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Photo booths are becoming more and more popular these days and you can see them at weddings, birthday parties, etc. But not many know that apart from the fun and entertainment aspects of a photo booth, it is also a powerful promotional tool.
Modern photo booths can be a great way to promote your business at any corporate event. They are loaded with a host of marketing features to give more visibility to your brand.
You can hire a photo booth for one-day conferences, product launches, work parties, fashion weeks, and festivals. In short, a photo booth is a perfect addition for any corporate event. Here is how you can use photo booth as a marketing tool for your event.
One of the biggest advantages of a corporate photo booth hire is data capture. You get to collect a lot of emails. The user can just email their photo to themselves, and you can collect their address for future promotions.
Most of the pictures taken at an event are uploaded by the guests on their Facebook pages. And the event organiser will get their email address, name, current city, date of birth, etc. The company will get access to all the data, depending on the user’s privacy settings.
Boost your brand’s social media presence
A great way to boost your brand’s social media presence is by letting people share their photo booth pictures on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. If your event is attended by any celebrity, their uploaded pictures will get more likes as naturally they will have more followers and your brand will get more visibility.
You can print your logo on each photo
The cheapest and easiest way to get your brand across is by having a custom logo appear on the photostrip. Guests will take their photo home and most likely will keep it in a prominent place like the fridge or on a photo wall. And since the logo is there on the bottom of the frame your brand will be remembered for years to come.
Yet another way to ensure that your brand is part of every picture is by getting custom backdrops or posters. This will give your brand great exposure.
Unlike an advert, which people will forget sooner than later, a person’s Facebook profile will remain forever, because they’re tagging their friends to it and they’ve liked it.
The advantages of a photo booth hire are innumerable. For instance, while boosting your online presence through photo sharing it will also let you capture valuable data about your customer base. Hence they are a promotional tool like no other.
Another advantage is that big as well as small brands can make use of a photo booth for publicity purpose. And unlike placing an advertisement in the electronic media or print media, a photo booth is not going to create a dent in your pocket. They are quite affordable yet their effectiveness for brand building is unparalleled.
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1. How long have you been in business?
You must see to it that your photo booth company has a proven track record of successful events. The company you choose preferably should have been in business for at least a year.
2. How do I know what package to choose?
Choose a package according to the number of guests. When you have less than 100 guests attending you won’t need photo booth for more than three hours. If you have more than 250 guests you must have two booths for four hours or else the guests will have to wait for too long to get their pictures clicked. And nobody likes to wait in line.
3. What is included in a rental package?
The rental package will differ from vendor to vendor. But make sure that the package include online hosting, props, guestbook and customized headers, which are the essentials. You should always ask this question upfront because certain companies charge extra for these items.
4. What do your props look like?
Even if they are included in the package for free this is a fair question. What they supply and what you have in mind may not be the same.
5. What is a Guestbook and what kind do you provide?
Guestbook is one of the fun features of a photo booth at any event. Even if the Guestbook is free, if it does not meet your expectations it may not be worth anything in the end.
6. How will the photo booth look like?
Everyone knows how photo booths look like. So you must be wondering why ask this questions. We tell you why. There are many types of photo booths. To make an informed decision about whether or not this product is a good match for your event you must ask this question.
7. Can the photo strips be personalized?
Yes, most vendors modify the photo strips with date and names. Ask to see what this looks like. You will be handing these pictures as a photo memento to your guests, which will be cherished by them for a lifetime. So you can request a sample of what the end product will look like.
8. Will you be providing unlimited photos?
It would be smart to have “unlimited” defined. Unlimited for some companies means 2 copies for each sitting. So if there are 4 people in one session only two will get copies. You don’t want to disappoint your guests, do you?
9. Is there a photo booth attendant?
You need a booth attendant, but many people are under the impression that most photo booth companies provide them. The fact is that some of the vendors do not provide them. To maintain the product you are paying for someone needs to take responsibility.
