One somewhat fascinating evolution of the concept has been the relatively slow rise of three-dimensional photo booths that provide a completely unique twist on the concept.
Are Three-Dimensional Photo Booths The Future?
Alongside more conventional corporate photo booth hire options, one somewhat fascinating evolution of the concept has been the relatively slow rise of three-dimensional photo booths that provide a completely unique twist on the concept.
These take two forms, one of which is considerably more popular than the other with both providers and customers alike.
The first is a panoramic photograph that is used to create a digital 360-degree image around a person or group of people, which has seen some use alongside other novel booth features such as animation and special effects.
The other one produces not only a 3D image of a person in the frame but a statue capturing a moment in a photo booth itself.
Sometimes known as a 3D selfie, a 3D photo booth captures a panoramic image of a person or group of people, but instead of simply providing the 3D image, the system goes further and converts that image into a model that is used by a 3D printer to create a miniature stature of the person.
Rather than taking a set of pictures home from a corporate event, a delegate could take home their very own miniature figurine, which is a very easy way for an event to get remembered.
The system for implementing all of this is already there and has even been implemented on a very small scale. However, there are a few issues that might stand in the way of 3D photo booths taking off, none of which necessarily involve the booths themselves.
Printing a 3D statue in colour is still exceptionally expensive, with even relatively small statuettes costing over £100, which is far too expensive for most people to buy as a gift or a memento compared to a few pounds for a set of photos.
It could potentially be worthwhile for corporate events that are willing to invest heavily, particularly with the possibility of bulk discounts. However, this is unlikely to be a huge market until the price per unit comes down significantly.