InstaStarr's photo booths don't instruct you to say "cheese," but that doesn't typically prevent subjects from loosening up and smiling. The photographer-less booths usually yield a host of spontaneous, zany facial expressions and poses. Each photo series is printed on a strip in the subjects' choice of black-and-white or color and stored on a DVD. Since multiple people can fit inside the 5'x5'x6' booth, you don't have to worry about leaving someone out of the photo or inviting the E Street Band.
Snap Shot Parties memorializes parties, proms, holiday celebrations, and wedding receptions with custom photo-booth packages replete with digital images, instantly printed pictures, and on-hand attendants. The wheelchair-accessible 7'x7'x7' booth hosts up to 14 partygoers, making it great for capturing a group of bridesmaids or a whole family of cake-seeking raccoons. A helpful technician sets up and takes down each booth and remains on hand throughout the occasion to ensure smooth functioning and answer questions. Guests are then free to pose for formal snapshots or silly candids at their leisure, immortalizing their presence at festivities on DVD, flash drives, or prints.
Metroplex Photo Booth’s open-air photo stations allow even large groups of revelers to stuff themselves into memorable strips. The self-service booths instruct their inhabitants via an LCD monitor, showing the camera’s footage in real time so parties can form attractive tableaus, whether in black and white or color. An attendant remains with the booth at all times to help technologically confused guests, dispense unlimited photo strips, and teach smiling to anyone who missed that day in school. The memory catchers offer a number of additional amenities to personalize the experience including magnetic frames, scrapbooks, and props.
Princesses Elsa, Cinderella and Beauty: these are just a few of the princesses youngsters can morph into at Kid's Photo Fun. That's because the studio caters to children's imaginations with themed photo shoots.?The themes include Girls' Night Out and Winter Wonderland, a magical fantasy world where every day is a snow day from school. Kids can also strike a royal pose in front of a 10-foot castle that features a tower and drawbridge.
Since he was a boy, Charles King has traveled through life with paper and pen, ready to sketch the world around him. In school, his teachers asked him to make drawings for various projects and made him the official artist of the bulletin board in the first grade. And though he went to college to study accounting, he found himself continually drawn back to the arts. While at a party one day, he sat in a corner and began sketching the guests. Soon a crowd had formed to watch, and people requested sketches of their friends. Once Charles had been invited to a few parties and paid for his services, he realized his drawings inspired fascination in those around him and gave him more joy than accounting, so he immediately switched to graphic design.
Charles’s art career has grown in bursts in the 35 years since those early days. His wife persuaded him to sell his early business and go into cartooning full time, and today he receives invitations to draw at large-scale events such as corporate conventions and trade shows. He draws cartoons from photographs for prices ranging from $100 to $1,000 for a color likeness. When performing for a crowd, Charles can draw about 30–60 sketches an hour, simultaneously producing miniature tornadoes with the rapid flicking of his pen. At an event at an Atlanta children’s hospital, he sketched portraits of 700 children in six hours. When Charles draws, his arm takes over and runs on autopilot; he can even look away while drawing and maintain a sharp image and a true likeness.
His skills have even attracted the attention and business of famous fans including President Ronald Reagan and Colonel Sanders. Charles says that he draws because he enjoys getting a reaction from people and “loves to hear his customers, especially the kids, laugh.”