Thursday, December 27, 2012

Daily Photo Booth #14 - Banana

We just love photo booths, can't you tell? This next photo is part of our Daily Photo Booth series and comes from Reddit. The user who submitted this photo said that they won a "best photo" contest and we'd agree, it's pretty funny. And hey, that's a great idea for photo booths at a party - offer a prize for the BEST photo strip of the night.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Daily Photo Booth #13 - Beer

Today's Daily Photo Booth photo comes from Reddit. One of the best parts of weddings, parties, etc. are the free drinks and awesome food. In this case, the person who submitted this photo had fun with a cold beer in the photo booth at their cousin's bat mitzvah.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Photo Booth No-Nos

The photo booth industry is a lot of fun and for those who own or operate photo booth rental companies, a funner job could not exist. That being said, and just like any business, you've got to protect your reputation. If you don't, you could be missing out on a lot of customers, or worse, you could be driving customers away.

Here's an example of a photo booth experience gone wrong:

We paid several months in advance for a photo booth rental in southern CA. Fast forward to day of wedding, and photo booth was a complete no-show. Thankfully, we had a secondary "guest book" item planned, and our photographer was AMAZING and everywhere.
Not only did these guys no-show, they failed to return any calls or emails until almost a week which point the owner claims he was not responsible for any of the contractors he uses. Let me get this straight--I pay you, but you have no obligation to deliver services paid for? I think not...

We ended up disputing the charge with our credit card company, as he went from having "already submitted your refund" to "will submit your refund" to "You need to learn that there are things in life that will disappoint you and I am not your punching bag".

He's now disputing the reviews I put up explaining what happened--but clearly didn't think about the fact that he put a lot of condescending, childish behavior into email.

I don't really know where I'm going with it at this point except just trying to vent...I seriously cannot believe the experience we've had!

Ouch! We feel your pain. It hurts us when we see business owners do this in our industry because it brings down the level of trust that should be expected when hiring a photo booth company.

It goes without saying that this type of action is unacceptable, and it's an example of how one company has disregarded their reputation and surely resulted in some bad reviews (which can deter people) and some unrestrained word of mouth, which can not only deter future business, but can damage your brand/company as a whole.

All things considered, look for a photo booth company with reviews and samples of their product so you can really judge what type of experience you'll get. And for those photo booth owners out there, consider your reputation, it's extremely important.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Photo booth for Birds

We humans use photo booths all the time. Whether it's at a wedding, party, corporate event or other snazzy get together, we love snapping photo booth photos of ourselves and friends wearing funny hats, boas, and other props. But what about our animal friends? What are they to do?

Well, the era of animal photo booths is upon us, starting with birds. No joke.

Check out the kickstarter campaign for this bad boy and get your own for around $150.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Daily Photo Booth #12 - Warhol

Next up in our Daily Photo Booth series is an oldie but goodie. Andy Warhol wasn't just an art and fashion icon, he also spent a little bit of time in a photo booth. Here are some picture from that magical day in which the King of Pop Art stepped in front of the flash.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Photo Booth Save The Date

While this isn't the first Photo Booth save the date we've seen, it's a good reminder that when trying to come up with a creative idea for your save the date cards, why not use a good photo booth strip?

Here's an example of a photobooth save the date that came out great. If you're interested in doing something like this, contact a photo booth company near you.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Daily Photo Booth #11 - Glee

Have you ever seen the show Glee? If not, you should definitely check it out, especially if you're a fan of musicals. The show bridges modern dramas with musical remakes of popular songs.

But the Glee cast members don't only sing. In today's issue of Daily Photo Booth, here's a pic of the Glee cast members cheesing it up in a traditional photo booth.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Daily Photo Booth #10 - Babies

Babies are cute and can bring anybody a ton of happiness (and a lot of dirty diapers). Of course this picture below is a joke, but in all seriousness, if you've got the chance to take a baby (your baby, a sibling's baby, friend's baby) into a photo booth, do it. You'll get some really cute, or in this case, really funny or odd photo booth photos.

Like the photo? Check out more of our Daily Photo Booth series!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Photo Booth Converted Into Pray-O-Mat

The Pray-O-Mat is a traditional photo booth that has been converted into a multi-language prayer kiosk. So, whether you're Christian, Buddhist, or a Scientologist, you're covered, with over 300 pre-loaded prayers in this bad boy.

Read the full story here.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Daily Photo Booth #9 - Kennedy

When you're in love, you're in love, and when you're in love and there's a photo booth nearby, you take pictures. This has been true ever since photobooths were invented. Just ask JFK.

No, seriously, John and Jackie Kennedy were not immune to the lure of the photo booth and snapped these photos in one back in the 1950's.

You can check out more awesome photo booth-related stuff in our Daily Photo Booth features. Enjoy!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pop Art Photo Booth

Photo booths are awesome - we just love 'em. From celebrity photo booth photos to photo booth pranks, we just can't seem to get enough. It's a good thing there's no shortage of photo booth companies out there.

One of those companies in particular put a unique spin on the traditional photobooth experience at the first ever Photo Booth Festival. The result was Andy Warhol-esque pop art photo strips (which looked just awesome).

