The humble Photo Booth is growing up to be the best thing you can add to an event.
A Photo booth is an awesome add-on for a wedding, birthday party, corporate or black tie event.
It is a really nice memento to have people remember the event by, and can really bring in that special buzz that you are aiming for if you want an event people will be talking about for weeks and months afterwards.
The Photo Booth market has matured greatly in a relatively short time – from the humble enclosed pop up “pseudo photo booth” with a simple frame and curtain wrap, to the most elaborate of creative designs which now extend to futuristic designs and even entire vehilces to house the booth in.
The photo booth really has come a long way from the regular passport type photo stations of the past.
The Traditional Photo Booth
The very first type of photo booth is the traditional. This is the most common photo booth available out there and it is something that is really quite similar to what the early automatic photo booth machines looked like. You know the type – the booth’s where you used to get your passport photos printed.
They are more like fixed photo booths that are usually fully automated. They do not usually much assistance from an attendant because these kinds of booths usually are kitted out with simple push button software that allows the person to control the whole photo taking process.
This is a kind of photo booth than can be self sufficient will little outside help required to run and would be perfect for events such as weddings, birthdays or school events.
The downside to this particular kind of photo booth though is the fact that they have become very familiar to most people, so may not generate the level of interest to your event visitors that you would like.
The Open Air Photo Booth
The second type of photo booth is the open air kind. This kind of setup is quite different from the traditional setup as it is not a booth (in a sense) because booths are supposed to be enclosed and open air ones are just kind of “out there”.
Technically speaking, the setup is pretty much the same, however. You still have the camera, the lights, and the printer, even the automatic shutter remote and all that is really missing from the equation would be the walls that enclose the booth.
The downside to this though is the fact that it may be a bit awkward to do the really crazy poses when there are a lot of people passing by, standing around being spectators, or just lining up to wait for their turn to get their pictures taken in the photo booth.
Photo booth pictures are notorious for people doing crazy and awkward poses in so this may be a bit of a turn off for people who are not too keen on being seen doing crazy stuff.
This type of booth usually comes with an attendant to man the technicalities of the thing. He is usually there to fix any minor issues, adjust the lighting, refill the ink of the printer, and basically explain to people how the photo booth functions and how it should be used.
This kind of photo booth is great for really huge events such as company product launches because there is no limit to the number of people who can fit into the picture. As long as they fit in the framing of the backdrop, it should be good to go
The open air photo0booth setup generally provides much more space and freedom to move around and aside from the onlookers; it can be a really great option to go with.
The Caravan Photo Booth
There is also the caravan photo booth. It is not exactly as odd as it sounds. It is just basically just the same as with any other regular photo booth only that it comes in with a twist – the setting is in a vintage caravan.
It can be really quite cool for events with themes. Obviously at most venues it is usually situated outside. It will usually have a backdrop, a bench, and some props on one side of the van and the other side is set up with the touch screen menu for photo taking, the camera, the lighting, the printer, and so on and so forth.
This is something that adds on value in terms of marketing and branding and it looks really charming and interesting. The downside to this though is that this takes up an awful lot of space so you kind of need a huge venue for this. It can also be quite expensive but if you are looking to impress and outdo something, this can be the perfect photo booth for your event.
The Slow Motion Photo Booth
The last kind of photo booth is somewhat a newcomer in the scene – the slow motion photo booth. This is really cool because aside from the usual photo booth capabilities, it has the added feature of a video camera with high frame capabilities and they let the guests take their video clips in slow motion.
The clips are usually played on a monitor so that everyone in the party can view it and check it out. The videos are usually compressed but it makes it easy to send out the videos once the event is done and over with. Videos have a certain sense of novelty in them so this is definitely one for the books. Your event will surely be fondly remembered and will surely be shared like crazy online.
It may even go viral!
So there you have it – four very different styles of photo booth that you can choose from for your next event!