How do I know if photo booth head shots are right for my business?

Thinking about booking fresh head shots for your team? Photo booth head shots might be a great alternative to bringing in a traditional photographer, but how can you know for sure? Below you'll find a few ways to identify if photo booth head shots are right for your business. 

You are on a tight budget

Head shots from a professional photographer can run a couple hundred dollars per person and that may be a daunting investment for your team. Before you begrudgingly throw down the company credit card, consider photo booth head shots as an alternative. Because a photo booth does not require the same kind of focus, labor, or creative eye as a professional photographer, you can crank out head shots at a fraction of the price. This makes photo booth head shots a great choice for a large groups of employees or even smaller bootstrapping companies. 

 Photo Booth Head Shots | The Danger Booth
 Photo Booth Head Shots | The Danger Booth
 Photo Booth Head Shots | The Danger Booth

You value consistency

If you're going to need a batch of head shots several times per year, usually for new hire classes, it will be important to keep these photos consistent. A photo booth head shot is literally a machine using the same settings each time - there are no variables with light, shadow, or backdrop. Each and every photo across several sessions ends up looking like it came from the same one. 

You appreciate quality, but don't require perfection

It may surprise you what goes into a head shot taken by a professional photographer. Traditionally, you need a large amount of space, a variety of lights, multiple reflectors, and maybe even a professional hair and makeup artist on-site. Take a look at the set-up below to see what goes on behind the camera. 

  photo from NetworkingStar.com

photo from NetworkingStar.com

If this seems like overkill, then you might be a better fit for photo booth head shots. A photo booth takes up only a few square feet of space, has a single light and reflector, no photographer, and you can instantly review your photos. Can you tell the difference? Sure. But depending on what and who your head shots are for - does it matter?

  Photographer Head Shot   photo: Andrew Collins Photography

Photographer Head Shot
photo: Andrew Collins Photography

  Photo Booth Head Shot   Photo: The Danger Booth

Photo Booth Head Shot
Photo: The Danger Booth


 Photo Booth Head Shots | The Danger Booth

If you are in the Boston area, we would be happy to assist with your headshot needs! 

Professional Headshots can be easy and affordable with a photo booth!

What do you think is the gas that makes the engine of a business run? sales? marketing? How about customer support? Each of these departments keep things running smoothly, but the people behind the wheel are what truly drives your business to stand out. While a business' "image" is the logo, branding, website, and promotional materials, it's also your greatest asset - the people themselves. The best way to present your people is with a high-quality, professional head shot

Hiring a photographer to take headshots of your employees can be a strenuous experience. To start, they can be extremely expensive. The average cost can be anywhere from $100-$250 per person. While that can typically be justified for c-level executives or a frequent public speaker, that pricing doesn't scale well for a high-growth company who simply needs a solid photo for their employee's e-mail signatures or security badges or even a small team who just wants cohesive website bios. 

 Head Shot Photo Booth | The Danger Booth
 Head Shot Photo Booth | The Danger Booth

Second, it can be uncomfortable. Picture entering a cramped conference room surrounded by a barrage of lights and equipment. In a 1-3 minute session, it's difficult to connect with the photographer and present your best, most authentic expressions. What's worse is, proofs typically don't arrive until days or weeks later so the time to call for a "re-do!" has long passed. 

So, how do you show off your people without busting your budget? Enter the head shot photo booth. 

A couple years ago, we were hired by a large company in Boston to set-up a "head shot booth" at their annual conference. The company selected a neutral light blue backdrop and people were excited to update their online image.  Over the course of four days and a non-stop line, we took nearly 1,600 head shots for their attendees. As they exited the photo booth, attendees were able to review their images on-site and e-mail the photos to themselves immediately - instant gratification! After the event, we were hired by the company who put on the conference to continue taking headshots for their new hire classes on a bi-weekly basis. Additionally, they occasionally host "school picture days" where anyone in the office has a chance to freshen up their look. Since the company uses their signature color on a custom printed backdrop, their employees are un-mistakable when scrolling through LinkedIn! 

 Head Shot Photo Booth | The Danger Booth
 Head Shot Photo Booth | The Danger Booth
 Head Shot Photo Booth | The Danger Booth

While we can't speak for every head shot photographer out there, a head shot photo booth will almost always be the more affordable option. In addition to cost considerations, something changes when a non-judgemental machine takes the headshot instead of a human. Employees are able to relax and maybe even have some fun with it! Also, because of the on-site review, people can re-do their shots until they're happy with the final product. 

To sum it up, if you're looking for an affordable solution to show off the exceptional people who keep your business running, consider a head shot photo booth.

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 Head Shot Photo Booth | The Danger Booth

If you are in the Boston area, we would be happy to assist with your headshot needs! 

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 Photo Booth Rental Boston | The Danger Booth
 Photo Booth Rental Boston | The Danger Booth
 Photo Booth Rental Boston | The Danger Booth