April 2017

Free or not to give free that is the question

Free or not to give free that is the question


Professional photographers around the world would understand the pain of receiving calls from people requesting for a free wedding photo booth, digital photo booth or party photo booth at any event with the promise of us receiving some fruitful business in return. What they don’t understand is that nothing in this world is free and time given up to provide free photography is a cost that can hit companies hard especially if you are a small business. There is the promise of wonderful opportunities such as meeting future clients, your name being bounced across their networks and offers of great perks that can benefit photography companies. Typical lines are “it will mean great exposure for you”, “if you don’t want to do it for free, I know other photographers who will” and “if it all goes well it could lead to opportunities for your company”.

What they forget is the following:


The costs

The Photo Team travel across the UK to provide a professional photo booth and are able to provide a photo booth London and photo booth Kent at any given time. People forget the expenditure that photography companies have to incur when travelling and the man hours that are spent to commute, set up and deliver a great service. It is also forgotten that Event Photographers take pride in their instruments and therefore the equipment is at no cheap cost.


People also forget other costs that have to be considered such as the value of each photographer’s time, annual marketing expenses, cost of software, repairing/renewing our tools of the trade and subscriptions.


This is not to say that we haven’t provided a free service to a worthy cause but pro bono work is selected on a case by case basis.



Crushing our passion

Professional photographers have been trained to be the best and always maintain that expertise by undergoing training and understanding the new technology. This again comes at a cost and the simple fact is no money earnt for something we are passionate about means we can’t earn any money and expand our business. Photographers ultimately don’t want to feel worthless for a creative skill that is so in demand.


Asking for further discounts on a service

If its not asking for a free service then yes photography companies do get potential clients asking for further discounts on a service. There is a reason why the price is what it is. Again no consideration is given to the man hours and other costs that are associated in providing an exemplary service.




Past experience from many photography companies is that even when free photography has been provided no feedback is given on the service they have received. It it literally the feeling of out of sight, out of mind which can feel very harsh especially when the favour hasn’t been repaid. Feedback for photography companies can go a long way and help a business attract future clients.


We at The Photo Team speak on behalf of other photography companies out there and say “stop and reflect a while on the points above”, after all professional photographers like any other career out there need to make a living.


Thanks for reading and have a great bank holiday weekend!


The Open Photo Booth Team

Developing Positives

Developing Positives


We at The Photo Team have been busy from the day dot and have been very lucky to be running successfully for over half a decade. Like with any new business we had seen peaks and troughs but with this we have been able to see what works well, what our clients like and have been able to keep client satisfaction at its peak. This is why we can generate new business rapidly and are recommended time and time again to hire our wedding photo booth, digital photo booth and party photo booth. Our professional photo booths are unique, open and always facilitated by a professional photographer and their assistant. Have a read of our client work and testimonials to see why we are such an interest via our Facebook page, Instagram page as well as our Website!



The Photo Team are always one step ahead by understanding the photography market, understanding their client’s needs and understanding how to create more business. We have therefore developed on our positives and are proud to showcase our new website! Check out what The Photo Team stand for, the different services we offer, the clients we have successfully worked with and of course view our competitive and transparent pricing page. We have a wealth of up to date client pictures for you to view our exciting projects, so why not have a look at our latest photo gallery. We are also making the whole booking process easier for our clients by bringing you our brand new instant quote function! Need a quick response for a booking you have in mind? Then all you have to do is input information about your event into our system and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



Have a browse through our website for further information and contact us to book your nearest photo booth whether it be photo booth London or photo booth Kent. Our Event Photographers are masters in this field and will be able to enhance your event with a click of a button!


Don’t delay, give us a try.


Thanks for reading,


The Open Photo Booth Team

Life is like a camera

Life is like a camera


Photography is the most important visual art that allows us to capture those special memories and keep for generations to come. They are the gateway of communication even when our loved ones are not around. Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is. Without photos we have nothing to reflect back on especially images that derive from our ancestors and our history. This imprint is so important to everyone as it creates humanity of the moment and is the only language that is understood by the world. This is why our professional photographers always create outstanding masterpieces for our clients in the professional photo booth.



As photography is universally so crucial we thought we should share some quick interesting facts for our followers to take away and reflect on the evolution of photography:


The most expensive camera ever sold was a rare 1923 Leica camera, which went for $2.8 million at auction in Vienna.


The first every digital camera to be created was in December 1975. It was developed by an engineer in Kodak Company and took 23 seconds to create the first photograph. The camera only recorded black and white photographs of 0.1 mega pixels. The camera weighed 8 pounds.


The largest collection of cameras in the world is held by Dilish Parekh of Mumbai, India. He has a collection of 4,425 antique cameras which he has been collecting since 1977.



Nowadays it is very hard to estimate how many photos are taken annually, but here are some statistics for 2016. People share 730 billion photos per year on Facebook, 255 billion – on WhatsApp and around 22 billion – on Instagram!


Research suggests that the left side of our face tends to exhibit a greater intensity of emotion, which observers find more aesthetically pleasing.


A study by a Scottish psychologist Richard Wiseman showed that you have more chances to have your wallet returned if there is a picture there. 88% of the wallets that contained a picture of an infant were returned.


And remember Life is like a camera – Just focus on what is important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t turn out then just take another shot!


So why not contact The Photo Team today for your nearest photo booth. This booth can be specialised to be a wedding photo booth or party photo booth. The Open Photo Booth London or Open Photo Booth Kent is available today for you to see magnificent photos created right before your eyes. So book us asap!


Thanks for reading,


The Open Photo Booth Team

Expressions of the infinite mind

Expressions of the infinite mind

A facial expression is one or more motions or positions of the muscles beneath the skin of the face. These movements convey the emotional state of an individual to observers. Facial expressions are a form of nonverbal communication which can be captured beautifully in photos and create a magical story which has been left to our imagination. There is nothing that The Photo Team hasn’t seen and in fact we encourage the funny expressions as they bring a sense of fun to the photos in our digital photo booths. We like to take unique and quirky photos as this is what creates those fond memories that will make you laugh in years to come.


We at The Photo Team love capturing the best expressions through our professional photo booth. Here are some of our favourite Open Photo Booth expressions captured through our wedding photo booths and party photo booths:



Ahh who doesn’t love to be happy, it brings us a sense of mental wellness and tranquillity. Photos always pick up how genuinely happy someone is through their smile and glint in the eyes. We are lucky enough to have many happy clients who automatically just want to smile.




The look of surprise is great especially when it is a “happy” surprise!




The pout look says it all. It is the magnetic pull that someone has, an attractive quality that tempts you through a simple pose. Pow!




We like the comical fear look that makes us giggle and sends our imaginations in a flurry.




The fake sad smile is another look which is popular and there is always one who wants to make the photo different!




Over time the look of confusion has become very popular especially the pondering look!



So why not hire a photo booth today for any of your future corporate events or parties and see what face you can pull to get your photo into our Photo Team Wall of favourites!


Thanks for reading!


The Open Photo Booth