<![CDATA[GoodEye PhotoShare - Blog]]>Sat, 08 Jul 2017 11:50:45 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Off The Wall Green Screen Continues to Wow´╗┐]]>Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:27:18 GMThttp://goodeye-photoshare.com/blog/off-the-wall-green-screen-continues-to-wowGoodEye PhotoShare introduced a new, innovative photo component to the world of event photography one year ago.  In that time, Off The Wall Green Screen has expanded into 8 states and continues to wow crowds at museum installations and marketing events across the country.
We first showed off the new interactive technology we developed to the Missouri History Museum.  They still use it to this day and you can read about their application and experience with the technology in this case study.

After an appearance at the 2015 American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY, our client base grew exponentially.  In May of this year, you can witness the unlimited possibilities and versatile applications of Off The Wall Green Screen at the 2016 American Alliance of Museums MuseumExpo taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Find out how Off The Wall Green Screen can help you with these quick case studies.
<![CDATA[GoodEye Shows Versatility During Holiday Rush]]>Wed, 09 Dec 2015 19:53:36 GMThttp://goodeye-photoshare.com/blog/goodeye-shows-versatility-during-holiday-rushDecember can prove to be a challenging month for companies involved in the event photography business. The holidays lead to special events related to work, public and private celebrations, even an increased number of school events. There's increased demand for staff for larger events and increased demand for special equipment and services, which serve to make our clients' events unique and memorable. This past weekend was no exception.

Here's a sampling of some of the photos we took at this weekend's events:
(Click on the event name for the full gallery)
Washington University College Prep Winter Celebration
2015 Fontbonne Snowcoming
2015 Musial Awards
35th Annual Silver Ball benefiting the Arthritis Foundation
2015 Emerson Awards Event
The college and non-profit events were fairly straightforward, using our basic open air photo booth, standard backdrops, and some with props.

The Emerson Awards event was held at the St. Louis Zoo. GoodEye PhotoShare has been a part of many events at the zoo over the years and our staff is very familiar with the facilities there. This particular event consisted of a main station setup in River Camp consisting of an open air photo booth providing unlimited photos and prints and two attendants. Two additional digital-only stations were setup at other locations of interest on the zoo grounds. In addition to the three photo stations, a roaming candid photographer was also present in River Camp to take photos of employees accepting their awards.

The goal was include all photos from the three stations and the candid photographer in a slideshow displayed on a monitor in River Camp. This was achieved by having one of the two attendants from the main station retrieving memory cards from the satellite stations and uploading them to our system. A shared Wi-Fi network would have been ideal, however, we eschewed that option for our 'sneakernet' to guard against any issues with the network going down.

We were able to collect all the photos from the event, display them on the slideshow in River Camp, and print all the photos for guests to take with them on-site.

If you have an event coming up that needs a photography component, contact us online or by phone at 314-644-7770. We're willing to help you with any needs you have!
<![CDATA[GoodEye PhotoShare Makes A Perfect Addition to Holiday Parties]]>Tue, 08 Dec 2015 20:18:16 GMThttp://goodeye-photoshare.com/blog/goodeye-photoshare-makes-a-perfect-addition-to-holiday-partiesPicture
The holidays are upon us and that means it's time for celebrations of all kinds! GoodEye PhotoShare has been offering quality photography at work parties and holiday events of all sorts for the past 6 years.

Many corporate events and holiday-themed fundraising galas have taken advantage of our unlimited prints available with our open air photo booth to give each guest a souvenir photo that they can cherish for years to come.

With our new social media sharing options, guests at your event can post their photos directly to Facebook to share the fun and magic with their followers. We also offer a candid roaming photographer to get action shots. 

See some of our past holiday photos here.
<![CDATA[First Annual Gateway Gala benefiting Concordance Academy]]>Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:16:49 GMThttp://goodeye-photoshare.com/blog/first-annual-gateway-gala-benefiting-concordance-academyPicture
GoodEye PhotoShare has helped make many non-profit galas and fundraisers memorable over the past 6 years. Many times our open air photo booth is not the highlight of the event entertainment.  Many times a significant guest steal the show.

The keynote speaker for the First Annual Gateway Gala benefiting Concordance Academy was former Secretary of State Colin Powell.  The retired US general stopped by our photo station and posed with guests at the event.

