Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Different Photobooth Services
  3. Classic Photobooth
  4. Roving Photography with Instant Prints
  5. Instagram Printing

What Makes A Good Photobooth

  1. Price
  2. Professionalism
  3. Equipment
  4. Photography Skills
  5. Physical Samples

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  1. Contact
  2. Promotions
  3. Confirmation
  4. Design
  5. Actual Day
  6. Post Event
  7. FAQ

 

 

The Different Photobooth Services

Before you get started, it would be important to clearly understand the different types of Photobooth Services, and how each type of service works. Of course, you’d want to know exactly what you will be getting, and whether it will be a good fit for your event.

So, let’s get started on the 3 main Photobooth services available.

Classic Photobooth

What Is It?

The Classic Photobooth is the bread and butter of all Photobooth companies. While the entire setup of the Classic Photobooth may vary between companies, it ultimately still narrows down to the same elements.

Albeit simple, these are the fundamental components that make or break a Classic Photobooth experience.

What You Will Be Getting?

 

Generally, these are the things you should be looking for in a Photobooth Package. Do take note, as anything less indicated in the package would mean that you might be subject to “hidden costs”.

  • Unlimited Prints
  • Print Design
  • Professional Photo Booth Studio Setup
  • 1 x Photographer
  • 1 x Booth Assistant
  • Transport & Setup
  • Premium Backdrop
  • Fun Props
  • Plastic Sleeves for Photos
  • Digitally Retouched Soft Copies

Instagram Printing

 

What Is It?

As the popularity of Instagram continues to rise today, so does Instagram Printing Service. By simply using the Instagram platform, your guests will be able to print photos that they post on Instagram with a hashtag set by you. Instagram printing has become especially popular with casual corporate events as having many people post the event online can help create a campaign that improves awareness of the event dramatically.

What You Will Be Getting?

  • Unlimited Prints
  • Print Design
  • 2 x Booth Assistants
  • Transport and Set Up
  • Digitally Retouched Soft Copies
  • Plastic Sleeves for Photos
  • Personalized event #hashtag for print

Roving Instant Prints

What Is It?

Want to have a roving photographer at your event, and also looking to have the photos instantly printed for your guests? Roving Instant Prints is a two-in-one service comprising of a Professional Roving Photographer and an editing crew to instantly retouch and print the photos for your guests.

What You Will Be Getting?

  • Unlimited Prints
  • Print Design
  • 1 x Photographer
  • 2 x Booth Assistant
  • Live Photo Screening
  • Transport and Set Up
  • Digitally Retouched Soft Copies

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What makes a good Photobooth?

“Over the past decade, the rise and gain in popularity of Photobooths had attracted many others to start their own Photobooth business.”

 

In addition, the barrier of entry to the Photobooth industry has become so small today that many new Photobooth businesses are created every year. That being said, EVERY PHOTOBOOTH IS DIFFERENT. While there has been a significant increase in the number of companies that provide Photobooth Services, the quality of a Photobooth Service can differ greatly. It is extremely important, and even more so today, to be able to pick the Photobooth companies that will ensure the experience you desire for your guests.

Here are some points that you should take note of about Photobooth companies so that you can safeguard yourself from an extremely disappointing Photobooth experience.

1. Price

 

The Problem:

Time and again, we have seen countless clients in search of the cheapest Photobooth service in the market. There has been a misconception that all Photobooth services are the same, and that there will not be a difference between a premium Photobooth service vs a cheap Photobooth service. Truth be told, the disparity between a quality Photobooth and a bad Photobooth service is HUGE!

Here are some of the problems you will see with inferior Photobooth companies:

  1. Long printing times
  2. Low Quality Photos (blur pictures / dark pictures etc)
  3. Poor print designs
  4. Lacking professional ethics (last minute cancellation)

We have seen cases of Photobooth companies making a last minute cancellation once they had gotten a better deal somewhere else.

 

The Solution:

It’s good to have a budget in mind. However, please do not go searching for the cheapest Photobooth in the market as it can only spell trouble. You need not find the most expensive Photobooth in the market either. Doing some research would give you the average pricing on Photobooth services in Singapore for you to make a better informed decision.

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2. Professionalism

 

The Problem:

There are several Photobooth businesses that run on a part time basis, rather than full time. We have seen some part time Photobooths that produce quality work, but unfortunately, we have seen many more sub par part time Photobooth companies that do poorly.

 

The Solution:

As a good indicator, try to make sure that the Photobooth company that you’re engaging is a professional in the Photography Industry (doing this full time). Surely a company running a full time professional business in this industry would be more ideal at producing quality results.

You can also check your vendor portfolio to ensure that they are consistently been engaged for their services. See our portfolio over here!

3. Equipment

 

The Problem:

Having good equipment is one of the most important components of all Photobooth companies. These are the core equipment essential to a Photobooth setup:

  • Printer
  • Camera
  • Lighting
  • Props & Backdrop

As a Photobooth’s quality are very much dependent on the equipment, you can very clearly notice the difference between an amazing Photobooth and a mediocre Photobooth based on the equipment they are using.

 

The Solution:

Don’t be afraid to ask details about the equipment they are using. Here are several guidelines you can follow when trying to find out if a Photobooth company is using the ideal equipment.

 Taken off Wikipedia:

 A dye-sublimation printer is a computer printer which uses heat to transfer dye onto materials such as a plastic, card, paper, or fabric.”

 Generally, a dye-sublimation printer will allow for a much faster printing as compared to inkjet printers, which is essential in a Photobooth.

 Also, the dye-sublimation method of printing protects the print from discoloration from UV light and the air, while also rendering the print water-resistant.

  • Camera

DSLR Cameras or Mirrorless Cameras work great for Photobooths. You just want to make sure that they are not using a particularly outdated camera model.

