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Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it

 

In 2009, The Photo team was born and the founder had a vision to follow his passion in photography and take photos at any event for free just to get his foot in the door and enter the photography world. No task was too much for him and he didn’t know whether any booking would make him money but he was happy to give up his time for his new found love in photography. As the bookings started coming through, his hard efforts were evident to see which then transpired to paid bookings. His natural flair in communication and competitive spirit came to his advantage when he tapped on doors to find new business and he wasn’t afraid to be persistent and call repeatedly for someone to give him an opportunity. He used his initiative and found a lead that would eventually bring him to openings that would change the next 8 years of his life. With the main emphasis on The Photo Team he was able to fill up the diary but he wanted to tap into a market which had not been seen at any other event. Intellect helps to cultivate and spark creativity and this is how The Open Photo Booths and Events Paparazzi service were born shortly after. Photo booth London and Photo Booth Kent proved to be a success with a hub of keen professional photo booth photographers. Through a few trials and errors the services were seen as a success at weddings, corporate events and parties for the demand of party photo booth photographers. The founder was then keen to get as many event photographers to cover any given event around London and Kent. With many bookings coming through it was evident for recruitment to be in action and implemented. To be a natural born leader you have to be able to command a room and inspire a team to perform at their best. The founder of The Photo Team is just that as he is able to attract, recruit and retain talent especially in digital photo booths. He manages to hire the best photo booth photographers based on the talents and personality which can echo his morales, the Company’s ethos and who share the same passion as he does. He also knew using his initiative at all times was important in business as it continually pushes his London event photographers and wedding photo booth photographers to work harder, learn more, and perform better. He didn’t know whether the company would become a success and the key was that he wasn’t afraid to take risks to advance the business and improve revenues.

 

 

In 8 years he now has 18.7K followers on Instagram, over 11K followers on Facebook, written over 120 blogs over three sites, interviewed 504 photographers ranging from corporate photographer London to London photographers, re-vamped The Photo Team website three times, founded three more services including the SelfiePartyPrints and hired a solid team of event photographers. He has also kept up with the competitive market and ensured he is loved by his team and clients by being an effective communicator to ensure the highest levels of efficiency. He has shown that he is reliable, has the business acumen to price competitively and has the likeability factor which shows from the number of applicants who email him on a daily basis to be part of his successful team.

 

The Photo Team are now one of the leading professional photography agencies in London, with a team of highly trained, experienced and motivated photographers who work for a number of prestigious clients across the country delivering amazing pictures for corporate and conference events as well as expanding to Open Photo Booths, Events Paparazzi and SelfiePartyPrints.

 

 

It just shows that when you follow your passion with a lot of hard work and perseverance, it can really pay off and make your dreams come true when dedicating yourself to be an event photographer.

 

So from behalf of us all at The Photo Team, we would like to thank our hardworking and inspirational boss who strives to keep him and his team at the top always!

 

Thanks for reading!

 

The Open Photo Booths admin team and photographers

Getting smart with photography

Getting smart with photography

 

The only way any photographer can get ahead of the competitive photo booth photography industry is to eliminate any bad habits which can save money and time. The Photo Team are masters of professional photo booths, party photo booths and wedding photo booths and have experienced the peaks and troughs of setting up a business but 6 years on and with full determination and persistence they have understood how to retain all their clients and provide a number of exemplary services such as the Open Photo Booths, Events Paparazzi, Professional Photography and SelfiePartyPrints.

 

So here are some do’s and dont’s to help new photo booth photographers along the way:

 

Do not think that being a photo booth photographer means to take many poor quality photos. It means knowing when to take the photo at the right time. Listen, watch and think of what shot the client is most likely to appreciate plus invest in good quality equipment such as the lights, camera, backdrop, stands, umbrellas and printer.

 

 

We have a number of digital photo booth photographers who are busy week in and week out, attending top events throughout London and Kent. Over time and with experience they have understood that thinking ahead is crucial, know the timetable of the day in advance and understand your camera so that the ISO settings are just right for the next shot. This may change due to the size of the party or even the type of pose which will need the photographer to stand at a height or crouch down to get the right angle. Failure to get the settings right will mean poor quality photos and could jeopardise any future bookings.

 

Don’t use cheap props. This will just lessen the photo and will not be appealing to any clients. Instead provide guests with 10-12 high quality props that will bring a smile to their face and make them want to come back for more.

 

 

So communicate with other photographers, learn from the best and find something that suits you in order to understand what type of equipment and type of photography resembles you. All our photo booth photographers at The Photo Team have and so can you.

 

For your nearest Photo Booth contact The Photo Team and see what fun we can bring to your event.

