You’ve been working all year, taking great shots, booking clients, and growing your contact list. If you’re looking for additional revenue this holiday season, one idea may be to reach out to your customer base to see if they’d be interested in a photo booth for their holiday event or party.
Your message can be as simple as, “As the holiday season quickly approaches I’d like to offer up my services as a photo booth operator. A photo booth can provide a healthy dose of fun and excitement at any event. If you need a photo booth rental at your party please don’t hesitate to reach out for a quote or for more information.”
Don’t let this revenue opportunity slip by. It’s an easy way to make some extra cash at parties and corporate events. And may become a lead generation tool that you can then upsell your other photo services. At under $1000 USD, the Ultimate Rock Solid PhotoBooth Bundle from Tether Tools comes with the stand, laptop table, cables, and grip gear needed to start your photo booth business. The other pieces needed to create the photo booth are a camera, laptop with photo booth software, and a monitor/TV ― items that as a working photographer you already have on hand, ready to go.
- Easy to set up and super portable – see our write-up and video on ‘Setting Up the Ultimate Rock Solid PhotoBooth Bundle’
- When not being used as a photo booth, the same gear can be used in other areas of your photography and film workflow – see our write-up on the clamps, grips, and arms including in the bundle
- Open air photo booth design that allows you to customize and dress up your photo booth as you see fit depending on the season and party
When selecting a photo booth consider these attributes:
Hardware – There are a lot of options out there, and if you’re just starting your photo booth venture and don’t want to spend a ton of money, we recommend picking up a Tether Tools Rock Solid PhotoBooth Kit. The kit leverages gear you already have such as an extra camera body or stand and allows you to quickly create a portable, easy to set-up an inexpensive photo booth.
Software –Darkroom Booth Software is a good option. The folks at Darkroom just launched version 3, and it provides photographers the power to add new output options, connect users to social media in real time, and provides you with all the tools to effectively manage your photo booth. Another great option is dslrBooth Photo Booth Software, which is easy to install and run and is capable of a fully automated workflow from capture to printing.
Souvenir – Photo booths give guests the opportunity not only to have fun but to also have a party favor to take with them to remember the wedding at the end of the night. Some photographers give guests a printout of the photo booth picture, while others simply have the photos available digitally on their website or on social media for wedding guest to check out.