This event utilized a custom photo banner which included the major sponsors of the event.  Each guest gets to take home a photo that they will treasure while the sponsors get to tie their brand to a meaningful cause.

The Concordance Academy of Leadership seeks to improve the lives of those who have been incarcerated and those of the communities they are a part of.

See the full gallery here.

<![CDATA[2015 Forest Park Forever Volunteer Appreciation]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:48:05 GMThttp://goodeye-photoshare.com/blog/2015-forest-park-forever-volunteer-appreciationPicture
Forest Park Forever has been working to care for and restore one of the greatest parks in the world, St. Louis' own Forest Park, for over 20 years.

GoodEye PhotoShare has been a fixture at Forest Park Forever's signature events like the Fall Family Fun Fest, the Hiram W. Leffingwell Award Hat Luncheon, and its Volunteer Appreciation events, recognizing those who strive to make Forest Park great.

This year, they were looking to do a little something different that would make the keepsake photos from the event stand out and give their guests something truly unique to share.  This year's Volunteer Appreciation event took place aat the St. Louis Science Center's James S. McDonnell Planetarium. After some discussion, we decided on giving their volunteers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to the International Space Station!

Using our innovative digital green screen background software, we were able to send their guests to space! 

The weightless effect you see in the photos was achieved by extending the bottom of a normal green screen backdrop out onto the floor, so guests could stand on the backdrops extension, letting us capture a full body shot of the subject surrounded in green. The photo was processed through our software and manipulated in  a way to achieve the weightless effect you see in the photo above.

See the full gallery here on our Facebook page.

Contact GoodEye PhotoShare to see how we can make your events memorable!

<![CDATA[Boys and Girls Club - 2015 Great Futures Gala]]>Sat, 14 Nov 2015 20:18:16 GMThttp://goodeye-photoshare.com/blog/boys-and-girls-club-2015-great-futures-galaPicture
The 2015 Great Futures Gala present by the Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis picks up where the long-running All That Jazz event leaves off in highlighting Youth of the Year candidates. The annual event is a great way to contribute to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis.

GoodEye PhotoShare has been a part of this event for several years. This year's event featured an updated green screen component to the event photos. We created a virtual step-and-repeat background which can cost any organization hundreds of dollars over printing a full size physical step-and-repeat background.

View photos here.

<![CDATA[The New GoodEye]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 20:32:00 GMThttp://goodeye-photoshare.com/blog/the-new-goodeyeWe here at GoodEye PhotoShare have been delivering quality photos and unlimited on-site prints at events ranging from non-profit fundraising galas to corporate meetings and weddings to bar mitzvahs. We strive to provide quality services and experienced staff at your events. In an effort to continue that tradition, we have added a variety of new services to help make your events memorable including:

  • Social Media Sharing: Your can guests share their photos with your custom hashtag to Facebook instantly.  
  • Self-Serve Station: A turnkey solution to your event, we just setup our simple photo station and your guests can do the rest!
  • Fisheye Photos: Add a fun touch to your photos with wide angle wacky fisheye photos!

See our full list of services and packages here.

We have also made it easier to hire us for your next event. We make it easy to plan photo booth services for your next wedding, bat mitzvah, party, and many more functions. Just choose one of our pre-made packages or build your own!

We have also developed a new remote green screen technology called Off The Wall Green Screen. Off The Wall allows guests are your event to place themselves within historic scene or exotic locales using just their cellphone. The photos are emailed back to them in realtime and you’re able to customize the contents of the email with an event schedule, a sponsor message, custom links to your social media and much more!

You can currently try out Off The Wall Green Screen for yourself at the Missouri History Museum as part of the History Clubhouse exhibit. Visit historical scenes from different points in St. Louis’ rich history.

Our Off The Wall Green Screen service has already lead us to expand into four more states as our physical photo stations are not required for its use.  There’s more exciting news about GoodEye on the horizon!

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for regular updates.

To learn more, contact us online or call us at 314-644-7770.