Check out the gallery here.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Daily Photo Booth #8 - Pups

Dogs, what can we say, they're not just pets, they're man's best friend, right? So, it's not that far fetched (no pun intended) to think that these cuddly beasts might one day end up in a photo booth. Am I right? I'll let the picture answer that.

Check out more of our Daily Photo Booth series!

via 9gag

Monday, October 8, 2012

Photo Booth Marriage Proposal

We've all heard epic marriage proposal stories, like the guy who choreographed an entire lip-dub for his unsuspecting girlfriend (now fiance). Stories like these make our hearts melt and make guys work MUCH harder to pull off something unexpected and creative when popping the question.

This guy, while in a photo/video booth decided to pop the question and the photo booth captured the whole thing.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Daily Photo Booth #7 - Groundhog

Every so often we post a funny, cute, or otherwise unique photo booth picture in a series we call Daily Photo Booth. Today, we've got a featured photo sure to - at the very least - creep you out.

You probably remember Bill Murray from movies like Groundhog's Day, What About Bob, and a number of other classics and newer Wes Anderson films. Well, in between his epic yet awkward roles, Bill Murray stopped by a photo booth and took some of the awkwardest photo booth pictures he could think of.

Enjoy (via)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Daily Photo Booth #6 - Elvis

In today's Daily Photo Booth feature, we've got a photo booth picture that just might make you feel like a hound dog.

Photo booths have been around for about a million years (or something like that) and so it's no wonder their popularity reaches the likes of the rich and famous. Today, we've got a picture of the great Elvis Presley hamming it up in a photobooth in the 1950's.

Check out more nostalgic photo booth pictures!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Celebrity Photo Booth at Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Everyone loves photo booths (this is a fact, even the grinch loves photobooths). In fact, at the 2012 Oscar party thrown by Vanity Fair, a photo booth was present and resulted in some pretty great and funny celebrity photo booth pictures.

Check out some of them below and the rest on Vanity Fair.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fun Photo Booth Sign

Photo Booths are fun because they bring back a timeless classic and give adults the opportunity to act a little goofy and bring back some childish memories. Whether you're doing a booth yourself or you're a photo booth company, adding a old-style sign to your event can give your photo booth that old-timey nostalgic feel and add some cool design to the mix.

Here's one we found on Pinterest but there are tons out there. Do a quick Google search and you'll find one that suits your tastes, or make one yourself, you'll have the freedom to come up with whatever you want!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Daily Photo Booth #5 - Flip

Here's a fun thing to do in a photo booth, hang upside down right before the photo is taken. Of course you could also just flip the photo around after it prints out. Either way, the result puts an interesting spin (no pun intended) on your photo booth pics.

So, here you have today's Daily Photo Booth pic:

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Photo Booth Props - Mustaches

One of the most fun things about photo booths are the props. For a few minutes you get to have some childish fun with different props that change how you look and provide laughs and smiles for a long time.

One of the most common photo booth props is the mustache. So here's a bunch of different mustache props for you to look at so you'll know which to choose when your turn comes to adorn the hairy lip sweater.

Monday, August 27, 2012

TARDIS Photo Booth

No, TARDIS is not a name-calling insult, it's the phone booth from the television series Doctor Who and somebody has decided to take the classic photo booth and merge it with the popular show's phono booth - TARDIS.

The blue behemoth was made specifically for Steve Long's daughter's wedding and wouldn't you guess - it was a hit!

Check out the video for more:

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Daily Photo Booth #4 - Apple

Welcome to the latest in our series aptly called Daily Photo Booth in which we highlight a photo booth-related photo, video, story or other piece of entertainment.

This time we've got a photobomb in an Apple store using their popular photobooth software. Enjoy!


Saturday, August 18, 2012

DIY Photo Booth Props

Probably the best part about photo booths are the props and there's no better way to get elbow deep in a photo booth project than by sitting down to make some DIY Photo Booth Props. If you're not really crafty, don't worry, homemade photo booth props are actually pretty easy to make and don't take too much time. So, gather your things and let's get down to some good old photo booth prop fun.

If you're going to make your own photo booth props, you're going to need a few things. If you don't have these items, you can pick them up at practically any arts and crafts store. Here's what you'll need:
  • Stiffened felt or thick cardstock (whichever you prefer)
  • 12' bamboo sticks or wooden dowel rods
  • Hot glue gun with glue
  • Scissors
Now that you've gathered everything, you're ready to go. You can start to cut shapes out of your felt or cardstock and if you need a guide or template, search online for popular photo booth props to get an idea for what other people are using. You can even find some print out templates if you need.

Once you've cut out your props, simply fire up the glue gun (but be careful, they get really hot) and put a dab on the back of the prop and stick the dowel rod right into the glue. After about a minute or so, you'll have your very own DIY Photo Booth Prop.

Good Luck!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Photo Booth Photobomb

If you're not familiar with photobombing, check out This Is Photobomb! A fantastically hilarious website dedicated to the art of jumping into people's photos at the last second and making a face or a gesture and in a sense, ruining (or enhancing) that photo.

