May bank holiday Monday. Therefore it was our local Girl Guiding Mayfair. I had volunteered to help out, so was out bright and early this morning with a boot full of kit. I was running a “tropical photobooth”, though booth may have been the wrong word for it. But “tropical backdrop against the wall and I’ll take some photos” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.
So I had a tropical beach scene hung up as background, curtains on the floor to mimic white/gold sand, plus hats, glasses, flower garlands, a snorkel, a beach ball and bucket and spade as props. Add a camera with flash and a printer and I was in business. To fit in with the tropical theme I was dressed in shorts, Hawaiian style shirt and flip-flops. It was just a shame it was a grey, cold day, with the wind blowing in through the door, enough to make the backdrop flap. We were all brave and stereotypically British about it though, and pretended it was hot and sunny. One family even had ice creams on “the beach”. Sadly, I can only share a few of the pics with you, as I don’t like to share photos publically without permission. But a few people have agreed so you can see what a good job we did of faking it.
All of this can of course be set up wherever. So if you’ve got an event on that you think could benefit from a bit of fake sunshine then don’t hesitate to get in touch.