DIY Photobooth using SLR Camera
Hey Ladies - I'm thinking of doing a diy photobooth at the wedding and I thought I'd get a head start and attempt a dry run of it at my holiday party in a few weeks. So I've been researching how to create the booth and so far everything I've come across requires downloading software to then use my laptop's webcam. I don't want to do that, I'd like to use my DSLR (Nikon D5000). In my mind, I'd set up the camera on a tripod and use the wireless remote. My issue now, is how do I get the images on the laptop and then set up the printer so that people can print images right at the party. I'm not as concerned with doing the 3 photo strips that you normally see with photobooth prints. I want people to be able to pose, shoot and print in 3 easy steps (so I don't have to man the camera all night!!!). Please tell me this can be easily accomplished!!
On a side note, I'm thinking about renting a moonlighting kit from local camera store (which will cost around $30). The problem is I've never used one before. How do strobe lights work? Do you attach light to camera and it's triggered with shutter? I am I making it too hard on myself to think about adding light and should just use the built in flash?
Any advice would be appreciated. I don't want to bite off more than I can chew but I'm afraid I may be oversimplifying things in my mind.