Crowdcube Christmas party 2019 at Bickham Barn, Exeter

Client "in" our Pod photo booth standing in front of one of our Christmas backdrops with a "Caution. Too hot to handle" prop sign
A Christmas pod photo booth hire event needs a Christmas backdrop!  So we were more than chuffed to bring it out for one of our regular customers - Crowdcube.  We’ve been lucky to provide a photo booth for them several times recently.  This was the first time we’ve provided our Pod photo booth hire service and - as you can see - it went down a storm!
Because the Pod booth is an open booth we can use this backdrop for our Mirrors as well.  The party was at Bickham Barn, Kenn, Exeter, Devon EX6 7XL.  The (delicious!) food was by Lyn’s Catering - definitely our new favourite caterer!
What to remember when hiring an open style booth
There are several things to bear in mind if you are thinking of hiring an open booth.  Firstly, what goes on in the booth - goes on in the party!  That can be a major selling point - but it might also turn some people off.  Not everyone wants to show off or act the fool - and have the evidence that they did the following morning! We’ve noticed that whenever we have an open booth, there is always a proportion of the guests who are shy.  That might not matter - or it might! Our booth butlers will encourage people into the booth. But it is a drawback to this style of booth. This could be crucial if it’s a special occasion like a wedding. A once in a lifetime event without photos of - say - the Grandparents! Ouch!
Secondly - and again because it an open booth - LIGHTING!  And this is especially true if your hire package includes green screen backgrounds.  With an open booth it’s more difficult to direct the lighting. Which means that lighting from other sources (such as the DJ) can have affect the quality of the print outs.  A professional photographer wouldn’t rely on the ambient light at an event - and neither do we.  We use a flash placed on the top of the booth, angled down.   But other flashing lights nearby can fire the flash (at the wrong moment) or ruin the green screen image.

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