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Tips for Picking the Right Photo Booth

Types of Booths

Most of us know about photo booths and could have tried shopping for one to use during a special event such as a wedding or some other big party. You will find just about two different types of photo booths. The first one is perhaps the popular traditional type that comes with a bench, some roof, and curtains that afford a degree of privacy. These days there are newer types of photo booths whose design is quite different from the traditional box type that comes with a camera that has a lovely backdrop at its front.

The open type booth: The first advantage of the open type booth is the fact that you can take large group photos of up to ten people. This means you will have more fun taking pictures especially when you want to keep memories of people who attended your special events. No one wants to miss out on the laughter and giggling that comes along with events where the group is taking a picture. Maybe the best part of the whole deal is the other fact that transporting such a booth is no big deal, and it can be placed in areas where the traditional arcade type booth will not fit. The only downside of the open booth is that using it outside becomes a little cumbersome since you have to work out plans on how to obstruct direct sunlight.

The arcade type booth: The traditional arcade type booth is what most people have known, and it comes with an attachment that can be hard to replace. This is the covered booth that has curtains for purposes of privacy. One advantage of the arcade type booth is that it is easy to match it with the existing decor, and you only need the smallest amount of space to have it in place. The photographer using the arcade type of booth has some controlled consistency and settings to use with the only disadvantage being that you can take a picture of more than four persons.

Having seen the basic differences between the two existing types of booths, choosing what you are going to use will be determined by what value you want out of the event you are holding. As soon as you make up your mind, it is always a good idea to have the venue checked that it will accommodate the type of booth you desire to use. The person hiring out the booth should be in opposition to advice on the best spots where you will get a good value for your money.

Photos provide good memories for special events, and there is no better way of ensuring these memories don’t get lost by choosing the right type of photo booth. When you hire this state of the art photo booths, you can trust that the lifelong collection of pictures you create will be something you will want revisit over and over again. Don’t forget to ask for special props that will increase the fun of taking pictures such that when they are printed, they give you the best quality prints.


Know The Differences in Photo Booth

Ten years ago, the idea of having a photo booth at a wedding reception, private party or school dance was a novel concept. Times have changed.

Booth mania has taken off. Now, photo booths have now become as common as disc jockeys and professional photographers.

Photo booths are a fun way to add some excitement to almost any event. Like hiring any vendor, it is important to know that you are getting. This chapter will add some clarity to help you make the right choice in hiring a booth company for your event.

1) Is a photo booth right for my event?

The answer is usually YES! However, you must consider your crowd. If your group is reserved or laid back in nature, it may not be the best choice. Photo booths appeal to all ages. As long as you can imagine your guests getting crazy, you are likely a good candidate for a photo booth. A group of academics at a business conference, probably not the best choice

2) What kind of booth do I want?

Booths rentals come in 4 basic varieties.

  • Traditional Arcade Style Booth- These are the booths that resemble photo booths popular in arcades in the 70s and 80s. The advantage is the retro look and feel. The disadvantage is that these booths only accommodate 2 or 3 guests at a time and tend to be the most expensive offering.
  • Open Air Photo Booth- Basically a booth without the enclosure. Your guests stand in front of a background of some type. The advantages are there is no limit to the number of people who will fit and the costs are usually reasonable. The disadvantages are a lack of privacy provided by the curtain.
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    open air booth

  • Pop-Up Booth- Pop-up style booths are becoming increasingly more common. Imagine a pop-up tent with sides. These booths can look good or really bad from vendor to vendor. It is of particular importance to see exactly what you will be getting. The advantages of a pop-up style booth is in its ability to accommodate more people than an arcade style booth. Typically up to 10 guests. Also, it is easy to transport making it work well in hard to access areas. One the downside, the picture quality is often lacking, and the booth tends to get warm due to limited ventilation.
  • inflatable Photo booth

    inflatable booth

  • Pipe and Drape Style Booth- A pipe and drape style booth uses an enclosure that is made from the same components used in trade shows and many reception venues. The booth is enclosed with drapes on four sides and open at the top. This type of booth is usually bigger, accommodating as many as 15 or more guests at a time. The open top keeps things cool and can be set up in multiple configurations. The extra size also allows for softer lighting producing better quality images. On the downside, the extra size requires extra space. Usually at least 6 feet x 9 feet of space is required for a pipe and drape photo booth.

There is no right or wrong photo booth. It is a personal decision. The average rental price for a 4-hour booth ranges from $400-$1600. It is worth the time to make sure you know your options, check references, and verify insurance of the vendors you are considering. Have fun!


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