This photobomb happened to occur in a popular photo booth and was probably a humorous surprise for the kissing couple!

Photo via This Is Photobomb!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Photo Booth For A Prom

Photo booths aren't just for malls anymore, they can be used for almost anything. From weddings to graduation parties, to corporate events and even proms. I once heard of a photo booth rental being used for a birthday party for a dog, go figure!

Here's one story of how a photo booth can be used for a prom

Photo via The Runway of Life!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Photo Booth Olympics

Ok, so the title might be a little deceiving. This post is not, in fact, a photo booth competition, though that would be pretty cool. Instead it's some cool pics from an Olympics-themed photo booth at a theme party thrown by blogger, ChrisTOPHO.

As you know, we love photo booths and especially DIY Photo Booth Props and we've loved watching the 2012 London Olympics so far, so what could be better than a perfect marriage of the two?

Be sure to check out the rest of the photos! Photos via Letopho!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Daily Photo Booth #3 - Grandparents

Welcome to the 3rd installment of our Daily Photo Booth series. This one is quite different from the rest in that it features the popular photobooth software rather than a traditional photo booth. Either way, it showcases the amount of fun that the photo booth concept has to offer.

So push play and watch as these grandparents discover photobooth for the first time!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Photo Booth Prank

Much like the classic thumbtack on the chair, and invisible ink pranks, this photo booth prank utilizes surprise and humor to catch its victims off guard and thanks to video, the ability for us to watch and laugh along with the ones getting pranked.

Makes me think how I might make a DIY photo booth hack to get some funny results.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

David Beckham Photo Booth Surprise

Here's one way to get a TON of press and surprise the heck out of people... Invite David Beckham to make a surprise appearance at your photo booth event. That's sure to drum up some worldwide exposure and that's exactly what ADIDAS did with their pre-Olympic #takethestage promo.

Photo via PetaPixel!

I wouldn't mind being surprised in a photo booth, heck, it makes for awesome pictures and an equally awesome story to tell your friends. Check out the video below:

Monday, July 23, 2012

Daily Photo Booth #2 - Vampires

We all know what vampires are. Or should I say we all knew what vampires were before Twilight came around. Now, thanks to the Twilight Saga, they're sparkley and cold and drive Volkswagens. One thing, however, that hasn't changed is a vampire's kryptonite - Light!

That makes photo booths (and any sort of flash photography) a problem for our spikey-toothed brethren.

Image by InfinityWave!

Check out more from our Daily Photo Booth series!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Pause for Colorado

Photo booths are fun and this blog, as a source for all things photobooth seeks to bring the fun aspects of the industry to the public. However, the recent tragedy in Colorado has rendered us almost speechless. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families in this sad and disturbing time.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Photo Booth Festival In Full Effect

Ever heard of Bonaroo? What about Burning Man or Coachella? Music festivals are getting more popular year after year attracting tens of thousands of festival-goers and in some cases, hundreds of thousands. But music festivals aren't the only thing occupying our time, there are food festivals, gaming festivals and now - a photo booth festival!

With the ever-growing popularity of photo booths for weddings, corporate events, dances, parties and more, Booth Nation has decided to put on an all-out photo booth festival and it sounds like a ton of fun.

So, if you happen to be in London on July 21, 2012 and want to get your photo booth fix in, check out the info below:

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Smashing Booth Shatters While It Snaps

Are you the type of person that gets insanely excited when you go to a friend's wedding and spot a photobooth? The thought of adorning all those cool and funny props makes your mouth water in a way that can only be satisfied by a heaping helping of all out photo booth fun? Us too.

Are you also the type of individual that breaks things just by looking at them? Do you always tend to accidentally knock over an old lamp or hurl a broken television off the roof just to watch it shatter when it hits the ground (Don't do this mmkay? It's dangerous and probably illegal)? Maybe? Well then, we've got the perfect photo booth for you.

The Smashing Booth doesn't just take high quality photo booth pictures, it shatters stuff at high speeds and snaps a photo right at the point of impact. The results are really cool.

Check it out in action:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Daily Photo Booth #1 - Baby Daddy

Owning a photo booth can be a very rewarding thing. Whether it's for business or pleasure, photo booths are just fun. We'll be posting a photo-booth-photo-of-the-day every so often in a feature we'll call Daily Photo Booth for obvious reasons.

Here's the first of the daily photo booth series. Enjoy!

via UberHumor

Funny Darth Vader

Darth Vader is one of the most famous pop culture icons... Some might say he's the Michael Jackson of Geekery, the Abe Lincoln of Nerdism. Truth is, no matter if you like and watch Star Wars or not, chances are that you know exactly who Darth Vader is.

You may be asking yourself, "What does Darth Vader have to do with photo booths?" The answer is simple... Nothing! Well, except for that one time he stepped inside a booth to take some photos and got an unexpected surprise. Check the image below.

Funny Darth Vader

Funny Darth Vader
Darth Vader Photo Booth

Hope you liked that one. Here are a few other funny Darth Vader pictures from all around the web. Enjoy!!