When you have owned your own photobooth rental business in which you converted old booths by programming digital cameras to do the shooting. When you have built up a considerable body of photobooth art and co-created the destination website for photobooths. When you have hosted a photoboorth art convention. What do you do for an encore?
Well, if you’re Tim Garrett, it’s simple. You come up with the coolest iPhone photobooth App in the App Store.
Artist/entrepreneur Tim Garrett has designed an App which perfectly leverages the dual camera features of the iPhone 4G and new iPod Touch, but which will also run on iPhone 3G and 3GS if you have the iOS 4 software update.
At the App Store, Brian Meacham, the co-creator and curator with Tim of photobooth.net, which makes him a man who knows a thing or two about photobooths, writes in an unsolicited review:
“It’s all in the details with this app: the fit and finish is beautiful, it works like a charm, and it’s true to the legacy of the real photobooths we all remember.
The wood grain, ’50s green plastic, and metallic details look great. The options are nice, too: color or b/w, matte or glossy, and three or four photos per strip.
The app feels like a real photobooth: the mirror and lights are there, the photos drop down into the metal slot, and even the strips themselves mimic the dimensions and appearance of the old strips.
It’s really the next best thing to a real photobooth in your pocket.”
In the interest of full disclosure, I should note that Tim is a good friend of mine and for that reason alone I want his App to do very well. But I can honestly say that the 20 minutes I spent testing out his App and posting the strips to my Facebook profile were really, really enjoyable–and I take lots and lots of pictures with some pretty nice cameras on a regular basis.
It was fun to mug for the front camera like in a real photobooth and see the red dot on my face as the camera paused between shots and I desperately tried to come up with interesting faces.
For me as a photographer, though, it was even more enjoyable to use the standard back camera setting and go around the house to find and capture little cameos with 3 or 4 photos in each strip which were related to each other only by how I chose to make them related. Fun stuff.
At any rate, this App will normally sell for $2.99, which I think is pretty good deal, but just now it is available for the insanely low price of $0.99. Get yours today and take the fun of a photobooth wherever you go.