 

Thanks for reading,

 

The Open Photo Booths Team

Smile and the world will smile with you

Smile and the world will smile with you

Why is it that we hear more negative news in the press than positive? Why do people like to hang onto the negative rather than focus on the positive? Why can’t people give endless love and happiness to others through good deeds just to ensure others are happy before themselves?

 

There are many questions out there with no answers but one thing The Photo Team can guarantee is ensuring all their clients are happy and smiling with the services we provide them with. We hire photographers who work endlessly and tirelessly to ensure their clients are delivered what has been promised to them. We do not provide a service in half measures and this is what makes us one of the leading photography agencies. We continue to provide new services, competitive packages, a highly efficient team and new ideas so we can ensure to fulfil many clients needs and budgets at any given time and produce photos that will make everyone smile.

 

 

Friday 6 October is World Smile Day.​​ ​This national awareness day encourages you to take action to bring a few more smiles into the world. ​So circulate the smiley emoji through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter ​hashtagging ​​#worldsmileday​​ ​and remind others why they should smile today​​,​ ​what they should be thankful for and make someone​’​s day with a simple gesture.​ You could upload an old photo on social media to show others what brings a smile to your face or even book one of our services as a surprise for someones special day! ​So keep your eyes and heart open to the people around you, and recognise when someone nearby could use a momentary lift to their day.

 

Thanks for reading

 

The Open Photo Booth Team

Love Thy Product

Love Thy Product

 

Promotional Products Week runs from 2 to 6 October 2017 and it is all about having a clear spotlight on promotional products targeted towards the end user buyer. So, love thy product! We at the Photo Team certainly do and therefore, for this national awareness week we wanted to re-inform all our existing and new clients of the following services that The Photo Team have on offer:

 

Book our innovated selfie booth known as SelfiePartyPrints and for anyone that books us before Christmas 2017 we can offer this service at a discounted price. Contact us today to learn more about this new service and pricing which can be used for a universal number of reasons such as a special event to helping launch your product through social media.

 

 

Are you looking for something a little different for your company’s Christmas Party this year? Then as our existing customer why not contact us again and we can offer you our Open Photo Booth as well as our Events Paparazzi service. As an existing client, we are offering a 10% discount for your 2017 Christmas booking. Our services are hugely popular for the following reasons:

 

Open Photo Booths – is a fun and interactive professional photo booth that holds up to 20 people in one photo, so no one misses out, is operated by a professional event photographer and assistant, we provide a backdrop of your choice, premium props, bespoke designed templates for your free print outs as well as an online gallery. We can provide a digital photo booth in a form of a wedding photo booth or even a party photo booth.

 

 

 

Events Paparazzi – Hiring our press paparazzi is a must have for any corporate event. We can create the best entrance experience for all your guest by ensuring our photographers are dressed in character and making everyone feel like celebrities on the red carpet.

 

As a leading professional photography agency we can even provide both services at one event to really make your party memorable. So chose from our Corporate and Event photographer London, PR photographer London or Event photographer in London today. For more information on our many photography services please do not hesitate to contact The Photo Team or visit our website for more information.

 

Thanks for reading!

 

The Open Photo Booths Team

 

A photo is worth a thousand words

A photo is worth a thousand words

 

Photos are essentially a beautiful story. Every little image that is taken highlights an expression and naturally makes the viewer make their own mind up of the captured image, by the emotion and body language. Photos are cherished by billions around the world whether it be to remember loved one that have sadly passed, milestone events in people’s lives or just to capture a simple special occasion.
Photos are very powerful as they trigger and stimulate memories from a past event especially if you are the subject in the photo. Photos are a true “window time” as you are able to reminisce about a particular event or even imagine what it was like for our ancestors at a particular time. We will always need photos especially when we already have a lot of information stored in our memories.

 

With The Photo Team’s Open Photo Booth service we can capture amazing photos with up to 20 people in one shot! Whether you need a professional photo booth, wedding photo booth or party photo booth, our digital photo booth will capture fantastic poses and memories for you to keep.

 

 

We know how to capture those memories for you at milestone events. Our Photo booth London and Photo booth Kent team are experienced in setting up on time and engaging with guests that they will want to come back for more photos! We can get all age groups involved and keep everyone entertained. So capture those key moments of your life so that you can look back on and be proud of for years to come in beautiful images. Each photo will mean something to the viewer added with the richness and the depth of the colours captured in each and every photo. Please see our packages to suit your event and budget.

 

Our photographers are trained to know when to take the right photo at the right time so that even the guests will be blown away. Hire a photo booth with The Open Photo Booths to ensure your event is fun, unique and definitely capturing fond memories.

 

 

Experiencing us is a must have, so if you are unsure who your nearest photo booth is then call us and we will help capture exceptional lasting moments for you.

 

Thanks for reading!