<![CDATA[GoodEye PhotoShare Gets Creative!]]>Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:03:04 GMThttp://goodeye-photoshare.com/blog/goodeye-and-the-eye-in-the-skyPicture
This past weekend GoodEye-PhotoShare was met with a challenge to photograph a large group photo.   The initial request  was asked by the National Fraternity of Sigma Tau Gamma to take a photo of their 230+ guests at the annual awards ceremony at Busch Stadium.  Sigma Tau Gamma was the fraternity of the late Stan Musial and the group requested that they have the photo taken at the famous statue of 'The Man.' 

The statue itself sits on the intersection of South 8th. and Spruce St.  It's surrounded by a 50"x15'' planter, which would displace the majority of 230 guests in the photo.  A straight shot of the guests and the statue would have required risers for the guests and the petitioning of the city to close the intersection so our photographers could take great photos we have become known for. 

This got the staff at GoodEye PhotoShare thinking. What if, instead of having risers for the guests to awkwardly file onto, and having to pay the city to send police officers down to close the intersection, we just put the camera really high in the air,  and change the location of where the camera would need to be?
We ended up with a 15 foot pole that we could hoist our camera into the air with. 

How did GoodEye PhotoShare do it?
Thanks to home grown GoodEye technology, we were able to modify our existing software to allow us to have a live view of what the camera was seeing, without the need of having a photographer leave the ground.  (Except to click his heels once the photo was taken!)

The best part was that everyone in the photo went home with a copy of the picture they posed for, just a couple of hours before.  Guests were able to take photos with the standard GoodEye-Photoshare studio, where we printed small group photos immediately, and then after dinner and an awards ceremony behind home plate at Busch Stadium, guests went home with the large 5"x7" print as a parting gift.  Needless to say, everyone involved had a great time and will remember that evening for many years to come!

<![CDATA[GoodEye Shows Versatility Over The Weekend]]>Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:35:29 GMThttp://goodeye-photoshare.com/blog/what-a-weekendPicture
We sent out systems to five events this weekend, and had the opportunity to shoot in Busch Stadium, right on home plate! As part of Ask Chemicals' staff appreciation night, guests competed in a fast pitch competition in the bullpen, snap photos with the World Series Trophy, and get a portrait with Redbird. It was particularly special as we got to be on the field at Busch Stadium the day before Opening Day 2013!

We also had the pleasure of operating our mobile photo studio at the wedding of Lucy and Henry, a wonderful affair which utilized our large screen projector feature, highlighting the best photos from the night. We projected onto a screen behind the bar, and people really enjoyed seeing everyone having such a good time throughout the event.

GoodEye is gearing up for a busy summer season, and we're focused on bringing our clients an amazing experience.  We are now offering the services of our on-staff candid photographers in addition to our regular photo studio packages, with an eye to handling any type of event.

What can we do for you? Are you planning an event? No matter the size or type of event, we can create a mobile studio solution for you.

We're looking forward to more fun events as the weather improves, and have a busy non-profit event schedule already, so make your inquiries soon!

<![CDATA[The GoodEye PhotoShare Difference]]>Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:50:46 GMThttp://goodeye-photoshare.com/blog/why-not-a-photo-boothWhenever we field inquiries from new clients, we are often required to make a distinction between GoodEye's mobile photo studios and a photo booth. Most people simply know that they want something fun for their event, and the words which spring to mind most easily are "photo booth." 

While essentially serving the same function as a traditional photo booth, GoodEye's mobile photo studios are so much more than that.

On a physical level, we can fit many more people into one photograph than a photo booth - our record number so far is 50 people in one picture! The prints you receive from a photo booth are often nice, pocket-sized, and shareable, but they are usually so small that it is hard to display them anywhere beyond a locker or car dashboard, and framing a small strip of three, 1"x1" photos is nearly impossible. Moreover, the photos fade and discolor over time, since they often use inferior quality paper and ink.

GoodEye's printers are dye-sublimation, high-speed photo printers. They produce archival quality prints that last a lifetime and more, with a protective glossy finish and resolution that can be seen across the room, or cubicle, if that's where you're at. At 4" x 6" they are a standard size for framing, and are large enough to be prominent without being expensive to print.

Nothing we have encountered can accommodate the number of guests like GoodEye's software can, while at the same time maintain a high level of quality, allow for retakes on the spot, and print copies for everyone who wants them. It truly is a remarkable piece of software, and when combined with our able and friendly attendants, creates a fantastic addition to any event.