How to Use a Head Shot Photo Booth at Your Next Corporate Event

Corporate events and trade shows are often 3-5 day events with lots of sessions and downtime between these sessions. While trade shows usually have corporate event activities as well as sponsored booth activities like swag giveaways and games, there is still a lot of free time for event goers.

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As the company putting on the event, it’s becoming harder to find ways to engage with your crowd beyond sessions and keynotes. Many organizations will hire musical guests and bands, host games and contests, and provide recharge stations for laptops and cell phones. These corporate event activities, along with ImpactEntertain’s 55 creative entertainment ideas for corporate events and conferences are a good place to start while planning.

One thing missing from a lot of corporate events is stations that are useful, comfortable for solo conference-goers, and serve an immediate purpose. A great option to check all those boxes is a business head shot photo booth station.

A photo booth for business head shots offers event goers an opportunity to improve their LinkedIn photo, company “about us” page, or the ID badge for their next event. It is a valuable and fun activity for your attendees. At The Danger Booth, we’ve been to over 400 events and the most photos we’ve ever taken at an event (over 4,000!) was at HubSpot's INBOUND event doing head shots. So, what did they do right?

To run a successful head shot photo booth station, you’ll need to prepare well. Make sure that you advertise the date/time/location to attendees with good signage, and station the photo booth in a low-congestion area. Don’t put the booth right at the entrance with no room for a line. Trust me, there will be a line. Give your guests plenty of opportunities to come to the photo booth for a corporate head shot at all hours of the event or conference. Many attendees will have jam-packed schedules and will only have time to stop by the photo booth during short breaks in between sessions.

When using a photo booth for head shots at a corporate event, keep a mirror handy, along with plastic combs and blotting paper to help your guests freshen up before they take their photo. Running around at a big event doesn’t necessarily leave guests looking as put-together as they’d like to be. Make sure that you hire a photo booth company that is experienced with head shots. If the company doesn’t have the proper backdrops and equipment, often photo booth photos will not come out looking professional for a head shot. A photo booth company that does head shots will have the right backdrops, equipment, and image quality to provide your attendees with a beautiful professional head shot.

Trade show activities can be fun and useful, but most importantly, they need to resonate with your attendees. Head shot photo stations could be the secret to success at the next event or conference you plan. Click here to book The Danger Booth for your next conference or event.

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How to Nail Your Winter Photo Booth

When it gets cold outside, bring the party inside! By creating a themed winter photo booth, you'll feel one with nature in the coziest way possible. An open air photo booth can capture your scene better than an enclosed one which gives you way more creativity and flexibility to show off all the frozen fun. There are three core elements when you are putting together any themed photo booth experience. They are (1) What you do (2) What you wear and (3) What is behind you. We've done just thank by selecting each of the three elements to nail your winter photo booth below: 

1. LOTS OF "SNOW" 

A crucial ingredient for any winter photo booth. We are loving the "Disco Ball" mix from The Confetti Bar which is sold by the cup. Your guests will have a blast throwing the confetti in the air and capturing the faux-snowfall mid-fall.

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2. WOODLAND ANIMAL MASK

We are obsessed with these Polygon masks from Winter Croft. You pay for the design and then build the mask yourself. We thought the Stag Half Mask would fit in best with your winter photo booth. 

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3. SETTING A SWEET SCENE

We absolutely love this DIY to turn your photo booth into a chilly chill zone using  marshmallows! With just a bit of fishing wire, you can make strings of marshmallow garlands to create a winter photo booth backdrop. We found the best tutorial over at Treasures & Travel Blog and loved the added touch of layering in greenery.

DOWN TO CHILL?


10 Holiday Photo Booth Backdrops Sure to Bring Cheer

Ah Holiday Parties. They're a chance to soak in the smells of cinnamon and pine, drown yourself in eggnog, and enjoy time with family, friends, and coworkers. What better way to capture all the fun than with a holiday photo booth.  We've selected 10 of our favorite holiday backdrops sure to bring cheer to your holiday party.  

