Why use a virtual photo booth?
With the global restrictions of social events and the increase in virtual events, virtual photo booths have risen to the occasion by offering an easy way for photo booths to be hosted on-line from the comfort and safety of your own home, office or wherever you choose. No more photo booth lines to wait in. Even when the world returns back to its new normal, virtual booths will be there to augment traditional photo booths. A virtual photo booth is a great option to overcome the social distancing restrictions, encourage engagement and make memories. Just imagine how awesome your event would be if anyone could experience your photo booth from anywhere in the world.
What is a virtual photo booth and how does it work?
A virtual photo booth is a software platform that turns your personal phone, computer or any smart device into a fun, digital photo booth. The technology has all the excitement and features of a traditional photo booth, with the advantage of being accessible from anywhere in the world. It’s like having a photo booth in the palm of your hand.
This is how the virtual booth process works. Our team gathers the pertinent design elements from the host and puts together a digital picture frame and a cloud based micro-site, incorporating the customer’s graphics or logo for the occasion. The client is provided with a unique URL link and QR code that they forward to each participant of the event. The link can be activated with any computer or smart phone that has internet access, and the QR code can be scanned with any device that has a built in camera. Whichever option is selected, it will initiate the virtual booth platform. No software, apps or hardware is required to be installed to access the virtual booth platform. It’s fully browser based and works on Windows Mac, iOS and more. Once the guest accesses the virtual booth software, they accept the custom terms, then select if they want to take a standard, GIF, Boomerang, or a Burst picture. The user has the option to select from an assortment of virtual digital props and change the background of their picture, also known as green screen but without the need of a backdrop. If that isn’t clever, we don’t know what is. After the selfie picture is taken, the guest either accepts or retakes the photo, and then they decide how they want to transfer their unique keepsake. The digital photo can be sent to their social media page, email, or simply downloaded to their device. The software is not only intuitive, but fun to use.
In addition to the numerous sharing options, all the virtual photos taken during the event are uploaded in real time and saved in a cloud based micro-site. The pictures on the micro-site are organized in a gallery slideshow for the guest to enjoy during and after the event. The host of the event will receive digital copies of all the gallery photos as a memento of the great time everyone had.
A virtual photo booth is a great corporate marketing solution to promote your brand and create client engagement. It’s useful for capturing emails from anywhere in the world for future communication and advertising. In addition to marketing, you can incorporate a virtual photo booth at your next company function or social event. After your colleagues or friends experience a virtual photo booth, they’ll be requesting it for every function.