FAQ

How it works…it’s all very clever!

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A Christmas photo booth in Nottingham

Your guests come to our photo booth and are greeted with simple instructions on the screen, a bunch of props and a button. They’re advised to grab some props and press the big red button. The booth will then take 4 photos, 1 photo every 5 seconds. The booth then does all the clever stuff and uploads the photo to the Internet as quickly as possible (see below about “in case there’s no Internet connection available”).

Your guests will be given a card which has the web address they need (www.socialbooth.co.uk/live) or they can scan a QR Code using their smartphone to see the latest image from the booth plus the previous photos taken by the booth on that day. This website is mobile friendly so they can see their photo easily and download them with only a few clicks.

All the instructions on what to do will be made clear to the visitors so they should all be able to have a giggle at Uncle Bob in the big red wig.

The photos are also then uploaded to our Facebook page, this website and anywhere that’s requested.

See, told you it was clever!

Please note: The Social Booth is a non-printing booth. All images can be viewed online live during and after the event. You will also receive a disc with the images on to keep.


We deliver the photo booth to your location at a time that suits either you or the venue hosting your photobooth. We typically need at least 30 minutes before and after the event so it can be set-up and ready to go so when booking please make sure we can have access to the venue so that your booth can be ready in time.

We can supply many props but if you have anything you’d like to supply for your event then it’s fine with us. We cannot promise items won’t be broken but we will do our best to make sure guests look after all the bits.

FAQs

why are you cheaper than other photo booths?
We decided that getting photos online was better. Everyone can have their own digital copy on their phone, computer or tablet. so we chose to have a photo booth that doesn’t do printing. This means a vastly lower cost to you as we don’t need to buy print media and all the other bits and bobs that go with them.
Do you have video capability?
At present, no. Because it’s an open air booth there tends to be too much ambient noise. We’re working on this by having a handheld mic but this won’t be available unless demand calls for it.
How long do we get the photo booth for?
You will get the booth for the total amount of hours you’ve paid for. We will make sure the booth is all ready to go on the time specified.
Who looks after the photo booth?
Our photo booth is supplied complete with an attendant who will not only set up the booth but stay in attendance to assist, inspire and make sure everything goes smoothly for your guests.
How many people can I get in the booth?
The booth can take at upto about 10 people at one time but if space alllows we can squeeze in a few more. It’s all about getting yourself into the shot. You can see yourself on the screen before it takes a photo.
What quality are the photos?
We use a high quality DSLR camera so the photos are of the highest quality. The Facebook and website photos are a medium resolution but still suitable for printing a 6"x4" photo. Flickr has a high resolution viewer. We keep a high res copy as backup which leads to the next question…
Do we get to keep all the photos after the event?
Yes we will send you a CD with all the individual images on after the event, this will normally be with you within 2-3 days after the event. The photos also stay online in the gallery so everyone can access the photos at anytime.
How many photos are included during the hire?
As our system has no printing there is no limit to how many photos, the only limit is your guests creativity.
What are the venue requirements?
We require a flat level indoor space, a wide wall space and access to a standard 13 amp socket within 10m.
Can you set the photo booth up early and return later to run it?
Yes, but it would need arranging in advance. If there’s extra travel involved there may be further costs. Please contact us to discuss things.
How long does it take to set up?
Set up takes about 30 mins although we ask for 1 hour to set up, just to be safe.
Do you supply a prop box?
A photo booth wouldn't be complete without a prop box. We offer a prop box for your guests to use packed full of hats, wigs, glasses and loads of other bits. We add new props all the time but if you have something in mind as a theme please ask.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes, we require a £50 deposit and the balance must be paid up 14 days before the event date.
How do we pay?
You can pay by credit card, bank transfer, cash or PayPal. We cannot accept cheques. Final payments must be received/cleared no later than 7 days BEFORE your event starts. Failure to do this without prior agreement may mean your booth hire will be cancelled.
What are idle hours?
Idle hours are deemed as any hours before or after the event where a booth is required, but will not be in operation. Typically idle hours come into play in situations where it is not possible to set up or take away a booth directly before or after an event. All idle hours are charged at £25 per hour.
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