 

The Open Photo Booth Team

 

Tis nearly the season to be jolly

Tis nearly the season to be jolly

 

With Summer out of the way it is now time to think about your Company Christmas Party and how to out do the previous years of celebrations. Employees will be expecting something bigger and better and obviously something a little unique. As the employer or the budget holder this may make you think that it will cost you an arm and a leg and will blow the budget out of the water, however think again…

 

One of the main things that employees want to see is something fun and interesting and a memorabilia of the event itself. We At The Photo Team can provide 4 services that you can take advantage of, all within a reasonable price.

 

Professional Event Photography – Book our highly skilled event photographers to take photos of key events of your night. You will have complete freedom to ensure our photographers capture exactly what you need all with their high quality photography equipment. The quality of the photos will be fresh and striking with the correct use of lighting. Our packages start from £289.

 

 

Open Photo Booths – Everyone loves a party photo booth! Pick a Christmas prop, stand in front of the booth and pose with your team or colleagues and hey presto our professional photographer will take a photo and a print out will be provided to you as a keepsake. The template of the photo can be personalised with the name of the company and date of the event and you can also choose the backdrop from our available selection. Our packages start from £349.

 

 

Events Paparazzi – Who doesn’t like to feel like a celebrity? Book this service and see our professional photographers dress up in character as a spoof paparazzi and pap the night away. A red carpet will be rolled out for guests, so as they enter they will immediately feel A-class. We will capture natural and posed shots as well as ensuring we don’t miss any expression to sum up their delight of receiving so much attention! Our packages start from £349.

 

 

Finally…

 

Selfie Party Prints – Our newest addition to our photography service. As we live in a selfie generation and only 2% of selfies are only printed, The Photo Team have mastered a new concept. The guests will download our selfie app, take selfies all night which will automatically become available to The Photo Team’s photo hub and these can then be printed for the guests and to share on social media! These photos are then held in the gallery for the client to hold onto. All printed photos can have a bespoke template with the company’s name and date of the event. It is as simple as that! Our packages start from £349.

 

 

So do not delay and even consider booking a multiple of our services to ensure your employees have the time of their lives at their 2017 Christmas Party! Contact us today to avoid disappointment!

 

Thanks for reading!

 

The Open Photo Booths Team

Welcome to our new service… SelfiePartyPrints

Welcome to our new service… SelfiePartyPrints

 

Are you looking for something different for your wedding or party apart from a wedding photo booth or party photo booth?

 

Well look no further than with The Photo Team’s new service!

 

The “selfie” has arguably become the greatest photographic trend of our time and is still ever so popular for all age groups. The trend will never fade and instead is growing. Therefore, The Photo Team wants to take full advantage of this and provide a unique service that no one in the market is currently providing, so…

… we have launched an exciting new service called SelfiePartyPrints!

 

 

This is an innovative NEW service using the latest smart technology.

 

SelfiePartyPrints will enable users of smartphones to download a FREE app while attending an event (app personalised to the event), via the app they can capture pictures while attending the event, as they would do normally, but the images can be sent to our special terminal at the event wirelessly where they can be printed.

 

Why SelfiePartyPrints?

 

Everyone already carries a ‘photo booth’ around in their pocket in the shape of a smartphone but what people don’t always have is a means for actually printing the photos stored on their mobile devices.

 

SelfiePartyPrints provides the solution we’ve all been waiting for, a simple and efficient way of almost instantly converting people’s images into high quality photo prints in literally just seconds.

 

Take advantage of the selfie trend…

 

Ideal for:

Conference Events
Corporate Events
PR Events
Restaurants
Hotels
Weddings
Parties

 

Benefits of this service –

  • Any one with a smartphone can use this service
  • Utilises every smartphone at an event
  • Guests can leave with printed picture keep sakes from the event
  • Branded or logos on prints
  • All the pictures taken at the event are stored in one place
  • Online digital gallery after the event, sharing all pictures taken at the event
  • Personalised app to the event
  • Social media sharing

 

For weddings this will be a great opportunity as:

  • Not a lot of space is needed for this therefore no need to have an area dedicated for a photo booth.
  • Guests can just click and send to The Photo Team hub.
  • These photos will be taken at real time by the guests and can tell a wonderful story which can be cherished by the bride and groom for years to come.
  • All guests will be actively taking part in the fun and taking photos around the venue.
  • This will be an alternate way of capturing photos rather than the traditional photo booth.
  • The professional photo booth guest book and online gallery will be an additional keep sake for the married couple rather than receiving a traditional guest book.

 

If you are interested in something new, be the first to have this new service at your upcoming event for FREE for a limited time only…

 

Thereafter we are offering an amazing introductory charge of £399, which includes free prints for a 3hrs duration and a free picture guest book for weddings.

