Contrary to the belief that the photo booth is now a dying art of capturing life’s best moments in an age of smartphones, tablets, snapchat and Instagram, people still prefer using this age-old “selfie taker”. It is not uncommon to find these being used in big social events like balls and weddings. With a rich history, the photo booth was a truly ingenious creation of Anatol Josepho in 1925 and took the world by storm back in the day. In modern times it has now resurfaced and still considered a truly special way to capture a moment with the people you love.
So why the Resurgence?
Photo booths have appealed to both older generations and millennials through the ages. There is just something about the satisfaction of getting an instant hard copy of a photo you just took. But then wouldn’t a Polaroid do the same? It probably has to do with the intimacy you feel when you’re inside a photo booth with someone you care about. In a world where every moment we take is on our phones, it is nice to take a hard copy of something you cherish for once. A hard copy of a picture is something you can keep in your cupboard or even under a pillow, something you keep with a sentimental value attached to it.
What should you consider when hiring a photo booth?
Different products come with different prices, obviously, the price would be an important factor to consider if you plan to hire one for one of your social events. Some photo booths are automated while you may even have classical high-end products with an attendant to take you through the whole “selfie” experience. There are two major variants in the world of photo booths, products that produce Digital photos or Classic photos. Some products only produce black and white photos which can still give an edge to your pictures, much like what we try to achieve with our black and white Instagram filters. Ensure that you know all about the specifications of the photo booth you look to hire so you avoid any unpleasant surprises at your function. Photo booths have increasingly become popular in countries like Australia and it is not uncommon to find these machines in cities like Melbourne and Sydney. People use it for garden engagements, BBQ’s and outdoor parties. If you’re looking for a company specializing in photo booth hire in Melbourne for example, go for one which has a proven track record with its products and services. Looking for some solid customer testimonials and reviews would certainly help in choosing the best option for your next outdoor event.
Tips and tricks for that perfect photo booth picture
As cliché as it sounds, the best picture of yourself will always be you being yourself. Photo booths are renowned for capturing those raw moments and perhaps why it has made a major resurgence in recent years. When that flash goes off and the picture comes out, you want yourself to look like your in-the-moment. Posing is fun but perhaps just being yourself would attach a higher sentimental value to pictures that bring you timeless memories.
If you prefer to take photos of landscape imagery, visit our article 5 best spots in Byron Bay to take photos!