Photo Booth Branding, the right way

Your attendees participate in your photo activation to engage with you, not just advertise for you. They love the brand and are drawn to an intriguing experience.  Part of our responsibility is to collaborate with you to bring together that experience and branding in a cohesive manner.

Subtle or very 'out there' and direct additions can elevate the experience.  Here are some thoughts with how we did it.

1. Add a logo or artwork, digitally, to the image. 

1. Add a logo or artwork, digitally, to the image. 

2. Use branding and design elements wherever possible through the sharing iPad stations.  Here we replaced our plain black screen with an outer space image.

2. Use branding and design elements wherever possible through the sharing iPad stations.  Here we replaced our plain black screen with an outer space image.

3. Move past boas and sunglasses.  Connect to the project's creative ideas through interactive props.

3. Move past boas and sunglasses.  Connect to the project's creative ideas through interactive props.

4. Brand that social kiosk.  Put your logo on it.  Take it a step further and add artwork that has to do with that event, specifically.  Make the look unified.

4. Brand that social kiosk.  Put your logo on it.  Take it a step further and add artwork that has to do with that event, specifically.  Make the look unified.

More Choices Equals More Creative Flow!

It has been a kick-ass Summer! A couple of weeks ago we collaborated with OZY for their annual Fusion Fest. The event tagline was “Think. Eat. Rock. Laugh. Engage.” Five words that sparked with our creative team. Ah-ha! A green screen booth with options for attendees and each category!

Attendees stepped into our on-site pop up studio and were presented with 5 different background and overlay options. Their selections would instantly appear on the live-view screen.

Does the purple background look better than yellow? Try it out! Attendees selected their colorful choice for the perfect picture. Our technician team assisted with Social Media sharing of each photo and a 4x6 print worthy of framing. Pretty cool, right?

Comic Con 2016: The Booth Goes to Mars!

The San Diego Comic-Con is one of the craziest jam-packed media frenzies of the year. We were very excited when National Geographic tapped us to help promote their upcoming Mars mini-series.

They offered us some creative direction and we came back with a shot to create the illusion that event attendees were standing on the surface of mars. We wanted to stand out. This activation had to be out of this world! Get it?

Here's how we did it. Attendees stood against a trifold green screen background with an overhead camera and could see the illusion on a live view screen. An on-site photographer helped guests understand the shot and play a bit. Final output was 4x6 branded prints and social media sharing for each guests “trip” to Mars.

Our photographers are great getting awesome shots out of a crowd, but we must give the Comic Con attendees credit. This crazy awesome spirited crowd made the work easy. Here's the proof.

Left: The guys conducting tests at HQ. Right: A proud booth at Comic Con Nerd Nite 

Left: The guys conducting tests at HQ. Right: A proud booth at Comic Con Nerd Nite 

Your Next Backdrop: Why Choose One Color When You Can Do So Much More!

A well lit subject and background will always look stunning if photographed correctly. We admire the simplicity of a stark white or an vivid backdrop to add an extra pop of color.

In the recent years, our team along with event planners and designers have collaborated to create custom backgrounds for one-of-a-kind events. Adding a few creative elements made for a more memorable experience and certainly complimented the surrounding décor.

Whether, it's designing an entire custom backdrop, adding a few elements to a current backdrop, or ditching it all together! There are many ways to tie in a theme and create a buzz among guests.

Our Sky Blue Backdrop spruced up by a local florist.

Our Sky Blue Backdrop spruced up by a local florist.

A simple walk through reveal a perfect floral arrangement for a background.

A simple walk through reveal a perfect floral arrangement for a background.

Grey Logo. Silver Freight Elevator. Easy Decision.

Grey Logo. Silver Freight Elevator. Easy Decision.

Chalk Board Wall? Yes, please and thank you!

Chalk Board Wall? Yes, please and thank you!

The Booth at The United State of Women

A few weeks ago we had the honor of attending and being asked to take photos at the first ever United State of Women conference.  Not only did we get to hear the likes of Oprah interviewing Michelle, Warren Buffett on a panel with our fellow 10,000 Small Businesses alumnae and POTUS, himself!

We were busy taking photos for 12hrs straight.  It was a huge hit and a wonderful honor to meet so many fabulous attendees.

SOME OF THE FACES FROM THE DAY'S SHOOT AT THE   UNITED STATE OF WOMEN   CONFERENCE.

SOME OF THE FACES FROM THE DAY'S SHOOT AT THE UNITED STATE OF WOMEN CONFERENCE.

The Booth's Social Media Station

Our Social Media Station (SMS) is a perfect way to share, post, and/or email your new awesome photo! As photos and videos are taken they will be instantly available for your guests to share.

Our SMS has the capabilities of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and emailing. Any combinations of these capabilities may be enabled. Our team always brings a dedicated wifi signal for streamlined sharing.

