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?
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!
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.
Starting on Monday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will exhibit 100 Years Of Portrait Photography In West Africa. Works of Seydou Keïta of Mali, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere of Nigeria, and Malian photographer Malick Sidibé will be displayed. Flashback Friday! Last Fall, The Booth had the honor of joining The Africa Center to recreate historical photographs from West Africa. We can't wait for the next inspired Photo Booth project! See a few of our recreations (right) along with the originals (left) below.
The modern concept of the Photo Booth originated 90 years ago by Anatol Josepho. After his arrival from Russia in 1923, Josepho successfully showcased the first Photo Booth in 1925 on Broadway, New York City. Within the first 6 months more than 280,000 people used the popular photo booth.
As a team favorite, we were happy to learn about Richard Avedon's use of the photo booth. In 1957, Esquire magazine delivered one of Mutascope’s art deco booths to Avedon’s New York studio.
“According to the article, Avedon ‘has long asserted that true photographic talent cannot be restrained by a camera’s technical limitations.’ The Esquire editors picked celebrities and challenged Avedon to produce photographs. The resulting photomatic essay is stunning, including images of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Truman Capote and Ethel Merman.” – From ‘A History of the Photobooth’, PanModern.com
Last night, we had the pleasure of joining Convene for their Christmas in August event. The meet and greet was held at their Park Avenue location, as you can tell, guests kept it really cool in our Cinemagraph Booth. Dancing, disco balls, streamers, the friendly Convene team, and fun-seeking guests created the perfect mix and a night to remember. Check out all the fun below! Rifko Meier of Oysters XO and the Oyster Girls know how to strike a pose!
Light painting was created by pioneer Gjon Mili, who shot a series of experimental light painting photos of a violinist in 1952. With a long exposure and by attaching a light to the Violinist's bow, Mili captured the image below.
Photographer Stephen Orlando's recent light painting with music is absolutely stunning. By attaching LED lights to the bows of violin, viola, and cello players, Orlando is able to capture a creative representation of the sounds created by musicians. A great article on petapixel.com.
Inspiration for our next music industry client has been found! Check out some images from our past Light Painting Photo Booths.
Our videographers and technicians certainly felt the heat in Miami a few weeks ago. We were honored to join Univision at the Miami Surfcomber Hotel for DJ@PJ, an event where top DJ's battle for a chance to spin at the 12th Annual Premios Juventud Awards. The theme was a perfect fit for our Cinemagraph Booth (customized with a professional DJ Console!) All the guests shared their new files and excitement through our social media station. We give a big thanks to the Univision team and our Miami team for all their hard work.
Last week, we took our New York Photo Booth skills to San Diego and created a custom setup for the Scream Queens ride at Comic-Con. With six DSLRs stationed 20 feet up in the air, we captured fans screaming as they dropped 120 feet! As guests exit the ride, they were able to visit our social media station to view and share their exciting new photos.
Mervyn O'Gorman was an accomplished English electrical and aircraft engineer. His interest in photography led him to become a pioneer of color photography. In 1913, O'Gorman composed the photographs below, today they are featured in many exhibitions around the world. Using the Autochrome Lumière process, he skillfully captured his daughter, Christina in a series of color photographs. The shallow depth of field was created by long exposures and a large aperture, a style many photographers appreciate. Our team enjoys taking on photographer inspired projects, O'Gorman may be our next one!
We had the honor of being a part of Ilana and Matthew's elegant wedding. Planning a wedding is a lot of work, it's great to see a couple receive acknowledgment. Theknot.com posted an article about the fabulous day and tagged all the vendors, including The Booth! Not only did Ilana and Matthew create memories for a lifetime, but their guests left our booth with 4x6 prints they can cherish for years to come.
The Booth wishes you luck with your NCAA Tournament Bracket! May it be a very Sweet 16!
The Booth office standings
-Andres is out of luck picking Maryland as the final winner, but still in the lead with 450 points.
-Barbara picked University of North Carolina as the final winner.
-Chessa is looking great with Kentucky as the final winner with 340 points, so far.
-Ian picked Wisconsin as the final winner. So far he has 400 points.
Either way, we're all excited for tomorrow's games!
Want a free headshot? Just get arrested in Santa Barbara, California to be featured in their exclusive mugshot headshot booth! What makes the pictures so good compared to all other mugshots we've seen? The police department rigged 3 long fluorescent bulbs similar to a Kino Flo to create soft, full lighting on both sides of the subject. Using a Canon DSLR doesn't help either!
Today's historical post features a mysterious man that was in a photo booth picture for roughly 30 years of his adult life. To date, more than 450 of these pocket-sized images have resurfaced and are in the possession of museums, historians and antique collectors around the world. The images are believed to start in the 1930's and although many have tried, no one has yet to identify this photo booth fanatic.