Here are some ways you can set up a designated photo area or DIY photo booth at your holiday parties to achieve the best results.
Props: Make sure to include some props, especially if you are setting up a standalone photo booth area. If you want to avoid a bunch of boring poses, include some funny signs, silly hats, cute mustaches, and bright red lips.
Flash Diffusers: The actual photography can end up ruining compositions if you rely on sharp direct flash. Use the onboard flash, or an add–on strobe flash.
Night Mode: Try combining these with the “Night Mode” on your camera for some potentially awesome shots. “Night Mode” is a camera mode that has a longer shutter speed combined with the flash to freeze action in the foreground. Try moving the camera when the shutter is open to create crazy light streaks in the background, while also getting a sharp, in-focus subject due to the flash.
Tripod: If you are putting together a photography area and shooting yourself, try this DIY tripod combined with a stack of books on a stool to keep your camera steady and level. If you happen to have a remote for your camera, you can use this plus the remote to make a self–service photo booth.