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Post by Who B What E on Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:35 pm

Has anyone ever used one of those digital photo frames at their booth?

I thought it would be good for kids standing in line, give them something to do while waiting. You can put a ton of photos on it and it just goes through them like a slide show. I think I would still use a display board though.

I saw a 7" one on sale for $20.00 at Family Dollar, almost grabbed it. Any thoughts?


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Post by Who B What E on Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:39 pm

Oh, I just had another idea! You could take a photo of your tip jar, full of tips of course and edit the photo to say "Tips Make Me Smile" or something like that, and then when the slide show is going, that would be one of the pictures it would show and maybe you could get more tips! bounce

(Of course, not for events like a birthday party though)

You could also scan in your business card....
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Post by MelodyFPL on Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:02 pm

I think that's kind of a cool idea. Much more compact than a menu board that's for sure. If you edited in a name on each photo (princess, dalmation, etc), they can still tell you which one they would like.
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Post by sweethavenarts on Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:38 pm

OH GOSH. I SOOO would NOT do it. I could just see it getting stolen. Or dropped. Or being fought over with a busy line.
As a way just to show off work, yes, with a 'no touchy' sign. As a display board. NO WAY.
Maybe I'm just a clumsy mom with clumsy kids. But both me and DH have dropped his 300 dollar tablet.
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Post by Geekophile on Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:40 pm

I've used this idea at a wedding when I was first getting going. I felt very snazzy. It worked ok as a display back then- because I took a little longer to paint, had fewer designs to offer,and it was a small crowd. So the kids in line had a chance to see them all through. The bad part about it was that when it was their turn they insisted on waiting till the face they wanted showed up in the slideshow so I would "know" which one they wanted. (that always kills me- how could I possibly know what a puppy looks like unless you point to it?)

It would be a snazzy addition to a festival booth to showcase your other services- Bellies, bodies, Neon, Girls night out- the sort of things that people don't normally think about and aren't on your display board. That is only IF you don't mind people messing with it - and potentially breaking it. I don't think it would be worth the headache trying to keep them from picking it up.
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Post by MelodyFPL on Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:47 pm

Oh I would have it hung up and secured, not available for little hands (or big sticky hands, for that matter). The only thing I would worry about was rain.
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Re: Digital Photo Frame instead of display board?

Post by MasterpieceFacePainting on Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:05 pm

I used to have one but it malfunctioned all the time, and ran out of battery so fast! So I think it would be impractical... I definitely wouldn't use it as a display board for the reason Sophie mentioned about waiting to see the photo...
Perhaps hung up to showcase other work, prenatal, night club type things...

It's a lot of money for something that could get broken so easily...
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Re: Digital Photo Frame instead of display board?

Post by livethedream on Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:05 pm

I use my iPad with a table clamp
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Post by Mehndi Masala on Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:16 pm

I used to use a digital frame. I had examples of my work with short 'at work' vids and adverts all in there. I use my iPad now like Livethedream, but where is this 'table clamp'??? I could use that!!
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Re: Digital Photo Frame instead of display board?

Post by livethedream on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:56 pm

http://snakeclamp.com/universal-ipad-snakeclamp-stand-holder-bracket-with-flexible-gooseneck-arm.html


Love as its also my diary my pen my paper my invoice book you name it my ipaddoes it I literally run my business on my iPad even have portable speakers as at some party's you never know when some random music will called for
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Re: Digital Photo Frame instead of display board?

Post by VictoriaS on Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:03 am

livethedream wrote:http://snakeclamp.com/universal-ipad-snakeclamp-stand-holder-bracket-with-flexible-gooseneck-arm.html


Love as its also my diary my pen my paper my invoice book you name it my ipaddoes it I literally run my business on my iPad even have portable speakers as at some party's you never know when some random music will called for

I love the speakers idea and the snake clamp info. What type of music do you have on hand? My musical tastes are probably not going to be good for everyone.
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Re: Digital Photo Frame instead of display board?

Post by rthling on Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:09 am

I don't think it would be good instead of a menu board, because the kids will see something they like and then get distracted by something else and forget what they wanted until it comes back up again. Sounds like a recipe for a mess.
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Re: Digital Photo Frame instead of display board?

Post by FUNFACTORY on Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:29 am

I just picked one up on sale for under $20 to use in addition to my menu . Haven't got it out of the box yet. I like the tip pic. idea I love you
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