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field trip: the fair and the photo booth

hipstasummer © kristin chapman 2013 (iphone4, hipstamatic)

hipstasummer © kristin chapman 2013 (iphone4, hipstamatic)

Only a few days into summer and already I miss it. This summer rain has me reminiscing of sticky cotton candy, barnyard animals and carnival lights of this weekend like it was months ago. Where, oh where did summer go?


photos  © kristin chapman 2013 (d90, ps)

photos  © kristin chapman 2013 (d90, ps)

This weekend while it was warm and sunny we took a trip to the county fair, which had to have been the funnest since I was kid. Tamale tasting, cotton candy, fresh lemonade and watching the little one on the kiddie rides for the first time. The excitement alone was priceless. And then of course there is my favorite must do at the fair, photo booths. Real ones too, that you have to wait 3-5 minutes for pictures and are little wet when they come out! I love photo booth pictures, they are the perfect summer souvenir.

the track © kristin chapman 2013, (d90, ps)

the track © kristin chapman 2013, (d90, ps)

While checking out our photo booth pictures we were approached by photographer Charlotte Niel, who is currently working on a series called Behind the Curtain. She takes pictures of people with their picture strip, a fun project that you can check out, here.

Until summer returns, enjoy a few summer fun pics. Make sure to visit a photo booth this summer. k

sugar clouds © kristin chapman 2013 (d90, ps)

sugar clouds © kristin chapman 2013 (d90, ps)

To locate a photo booth near you check out, photobooth.net

The Alameda County Fair has several photo booths, there are also digital booths too but I like the old school ones. The old school ones have an attendant, who can usually point out the best booth. Pay the attendant who will give you a token to put in the slot, when you are ready to take your pic. The going rate is $5 (2013) for a strip of 4 black white photos. There are also a few color booths. The fair runs through July 7 dont forget there is an admission price.