10. Will I get a copy of all of the photos taken at the event?
Most companies provide post event photos. Still confirm this. The format may vary. The options usually are Online Hosting, DVD, and or Flash-drive.
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For many people organizing a big or small get together can be a satisfying and fun experience. To be in charge of organising a party for a friend’s wedding reception can be a blast. Organising a corporate event for your office can also be a lot of fun. To make your party one-of-a-kind you must act smart when it comes to party rentals. To make any event unforgettable and more enjoyable here are certain party rental options.
1. Photo Booths
To gatherings of all varieties photo booths can make wonderful additions. You should think seriously about photo booth rental if you want your guests to have some fun at your next party. For people of all age groups digital photo booths can be excellent. Everyone loves taking customized spirited and crazy pictures of themselves and their friends. You should look into giving your guests access to a photo booth if you want them to discuss about your upcoming event. It can give a modern and cool vibe to your event. You will also be able to give your guests their own fun pictures as a memorabilia of the event.
2. Karaoke Machines
People adore karaoke and no one is going to argue the fact. There is no need to plan a party at a karaoke bar to make that happen. All you have to do is rent a karaoke machine (which is easy to use), if you want your guests to sing their hearts out. Many party rental businesses are giving karaoke machines for hire. It can be a lot of fun to watch family members, friends, and co-workers having fun singing their favourite rock, pop, country, hip hop, and rap tunes. Seeing people try to sing their best or worst can be really enjoyable. There’s no better party rental option than a karaoke machine if you want your upcoming event to be hilarious, thrilling and silly.
For any party music is the focal point. Be it an office party, birthday party or wedding reception, music is a must. To make any event successful you need great music. The party will become boring if it doesn’t have good music. To give any party the energy and vitality you need terrific music. Renting a jukebox is a great idea to spice up your party. For events of all different varieties jukeboxes make suitable rental choices. For themed parties they are a good choice. A classic jukebox is a must if you’re throwing a 70s disco party. For any kind of event a jukebox can make an interesting, thoughtful, and distinctive rental option.
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Roving photography captures your event as it happens and is becoming increasingly popular. A roving photographer stays nimble on his feet, roams around the venue and captures on camera all the guests present at the event.
The guests are captured interacting with friends; having some fun moments, dancing and making merry. Those moments you can’t get with a stationary setup are captured by roving photography. Modern technology has made it possible for roaming photographers to print pictures almost immediately as the image is captured. And the guests can have their pictures before the event is over.
A roving photographer will have the expertise and experience to capture the natural flow of your event and get perfect shots of the most memorable moments. If you are have a big gathering with lots of guests, hiring a roving photographer is always a good idea. Be it a birthday party or a corporate gathering or wedding, the event proceeds at a blazing pace. And special guests will pass without them being captured on camera. If your event is a formal meet with presentations, special speakers, one-to-one-interactions and discussions, a roving photographer will ensure that not only all these important moments are captured on camera but also all the people attending the event.
A wedding is a perfect example of an unforgettable live event. There are so many special moments to be captured throughout the day. There will also be important guests, family and friends, whom you will love to capture on camera. The bride and groom will have so much going on that they will have no time to give directions to the photographer.
A roving photographer will know what has to be captured. While event photography will focus on important moments like the speeches, the vows during the ceremony, the first kiss, the cake cutting ceremony and first dance during the reception, roving photography will capture on frame all the guests in their best pose by mixing and mingling with them. He will also engage your guests for posed shots. To cover everything going on during the event it’s always a good idea to hire a roving photographer.
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The photo booth machine was invented by a Siberian immigrant named Anatol Josepho.
Who was Anatol Josepho?
Anatol Josephewitz (later Josepho) was born in Omsk, Siberia, in 1894, to a prosperous jeweller and his wife. Anatol lost his mother at age three, and was quite attached to his father.
Even when he was a little boy Anatol’s dream was to travel around the world. He was especially fascinated by America and was eager to see the 'Wild West'. He also had a great interest in cameras that were making photography available to the middle class.
