THAT SOUNDS GREAT, BUT WHAT IS A
PLEASE TELL ME YOU KNOW WHAT A PHOTO BOOTH IS!
The modern concept of photo booth with (later) a curtain originated with Anatol Josepho (previously Josephewitz), who had arrived in the U.S. from Russia in 1923, with the first photo booth appearing 1925 on Broadway in New York City. For 25 cents, the booth took, developed and printed 8 photos, a process taking roughly 10 minutes. In the first six months after the booth was erected, it was used by 280,000 people. The Photomaton Company was created to place booths nationwide. On March 27, 1927, Josepho was paid $1 million and guaranteed future royalties for his invention.
IN SIMPLE TERMS
A photo booth is a fancy doovalackie that operates with the touch of a button (or a button on a screen), which then triggers a timer. Once the timer counts down to zero – it activates a camera that takes your photo!
The cool part is that it processes your photo instantly, and prints you out a few copies of your photo(s) to touch and hold and take home with you straight away! It’s pretty amazing actually!
A mirror booth operates in exactly the same way, except you touch the mirror to activate the booth, then the mirror ‘talks to you’ (well, it does this visually), and then the MIRROR takes your photo and prints it out! It’s SO COOL – you have to see it for yourself!