Exceptional Ideas for Your Party Photos
Whether it’s a birthday, New Year’s Eve, inauguration, house-warming party, or just for the fun of it: there are many occasions to celebrate with your loved ones. Just as memorable as the celebration itself are the photos that capture every electrifying moment. To catch every colourful moment of the party on camera is not so easy, however. We’ll show you four fun and easily replicable ideas for your party photos that will be sure to make the atmosphere more festive.
The Photo Booth
A few funny props ensure a lot of fun and a good party spirit when taking pictures. The so-called photo booth is a popular party trend that produces humorous results. The original idea calls for an accessible box that functions as a mobile photo studio. For your party, an area in your room or flat with enough space to take photos should suffice. You can best accentuate your amused guests’ features by using a blank wall or a large sheet as a neutral background and something to ensure good lighting, such as a standard lamp. With slim wooden toothpicks and some cardboard, you can craft your own great props quickly and easily. Whether it’s a walrus moustache, crazy hat, or a silly face, anything goes. You’ll be able to remember your festive party for years to come with such original party photos.
Gotta Keep Moving
Most of the best parties have a lively atmosphere with good-humoured guests and music. Pictures of people in motion are especially lively. The trick is, however, to capture the moment at just the right time. A photo of all the guests jumping into the air simultaneously with outstretched arms is a great photo opportunity for the party. For this motif, you could also use an automatic timer and count down together with your guests to make sure to jump at just the right moment. You can make your photos more comical and lively with some bubbles, confetti, or something of the like. Other ideas for great motifs are capturing your guests on the dance floor with flying hair or having someone blow confetti out of their hands in the camera’s direction. How much movement you can bring into your photos, of course, depends on how much space your party venue has to offer. If there is not enough space to bring all of the guests together in one photo, a picture of best friends or the birthday boy or girl jumping in the air will also be a great memory to catch on camera.
A New Take on the Group Photo
A cheerful photo with all of your guests lined up next to each other looking into the camera with a wide smile while the photographer captures the moment - that’s what the classic group photo looks like at most parties. You can recreate this classic motif by doing a sort of flash mob. To spice up a normal group photo, all those being photographed could, for example, make the same silly face, look in the same direction, or hold an identical pose. You can also bring some variety to the traditional group photo by taking a selfie. In order to distinguish the guest of honour, they can take the selfie with a smartphone or camera while the guests make silly faces to their right and left in the background. Some props like sunglasses or hats also make great additions to this motif.
Change of Perspective
You can bring a completely new character to your photographs by just changing the perspective. Stand with your friends in a circle and take the photo from below while looking down into the camera. This will give you a great group photo from a worm’s-eye view. You can utilise a selfie stick to widen the view of your photo. A selfie stick will also allow you to capture the lively atmosphere of your party from a bird’s-eye view. You can also bring finer details into the spotlight by focusing on your self-made cocktails or fancy decorations with your good-humoured guests in the background.
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