2020: Types of Photo Booths
Create a memorable moment for your guests with a photo booth.
Are you having a wedding, baby shower, birthday or anniversary party? What better party favor to send your guests home with than a photo that they can save for a lifetime. Offer some silly props and let the fun begin. Who doesn’t want a photo with grandma in a feather boa acting silly?
If you’re having an event to promote a business or launch a new product, you can use a branded backdrop with your photo booth and let your guests advertise for you. The images from your event can be instantly downloaded to social media and shared all over the world. Free advertising? Yes please!
What type of photo booth do you need?
There are several to choose from depending on the amount of space you have available and what you would like to accomplish with the booth.
An open air photo booth consists of a camera on a stand and a backdrop. This option typically comes with an attendant if the pictures will be printed out to make sure there are no technical difficulties. But, if you aren’t getting print outs, you don’t need an attendant. Guests can run the booth: all they have to do is press start and pose. It also takes up the least amount of space. This photo booth comes with many backdrops and props to choose from and allows for many of your guests to pose together. The camera takes high quality digital color photos that can be printed or shared digitally.
This photo booth is fully enclosed and allows the guests to pose and take photos in private. This option does take up a little more space than an open air booth but can be less distracting to those guests that are not taking photos at the time. Some old school machines will only produce photos that are printed out in a traditional strip style. Others will print the traditional style and also offer digital sharing.
Green screen backdrops are a lot of fun because they are fully customizable. The green screen (or chroma key) will be replaced with digital images you choose. Think of it as your event being held in Austin but your backdrop making it look like you’re in New York City. Green screen backdrops come in open air and closed photo booth options and include traditional photo printing and a digital option as well.
The GIF maker is an option for open air and closed photo booths. This fun option takes three or four photos and then animates them for you to make a GIF (graphics interchange format). You can then share these on social media.
Pricing for photo booths ranges from $275- $2000, depending on the type you choose.
Whether you rent a photo booth for a marketing event, wedding, birthday… have your guests use a customized hashtag so that your event can easily be found on social media all in one place. It’s a free digital photo album!