Top 3 Photo Booth Trends for 2017
After attending the words biggest photo booth expo PBX in Las Vegas USA recently it's clear there is a bunch of awesome new trends set to take the USA and Canadian photo booth rental industries by storm in 2017.
1. Ipad Booth
Gone are the days when a modern photo booth needs to be bulky and cumbersome. If you're short of space either as an event holder or a photo booth operator looking to appeal to new markets then look no further than an Ipad Booth. An Ipod Booth is basically a simple frame with a light source which accommodates the integration of an Ipad from where a choice of customizable photo booth software controls everything. Having something so light weight and portable and often stunning looking with the "Halo" light source is fast becoming the must have photo booth trend for 2017 in North America.
(Image Credit The Wilkes Booth Co)
2. Snap Chat Printer
Around the world but particularly in the USA and Canada Snap Chat has quickly become one of the most popular social media apps and is so on trend it's not funny. Which makes the recent news that Snap Chat and Tap2Print have joined forces to give us possibly the best social printer ever made which turns Snaps into stickers in just 60 seconds uber exciting! Whilst not officially a trend yet I am calling this one early and this little gem is going to be particularly popular with the under 25s and especially suitable for Corporate activations.
(Image Credit Social Playground)
3. GIF Booth
Officially pronounced JIF (yes like the peanut butter!) a GIF is a video file created by adding a few static photo images, shot in quick succession together to make a short often very funny looping video. Nothing new they have actually been around for a few decades but with their amazing shareability on social media and technical advancements have seem them become more popular than ever. With a GIF booth you can create not just these standard looping videos but also Boomerang GIFs which play forwards and then backwards in a loop bringing Benny Hill-esque hilarity back to the fore. Finally if that ain't enough GIF for you then you can even overlay some fancy graphics called "Filters" to give your GIF that extra edge.
(Image Credit The Photo Booth Guys)
Notable mentions from PBX and no doubt future entries in the Top 3 for coming years are the "Bullet Time Booth" which captures a 3D image via an ipad mounted on a short zip track called or via the more traditional method of multiple cameras. Big shout out too for the "Robot" booth OCCO which has a camera mounted inside an independent head unit which follows the subjects around as they move taking pictures.
So there you have it our Top 3 photo booth trends for North America (USA and Canada) which one are you going to be trying or adding to your existing photo booth rental business?
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(Photo Booth Blogger: Justin Jowett)