Events & Parties: Photobooth Are The Hottest New Trend

What was invented in 1925 and has become the must have addition to parties and events in 2012? Photo booth mania is back with a vengeance. Who would have thought that a modern version of this classic would move from dime stores to arcades and now at the nicest event venues in the country?

Photobooths started popping up at weddings starting in 2004. It may have seemed strange back then to unsuspecting guests. Once they stepped into the booth, they certainly changed their tune. Experiencing the modern photo booth is something you have to experience to truly appreciate.

Today’s Photo Booths are not like those of days gone by. Photo Booths, like those offered by Kansas City photo booth company Booth Crazy Photobooths, are made for a new level of fun! No need to stop the dancing. Just come on in, move around and get crazy. What happens in the photo booth stays in the photo booth. Until, of course, you receive your print a few seconds later. Who will see it is up to you!

Today’s photobooths are usually ran by a computer, specialized software, DSLR camera, and some sort of studio flash. The print outs are printed in seconds using dye sublimation printers. The software takes control of the camera functions. Once activation button is pressed, the camera takes 3 or 4 shots at a specific delay between each. At Booth Crazy’s Kansas City photobooths, it is 4 shots, 7 seconds apart. The 4 shots are compiled within the computer, saved to the computer and sent to the printer. A few seconds later, you will be showing off your masterpiece to everyone in sight. It is simple but so much fun.

Photobooth 101: the secret is the timing and having a plan. Practice really does make perfect. Good news! Because most photo booths are rented hourly, you are free to come in as many times as you wish. By the night’s end, you will be an expert with the photographic evidence to prove it.

Sharing of your photo booth fun couldn’t be easier and has likely contributed to it catching on so quickly. Most of the time, your guests will be able to view the photos on-line for a number of days. Often, the images will be given to the host to share. In addition, unlike most photographers, photobooth operators actually encourage scanning! They are your pics, do with them as you like!

Want to make your wedding more merry or make your party a ball? You might just want to consider hiring a photo booth for your event. With prices ranging from $500-$1500, they can fit into any budget. Just make sure you know what you are getting, hire a professional and have fun!

Michael Barrett is the founder of Booth Crazy, the leading photo booth rental Kansas City company.

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