Greetings everyone! My name is Peyton Vincent with CEG Interactive, an award-winning company that specializes in photo booth rental in San Diego as well as specialty photo activations nationwide. I first started using Breeze Systems software in 2007 with our very first portable photo booth. Back in those days, we were renting photo booths for weddings and parties but as we expanded our offerings, our clientbase grew to include concert tours, conventions, and sporting events nationwide.
While the majority of our jobs have relied on DSLR Remote Pro over the years, we found our niche by being photo booth technologists and innovators that wanted to constantly find new ways to re-invent the photo booth. We also regularly use Hotfolder Prints, Breeze Viewer, Webcam Photo Booth, Breeze Kiosk, and last but not least, Breeze Multi-Camera.
I have been invited by Chris and Sue to write some helpful features that are focused mostly around that last one which goes by a bunch of different names. See how many you recognize!
- 3D Photo Booth
- Bullet Time Photo Booth (inspired by the iconic scenes of “Neo” dodging bullets during the climax of “The Matrix” back in 1999.
- Multi-Camera Array (or just “Array”)
- 180 Photo Booth
- 360 Photo Booth
- And more I’m sure!
What is a Multi-Camera Photo Booth?
Other than the obvious, a multi-camera array photo booth consists of a system of interconnected cameras that are usually defined as follows:
- Rigidly-attached to a curved structure that keeps them from shifting
- Aimed at a central point or axis
- Evenly-spaced so that the animation effect shifts between the cameras at a constant speed
- DSLR cameras and lenses are of the same make/model/focal length. Breeze Multi-Camera is designed to tether exclusively with Canon DSLRs. However, with some custom work, it’s probably possible to use the animator program with image file sets captured by cameras of a different make.
- Each camera is fired in either a “chase” where there’s a specified delay between each angle which creates a “virtual dolly” and/or slow motion bullet time effect OR they are all fired at the exact same instant to create a true “time freeze” effect.
I’m a visual guy (which is probably why I’m a photo booth nerd instead of a writer) so lets move on to the fun stuff…photo examples! I will end this first article with a multi-camera comparison guide that shows you how the number of cameras, type of backdrop, triggering method, etc can create a wide variety of different effects.
2 Camera “3D Photo Booth”
6 Camera Array Photo Booth
7 Camera – Super Wide Angle
6 Camera – Green Screen Array
12 Camera Array – 3D Light Painting
12 Camera Array
12 Camera Array – Green Screen
12 Camera Array – Creative Set
12 Camera Array – Green Screen with 3D artwork
18 Camera Array – 180 Photo Booth
18 Camera Array – Time Delay Trigger “Virtual Dolly” Effect
Please stay tuned for our next feature were we cover more topics like hardware component selection, software settings, system design, and more! In the meantime, check out our website more information about the multi-camera photo booth services that we offer to our customers at CEG Interactive.