Why Every Wedding Guest Table Needs Polaroid Cube Cameras
Back in the day of disposable Polaroid cameras, these were a hot item for beach weddings. The hosts of these weddings would hand out cameras like candy and encourage everyone to snap the day away. Guests could keep the cameras as wedding gifts, and when the photos were processed they were gifted back to the lucky bride and groom. Everyone had a blast playing photographer, and they got to capture shots they felt were of the moment. At your next beach wedding bring back this idea with the Polaroid CUBE HD Lifestyle Action Video Camera, the ideal accessory for any wedding guest.
Finding Ways to Capture the Moment
While you will most likely have a professional photographer on hand to take photos of your beach wedding party, there’s one drawback. Your photographer will not be able to be at multiple places at once. When the mother of the bride is dancing the jig with your nephew on the impromptu sand dance area, your new father-in-law will be showing off his beach bod in another part of the party. How can you make sure you won’t miss these priceless moments? Give out Polaroid CUBE cameras so that guests can act as amateur photographers ready to snap a shot in an instant. Plus, your wedding guests will know you best, and will be able to capture the moments that will mean the most to you. Most hired photographers are out of the loop in that aspect. To help you create the most memorable photo moments, here are some camera activities and photography tips for your beach wedding.
Everybody likes a little competition, and weddings are no exception. Set up two groups of 10 among the bride and the groom’s guest lists. Each group will receive five Polaroid CUBE HD Lifestyle Action Video Cameras to share amongst themselves. Instruct each side to take photos and videos throughout the beach wedding and reception. Either at the end of the reception have the groups compile their photos and videos using a laptop on site. Share each group’s slideshow on a projector screen and let the audience decide which group is the winner. The winning team will all get to take home one of the Polaroid CUBEs as a prize, and you will have a wonderful collage of photos and videos from your special day.
Make the Most of Mounts
One of the coolest features of the Polaroid CUBE is the mounting accessories that are available to use with the digital camera. Get creative with these mounts as a way to add pizzazz to your beach wedding photos. Consider the pendant mount that lets guests wear the HD video camera like a necklace. Unobtrusive and fun to look at, the pendant mount adds a level of excitement to the regular point-and-click camera situation. Another funky mount is the monkey mount. These are great for your younger guests, those who are apt to enjoy having a monkey sitting on their shoulder. Let your ring bearer and flower girl wear a monkey mounted video camera as they walk down the aisle. This adds a playful touch to the ceremony, while allowing your littlest wedding party members to play their part in capturing the moment.
Add a festive flair to your wedding reception décor by displaying Polaroid CUBEs around the centerpieces. Attach notes to the cameras asking guests to record their favorite, funniest, most shocking, worst or craziest moments of the wedding reception. You will have a blast watching these videos and viewing the photos after you return from your honeymoon. Better yet, use a projector and laptop to upload and view the images with your guests. Your guests will appreciate having something exciting to do while they wait in between appetizers and the main course, or through the sometimes lengthy speeches.
Best Beach Lighting
Chances are, if you are having your wedding during a sunny day at the beach, you are going to have some strong lighting. You won’t have to use a flash for your photography, which makes the CUBE ever the more appropriate. If you do have a beach wedding at noon when the sun is directly overhead there are ways to get around this issue. Start by always having the sun to the backside of your photo subject. If need be you can take the photo with the sun slightly on an angle on the right or left side of the subject. This helps reduce squinting from your subject. Another option is to wait until a cloud passes overhead to give you some shading from the sun’s strong rays. If at all possible, plan the wedding so it is near to dusk. At the end of the day, the fading sun offers you the most interesting lighting possible for a beach wedding.
Shadows and Silhouettes
A popular shot for beach weddings is the silhouette shot of the bride and groom standing with the sun setting behind them. Go a step further by taking silhouette shots of various guests in eccentric and goofy poses. The shadow effect will leave out the details and create an artistic quality for the images. You can also use the effect to capture the entire wedding party against the vast space of the sandy shore for a shot of the landscape.
Getting Wet and Wild
One of the biggest concerns with photography at a beach wedding is the water factor. The last thing you want is for guests to get water in their digital cameras or video cameras, ruining their fun and your wedding photos. Thanks to the splash resistant capabilities of the Polaroid CUBE digital camera, your guests will be able to safely snap their shots. Waves and splashing guests are no problem for the world’s best small video camera. If you want to go the next step in precautionary photo gear, check out the Polaroid CUBE’s waterproof enclosure. Using this nifty device you can upgrade your CUBE for water bound photography. If your wedding destination is along the shores of a crystal blue sea where sea life is rampant, then what better way to make the most of the scenery than with underwater photos and videos.
Shot Scavenger Hunt
To ensure that your guests get the most value out of the digital video cameras you’ve provided for the wedding, give them some instructions in the form of a scavenger hunt. Have a list of shots you and the groom want captured on your big day. Maybe the groom is desperate for a photo of your dog Rover as he walks down the aisle. Your dream photo might be of a sand castle built by the kids in the group. Whatever your desires, let them be known so your guests can help you capture the perfect moments at your beach wedding. After all, this is your big day, and it’s your only shot at getting the best memories on film for you to recall for many anniversaries to come. Let the Polaroid CUBE be a part of this process!