  • Lighting

Some Photobooths use Strobe Light (device that produces flash), while some Photobooths use Continuous Light. If you are having an event with Pets, or anyone that is sensitive to strong flashes of lights, then you would need to find a Photobooth with a strong Continuous Light. An advantage of having Continuous Light is that it can also attract a crowd to the booth, which in turn can help get more photos taken overall.

  • Props & Backdrop

Feel free to ask the Photobooth companies what props they have, or what backdrop designs they have. Always be sure to be satisfied with the props and backdrop design before you proceed with the confirmation.

4. Photography Skills

 

The Problem:

It may seem that setting up a Photobooth does not require any knowledge or skill in Photography, which is a mistake even many Photobooth owners make. However, to be able to adjust the camera and lighting requires knowledge to some extent.Most events will also experience an overall change in lighting (as the sun begins to rise / set), and it would require the Photographer to notice and make the small changes to the camera throughout the event.

The Solution:

It would be good to make sure that the company has some background in the Photography IndustryAsking them for a Photo Portfolio would be a good idea to gauge if their quality meets your expectations. This step is important in ensuring that the Photobooth company you’re hiring is capable of maintaining a consistency of good photos.

5. Physical Samples

 

The Problem:

Besides the knowledge on photography (mentioned above), the physical prints are also a quintessential part of the Photobooth experience. More often than not, what you see on the portfolio differs from what you will be actually receiving. The physical feel of the print, as well as its color vibrancy cannot be measured from photos online.

The Solution:

To save yourself from disappointment on the actual day of your event, be sure to arrange a meeting to personally see the samples provided by the company, and you can determine if this quality is what you would like to have at your event.

Easy Steps To Engage A Photobooth Service

1. Contact

Don’t be afraid to make contact with a Photobooth vendor! Whether you’d like to call in, drop an email, or leave a message through website, you will most certainly be greeted by someone warm and friendly.

Do remember to indicate these simple information:

Which service are you interested in?

    • Classic Photobooth
    • Instagram Photobooth
    • Roving Photobooth

Generally, detailed information about each service will be indicated clearly on the website for you to make an informed decision.

 

Below are some of the questions that photo booth company may ask when you contact them:

  • Your event date and the timing for your event
  • How many hours of you would like to engage
  • Will your event be indoor or outdoor?
  • Is there any power point available at your event?

 

Alternatively, below are some of the important questions you will want to consider asking your vendor before engaging for their service:

  • Whether they are available for the particular date you intend to engage them?
  • What type of package do they offer? Which one is suitable for your event?
  • What are the over-time charges like?
  • How many booth assistants will be present at your event?
  • What kind of props do they have? Are they able to customize props for your event?
  • What types of equipment are they using for the event? (Camera & Printer)
  • Is there a live preview during the event?
  • How many people can fit into the booth each time?
  • Are there additional charges for delivery, set-up and dismantle?
  • How much space do they need during the event?
  • What is the photo limit that the guests could take?
  • How many prints will each guest receive?
  • Will they provide edited digital copies of the photos after the event?
  • What are the sizes available for the prints?
  • How much deposit is needed to secure the booking?
  • How long in advance should you confirm the booking with them?

 

Should you be unsure of any hidden charges, be sure to voice out! You wouldn’t want to realize that you are not entitled to unlimited prints on the day of your event. 

2. Promotions

It won’t hurt to ask if there are any promotions or deals. Sometimes, in return for providing feedback, photobooth vendors provide discounts for their services!

3. Confirmation

Confirming the photobooth booking early will take one worry off your mind as your event draws closer. By simply signing on the contract and making the downpayment, you have reserved the date and time for your event, and you’re on your way to having an awesome experience.

Keep following the steps to ensure everything else is in check!

4. Design

Printout Design

Printout Design refers to the unique border design of your prints. There are many design variations and sizes to choose from. Here is a good example of the many design templates there are. Of course, should you have any creative designs to share, please feel free to do so!

 Backdrop Design

Backdrop designs are vital as they set the atmosphere of the photobooth setup. Once you have a backdrop design that matches your theme, and complements the print design, you’re all set and ready for the big day. Customized high end tension fabric backdrops are able to create a cool 3D effect for a one-of-a-kind photobooth experience.

If you have been following the steps till this point, you’re guaranteed to have a better photobooth experience than 70% of all engaged photobooth services!

5. The Actual Day

Photobooths generally take up at most 3m x 3m in space. Do remember to set aside that space for your photobooth vendor to set up at ease.

Having 1 table, 2 chairs and a power plug is important for the setting up of the photobooth.

Most photobooth vendors will have 2-3 booth assistants to help with the ushering, adjusting, and printing of photos for your guests.

6. Post Event

Soft copies of the photos will go through digital retouching before it is sent to you in high quality. Here are several points to note:

  • You can request for the photos to be put up privately, not to be published publicly
  • You will usually be getting the actual photos taken on the day of your event. On top of that, you can request for the soft copies of the printout (with design) should you be using it for marketing purposes.

FAQ

Not to worry, you can find a list of FAQs here should you have any further questions.

 

So you are now ready to make the best out of any future photobooth services you engage, let us know which tips you like the most under the comment section below! Do not hesitate to contact us if you are looking for photo booth service in Singapore.

 

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Cheers!

PicABooth Studio Singapore

 

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Best Tips For Hiring Photo Booth Vendor In Singapore | 2019
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Best Tips For Hiring Photo Booth Vendor In Singapore | 2019
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Looking to engage a Photobooth, but unsure how to go about booking a service? It may seem daunting that there are so many processes to go through. Here, we are going to break down the process of engaging a Photobooth service and teach you how simple it is to ensure you get a great Photobooth experiece!
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