He wanted to learn everything about the camera and was enrolled in a local technical institute. At the age of 15 Anatol was impatient, and told his father that he wanted to explore the world. He went to Berlin with the money his father gave him. At Berlin, he happened to see the beautiful hand-tinted photographic portraits in a studio and persuaded the owner to train him as a photographer.
It was here that he learnt more about photography, developing and printing. To create images that would make photographs available to the common man, he evolved the idea of creating a more efficient, faster and less costly way of taking photos.
His fascination for America urged him to travel to the US in 1912. However, the 18-year-old could not find any job or support in New York, and had to return to Europe.
Anatol opened his own photo studio in Budapest with great optimism. He had already started to draw designs for an automated photo machine and experimented with photograph even though he was just 19. His aim was to create a self-operated device that would work with a coin. He was successful in his invention.
During the First World War Anatol was put under strict military surveillance as he was a Russian. It was at this time that he started working on a photographic paper that would not require a film negative to create beautiful toned images. For years he continued in his pursuit. He returned home to his father in 1920. But left again, and ended up in Shanghai in 1921.
Photomaton is born
It was here that the 27-year-old Anatol changed his Russian spelling of Josephewitz to Josepho and started his own studio – Josepho Studio. He soon became popular in China. However, he was still working on his invention, which later came to be known as Photomaton. In Shanghai, an outline was approximately drawn out and the notations for the chemical process cautiously prepared. But still he was not satisfied. He wanted to invent an automatic photographic machine. He went back to America to get financial support to realise this dream.
After a stint at Hollywood he came to New York City. Here he succeeded in raising the money to produce the first model. He also could find the right engineers and machinists to help him build his Photomaton machine.
1925: His Photomaton Studio was opened in September 1925 on Broadway where he was taking photos charging just 25 cents for a strip of eight. People started to throng his studio to get pictures clicked. Finally, Anatol realised his American Dream. Soon he found buyers for his photo machines and the Photomaton patent. He was offered $1m for the American rights and Anatol accepted the offer. He sold the European rights for the Photomaton to an English/French group the next year.
The Photomaton started a journey that took the bulky and heavy booth to every country on earth. Everyone loved making faces, squeezing in friends, and kissing in the booth.
Photobooths & Hollywood
Photobooths can be traced to Hollywood films in the early 1950s. In the film The Band Wagon with Fred Astaire, Astaire dances into a Photomatic. Esquire magazine, in 1957, dared Richard Avedon to produce photographs and dragged one of Mutascope’s art deco booths into his studio in New York. The result was the stunning images of Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Truman Capote and Ethel Merman.
Andy Warhol – the first art promoter of the photobooth
1950s: Warhol understood the photobooth as an effective and cheap camera in the late 1950s. He envisioned the sense of movement and colour an artist could achieve by combining different poses from the booth.
In the late 1950s, Auto-Photo tried to market the Model 11A, designed for prison mug shots.
1963: With his inclusion of photobooth photos of models in Harper's Bazaar, Warhol challenged the commercial portrait world in 1963.
Digital colour photobooths
1990s: Digital colour photobooths that used a computer to print strips faster came into existence in the 1990s, promoted by Photo-Me.
Photo booths are as fun as ever with today’s technology. They present a wide variety of options for printing, utilizing and sharing at all types of events.
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Your guests may never want to leave the party if you incorporate these thoughtful touches into your wedding.
Guests will undoubtedly be amazed by your centrepieces, wedding cake and even gush over your gown. But if you want your wedding to go down in history or if you want your guests to remember your big day for years to come, you must think about the small things that will make them comfortable.
If the wedding reception is on a beach, provide them with slip-ons so that they will be more comfortable. If it is happening at a hill station provide them with pashmina shawls so that they can keep themselves warm or umbrellas in case of a downpour. Provide them a charging station for their phone or Band-Aids in the bathroom for when their heels start hurting.
Your guests will enjoy and celebrate the day even more if you add small things, which will make them really comfortable. Here are a few tips to pamper your guests and make them happy.
