Are you looking for ways to spice up your next event? If you have considered adding a photo booth experience with the latest technology – a 360 Photo booth that lets you capture moments from all angles, then, this blog post will explain how to find the best 360 Photo Booth Service Provider for your event.
With the recent emergence of the 360 Photo Booth [Internal Link to Blog 360 Photo Booth: Feature and Capabilities], choosing the right service provider is critical to ensure your guests have an enjoyable and immersive photo booth experience.
In this blog we'll cover things to look out for, questions to ask potential providers, and how understanding their services can help ensure all attendees leave with lasting memories!
Here are 5 things that you need to look for before selecting the right 360 Photo Booth for your event.
1. What Type of Event Are You Hosting?
When choosing a 360 Photo Booth service provider, the first thing you need to be clear about is what kind of event you're hosting. Are you having a wedding? A birthday party? A corporate event?
Different events will have different nuances to really make the 360 experience pop. If it’s a Wedding, for example, the theme may be floral or integrate soft touches into the enclosure or design. A corporate event, on the other hand, may be more about the branding and throughput of the masses of people.
We may need to do a custom wrap on the platform or have a separate sharing station. Ask them what they would recommend for your event. Whatever the case may be, a 360 Booth is suitable for all types. Just make sure your vendor has specialized in the type of event you are having with solid examples.
2. What’s Your Budget?
The next thing you need to consider is your budget. How much are you willing to spend on a 360 Photo Booth rental? In our experience, we have found that prices can range from $400/hour to $800/hour depending on all the thrills and frills.
Whether you have a tight or generous budget, market rental prices are quite sophisticated now to the point where you can find your match and prices can usually be tailored to fit your needs. We offer a variety of photo booth packages to choose from which range from $1,200 to $3,500.
Regardless, answer this question: how much are you willing and able to invest in 360 degrees of unforgettable experience?
3. Camera Quality and Features
Once you know your budget, it's time to do some research and start looking at the detail. Do some digging! See if the booths come with props, backdrops, custom enclosures, instant sharing, branded wraps, custom edits, inferno flames, an LED Dance Floor.
Can the video output be boomeranged or do you want it to go round and round a few revolutions? We have customized our video output to ramp up and slow down throughout the 360 rotation giving it a dynamic feel with several revolutions instead of having it reverse boomerang. We like that it covers more range, but that can always be customized as well.
What type of camera is used? Is it an iPhone, an iPad, an actual full-frame camera such as a Sony or a Canon, or a Go Pro? While in this day and age, all can produce high-quality videos, we have found that GoPro cameras seem to work the best with their wide-angle view and 4k quality.
Lighting is very important too- what type of lighting does it come with? The more, the better. Check the quality of their videos and make sure it’s LIT.
4. Orientation and Platform Size
Another thing worthy of your consideration is the orientation of the camera. Is it a landscape (horizontal) look, or a portrait (vertical) look?
We prefer the vertical look as it gets the body from head to toe, but more important is the wide-angle lens that captures more of what’s going on. You don’t want something that cuts off too much- get the full 360 panoramic experience in all of its glory. We want to see it all!
Also, there are different platform sizes. A 28” diameter platform will fit about 2-3 people, whereas a 36” diameter platform will fit about 3-4 people. Doing research into numerous 360 photo booth providers can be a daunting task, but once you find two or three that you like, it's time to start looking at which one offers the best deal.
5. What Do People Have To Say About The Service?
Price consideration is important but it should not be the only determining factor when making purchasing decisions - make sure you investigate each provider's track record and reliability before settling on one.
Doing some digging by reading customer reviews can tell you a lot about a 360 photo booth service provider — not just what features are offered and how much one costs, but also what people who have used it think about it.
Get to know your 360 photo booth from an intimate perspective; take time to really get down in the weeds with customer reviews and see if the 360 photo booth you're considering is one that will truly live up to your expectations. Since the 360 is still a relatively new service, you’ll need to look a little deeper.
6. Book your 360 Photo Booth!
Now that you’ve decided on the 360 photo booth of your dreams, the last step is to contact the provider and make sure it's still available – trust us, this is one booking you don’t want to miss out on. The demand is not as high as a Photo Booth yet, so bookings do fill up fast as many companies only have 1 or 2 360 Booths available.
This way you can start planning the perfect event or celebration and rest assured knowing that you secured a 360 photo booth. So get in touch with your provider today and make space in your calendar for fun – because it won’t happen without one of these cool 360 photo booths!
7. Follow Up With Your Guests After The Event!
After your 360 Photo Booth experience has concluded, be sure to reach out to your guests and give them the chance to let you know how it went!
Gather their feedback in order to help you create a 360-degree amazing event for every one of your future shindigs. Show them that you care and that no matter big or small, all of your events are tailored with ultimate excellence in mind.
A 360 Photo Booth rental will surely make any event special. From wedding receptions to corporate events, there are lots of reasons why you should consider getting one.
At GC Photo Booth, we specialize in all sorts of gatherings and have packages that can fit your every need. So, go ahead and book now – your event will thank you for it!