It’s been an interesting week at Mid-America Photo Booth. I just wrapped up a 3-day engagement at the FIRST Championships held at America’s Center in Downtown St. Louis. National Instruments hired me to run a photobooth in their vendor booth, but this was no average booth. They wanted greenscreen… and they were making buttons out of the prints. The green screen photos were tons of fun, but I have no interest in making buttons after seeing how much work they put in to keep up with demand.
Anyway, this has led me to decide that I will start offering greenscreen photography as an optional upgrade. It will only be available with the open photo tower and I have not decided on a price yet, since I will have to buy some extra equipment and there will be extra time involved in the setup (time is money), not to mention that everyone will want a copy of every photo they are in, so I’ll need to account for extra printing costs. Stay tuned for more info, but for now you can check out the photos from this week
Speaking of robots… I almost forgot, because I didn’t get to see any of the competitions. The FIRST Robotics Championships were the real reason I was there. Our booth was in the middle of the pit area where teams of high school kids from all over the world were tuning and testing the robots they built for this year’s challenge. The National Instruments (NI)crew was there mainly to provide tech support for the teams who were using NI’s products in their robots. The photo above is three of my main button-making crew, and the next photo is a group of NI staff who worked as tech volunteers for the competitions.