The Modern Day Photo BoothMay 3rd, 2012
From support systems to reflectors, and of course, backdrops with modern sophistication and funky vintage flare, our friends at drop it MODERN have got it going on. They are also one of the many industry leading companies that are featured on our Benefits Page and that Zenfolio members get an exclusive discount to. Today drop it MODERN gives insight on a popular trend in event photography, and what it means for you!
The Modern Day Photo Booth – by drop it MODERN
It wasn’t that long ago that the photo booth held about the same amount of allure and intrigue as an arcade game. They were found in shopping malls and state fairs to be used by couples on first dates and families on vacation. Somewhere along the way, someone decided to dust off the ol’ photo booth idea and make it cool… really cool. The rejuvenation of such a simple concept has rarely, if ever, had such an obvious and beneficial affect on the event photographer and surrounding photography community.
If you haven’t heard of the popularity of these photo booths, then it’s possible that… Oh, who am I kidding? Of course you’ve heard how popular these are. They’re everywhere. People love including these in their events, and those attending the events are loving them just as much. You may ask, “What’s the big deal? Why are they so popular?” It’s fairly simple: It gives people an excuse to act silly, they get a quality memento from a fun event with friends, and most importantly they get to see themselves (And who doesn’t love a great pic of themselves?).
Just because you don’t own the photo booth box you’re used to seeing at the state fair doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. The modern day event photo booth is clay in the molder’s hands. Really all you need is a camera and a subject, and you could have yourself a “photo booth.” It can be that bare bones, or you could choose to incorporate various creative elements to make your booth truly unique. Some of the popular inclusions that are quickly becoming event photo booth staples are simple lighting (Beauty dish and/or soft box), fun props, and our personal favorite, a brilliant backdrop to set the tone of it all. Drop it MODERN offers modern designs and bold color pallets that any bride will love, creating beautiful and memorable photos for their special day.
What does all this mean for you and for every event photographer out there? Bluntly, it means more money. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to get one of these off the ground, and because clients want them, they will pay for the additional service. You don’t even have to man the booth yourself. Get the camera set the way you want it, have an assistant set up the booth, and press down the shutter button, then you’re free to move around the event getting those great shots that you always take.
Event photo booths around the country are hugely successful, and they have so much to offer you and your growing photography business. If you’re considering what you’re next step should be, this would definitely be a great place to start.