event. If it seems like guests will be wearing a lot of black, then I'd recommend that we do a lighter background. Since this was a pretty formal event, a lot of guests were wearing black, and they blended in with the black background.

And speaking of good green screen pictures, have a look at these from the event: