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Pros & Cons of Instant Photo Booth at Corporate Events

The purpose of this article is to provide concise professional advice to corporate clients who are considering instant photo booth service for corporate events. The below recommendations are derived from real world experience and not theoretical. 

What is an Instant Photo Booth?

A standard event photo booth in Singapore usually refers to a setup with backdrop and a photo taking machine, along with fun party props and friendly assistants.

Space & Logistics Requirements For Instant Photo Booth

  • A photo booth will typically require 3m x 3m of space, and height of about 2.3m.
  • A table to lay out the props and photo prints
  • A power socket near to the booth area
  • The backdrop size is about 2.3m x 1.7m(H)

Advantages of Instant Photo Booth at Corporate Events

  • One of the simplest photo booth experience
    • Just step in and take a photo along with props, no fuss.
  • Engages virtually all age groups
    • From young kids to elderly, photo booth is enjoyed by all.
  • Live preview screen
    • Guests can see themselves on the screen like a mirror, gives reassurance to some guests who want to make sure their hair is tidy.
  • No learning curve
    • No prior knowledge required
  • High print count for most events
    • When deployed at suitable events, the photo booth usually sees guests engagement from start to end. Resulting in significantly higher print count compared to other instant print services.
  • Encourages staff bonding
    • When deployed at staff events, photo booth gathers colleagues together for a fun shot. The group will usually leave the booth feeling satisfied and may come back for multiple tries.
  • Draws attention at a dimly-lit event venue
    • Photo booth comes with a constant light that draws attention to the photo booth, creating a more lively atmosphere at a dimly-lit venue.

Disadvantages of Instant Photo Booth at Corporate Events

  • Low print count at events if guests are from different companies
    • Not suitable for events attended by wide range of guests who do not know each other, such as client networking event and seminar. Consider Instant Roving Photography instead.
  • Does not work outdoors
    • The photo booth consists of many electronic devices and will not work in venue with any risk of rain. Large wind can also affect stability of backdrop setup, a potential safety hazard.
  • Stationary position
    • If the venue is large, the photo booth may be hard to find because it is stationed at 1 spot. If you have a crowd size larger than 300 pax, you may consider having multiple photo booths.

Typical Crowd Reaction To A Photo Booth

When deployed at a staff event, the photo booth is usually very well received. The participants are highly energised and it is an enjoyable experience.

For annual dinner & dance, a photo booth is extremely well received. Guests are usually eager to have a photo captured while they are all dressed up. Common duration for operating the photo booth range from 1 to 4 hours.

At media event consisting of mainly media professionals and influencers, the photo booth is usually not well received. This response applies to other services such as Instagram instant print and WhatsApp instant print. A more unique experience like Light Painting Photo Booth might yield better participation rate.

We have rated moderate suitability for road show as many factors will affect the response. You may wish to discuss with your event management company for an appropriate event mechanic.

Photo booth engagement is not recommended for corporate networking events. Guests arrive individually or in small groups. Majority of the guests would not take the initiative to visit the photo booth, and many may even be reluctant even when prompted. Instant Roving Photography is an appropriate option for corporate networking event.

Suitability of Instant Photo Booth At Various Corporate Event

Photo Booth is highly suitable for:

  • Company Christmas & New Year Celebration
  • Office Opening & Re-opening
  • Internal Company Activities
  • Company Townhall Event
  • Company Year End Party
  • Company Team Building
  • Staff Appreciation Event
  • Award Ceremony Event
  • Office Farewell Party
  • Office Expansion
  • Dinner & Dance
  • Gala Dinner

Photo Booth is moderately suitable for:

  • Company Merger & Acquisition Event
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Branding Event
  • Product Launch Event
  • Service Launch Event
  • Corporate Workshop
  • Media & PR Event
  • Product Launch
  • Roadshows

Photo Booth is not quite suitable for:

  • Conference, Seminar & Panel Discussion
  • Signing & Partnership Ceremony
  • Client Appreciation Event
  • Client Networking Event
  • Retail Store Activities

Something Different For Your Event

If you have already tried photo booth at your past events and looking for something a little different but not completely out of the box, try our Animated GIF Photo Booth. You will get everything you are used to, like unlimited prints. Additionally, the photos taken can be made into a customised GIF instantly, ready to be sent to your guest’s email on-site. Email collection option is available but PDPA notice will be required.

Conclusion

Instant Photo Booth is a safe choice for many types of corporate events. A big contributing factor is its simplicity compared to all other event instant print options. For event types listed in the high suitability segment, you can expect your guests to be having a lot of fun at the booth and your event. 

Vivid Snaps – Our Specialisation
  • Event Videography
  • Event Photography
  • Event Instant Print
  • Corporate Photo Shoot
  • Corporate Video Production
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