Bringing a portable photo booth kit to any event is always a big hit. With the ever increasing need to capture all of our favorite moments, portable photo booth kits transform that desire into a reality. What seems like a costly endeavor is actually made cost effective when done right!
Are you interested in adding an exciting incentive to your next occasion? Look no further than a portable photo booth kit! These kits come packed with fun for everyone of any age. Canvas Etc has almost all you’ll need to start making a portable photo booth kit! Make your next affair one to remember with the ever iconic portable photo booth.
Portable photo booth kits are not a new concept. As a matter of fact, the first portable photo booth was invented in the early 1920’s! The invention of the first curtained portable photo booth manifested in the mind of Anatol Josepho. With the backing of many investors, he placed his first photo booth in New York City. His invention was eventually called “Broadway’s greatest quarter-snatcher”, as it grew to become of the world’s most captivating inventions of the 20th century.
Josepho’s portable photo booth kit (named the “Photomaton”) was such a hit that there needed to be round-the-clock watch to control the crowds who lined up to use it. Over the course of just three years, Anatol’s kit grew in popularity, and he built up The Photomaton Company as a result. His machines shipped all over the country and ultimately, Josepho sold the rights to his portable photo booth kit to Henry Morgenthau, Sr.
This invention continues to fascinate all those who come into contact with it. A portable memory available to you instantaneously is more appealing than having to wait for your photos physically or digitally. If not for Anatol Josepho’s talent and genius, portable photo booth kits wouldn’t have become the big hit that they still are today!
A portable photo booth kit is as complex or simple as you want! While portable photo booth kits that are rentable come equipped with specific booth software and built in cameras, doing it yourself doesn’t have to be difficult! Some things to consider when building a portable photo booth kit are:
Once you narrow in on the style of photo booth you’d like for your personal or professional use, the process of building one can come with ease.
The construction of a portable photo booth kit doesn’t have to be cumbersome. Some supplies you’ll need are:
The first step in building your portable photo booth kit will be to know the size you’ll want your booth to be. Once that’s figured out, getting a sturdy or heavy duty piping system from a vendor like Canvas Etc would be next.
Once you have your piping system up, you’ll add your drapery. A great drapery option for photo booths is our high quality Commando drape. Commando drape comes in a blackout style, allowing for less to no light to pass through. Your photos will be well lit and not disturbed by an outside light source.
After the drapery hangs from your framework, the inside work can begin! An exciting step is selecting your backdrop. If you’re setting up your portable photo booth kit for a more professional function, consider using something like our banjo drape. For something more timeless and classy, our velour drape makes a powerful statement!
Once the construction is complete, setting up your lighting, camera, and printer is next. Testing your photo booth to ensure everything works properly is key. Once you’ve been able to test its full capabilities, you can gather various amusing accessories like photo booth props. From there, the entertainment can start!
Portable photo booth kits bring joy and lasting memories wherever they are found. To add an extra element of enjoyment to your booth, you can find these sort of accessories:
Accessorizing your portable photo booth kit makes for a more enjoyable feel overall. Not sure where you’d like to start? Contact one of our experts today and they’ll help get your portable photo booth off the ground!
Photo of Anatol Josepho inside his photo booth by Unknown (Bain News Service, publisher). This image is available from the United States Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID ggbain.25079.