2. Pre-Ceremony Refreshments to Quench Their Thirst
Before the ceremony starts you must quench the thirst of your guests with pre-ceremony refreshments. It can be any fruit juices if the ceremony is happening in a tropical region to beat the heat.
3. Sunglasses to Protect Their Eyes
If the reception is happening on a beach your guests will thank you if you provide them with sunglasses. It will also help them to take pictures of the event without the sun bothering them.
4. Hire a Photo booth
Your guests should not feel bored at the venue. The best thing to do to keep them entertained is to hire a photo booth. This will give them an opportunity to click fun pictures and even upload them on their social networking sites. At the end of the event, you can gift them the pictures taken at the photobooth as a memento.
5. Send Them Home With a Treat
You can give them creative takeaway treats. Boho bracelets, or bubble pins, cookie jars, etc will make excellent treats. Depending on the budget you can plan them.
6. Thank Them With a Note
After the wedding do not forget to extend your appreciation to your guests for making the wedding journey with you. So ensure that you send out “Thank You” notes to each one of them! It can even be a souvenir card with one of your wedding day images on it.
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Most weddings are formal affairs minus the fun. You must have attended several such weddings and would’ve even wished the party to get over soon so that you can just escape from the venue. If you don’t want your wedding to be a boring event, follow these tips and make it fun and entertaining for the guests.
1. Fun with Food
Wedding food is a little dull. By adding quirky snacks you can spice up your menu. Candy apples, starters in martini glasses, etc can make the food interesting.
2. Play Games
From outdoor lawn games like corn hole to personalized crossword puzzles, games come in all sizes and shapes. To make your wedding memorable and fun you must keep your guests busy.
3. Plan Live Music
A great way to keep guests dancing and engaged is to have live music at the venue. This will add a distinct flavour to your reception. You can even sing a song of your own and surprise your guests.
4. Get Your Guests Involved
Your guests will be interested in documenting your event so why not give them a chance to do it? You can ask them to capture a list of photos to ensure you get copies of all the moments you missed while you were busy dancing or socialising.
5. Plan a Surprise
A little extra entertainment is sure to be a crowd pleaser and would surprise your guests. Bringing in a caricaturist, a dance company or magician is sure to delight and surprise.
6. Delight Guests with a Bonfire
A bonfire is a best way to entertain guests. And it is going to be a big hit. They can have fun and be merry.
7. Plan a Weekend
For brides with family travelling extensively to attend your wedding, a wedding weekend is a great option. You can serve family recipes at brunch or dinner or plan activities based on your location.
8. Set up a Photo Booth
Setting up a photo booth in Singapore will help guests to mix and mingle and have fun. The photo booth with funny props and backdrops will provide unlimited entertainment for the guests. With an instant photo booth you will be able to provide your guests with hysterical photos and also mementos to cherish after your big day. You will find affordable photo booth services in Singapore, which are just apt for big as well as small events since they don’t require much space and can be set up at the venue in a jiffy.
9. Don’t Forget the Kids
If kids are part of your event, plan something special for them. Kids are not going to enjoy if you make them sit at your dinner table and watch your gorgeous wedding cake. Provide them with some fun activities so that they won’t trouble their parents. Activities baskets, colouring books, or even a separate kid’s area with popcorn, candies, etc, are all great options, and parents will also thank you for the same.
10. Creative Wedding Favours
You can hand out the photos taken at the photobooth as favours and the guests are going to cherish the gift forever. You can also give candied pecans in a jar, heart shaped rice krispies, etc as a takeaway gift.
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From wedding receptions to product launches, photo booths are popping up everywhere in Singapore. They can make any event fun and your guests will remember your event for a long time.
If you’re planning to hire a photo booth for your next event, but a bit confused about its benefits here are 10 reasons why a photo booth makes a perfect addition for any event.
Photo booths are not expensive
Earlier, photo booths were hired for mega events as well as celebrity get-togethers. Not anymore. Photo booths in Singapore are currently so popular that people are hiring it even for intimate private parties. Depending on the length of time and features you decide on you will be charged by the photo booth company, and it is not going to cost you much.
