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Photo booth is some kind of vending machine, which has a facility to take automatic photos that can be operated by using a coin, which activates the camera and the film. Nowadays, you can find plenty of such digitally operated photo booth kiosk in all modern cities.
These photo booths usually have a seat, which is designed for a couple of persons to sit, who are to be photographed. The seat will be surrounded by a curtain, in order to provide privacy, so that the person who is being photographed is not disturbed, due to outside interference, while photo session is going on.
Once the coin is inserted, the booth will start taking series of photographs. The present day photo booth kiosk take only single photograph and then prints out series of same pictures. Before the photograph is taken there will be indication with either a light or buzzer, so that the person may be ready.
After photograph is taken the photo booth starts processing the film and takes several minutes to develop the print, in case it is old generation booth. However, with present digital technology, within 30 seconds the photo strips will come out and will be delivered. The dimensions of the prints may vary. The digital booths usually print in square size.
In the USA, you can get both colored and Black and White photo booths. However, in Europe usually colored photos are available. In present day digital booths, you have the option for both colored and black and white photographs. All modern photo booths normally use digital or video camera, instead of film cameras and are controlled by computers. There are some booths, where you can get photographs in post cards, stickers or with any other background, rather than in strip of photos. With this option you can also create some novelty in your photograph.
Countries like France, UK and Japan have outstanding infra structure for photo booths, while, many other countries like in Italy, Germany, Benelux, Spain and Scandinavian do have them, but with lesser numbers. However, in Australia the photo booth market is slowly developing.
In Japan and Europe, these photo booths are mostly found in the places, where there is a large crowd example super markets & shopping centers, railway stations etc. The main purpose of these booths is to take photographs for driving license, passport and other form of identifications. However, In the USA, these photo booths are used purely for entertainment purpose and therefore the penetration in the US market is pretty low, as compared to the European and the East Asian countries.
In the UK the number booths available is 3 to 4 times more than America. They are mostly installed indoors or in places for entertainment like video arcades or amusement parks. In few of the US cities you can find these photo booths in train stations or in any other transportation hubs in order to get photograph for transit pass.
Photo booths are quite popular among younger generation as a form of amusement and the photographs taken here can be kept as mementos or traded with buddies.
The presence of photo booth in any important event can offer plenty of positive enhancements in the overall experience. Nowadays it is possible to get photo booth rental services and it is also becoming very popular too. Renting any photo booth does not cost astronomical sum, rather it is available at quite affordable prices. In fact, if you try to explore the market, you will be surprised to learn the price that meets your pocket so easily. When you go for photo booth rental, then you must closely look at various packages that the vendor offers. Some of the package may suit your need very well. Different companies have different kind of packages with varied options. If you go for a classic kind of booth, its operational cost as well as its rental cost may be little higher. Since these booths are first generation booth, there will be plenty of additional requirements for your venue and besides, these booths are quite bulky. The range of rental cost of this type of booth may vary by $900 to $1500 for 4 hours. The digital booths on the other hand are quite easy to handle and their rental prices are also much cheaper, as compared to the classic booths. It is very easy to fit in the digital booth in your venue as they are quite light in weight. Most of the companies who are supplying such booths will demand anything within $650 to $895 for same duration. If you hire photo booth from any reputed companies, then you can get them at more competitive price, due to higher demand for their booths. These booths are also quite attractive in appearance. While buying anything, it is necessary that you should be little alert about their terms and conditions, which has a bearing on their rental cost. Few companies will charge special fees for any kind of additional services, while others may offer them for free. So you must either read the terms carefully or verify from your supplier. Normally any photo booth company will not charge for delivery of the item, if the event is in the same city and their set up timings are not included in the rental hours. Otherwise your 4 hours will be eaten away by one hour of setting time and last half an hour for dismantling them. You might assume that you have paid for 4 hours of usage, while in reality one and half hours is wasted in setting and dismantling. Therefore you must clarify from the supplier whether the 4 hour of rental includes the setting and dismantling time and you may negotiate it for 4 hours of usage. Any standard company usually sends their experts who will take very little time in setting up the process. They are also available throughout the rental period to take care of any possible bug and ensure that these booths add an element of fun at the venue. The experts will make certain that your guests will have a great time during the event.