October 2016

Who are the Open Photo Booth team?

Who are the Open Photo Booth team?

The Open Photo Booth has been running for nearly half a decade and in the last 6 months have been producing an outstanding open photo booth service to private clients and clients such as Sainsburys, The National Guard Lodge and The Royal Engineers. However, what makes it really special is that the Open Photo Booth is also part of The Photo Team which also boasts services such as Conference photography, Events Paparazzi and Corporate Photography. The Photo Team take photos at many Corporate client events and in the last few months have had the honour to take photos at Portcullis house (UK Parliament) at Westminster, GE Capital, Newsweaver, NPL Europe conference and Nestle.

Not many photo booth providers can say they are run by professional photographers and this is what makes us stand miles apart from our competitors. We are not just a walking gimmick with props and a cheap camera. We hire the best photographers in the field with years of experience who are ready to provide an exemplary service from a party photo booth experience to a corporate event.

Our reputation has excelled by the fact that we hire professional members of staff behind the scenes to answer your questions and make the booking process easy to, photographers who are fully briefed beforehand so they are able to provide a seamless service on the day. We repeatedly get invited by our clients to take photos year on year as we price competitively, they have confidence in the quality of work we produce and we are able to provide a multi purpose photography service such as corporate photos during the day and professional photo booth in the evening.

We class ourselves as a Premier Event Photography Service and have a network of photographers who are able to cover any type of event across the UK. Nothing is too much for us as we have an ample number of admin staff and photographers to help on an event at any given time. Whether it be for the photo booth or a client event, the admin team always ensure that The Photo Team are able to provide a top service to our clients. They are able to do this by getting all the finer details from the client and checking in a few days before the event to make sure they have enough information to brief the photographers. We pride ourselves in our professionalism and experience and know that no client will be left disappointed.

So why not look into us for a future corporate event or even if you need to hire a digital photo booth. Call us today.

Kind regards from, The Photo Team

A defrightful time with The Open Photo Booths

A defrightful time with The Open Photo Booth

Halloween is just over a week away, so we thought we would write about the other scary photo booth companies out there! Only joking…

Here is a recent Halloween Party we were invited to…

This October, The Open Photo Booth were delighted to be invited to the Sainsbury’s annual Halloween Party! All guests parked their brooms at the door and entered into an eerie venue with amazing decor. The party was hauntingly fun and every WITCH way you turned the guests looked amazing in their scary costumes from Uncle Fester to characters from the Purge to witnessing spellbinding innovative make up skills which looked very real!

We carved out a good time for the guests as they were able to experience our party photo booth like never before. We captured photos with over 10 people in one shot which means that everyone got a piece of the action and we can honestly say they were all tickled to their bones. Have a look at some of the unique photos we took and how you can not even compare us to any other cheap photo booth.
Our digital photo booth went down a storm as we brought the ghost of good cheer with us. Over 300 guests wanted a hair raising photo and were blown away by the magical spell we created and voila an instant print out of the photo was developed so they could take it as a keep sake and remember the gh’oul times.
We cast a spell on everyone as they came back for more photos at our professional photo booth and were mesmorised by our own props which they wore on top of their own!
So do not be a scaredy cat, experience the fun and hire a photo booth today! We will give you a positively defrightful time with the Photo Booth London and Photo Booth Kent.
Contact us today for your nearest photo booth and we will guarantee you with chills and thrills!
From all at The Photo Team have a spooktacular day and a FANG-tastic Halloween, Happy Trick or Treating!!!
Watch out for the killer clown!

A Guide to Portrait Photography

A Guide to Portrait Photography

Portrait photography is photography of a person or group of people that captures the personality of a subject by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses. Ultimately it is about bringing out the best in someone. Some people believe they are photogenic and some do not. It all comes down to how comfortable someone feels in front of the camera, the pose and lighting. The Photo Team hires many professional photographers who are able to help their subjects feel comfortable and create a shot that summarises their personality.

 

 

The key things to remember when taking portrait photos are:

 

Understand your subjects

It is not just about getting the lighting correct, photographers need to get to know their subject by asking them questions about how they would like a photo to be taken. By engaging with their subjects the photographer will learn a lot more about their personality and will be able to build a perfect picture that summarises them. This in turn will help them feel comfortable and ready to work with the camera. The more photos the photographer takes in 30 seconds the more comfortable the person in front of the camera will feel. At the Photo Team we believe in building a fantastic rapport with our guests and clients and this helps us capture timeless photos.

