Whether you are setting up a photo booth for a personal or family occasion – such as a birthday or anniversary party or even a wedding reception – or have received corporate event booking, some guidance will be beneficial. All photo booth operators should realise that they are working in a competitive marketplace, after all. Get some of the basics wrong and your clients could well be dissatisfied and turn to other photo booth suppliers for future business. Even worse, your fledgling photo booth enterprise could receive some unfavourable reviews, making it harder to win new business.
What should you be doing to ensure your photo booth set-up works in the way your client wants? Read on to find out.
- Consider 360 Photo Booth Technology
These days, green screens, video effects and audio introductions are superb features of digital photo booths that were not possible with old-fashioned systems. That said, it is worth noting that photo booths have come a lot further in recent years and 360 photo booths can now offer incredible panoramic shots for your events. If you want to take your photo booth set up to the next level and really make a splash at events, then consider upgrading to a 360 booth. User-controlled software that swings the camera around the subject in a circle while the image capturing is synchronised makes such a difference and will make your business stand out from the crowd. If you want people talking about your photo booth business after the event – and potentially booking you for theirs, too – then this could well be the game-changer you are after.
- Choose a Good Location
Photo booths are rarely the main feature of any event. At product launches, for example, the star of the show will be whatever is being unveiled. However, to create a buzz of excitement – especially on social media with hash-taggable moments – your photo booth should not be hidden away either. Simply put, if people don’t realise your photo booth is there, then they are not going to use it. What clients want to see is plenty of people interacting with the photo booth but for it not to dominate. Therefore, a judicious location is paramount. If your photo booth has to be placed somewhere tricky to find, then use temporary signage to point the way to it! Another approach is to have a roaming photo booth that goes to where the action is, not vice-versa.
- Have Props Ready to Go
One of the drivers behind photo booths businesses that should never be undervalued is that they ought to provide a fun and engaging user experience. Therefore, you need to have some props at hand for people to get into the spirit of using them. Hats, sunglasses and boas are all good options but make sure yours are not too old and battered from previous events. According to Snappic, a leading digital photo booth software developer, the use of digital props is becoming increasingly popular. They don’t wear out – unlike physical props – and you can have many, many more of them without having to worry about packing them away at the end of the event.