Running a hashtag campaign? Let's enable Twitter and Instagram. Running a super exclusive private event? Let's stick to emailing only. Looking to increase Facebook likes? Let's link your Facebook page for easy access to your guests!

Although your guests can always write a personal message we can also embed your social media handles and hashtags.

Did I mention we can provide Social Media and emailing analytics after your event? Yup! We can let you know how many shares and posts were sent by all your guests. 

Table Clap SMS Holders

Table Clap SMS Holders

Thumbnails of your photos ready to be shared!

Thumbnails of your photos ready to be shared!

Free standing SMS holder

Free standing SMS holder


Valentine's Day: Ingrid Michaelson unveils 'Little Romance' music video with a Cameo from The Booth!

Ingrid Michaelson's music video "Little Romance" features 41 couples who have been married over 50 years. Invited to a special sweetheart dance, they gather for a real party to celebrate and renew their wedding vows at New York's Cipriani 25 Broadway.

The Booth had the honor of working with The Today Show, The Knot, Bespoke Moments, and Ira Lippke Studios on an extraordinary day for all the special guests of honor.

We set up our pop-up studio for couples to come in and recreate their original wedding portrait. Our very own Ian Londin along with our setup made a cameo in the music video. (1:05 mark)

Here's a frame in case you missed it

Here's a frame in case you missed it

Photo by Ira Lippke 

Photo by Ira Lippke 

A special thank you to Amanda Savory from Bespoke Moments and Ira Lippke and Alyson Redding from Ira Lippke Studios

Nadav Kander’s masterful portraits of sports icon David Beckham

Last month, London-based photographer, Nadav Kander was commissioned to photograph sports and fashion icon David Beckham. Does this concept look familiar? 

The Booth created the GIF/photo Strip in late October. By simultaneously triggering four cameras, our custom software created the files below. Nadav had a similar idea with his portraits of Beckham, great minds think alike!

David Beckham. Photo by Nadav Kander.

David Beckham. Photo by Nadav Kander.

David Beckham. Photo by Nadav Kander.

David Beckham. Photo by Nadav Kander.

October 2015. Photos by The Booth Photo & Video

October 2015. Photos by The Booth Photo & Video


Introducing The Booth's New GIF Strip

We are pleased to announce one of our new services for 2016. The GIF Strip!

Our team developed custom software in order to instantly create the GIF Strip. Guests are then able share on-site through our Social Media Station.

4 Cameras X 4 Image Files + Awesome Exclusive Booth Software = Epic GIF Strip in seconds!


A Homeless Artist Finds Recognition With The Help Of A Bus Station Photobooths

Lee Godie was a homeless artist who found her passion in 1968. At around 60 years old, after attending an Impressionism exhibition, Godie declared herself a French Impressionist. 

She began painting and selling her portraits of high society women until 1990. Godie discovered a photo booth at the Greyhound Bus Stop in Chicago. There she would take self-portrait glam shots and add color to the 5x4 gelatin silver black and white prints. By using lipstick and instant ice tea she was able to create her own unique style. 

Lee Godie's Self-portrait collection continues at John Michael Kohler Arts Center (608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI) through February 8, 2016.

 



Philippe Halsman inspires The Booth

Philippe Halsman was an American Portrait photographer. He was known for his images that were sharp rather than in soft focus and closely cropped.

We were inspired by what Halsman called Jumpology. He commented, "When you ask a person to jump, their attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears.”

We couldn't agree more!

Marilyn Monroe by Philippe Halsman 

Marilyn Monroe by Philippe Halsman 


William Holden by Philippe Halsman

William Holden by Philippe Halsman

Our guests in sync!

Our guests in sync!

Jason's self portrait

Jason's self portrait

The Booth Prepares For Halloween!

With Halloween only a few weeks away, we are excited for all the costume parties coming our way. The costumes get better and better each year. The Booth is on-site to capture all the fun, laughs, and Halloween fear!

What will you surprise us with?

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Absolutely Brilliant.

The entire Booth team has a background in professional photography. We had the honor of working with One Medical Group and their amazing team. Originally, our gear was packed with a seamless backdrop but once the silver freight elevator caught the eyes of our team, there was a change of plans. Our team was able to make the adjustments needed and create a custom look using the surroundings, pretty cool right? OM_ 25837 OM_ 25844

The Health Benefits of Photo Booths

According to researchers in Berlin, Germany there are health benefits of using a photo booth. A study found that taking pictures with your friends helps rejuvenate minds and makes people happy. This Booth happiness helps reduce stress levels which is absolutely necessary for a healthy mind and body. Read more at Healthnewsline.net As you can tell, The Booth and our guests knew this all along!

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Go. Stop. Go. Stop. Go check out our GIF Booth.

Once in The Booth, we guarantee you'll want to take more than one photo. Let's make it a GIF Booth!

1. Step into our GIF Booth.

2. Bust a move as we snap a series of photos.

3. Leave with an animated GIF you and your friends will love!

Pretty easy right? Check out some fun GIFs below.

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