Photography Tutorial

3 simple camera settings to take perfect photo booth photos

Make everyone look amazing with these camera settings.

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1. Adjust your ISO Speed

Recommended ISO: 100-400

2. Adjust your Lens Aperture

Recommended Aperture: f/8

3. Adjust your Shutter Speed

Recommended Shutter: 1/160–200

Camera settings for beautiful event photos

1. Camera settings for Canon & Nikon DSLRs

Adjust ISO Speed

Recommended ISO: 100-400

The lower your ISO, the better quality your photos. You want to keep your ISO as low as you can for best quality photos.

ISO 400 is perfect for most events.

Adjust your Lens Aperture

Recommended Aperture: f/8

If you want 2-3 guests in close up photos, set your aperture to f/4 to give your photos a blurred background.

If you want 4–8 guests in  wide photos, set your aperture to f/8 to make sure that everyone is in focus.

Adjust your Shutter Speed

Recommended Shutter: 1/160–200

Depending on the type of flash that you're using, you'll need to adjust your shutter speed to match.

Most flashes require a shutter speed between 1⁄160–1⁄200.

2. Using a flash

When should I use a camera flash?

The best way to run your photo booth is to use a flash to make sure that your photos are bright and evenly lit.

Some cameras come with an on camera flash – these work great for most small social events.

If you want your photos to REALLY stand out, add an external camera flash to your camera via a hot-shoe mount.

To create beautiful even light that makes your guests look stunning, invest in a small softbox. It's well worth the small investment to get amazingly lite photos.

Using a flash will also give you more consistent color and look whether inside or outside, day or night. With a flash, you'll get a more consistent image during the day or night.

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