Newest Craze Has The Event World Spinning in Circles
Having been in the photo booth rental business for five years now, we like to think we know what an audience wants. And now, with the arrival of the 360 photo booth software and photo platforms, there’s a new way for your event guests to have Big Fun. The question is, is it really a photo booth?
Jacksonville Events Keep Pace With What’s Hip
Thanks to all the event vendors who have stepped up and offered this new and shiny toy to Jax. We need it. For those of you who don’t know, here is the 360 photo booth experience:
Guests climb aboard the round stage. It’s usually about three or four feet in diameter.
The operator flips the switch and the camera, mounted on an arm a bit further out than selfie range, begins to rotate around the platform once.
During the time, the stars of the show mug it up for the camera. Like a boomerang video, the three sixty video renders out the video and slows it down, reverses it, and then loops.
We’ve seen the request go up for the three sixty booth. That’s good news.
Our data service sends up about five or six leads per month. Of those looking for a photobooth, about one is six has checked off the 360 booth as an option.
Will they go the way of the interactive mirror?
The interactive photo booth mirror is just flat out cool. Those things look like the engineers at Disney had some spare time and decided to make this. It’s trippy and sweet at the same time. Guests stand in front of the large mirror, sometimes as big as the little princesses who want them.
Disadvantages of a 360 Photobooth
They are expensive. You can expect to pay about twice as much as a tradition photo booth experience. Budget $1200. The reason is because they are the hot new thing and they are expensive to purchase as a vendor. However, if you are the operator, that means your high cost of getting into the service will be recovered quicker. For the event host and guests, there is a digital file that gets SMS’d to your guests.
No photo strips on the fridge. This is where our love for the new style goes a bit cold. Part of an event is the memories that it makes. We’ve seen guests at events hold on to their photo strips like gold. They love the damn things. And when they get home, they put them right up on their refrigerators. You can’t do that with a video unless you have one smart ass fridge.
- Parties 100% 100%
- Parties with Fouls 39% 39%
- Parties with No Fouls 61% 61%
About Big Fun Photo Booth
Since 2017, Big Fun Photo Booth (aka BFF Booth) has been serving up the laughs and the memories. As a local vendor, we know the Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and north Florida venues and people. And it is Big Fun. We have the largest photo booth enclosure you can get. We have texting of images. We have unlimited, beautiful prints. We have awesome lighting for every skin type. We have great props. We have SMS and email capabilities. And we know how to have a good time. Our attendant is lively, humorous, and professional. Give us a call at 904 477-9995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We accept all major credit cards and have easy payment terms. Plus our prices can’t be beat. We pride ourselves on offering a great value, not gouging the wedding party or the party organizer. Let’s have Big Fun!