May 2017

6 things photographers are tired of hearing

6 things photographers are tired of hearing


Lack of value on photography skills or the profession

Photographers need to be appreciated as artists rather than hearing “you must have a REALLY good camera”. Its always forgotten that the photographers works just as hard as the camera. They are using their talent for not only a creative outlet but for a profession as well. The photographers creates the photo through understanding the camera’s potential.


People who want something for nothing

There are the odd clients who expect discount on top of discount and try to ask us photographers to cut corners to lower the price. They too forget that there are man hours involved and the commute cost that all comes into equation too.



Having needy clients

Photographers who work tirelessly day and night do not need to be called relentlessly by potential clients when you have already told them you will get back to them as soon as you can. Photographers also don’t appreciate clients making unreasonable demands when you have already given the deadline of when they will receive their photos.


When customers say “you can just photoshop that out, right?” or “Can you make me look thinner?”

Photographers have heard this as many times as they have taken a photo. Unfortunately cameras can’t always do wonders but also think about the time it takes to a photographer to sit an edit each photo.


People’s expectation when you are not working

Now we all believe in helping friends and family out but sometimes us photographers need a bit of time off and actually turn up to an event without working.​ There is also the odd annoyance photographers have when they receive out of hours calls when the person calling clearly knows no one will answer.


Lack of respect from other professional photographers

Whether it be copying your style of photos or trying to replicate your logo and name the competition is inevitably out there. However it all comes down to respecting each other’s territory and appreciating each others’s art work without looking as if the other is copying and trying to take your hard work as their own.

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The Open Photo Booth Team

Purple Apple Marketing Awards

Purple Apple Marketing Awards


On 4 May 2017 we had the pleasure of providing an Open Photo Booth for the annual Purple Apple Marketing Awards at the historic London venue, The Brewery. These are the only awards which recognise and reward effective shopping and town centre marketing within the UK retail property sector.


It was a glamorous affair with seating of over 500 guests hosted by Gemma Cairney. Gemma is well known on TV, radio and social media, providing up-to-date coverage and thought provoking entertainment across the UK’s alternative music, fashion and art scenes.


The Photo Team were pleased to be invited again to be one of the highlights of the evening. The event’s main sponsor was MK illumination who create exceptional conceptual festive lighting and decoration for their clients. MK create tailor, specially handcrafted illumination to suit their client’s wishes and thus strengthen their brand and image and independently run subsidiaries in 28 countries.


Due to the sponsorship, we provided a green screen that transferred the guests to three famous landmarks in London which had been MK’d!


The digital photo booth was in full swing with many people wanting a photo and a keepsake of the shot to take home. It was a great time to reunite and take photos with former/new clients, meet new people and celebrate retail property achievements all across the UK.


The guests chose the background of their choice and created their own props by using our illuminated “Photo” sign as well as showing off their well deserved awards with their glam attire and best smiles. The photographer got them ready to pose so their photo looked fun and different and voila here is what we produced that evening…








So let us jazz up your companies awards ceremonies and book The Photo Team.  Whether you are looking for a photo booth London or a photo booth Kent then please contact us for our wedding photo booth and party photo booth. We will guarantee to bring a smile on all your guest’s faces.


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The Open Photo Booth Team

Francis Crick Lates

Francis Crick Lates

On 3 May 2017, The Photo Team had the pleasure of providing an Open Photo Booth service to the Francis Crick Institute (St Pancras). The institute aims to respond to fast-moving changes in the medical sciences by facilitating collaboration between disciplines and accelerating the translation of scientific research from the laboratory to hospitals and pharmacies. Francis Crick held their first “Crick Late” at the institute itself and opened their doors to the public for the very first time.


It was a packed evening of pop-up science with many members of the public queuing to be amazed by the architecture of the building as well as the activities held inside such as turning your smartphone into a microscope to reveal a hidden world, shocking a friend (literally) using the power of your brain, creat​ing​ your own mini-gut and getting up close and personal with hungry mosquitoes.


It was a great understanding for us to see what drives the Crick researchers in their quest for knowledge and what tools and techniques they use to push the boundaries of scientific understanding.


Speakers were available to give talks, different stations available for hands on activities from scientists, there was music, food and drink as well as our very own Open Photo Booth with a twist and we were popular! We provided a green screen with three major images from the Crick building itself. Our professional photographer then transported the lucky guests into the image of their choice. The options were to jump into two different science labs or be teleported to be overlooking the amazing auditorium. The props were perfect for the occasions itself. We were supplied with pipettes, white lab coats, safety goggles, test tubes as well as providing our own great props from the Open Photo Booth selection box. We were inundated with people intrigued to know what was happening and how the green screen worked and the results absolutely blew the subjects away!


The photographer encouraged the subjects to pose as if they had made a discovery, thought of a theory or were about to jump into a time warp and look at the fantastic results we captured…






Each group photographed then received prints to cherish and the photos are evident to see how real they look.


So why not keep us in mind for any future events that you would like us to provide a professional photo booth service to. Whether it be for a Corporate event, party photo booth or a wedding photo booth our photo booth Kent and photo booth London are on hand. Contact us for your nearest photo booth today!


We are here to revolutionise your events!


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The Open Photo Booth Team

Nikon v Canon which house are you in?

Nikon v Canon which house are you in?

DSLR stands for digital single lens camera reflex. Your digital SLR camera has an option to determine how sensitive the camera sensor is to light.


DSLR’s are a top choice for anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, a DSLR offers three key ingredients: manual controls, excellent picture quality and interchangeable lenses.


However what do you do when two famous brands go head to head on their DSLR cameras? How do you know what to choose? Here is a quick guide.



Low pass filters

Nikon eliminate the optical low pass filter and Canons focus on their megapixels and still use an optical low pass filter.


Autofocus speed
Both brands pretty much are equivalent to each other. Canon tends to have faster high-end DSLRs however when it comes to the more budget models, Nikon offers more speed.



With most Nikons they offer more battery life than a Canon.


Video focus

Canon were the first to offer great video quality. They were the first to develop a hybrid autofocus system allowing the camera to refocus while recording. Now Nikon have caught up and are on the same par as Canon’s best feature.



So ultimately which is better, we here you ask????


Canon and Nikon offer excellent cameras with great image quality. Both have improved over the years and next to each other practically provide the same as the other. It ultimately comes to down to the professional photographer and what best suits them. From our personal experience beginners should opt with a Nikon as they are slightly cheaper at this stage. However the more experienced you get you may find that the Canon is more suited to your needs due to its ability to capture photos as well as video better with autofocus and speed.


So why not experience both at the early stages and invest in what sits well with you and your needs. We have and hence why we know exactly what to use for our wedding photo booth, party photo booth and digital photo booth bookings.


Thanks for reading,


The Open Photo Booth Team