Contact us today! You will not be disappointed​!!!

 

Thanks for reading and have a great bank holiday weekend!

 

The Open Photo Booth Team

World Photography Day

World Photography Day – 19 August 2017

 

​Saturday 19 August will be World Photography day which involves inspiring the world through photography and ensuring your photos make a positive impact to the world. This is a day where photographers believe in the power of photography to inspire positive impact to our communities. By bringing together millions of photographers around the world, it is connecting people in a global celebration of any art work through the one eyed lens. This could be, through the eyes of a professional photo booth photographer, wedding photo booth photographer, party photo booth photographer or even just everyday photography. We all have the power to make a change to the world and make it a better place by capturing images which will make people smile. The beauty of this gift is that it can be shared all across the world for people to enjoy. All passionate photographers including The Open Photo Booth’s digital photo booth photographers believe in capturing images that will influence generations to come and even to tell a story which will be inspiring for everyone. The day is about sharing ideas, goals and thoughts on how photos can be produced in such a way that it can change people’s views on photography and be seen as a beautiful skill and a true art form.

 

 

 

So why not get involved today and think about what innovative photo you can capture. Think about how a subject would view your photo if they saw it and get your creative juices flowing by brainstorming ideas, capturing a photo and posting it on social media. By sharing ideas through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram you will not only be making people aware of the day but you will also be getting involved with the whole nation and making a positive impact to many people viewing your photos. So lets all embrace the day and start sharing the love!

 

Thanks for reading!

 

The Open Photo Booth Team

 

 

A Photographer’s Mantra

A Photographer’s Mantra

 

​All photographers have a mantra! I​t ​is​ the only thing that keeps them self motivated and inspired during a busy event where multi tasking needs to be involved, eye​s​​​ ​need to be on the ball and ensuring everything including brain and equipment is fully charged and ready to go!

 

The Photo Team’s Open Photo Booth service believe in chanting the following key words in their heads when the going gets tough and the pressure is on:

 

“Take control of your camera”

All our party photo booth and wedding photo booth photographers​ want to​ take the best shots an​d impress their guests and their clients. The only way to do this is to take control of the camera and its settings.​ All our professional photo booth​ photographers understand that at any event they are the puppeteers and ​can make their puppet (the camera) do anything to wow the crowd and that is exactly what we do at The Open Photo Booth. The decision making on when to take a photo is vital and our photographers have mastered this at all our digital photo booth​ events.

 


​”Love what you do”​

Our photographers love what they do. ​When they recite this, they see and breathe this and any event then feels like a breeze whether it be held at a small or large venue. The ultimate goal is to capture quality photos rather than the quantity and to capture key parts of the events. This is the reason why nothing phases our event photographers as they see each booking as piece of art that they have the honour of photographing.

 

“If at first you don’t succeed then dust yourself off and try again”

It is never about giving up at any point. All our photo booth London and photo booth Kent photographers are fully trained in taking on any challenge and always think outside the box to create beautiful and innovative photos. If they don’t succeed in getting that photo then they try again and nothing is seen as a failure but always a win-win situation.

 

 

So if you are looking to hire a photo booth then do not hesitate to contact The Open Photo Booth for quality images at a competitive price.

 

Thanks for reading!

 

The Open Photo Booth Team

 

 

 

Be a Flamingo in a Flock of Pigeons

Be a Flamingo in a Flock of Pigeons

 

There is nothing worse than to be a copycat of any event photographer’s ethics, brand, work and even their content on their website! Why imitate someone and portray the same messages or images but under a different company name? How does this make your company stand out? How can clients differentiate the service you provide Vs what every other company does and what would make clients come back to you again and again. At the Photo Team we believe in standing out from the crowd even if that means providing quirky poses and posting crazy blogs but that is how we have reached over 17.5K hits on Instagram! By grafting and training our photographers for our wedding photo booth and party photo booth (to look better than boring old pigeons!) we can carry on building upon our clientele and are able to attend many more amazing events to utilise all our services.

 

 

What makes The Photo Team so different is that we offer multiple services from Event Photography to our Open Photo Booth and our Events Paparazzi service. We offer competitive pricing but have a high quality output. You will see from competitors that they are not able to offer a multiple service or even able to be at multiple locations on the same day. We cover all types of photography with teams of professionals who are happy to be part of our colony of flamingos as well as walking, talking and breathing innovation. Our team see success in every event they attend and with a positive attitude this helps them make the whole company successful and be at the forefront of all photography especially for our Photo Booth London and Photo Booth Kent service.

 

 

So remember we all have the ability to be more than the people that surround us and we can all achieve success even when surrounded by mediocrity. Its all about Positive Mental Attitude!

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Love, The Open Photo Booth Team