What's my favorite day of the year? My birthday! The past 2 years of living in New York have flown by, and I love having a special moment in time to spend with my friends. This year I threw a little party at my apartment and I made it my goal to have some beautiful photos to show for it. Ever since camera phones took over traditional film, each birthday I've had less and less tangible photos of my birthday parties. So this year, thanks to my new Canon PIXMA MG7120 , I created a DIY Photo Booth in my office room and now I have a beautiful clothesline of photos to brighten my days!
Find out how I created the Photo Booth after the jump!
Step 1: Pick a fun backdrop. This is optional, but will make the photos even more fun. I blew up some pink balloons from the dollar store and hung them with string against the wall. Voila!
Step 2: Set up digital camera on tripod and adjust height and zoom for the perfect photo. Set camera on timer for multiple shots - I put it on "10 shots" so we would have a variety of fun and silly photos!
Step 3: Set up PIXMA printer and be sure it's connected to the internet.
Step 4: Shoot photos! Have fun! If your camera has wireless capabilities, you can review them right away. If not, you can simply plug in your camera's SD card to review photos and send them to your phone's Photo Albums.
Step 5: Open the PIXMA Cloud App ( . It automatically pulls in photos from your camera roll!
Step 6: Select your favorite photo and click print!
Step 7: Admire your photos. I used the Canon PIXMA Photo Plus Glossy II - 4" x 6" Paper. They came out flawlessly!
I wanted to keep the photos where I could see them everyday, so I set up a clothesline and used mini yellow clothespins from Etsy to attach the photos to the string.
I'm so happy with the result. In this digital age, we take so many photos, but rarely print them. I am making it a goal of mine to change that. Having photos of great memories around me really puts me in a better mood and I love reliving the moments. I've been so impressed with the Canon PIXMA MG7120, the photo quality is amazing and you can print everything wirelessly right from your phone. You can also print pictures directly from social platforms like Facebook and Twitter or storage sites like Dropbox (where I store everything) and Picasa. Check out the printer here.