It’s the classic, old-school photo booth. 1960s high school sweethearts snapped secret photos printed in black and white. BFF’s at the mall can’t resist forking over a little cash to freeze their friendship in time by taking pictures on a simple strip. Those besties grow up and (much to their delight) discover they can rent a photobooth for social events and parties. Each partygoer can gather two by two, or squeeze in as many as four, and make memories. The black curtains and walls of the booth shut out the world and give them a minute to take it old school style. It’s a memory. It’s private. It’s almost perfect...
It’s almost perfect if you only want two to four people in the picture.
But if the crowd gracing an event with its presence wants more than the privacy 2 - 4, more than a curtain drawn for two will be needed. Consider pulling off those curtains and exploring another sort of photobooth. The open-air photo booth.
The open air photo booth offers event guests advantages entirely its own...
1. Everyone can participate
What if there are one or more persons at your event in a wheelchair? An open photo booth accommodates those attendees so they can be part of the fun too. Many photo kiosks, for example, have been brought into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2010 which went into effect in March, 2012. Shouldn’t you voluntarily make sure your photo booth adheres to the same principles, even if it's not required by law?
2. Large group shots
An open air photo booth allows for much more than Julie and Natalie. Amanda, Lisa, and Mrs. Garrett along with Dave, Susan, Nancy, and handyman George can hop right in and make memories with the rest of the plaid clad gang. Standing, sitting, kneeling – whatever or whoever fits in the area can impart their pearly-whites in the picture. Even more, other guests can watch and laugh along because the photo is being taken out in the open for all to see. More fun for everyone.
3. Green Screen Photo Booth
Using an open air photo booth permits the use of the ever-versatile, exceedingly customizable green screen. Goodbye to the Plain Jane background of an enclosed photobooth. Greenscreen event photography lets event guests pick and choose the scene for their photo. Taking a photo with a personally chosen group of people, while incorporating a selected green screen background, engages guests in a way that can't be duplicated by an enclosed photo booth.
So, curtain or no curtain? Open or closed? It really depends on the experience you want with your guests.