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Printable Photo Station Sign

I don’t usually post this late, but we were having some technical issues earlier this morning that had to be taken care of (good news though!). This week’s wedding template is a photo station sign for guests to take photos of your wedding using vintage cameras you can buy for under 5 dollars at thrift stores. The sign says “Grab a camera and take pictures”, to welcome anyone a try. Quick note: though you may be tempted to kindly ask your guests to rewind the film when they’re done, some people may not know how a specific camera functions so encourage them to put it down when done shooting or alternately use more modern point and shoot film cameras, which can also be purchased for under $10 each at thrift stores.

Designed by Carolynn from Two Brunettes, who created the template in three different color schemes: bright yellow, spring green and lilac. The template was made in a handy 8×10 size, so all you need is a frame. Have fun!

Vintage Photo Camera Station Sign Grab a camera and take a picture
Vintage Photo Camera Station Sign Grab a camera and take a picture
Vintage Photo Camera Station Sign Grab a camera and take a picture

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16 Comments on Printable Photo Station Sign

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  • 1

    i love this too much.

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  • 2

    Love this idea! Where can I get such cheap vintage cameras?

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  • 3

    this is a great idea and cool alternative to the disposable cameras on tables.

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  • 4
    Madeline Blanc on February 23, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I saw a very similar idea on The Bride’s Cafe. http://thebridescafe.com/?postID=476&diy-snap-station

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  • 5

    This is such a cute idea. Great post!

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  • 6

    I love this idea! Would you just take them to a drugstore to get printed? Is it more expensive to get them developed?

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  • 7
    Ryan - You Look Nice Today Photo on February 25, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    As far as film developing and getting the photos to look decent, it is fairly expensive if you are interested in quality. Personally I shoot 100% film and my costs range from about $20 a roll for 35mm to $38 a roll for medium format.

    You could probably go to costco or a drug store to get them developed, scanned and printed but you’ll get what you pay for. :)

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  • 8

    Nicole,

    Almost ALL drugstores will not be able to develop film used in vintage cameras unless its 35mm film. Most vintage cameras, especially most of the ones pictured are using 120 film which you have to go thru a specific developer to get done. If its standard 35mm film you can do it at a drugstore but i would suggest going thru a company that is more familiar with these types of cameras.

    Hope this helps!

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  • 9

    A quick look around the web and found that snapfish offers film developing for 35mm color film:
    http://www.snapfish.com/tourdeveloping

    However Mpix offers film developing as well, and are quite well known for their high quality work and very reasonable pricing:
    http://mpix.com/Product.aspx/film
    As a professional photog I would highly recommend Mpix

    This online source seems to offer film developing for all films, including black & white as well as different formats (35mm, 120, etc)
    http://www.iris-photo.com/filmprocessingbymail.html?gclid=CI-E9ZGFjqACFUde2godfWBIeg

    Best of luck and I adore the above idea!!!
    Check out your local thrift shops & ebay for some fun old school cameras. Don’t be afraid of any light leaks etc that’ll just add to the uniqueness of the images created :)

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  • 10

    I love this idea! One thought: unless guests are shooting photos outdoors during the day, you’re probably going to be best off with vintage cameras that also have flashes.

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  • 11

    Thanks so much for all the great responses!

    For medium format film (the large square-ish photos), used in cameras such as Holga, you will need to go a photo lab in your area to get them developed and printed. For my rolls of medium format film, I pay around 6 per roll to get developed.

    Most cameras use 35mm film though, which you can get developed and printed virtually anywhere!

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  • 12

    mike is right! check out his work too- stunning!
    most drugstores only handle 35mm films. you will get what you paid for. for 120 and 220 films you will have to go through a specific developer.
    for local developers check out:
    penn camera
    calument photo www.calumetphoto.com

    i highly recommend sending your films into richard photo lab. richardphotolab.com

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  • 13

    Wow! The groom-to-be and I totally had this planned for our wedding (which is in less than 2 weeks)–so neat to see it here! We collect vintage and toy cameras, so we are going to put one on each table with an instruction tag on each one. It makes a fun, interactive element, as well as doubling as decoration!

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  • 14

    I’m going crazy with all this free stuff!!

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  • 15

    This is a great idea!! Great Post

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  • 16

    BORROWING THIS IDEA FOR MY CHRISTMAS PARTY.
    Thanks for this tip. I purchased vintage cameras, like the ones shown here, on ebay, focusing on the cameras types my mother and grandmother used when they took pictures of us in the 1950s. My original plan was to use these as decoration only, but now I am borrowing your idea for guests to use the cameras for taking actual photos. The kids and teens will love it. Also, I am thinking of spray painting the cameras in varying shades of metallics and using them, along with vintage books and other small items as mantle and tabletop display, along with black and white and sepia framed photos. Since I have not yet totally decided on the metallic color scheme, I am also considering all solid white or glossy red. Thanks again for the idea springboard!

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