They can spice up any occasion
Corporate events, weddings, sweet sixteens, bachelor parties—photo booths can be hired for any occasion. You have a good reason for a photo booth basically any time you gather a group of people together.
They require zero work on your part
You can hire it for three to five hours. It takes hardly any time to set up a photo booth. And you can chill because to make sure things run smoothly a staff member is with the booth the whole time.
You can customize photos to match your event
You can make your photo strips match your event palette. To make your event more memorable for guests you can add a logo on the photo strip. That way you can give your event more visibility.
You can find a booth that suits your fancy
Photo booths give you a lot of options. It is possible to set up an open air booth or a standard enclosed booth that fits half a dozen people or a curtained booth that fits a dozen people. According to the number of guests you will find the booth that works best for your space.
It’s fun and a party favour rolled in one
Your friends and colleagues can take end number of photos if they like because all companies offer limitless photo strips. Scrapbooking supplies are also given by many companies. So you’ll have a fabulous keepsake at the end of the night. You and your friends can order additional prints after the event, too.
Choose funky props
The best part of a photo booth hire in Singapore is all the cheeky props. To get the party rolling it is standard to provide masks, goofy glasses, oversized hats, and more. These props will encourage even the shyest guest to take fun pictures.
You can make it personal
In addition to personalized borders and custom colours you can get your party pictures customised. You can choose any theme – the 70s disco theme or any funny theme of your choice. You can even bring your own awesome props and get creative. These personal touches will make your event all the more special.
You can add DJs and more to your photo booth
You can be a little more creative and hire a DJ or a live band. Many companies that offer photography and photo booth services also organise these services, too.
Live feed photo projections add to the fun
Photo booth companies in Singapore also do a slideshow projection of the photos that are taken at the photo booth. It will be lot of fun to see the crazy pictures of all your friends on a big screen during the event.
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Tiny Photo, Singapore based event photography agency, offers awesome photo booth services for your party
When you organise a party all your guests may not know each other. And getting to know one another is not that easy. A photo booth can bridge the barriers and make the party fun for everyone. The communication barriers breakdown when people gather in line at the photo booth.
Tiny Photo, the Singapore based photo agency, is a one-stop shop for all your photography services. They provide not just photography but also photo booth for events. Even in a world dominated by selfies people love the concept of an instant physical photo. And that is exactly what a photo booth provides – an opportunity to take instant physical photo.
Be it large weddings or intimate private parties save the memories of your guests having fun at your event with Tiny Photo’s funny photo booth. They offer affordable photo booth in Singapore so that you can create memories that lasts a lifetime.
The instant photo booth offers unlimited prints and shots and your guests can leave your party with a terrific memorabilia of the event. And you will have the opportunity to add all of those pictures to your memory book. That’s because after the party they will give you a CD with a record of all the pictures taken. Since the photo booth comes with professional studio lighting and designer photo template the quality of the pictures is always high. You can choose different print sizes, too.
To guide your guests to go wild the photo booth is manned by a fun booth assistant. They can even give you photo booth prop ideas as well as backdrop ideas to make your party an instant hit among your guests. The best part is that the booth provides an opportunity for a custom look. You can select any backdrop depending upon the type of the occasion. Tiny Photo’s photo booth comes with a large selection of backdrops and props. You can make your choice according to your liking to make your party a fun affair.
The photo booth is equipped with 8sec/print commercial grade printer, which allows participants to get a photo right away. Your event will go viral quickly on the web since most of the guests will share their fun pictures on social networking sites. That way your event will get more publicity as well.
Tiny Photo offers the most affordable photo booth in Singapore. It will suit different sized events, themes, budgets and styles. To spice up your next party all you need to do is order Tiny Photo’s photo booth rental. Setting it up requires hardly any time. It is compact and will readily fit into many different sections of the party room. You can rent it for a set number of hours or the entire day, depending on your preference.