Atlanta GIF Photo Booth Rental
Atlanta has always been a busy city, but recently it has been growing faster than ever with new businesses in various industries, including film. If you decide to host an exciting work function in Atlanta, you need a way to highlight that event for your company and make sure that your crowd of guests stays energized and involved. A great way to accomplish this is by checking out our Keshot GIF rental photo booth in Atlanta!
These state-of-the-art photo booths integrate social media into their features to give your business the exposure it deserves at your event.
Obtaining Your First Booth
This article discusses considerations for deciding whether to build or buy your first photo booth and provides some tips for buying a Booth, as well as a couple sample plans to follow for building from scratch.
Build vs. Buy
Once you’ve made the decision to move forward with your photo booth rental business, and you have an idea of your price-range and niche, the next step is to obtain your first booth. You’ll have to make a decision whether to build your booth from scratch, purchase a kit or individual components and assemble them yourself, or simply purchase a complete booth already built. There are pros and cons to each, but the decision usually boils down to the type of booth, your budget, and your technical skills and abilities.
The primary advantage to building your own booth from scratch is the cost savings. Buying a pre-built booth can be fairly expensive, whereas you generally can build your own for much less.
Additionally, when you build your own, you have full control over the design and function and can customize your booth to look and perform exactly as you desire. If you ever decide you want to add a new feature or enhancement to the booth or if something breaks and requires repairs, you’ll find it much easier to work on because you designed it and you’ll know how everything works.
On the other hand, building your own booth takes a lot of time and effort, and requires that have the necessary tools, an adequate workspace to build it in, and a moderate level of technical skills and expertise. If you don’t have a lot of spare time, and/or you think building your own booth may be too difficult, then buying may be a better option.
Another issue to factor in your decision is quality. If you are buying a booth that has been professionally designed and manufactured, you can reasonably expect that the booth will look great, and work flawlessly from day one.
Otherwise, you would be entitled to a refund. When you build it yourself, the quality will depend entirely on your design skills, craftsmanship, and how much time you are willing to put into it. You’ll need to determine how important this is to your business and set a standard for yourself.
If you believe you can meet the standard then building your own may be the best way to go. However, if the quality is a priority and you have any doubts about your abilities, you may decide it’s worth the additional cost to buy.
Questions to ask before Buying a Booth?
If you make the decision to buy rather than build your booth, it is important that you do your homework and perform due diligence before committing your hard-earned money. Purchased booths can cost anywhere from $5,000-$15,000, which is a lot of money. You’ll want to make sure you make the right decisions and don’t get stuck with something that’s not going to meet all of your needs. Here are some questions to think about when purchasing a pre-constructed photo booth.
What are the dimensions and how much does it weigh?
Make sure that the size and weight of the booth are manageable. Figure out how you will transport it and where you will store it when not in use. If the booth is large and doesn’t break down, you may need either a truck or large van to transport it. Make sure you plan for this ahead of time.
How long does it take to setup?
It’s important to get an idea of how difficult it is to get the booth up and running. You want to avoid booths that are over-complicated or that take more than an hour to unpack and make operational.
What equipment is included?
Find out if the booth comes with everything you need or if there are components that will need to be purchased separately? Specifically, ask if it comes with a camera, printer, computer, monitor, lighting kit, etc.
Is Software Included?
Find out whether or not photo booth software is included. If so, find out which product. If it is one of the major photo booth applications, make sure that it has all of the features you are looking for. If it is a custom application developed by the same company who manufactures the booth, try to find out more about it. Ask the vendor to provide you with a list of features, and search online to try to find others who have used it and posted reviews.
What type of camera does it use?
If the booth comes with a camera, try to find out what kind it is: DSLR, Point, and Shoot, WebCam, etc. Make sure it consistent with the level of quality that you hope to achieve for your business.
What type of printer does it use?
If the booth comes with a printer, find out what kind: Dye subliminal or inkjet. Again, make sure it consistent with the level of quality that you hope to achieve for your business.
Can it be customized?
Find out what customizations are available from the vendor, and think about ways you would be able to customize it on your own.
Does it come with a warranty?
Find out what type of warranty is provided by the company. If one of the components has a problem or breaks, will they replace it? If not, will you be able to order replacement parts?
Is technical support provided?
Find out what type of support is provided by the company. Do they have a phone number? Do they provide email support? What is the turnaround time?