 

 

Always test the environment before taking photos

Photographers need to allow for plenty of time in order to test the environment for the correct lighting. Will natural light be sufficient or will artificial light be needed? Testing this first will ensure that when you do take photos the process will be quick and you are able to produce instant beautiful photos without having to retake numerous times. Our Open Photo Booth staff always ensure they arrive to the venue in plenty of time to allow for any testing and to make sure the photography work station is set out in an orderly fashion.
When taking a photo photographers tend to look further than their subject to minimise any background distractions so the face is the main focal point. As our back drops are subtle and simple our guest portraits will always be clear and defined as we will be able to enhance their features.

 

Emphasise the eyes

Eyes tell a thousand stories so a true photographer will be able to bring out the character of the subject by focusing on the window to the souls. The eyes need to be sharp so that it can bring out the rest of the photo.

 

 

Do not always stand in the same spot to take a photo

Photographers need to be able to move around and take several photos to be able to show their subjects the substantial difference between each angle and how it can be at their advantage. If taking a photo of a young child then lower yourselves to their level. The key point is to always be at your subject’s eye level.

 

Camera settings

Environmental factors can negatively influence skin colour. In such cases, overpower the existing light by adding a reflector or strobe.

 

These simple steps will bring out the best in any portrait photos and that is why we at The Photo Team have been able to get the photos just right. The photos say it all!

 

So book us today to experience these amazing poses.

 

Thanks for reading!

Love from, The Photo Team

How to improve your Smartphone photography

How to improve your Smartphone photography

Smartphones now take more photos than any other device, including digital cameras, with 60% of adults saying they use it most to take a snap, rising to almost nine in ten (89%) of 16-24 year olds. Just over one in five adults (22%) mostly use their digital camera.

People in the UK took an estimated 1.2 billion ‘selfies’ in the past year. Nearly a third (31%) of UK adults admit to taking a selfie, with one in ten (11%) doing so at least once a week. Thanks to our mobile devices and the editing apps that come with them, we can now take high quality photos and edit them without too much trouble.

The Photo Team may use DSLR cameras to take fantastic photos at The Open Photo Booth but we have witnessed excited guests pulling out their phones from their handbags/pockets at the party photo booths and wedding photo booths wanting to take their own photos in our funky props. The problem is some guests struggle to get the right photo of themselves or even someone struggles to take a photo of them.

So we thought why not help our clients and guests get the perfect click by providing you with the following simple pointers:

Understand your phone camera settings

They key thing is to understand your phone settings. Each phone will be different but they should all be able to let you choose various options and select the exposure, focus and white balance before you take your photo.

Have a high resolution on your phone

This will help the quality of your photos. Also the better shots are when you move closer to your subject and take a photo rather than zooming in too much.

Selfies

As a key note the front camera has a low resolution compared to the back camera so the images will not be excellent especially in dull lighting! This is because front cameras are not even meant to be for photos but for video conferencing such as facetime. Hence why the selfie stick has been a great discovery and excellent for those photos where you want to capture yourself and your surroundings at a different angle and incorporate better lighting too.

Always clean the lense of your phone camera

This is such a simple thing to remember and so important but yet we always forget to do this. The lense can pick up specks of dust and dirt from anywhere so it is always wise to give it a quick clean with a cloth. It will make such a difference to the quality of your photos and therefore wont pick up unnecessary shadows or marks.

Do not always take a straight on shot.

Experiment with the angles, lighting and your composition and most importantly move yourself around!

Photo editing apps

With new technology you can now gain extra help with the apps available to give your photos that special touch.

 

You can not go wrong by following these simple steps!

 

Thanks for reading

Love from, The Photo Team

Keep calm and hire The Open Photo Booth

Keep calm and hire The Open Photo Booth

The Photo Team has been in full swing with its ever so popular Open Photo Booth at some fantastic wedding venues this year.

We have had the pleasure to be providing the professional open photo booth service to clients in London and Kent. We can honestly say our digital photo booth has been very busy and travelling to some prestigious wedding venues from the “Heritage venue of the year, 2015” Lympne castle (Kent) to the epitome of contemporary elegance, The Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane (London). We are the entertainment for any party. This is evident from the queue full of excited guests all ready for their turn to get into position, the energised photographers and assistants to ensure the perfect shot is taken and the great instant feedback we receive. We attract all age groups from young to old and let our guests be who they want to be so they can look back at their photo and reminisce about the event itself.

So if you are looking for something fun, quirky and different then why not book our wedding photo booth and see why it is so popular. We are guaranteed to put the “wow” into the biggest day of your life and keep your guests happy. Here are some reasons why we are inundated with bookings and why you should not miss out on our service.

 

Guaranteed entertainment

Book us and you will see that the area that we occupy will be busy, the hustle and bustle will draw more guests in, intrigued to find out what the commotion is about.

