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Mar 21, 2011 13:44 |  #1

The last 5 weddings I've been to have all had photobooths and all charged more than 1k for doing practically nothing. These people are making more money just feeding paper through a printer than my cheapest package which involves almost a whole days work and planning. Anyone of you offering photobooths along with your wedding package? I could easily have my wife handle this.


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Mar 21, 2011 14:57 |  #2

May I ask a dumb question? What is this? Do you have a picture? Being unfamiliar it sounds like something you'd see at k-mart for .50.


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Mar 21, 2011 15:00 |  #3

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May I ask a dumb question? What is this? Do you have a picture? Being unfamiliar it sounds like something you'd see at k-mart for .50.

It's exactly that. A photobooth where people go in, sit down, put on some props and take a sequence of 4 pictures and then the person in charge of photo booth puts the pic into a SCRAP BOOK for the COUPLE!. Then the people who just took a photo can right something beside pic. See link below:

http://www.imagecinema​.com/index/photobooth.​html (external link)


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Mar 21, 2011 15:02 |  #4

and I thought all you had to worry about was the craigslist photgraphers and high school students.


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Mar 21, 2011 15:33 |  #5

That's actually pretty neat. I know a wedding photog where I am at that does a Photo booth. Not the one you posted, he just sets up with a portable backdrop and has one of his shooters take the "photobooth" photos while he does the reception.


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Mar 21, 2011 16:10 |  #6

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and I thought all you had to worry about was the craigslist photgraphers and high school students.

Ya, you should have seen my reaction when I found out the girl standing there just feeding the paper into the print was making more $$$ than my running around arse!!


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Mar 21, 2011 16:37 as a reply to  @ AzzKicker's post |  #7

I have a booth, and yes I make good money running it. Why? Because its different, and its FUN for the end user - and this is why they are popular.


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Mar 21, 2011 16:52 |  #8

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I have a booth, and yes I make good money running it. Why? Because its different, and its FUN for the end user - and this is why they are popular.

So you buy a booth and put it out back. The guests use it for fun? It is the guests using it right?

edit: where do you buy one at? how much do they cost?


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Mar 21, 2011 17:51 |  #9

Here is a long winded, opinionated thread about the topic.

https://photography-on-the.net …?t=786216&highl​ight=booth


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Mar 21, 2011 18:38 |  #10

Gary_Evans wrote in post #12064348 (external link)
I have a booth, and yes I make good money running it. Why? Because its different, and its FUN for the end user - and this is why they are popular.

This is a perfect reason to do one if you can. Offering something others aren't is a great way to get hired.


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Mar 21, 2011 18:40 |  #11

how much do you charge? what does the customer get (just a print)?

edit: are talking about different products? Some of these are homeade and look like a small stage/studio or something and what I thought the OP was describing was something like this:

http://www.youtube.com …=NSf_T1BPUTY&fe​ature=fvst (external link)


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Mar 22, 2011 08:41 |  #12

cameraperson wrote in post #12065147 (external link)
how much do you charge? what does the customer get (just a print)?

edit: are talking about different products? Some of these are homeade and look like a small stage/studio or something and what I thought the OP was describing was something like this:

http://www.youtube.com …=NSf_T1BPUTY&fe​ature=fvst (external link)

Ya, thats what I'm talking about. An actual booth. And the guest use them. They get 1 print, and the bride, groom or whoever rented them, gets the other print in a scrapbook. And like I said, the last 5 weddings I've been to have all had them.


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Mar 22, 2011 08:52 |  #13

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Ya, thats what I'm talking about. An actual booth. And the guest use them. They get 1 print, and the bride, groom or whoever rented them, gets the other print in a scrapbook. And like I said, the last 5 weddings I've been to have all had them.

You are talking about the machine then. Others on here were talking about a "booth" where they are the photographer which is different from what you're asking. They just wheeled in a booth and people went to it (the machine)? wow.


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Mar 22, 2011 08:55 |  #14

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You are talking about the machine then. Others on here were talking about a "booth" where they are the photographer which is different from what you're asking. They just wheeled in a booth and people went to it (the machine)? wow.


Ya, the guest actually get in line, pick some props and go in, push the button and everything is automated, the lcd screen shows them themselves, counts down and snaps 4 pics. It's easy to build and assemble, most use a point and shoot camera that has a hotshoe for the remote flashes. There does have to be someone there manning the booth, to print them out and place print in scrapbook etc. but thats all they do.


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Mar 22, 2011 15:13 |  #15

How about making those special size prints? do you buy them precut or do you have to cut a bunch of photo paper to size?


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