Easy Photo Booth Setup For Weddings & Events

Posted by: on Jul 9, 2013 | 11 Comments

Putting a photo booth up at an event, wedding or party always amps up the fun! Want to add this element to your events or provide a photo booth that clients can rent through your company? With a few key pieces of gear, you can quickly create a portable, easy to set-up and inexpensive photo booth. By incorporating gear you already have, the VU Booth solution makes transporting and using the booth easy. And, it’s guaranteed not to break the bank.


The Tether Tools Vu Booth is a mounting kit that enables both camera and monitor to be mounted to one stand, keeping the footprint of the VU Booth to a minimum while safe-guarding gear. With the Vu Booth options, you can mount your camera and  TV or monitor directly to any existing tripod or stand.

What’s Included:

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What Monitor Mount do I choose and what accessories will I need with each?

  • The Studio Vu holds monitors up to 85 lbs and can be placed on  any 5/8″ (16mm) studio stud found on standard light stands. No angling device is needed.
  • The Local Vu holds monitors up to 35 lbs and offers versatile mounting on a tripod using the arca male receptor, 1/4″-20 or 3/8″ receptors. If mounting on a tripod, using a ballhead for angling is required. If using the 5/8″ studio stud receptor for mounting on standard light stands, an Aero Elbow is recommended.
  • The Go Vu holds monitors up to 35 lbs and offers versatile mounting on a tripod using the arca male receptor, 1/4″-20. When mounting on a tripod, a ball head is required for angling.  

Do I need a VESA Adapter for the monitor mount?

The back of most computer and TV monitors include a mounting configuration that is VESA Compliant. All Vu monitor mounts offer 75×75 and 100×100 standard VESA mounting options. If your monitor is a different variation of VESA, there are options available for 200×200, 200×400 and a universal adapter (all sold separately) to meet just about any monitor’s specifications. If you plan to mount an Apple iMac and/or a Cinema Display, a special adapter plate is required and available at Apple.com.


vub-lovu-tether-tools-local-vu-booth-photobooth-photography-monitor-mount-clamp-camera-platform-arm-02-webFinal – Things You Need:

  • Camera
  • VESA Compliant TV or Monitor
  • Tripod or Stand
  • Photo Booth Software
  • Sandbag (to secure the weight of the photo booth)

And now you’re ready to set up, shoot and share images with guests!  

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11 thoughts on “Easy Photo Booth Setup For Weddings & Events”

  1. I love it! I need to incorporate this into our next company holiday function! Awesome!

  2. What type of monitor is that and what is used to tether the monitor to the camera/lap top so that guests can view their photos while they are taking them.

  3. The monitor in the picture is just a standard TV with HDMI ports. You can connect any HDMI TV or monitor directly to a DSLR Camera using an HDMI Mini Cable. This method will mirror the back of your camera to see the shot taken. You can also use tethering software into a computer using a USB Cable and then have a little more control of the image output going to the that larger display.

  4. thanks for the reply Seth. So if I connect my camera to my lap top for image control (using a software) – I’d still want to display those images on the hdmi tv/monitor. So I’d then have to 1) connect my laptop to the hdmi tv/monitor using an HDMI cable, 2) have my lap top screen expanded to that monitor in order to display just the camera images… is that right?

  5. Hi Nora – With the set-up you described – going from camera to a computer (via USB) and then computer to monitor(via HDMI) you now have a lot of options. Yes, you can maximize the computer screen and have it “mirror” on the monitor. However the preferred way is you use the “extended” monitor setting and simply drag whay you want displayed over to the monitor. Most tethering softwares have a 2nd display option and once you enable that feature it creates a full screen pop out window where you can show just the image – no control setting,etc. You can keep the control setting on the laptop for your use to filter out images, use print modules, etc. The extended display will only show what you want in the 2nd window. I hope that helps and please let me know if I can answer any additional questions. Thanks, Seth

  6. how do i mount the local vu or the go vu onto a tripod? is only a ball head required, and if so, what type?


  7. Farah,

    Great question! Both the Local Vu and Go Vu have an Arca-swiss style attachment on them. So they will mount directly to an Arca-swiss tripod.

    Now if you want other mounting options – the Local Vu also has the following attachments:
    – 1/4″-20 tripod/ballhead mount
    – 3/8″ tripod mount
    – 5/8″(16mm) baby junior stud found on grip equipment, studio stands, rollers, arms, clamps
    – Arca-style integrated plate for Arca-style mounting systems.

    For the Go Vu, it only features two mounting options:
    – 1/4″-20 tripod/ballhead mount
    – Arca-style integrated plate for arca-style mounting systems.

    Please be sure to check all the associated imagery on each of the individual product listings on the Tether Tools website for other mounting ideas.

    I hope this helps! If not, feel free to contact our customer service dept: customerservice@tethertools.com

    Amber @ Tether Tools

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