The difference with our photo booth is that you are not just hauled into a tiny box. Each guest is given full attention by a photographer who is on hand to ensure your experience is enjoyable and memorable. Its simple, you queue, you pick a prop, you get into position or our lovely photographer/ assistant will help you select your creative pose and SNAP! The photo is taken!

 

Fun! Fun! Fun!

The Open Photo Booth definitely has the x factor. It is a quality that you cannot describe that makes us very special. Each service we provide is consistent, unique, interactive, fun and you can get a number of people in a photo rather than experiencing a cheap and tacky photo booth! If you have not tried us before then we pre-warn you that you will be blown away when you book our party photo booth or wedding photo booth.

 

Amazing keepsake for the happily married couple and guests

If you choose our “special offer no limits” package starting from £399 then we will also throw in a photo guest book. This will mean that when we take a photo, two copies will be printed. One copy for the guest and one copy for the book so it can be stuck down and guests can write a message to our happily married couple. How special is that! Digital prints can also be downloaded from our website. You will never be left disappointed with the entertainment or quality of the photos because we are confident in the service we provide.

 

We give our clients everything they need to make a party great at a wedding, and are open to everything and anything, to make it a memorable day for our client and their guests and get them talking for years to come! Contact us for your nearest photo booth, tell us what you are looking for and lets create some wonderful memories! We promise we will make everything run smoothly from the booking process to the actual day itself.

 

We want to help make your big day even bigger! So call us today!

 

Love from, The Photo Team

World Smile Day

World Smile Day

Today is an international awareness day called “World Smile Day”. The first Friday of October each year marks World Smile Day, a day to do one act of kindness and make someone crack a smile! Kindness comes in all shapes and sizes from a simple smile to a stranger to a meaningful gift to a loved one. We at the Photo Team provide party photo booths and wedding photo booths in London and Kent at an affordable price. Although we are a cheap photo booth we want to make our clients happy and therefore will go out of our way to ensure they have a memorable event. On the day of your event our photographers and admin staff will welcome you with their wonderful smiles, assist you and your guests and tell you what you need to do whether it be picking a suitable prop or pose. We will ensure we will go the extra mile to give you the time of your life! What makes us really special is the quality of our work which is like no other, this is further attributed by the wonderful comments and feedback from guests on the day.

 

Remember no act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted and with our digital photo booths starting from £299 you can do just that as booking us will make a difference to your guests. Our professional photo booths can be booked for any event and will be guaranteed to bring a smile on all your guest’s faces!

 

So why not contact us to find your nearest photo booth and hire a photo booth for your event. You will be providing it as a gift to your guests to thank them for attending your special day and in return you will receive the best gift from them, their happy smiles!

 

Here are 3 simple ways to spread kindness:

  1. Compliment someone you come across. You could make a huge difference and change a bad day to a very good day!
  2. Volunteer with a charity that is close to you and spread a little bit of kindness.
  3. Smile they are infectious and are free!

 


Thanks for reading and keep smiling!

 

Love from The Photo Team

National Photographer Appreciation Month

National Photographer Appreciation Month

Photos are so important as they connect us to people, we feel part of a special memory and as you know memories are so powerful. We can look back at a certain photo from a special event and relive the moment. Images bring back different memories and emotions for different people. The beauty of taking photos is that nothing is missed from the colours to the setting to the facial expressions. What really makes a difference is how the photos are taken, quality of the photos and not forgetting the photographer themselves!

National Photographer Appreciation Month is an annual designation observed in October. It is a time to appreciate all those talented and committed photographers out there who appreciate how important photos are to us. The Photo Team have a pool of photographers who are always working hard day and night in making our clients happy when they hire a photo booth. Our Open Photo Booth is always so busy and popular and this is because our “word of mouth recommendations” makes us hard to beat. People who have experienced the Open Photo Booth London and Open Photo Booth Kent will be able to vouch for an excellent service including a friendly photographer who will build rapport with you and your guests and bring your party alive. We at The Photo Team believe that hiring the most friendliest and flexible staff is very important in order for clients to recommend us to friends, family and colleagues.

It is not just the photography equipment that is important it’s the characteristics and traits of a photographer that makes them stand out and make guests pick up a business card on the day of the event and want to know what else we can offer, enquire about how our pricing works and think of recommending us to their nearest and dearest who could be hosting an event in the forthcoming year.

You will certainly appreciate our photographers when you book our services for the Party Photo Booth or Wedding Photo Booth. The professional photo booth comes with a professional photographer who can make your guests laugh, make crying babies smile for the camera with their wonderful props and even able to help position your guests to produce beautiful flattering poses. So please do contact us for your nearest photo booth to experience the fun!
From the admin team at The Photo Team we salute all our photographers for working so hard on our digital photo booths, producing great photos and making The Open Photo Booth so successful.

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Regards

 

The Photo Team