If you become a photo booth owner you may be asked what is the difference between a photo booth and a professional photographer. Knowing the benefits of a photo booth at an event could help you sell your business.
We’ve nothing against professional photographers. We respect their calling and their work. If the event is big enough then there’s room for both your photo booth and the professional
Here are some key differences:
- Photographs in a booth are more spontaneous
- Photo booths offer instant photos
- You connect people to their social media instantly
- Props, lots of props mean fun
- Work longer into the night
The majority of guests at an event like a wedding are looking for fun and who doesn’t like throwing silly faces and poses? A photographer is documenting the event so their work is going to be polished and staged.
Photographs in a booth are more spontaneous
People let themselves go in a booth as they are posing for their fun and not at a photographer they don’t know.
Photo booths offer instant photos
A photographer is going to take some time to deliver the images of the event. While a photo booth is going to print there and then. Photo booths can also send images directly to a social profile.
You connect people to their social media instantly
That’s a good thing as it is more likely that the event and your business is going to be promoted as fun. The simple use of branding the photo strip for your own business or with a sponsor is going a long way to build word-of-mouth.
Props, lots of props mean fun
Professional photographers can and do use props but they are the minority. Whereas a photo booth business is going to bring along a variety of silly props that people can and will have fun with and you as a business will want to promote your photo booth as fun!
Work longer into the night
It is usual to have an attendant or two with the booth, making sure the operation runs free and reducing any behaviour that could be detrimental to the event.
Retro-me offer a range of vintage-style booths that can be customised and branded for your business or your photo booth for a specific event. Established in 2010 we use a winning combination of recycled materials and the latest light, photo and print tech.
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