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    How to Create the Perfect Green Screen Photo Booth (Part 1: Selecting a chromakey background)

    Creating the perfect green screen photo booth is difficult.  When you Google suggestions about “how to do green screen photos”, what pops up are suggestions and “rules” that don’t fit a green screen photo booth.  First, the authors say, keep subjects at least 6′ off the green screen background.  Next most important: use an even […]

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  • Arnold Schwarznegger as Mr. Universe

    What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

    As the months tick by under the shadow of COVID-19, and schedules are still on hold, it’s easy to think our time as event professionals has ended.  It’s hard to remain hopeful when you look at the news.  Daily your bank account shrinks, and politicians either focus on their re-election, or worry about the postal […]

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  • US Event Photos COVID19 mask giveaway in Baltimore

    The Business of Photography: Building Your Brand During COVID-19

    Last September, Matthew and I moved to inner-city Baltimore.  A “transitional” neighborhood, we’re blocks from John’s Hopkins University Medical Center on Baltimore’s East side.  Our neighborhood is economically deprived with lots of struggling people. The primary mode of transportation in our neighborhood?  City bus.  The second most dangerous way to travel in the age of […]

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  • Photographer Mike Gatty, Owner of US Event Photos, photographing in Baltimore during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Building your event photography business

    Even while stuck at home during COVID-19 The more things change, the more they stay the same.  During this once in a century pandemic, it’s hard not to feel trapped in amber.  Everything. Is. Stopped.  Just as you start to feel normal as you venture out to the big box store, you remember you have […]

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  • Photographer Mike Gatty directs participants at this Las Vegas green screen photo booth

    COVID-19 and Green Screen Photo Booths

    The path forward becomes clearer. With Tourette’s Notes! As the country looks toward opening up, one of our flagship clients, the Travel and Adventure Show, asked us to put together details of how our 20′ x 20′ green screen photo experience will look moving forward.  (Oh, geeze.  I can just imagine seeing myself on CNN:  […]

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