ENDLESS LIGHT

 Holiday Photo Booth Backdrop | The Danger Booth

HOLIDAY SNOW GLOBE

 Holiday Photo Booth Backdrop | The Danger Booth

BLUE FOREST

MISTLETOE

 Holiday Photo Booth Backdrop | The Danger Booth

CANDY CANE

 Holiday Photo Booth Backdrop | The Danger Booth

UGLY SWEATER

 Holiday Photo Booth Backdrop | The Danger Booth

ORNAMENT PATTERN

 Holiday Photo Booth Backdrop | The Danger Booth

MID-CENTURY HOLIDAY

 Holiday Photo Booth Backdrop | The Danger Booth
 Holiday Photo Booth Backdrop | The Danger Booth

MINIMAL TREES

 Holiday Photo Booth Backdrop | The Danger Booth

WINTER CAMPSITE

 Holiday Photo Booth Backdrop | The Danger Booth

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Using Social Sharing to Increase Brand Visibility with an Open Air Photo Booth

Smiling faces captured in an open air photo booth will go on to be new Facebook profile pictures, Twitter Avatars, LinkedIn Head shots, and Instagram posts. They'll be in albums, timeline photos, and tweets - which is all great news for you if your brand is attached. Guests who have the ability to instantly share on-site are much more likely to share images than those guests who must find a gallery post-event. To get the most brand visibility for your conference, launch party, or meet-up,  follow these best practices:

 Using Social Sharing to Increase Brand Visbility with an Open Air Photo Booth

1. Have a Reliable Internet Connection
Social sharing is key for brand visibility, but it won't matter if your internet connection is acting like a 1996 AOL dial up. If guests have to wait even 10 minutes to share their images, the rate of sharing drops drastically. In the words of one of our favorite Youtube videos - "Ain't nobody got time for that." We all want instant gratification. In the best case scenario, you'll have a wifi connection that blocks anyone besides the photo booth from joining. You can also use mobile tethering or a dedicated hotspot to ensure reliability. In some cases, the photo booth company will build this into their social sharing rate. 

2. Use a Custom Overlay with a Centered Logo
We most commonly think about a photo overlay as a watermark in the corner of an image; however, this is a huge missed opportunity for your brand visibility. Over 70 million images are shared on Instagram every day  (Instagram)  and these images are all cropped to square! That means that your logo in the corner will be cut off. To avoid that, design a social overlay with instagram in mind keeping your branding in the center. 

 

3. Auto-attach a Hashtag with Twitter Shares
Many times photo booth social sharing  will allow you to auto-attach a hashtag, text, or Twitter handle with your guest's uploads. For some more advanced marketers, you can take this one step further by entering a landing page URL as the default upload text. This way, when anyone converts on that landing page you can actually attribute your open air photo booth rental as a tactic in a broader lead generation strategy. 

4. Use a custom branded backdrop
Your guests can choose to post to social media without your recommended hashtag or download the image from the gallery without any branded overlay, but one thing they cannot do is change the actual background of the image. Custom step-and-repeats or branded backdrops are a great way to show-case your brand or event sponsors and continue to create exposure as these photos are uploaded and shared. 

 Using Social Sharing to Increase Brand Visbility with an Open Air Photo Booth Rental
 Using Social Sharing to Increase Brand Visbility with an Open Air Photo Booth Rental
 Using Social Sharing to Increase Brand Visbility with an Open Air Photo Booth Rental
 Using Social Sharing to Increase Brand Visbility with an Open Air Photo Booth Rental

Ode to Sandwich Guy | Boston Photo Booth Rental

If you read our feature in Boston Magazine, then you've heard us mention the phenomenon known as "Sandwich Guy". Allow us to explain. Sandwich Guy is any guy (or gal) at an event who is inclined to take a solo photo booth shot with their food (most often a sandwich) .  We see Sandwich Guy at weddings, corporate events, parties, and all events where sandwiches are present. So here's a shout out to you Sandwich Guy - stay hungry, stay dangerous. 

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