What better time to do head shots for your team than when they are all together for a meeting? With our portable head shot photo booth, also called a “headshot photo lounge”, the head shots we produce on location are indistinguishable from those taken in a traditional studio.
Our head shot photo booth with automatic touch up (headshot photo lounge with automatic touch up) re-imagines head shot corporate photography. It is unique in the industry. Our photographers engage each participant, help them pose at flattering angles, and spend time making sure everything is just right. Still, the entire process only takes a few minutes.
Our head shot photo booth can be used at your offices, letting your staff update their head shot in just a few minutes. We can set up in a lobby, office, board room. Almost anywhere.
Each headshot photo lounge session is a series of photos. We talk and engage the participant as we take the images, helping them relax in front of the camera. When we’re done, we export all the photos to the automatic touch up software. The photos are processed, and sent to iPads we provide. The participant picks the photos they like. They can make a print of their favorite image. Most importantly, they email their selected photos.
Participants have clean, edited, polished, studio head shots just moments after they pose.
More details on our unique touch up software.
Our head shot photo booth software is unique.
US Event Photos is the only national event photography firm with this automatic touch up software. We developed the software, and the entire process, after a client called one day and asked, “is it possible to touch up the photos automatically?’
Yes, it’s possible. Here’s how our software is different.
We customize the filters based on sex and other factors. Without that customization, software would over-correct participants.
We take a series of photos. “One and done” just doesn’t work for head shots.
Our photographers engage the participants, helping them pose. We shoot different angles, poses, heights, framing.
Generally, we take about 10 photos of a participant. After correction, the participant chooses the photo(s) they like.
Only those photos selected by the participant are emailed or text messaged to the participant.
The iPad and email are customized with your brand’s logo.
Photos can be emailed in full resolution if requested.
We use a complete portable photo studio for the Head Shot Photo Booth. Resulting photos are indistinguishable from traditional studio portraits.
Finally. A Great Green Screen Headshot Photo Booth (Headshot Photo lounge)
One challenge with a traditional head shot photo lounge is the background. No matter what background you pick — even our slick corporate grey — you are limited to that one graphic option in the final head shot images. With our green screen headshot photo booth — sometimes called our green screen headshot photo lounge — that problem is solved. We have the technology (and the expertise) to capture your participant’s head shot against a green screen, and then export those photos against multiple backgrounds that fit a variety of graphic design choices. Even better, those photos are automatically touched up and each participant is freshened up, in each scene. The green screen headshot photo booth / green screen headshot photo lounge is a sophisticated, high-tech solution to your head shot needs and produces on location event head shots that are indistinguishable from traditional studio or outdoor headshot photos.
Our green screen head shot photo booth / green screen headshot photo lounge finished photos are sized so you can crop the photos to fit a variety of graphic design layouts. Modern headshots are seldom designed for a square layout — even LinkedIn is a round format — and we make sure our images are sized to fit a variety of applications.
Convention Head Shot Photo Booths. Headshots in Seconds.
Our convention head shot photo booths are fast.
True, our head shot photographers pose each participant.
True, our system is tailored to each participant. We won’t “over correct” a participant.
True, we take about 10 photos for each person.
True, we touch up the photos immediately.
True, the entire process takes about 3-5 minutes.
True, participants love having a selection of head shots to choose from.
Our headshot photo booths are the perfect vehicle for collecting participant data. What data do we collect? That’s up to you. Whatever you want us to gather, we’ll provide in a simple Excel spreadsheet so you can easily import the information into your systems.
Email, text phone numbers and images sent are all standard data collected. However, we it doesn’t have to stop their. If you have industry specific intel you need to gather, we have your back.
For example, one of our core clients requires the “booking telephone number” of each participant, because that is how they track their clients. So, we customize a field within our system to collect that information. Other clients require billing zip codes, or business phone numbers, or other materials that might not fit the standard fields. No problem. Tell us what you need and we’ll tweak our platform to gather that information.
Even better, it’s included in our rate.
FAQ About Our Head Shot Photo Lounge and Planning Materials
The photo lounge — also called a head shot photo booth — is designed to take great head shots at events, and export those images for participant use on social media. Here are the most common questions about integrating a head shot photo booth into your event space:
How much space is required for the Head Shot Photo Booth?
The head shot photo booth can fit in a smaller footprint than other photo executions. By definition, head shots are taken of individuals, one participant at a time. That means the background can be smaller, since only one participant poses for the photos. We can use a small, pop-up style background, which takes up about 5′ of background space, or a larger, 8′ scrim style background. It all depends on the space you have available, and how you’d like the photo booth to look. From the back wall, we need less than
10′, which means the entire photo experience can fit in a space 5′ wide by less than 10′ deep.
Power requirements for the head shot photo lounge is the same as other photo executions. A simple 5 amp, standard wall receptacle is is fine, which is adjacent to the photo area. We’ll bring standard extension cords to run power, and will tape down all power. Keep in mind you don’t want to run power across main aisles or traffic paths.
How long do the photos take? What is the capacity of the booth?
We run our Head Shot Photo Lounge a bit differently than other photo companies. First, we do “mini sessions” of about 6 – 10 photos of each participant. All the photos we take in that few minute period are immediately imported into the system by the photographer, as the participant moves from in front of the camera to the iPad area. The photographer selects a touch-up filter that is customized to the participant, applies that filter to all the photos in the mini-session, and exports all the images to the iPads. The touch-up process takes about 30 seconds. All the touched-up photos are now available on the iPads, and the photo assistant selects all the images, and emails all the photos to the participant. That takes another 30 seconds. While the assistant is helping the participant, the photographer has moved onto the next in line. Participants actually select the photos the like when they receive the email, not on the event floor. That keeps an even line flow.
We can photograph about 40 participants per hour, comfortably, with each head shot photo lounge set. The entire process takes a couple of minutes for each person.
How extensive is the touch-up process?
We customize each touch up based on feed back from the participant. Some people want extensive correction, others just a little. We like to tell people the finished photos will just “look like you got a nice, restful sleep. The touch up process helps refresh you.” Our process is customized to age, sex, skin type, and other factors that are participant specific and are specified by the photographer at the time of processing.
Are the head shots printed at the Lounge?
Typically, no, the head shots aren’t printed on location like at other types of photo executions. If you’d like prints available, let us know, and we can provide that service — but it isn’t typically wanted for head shots.
What resolution are the head shots sent?
We send large file sizes to the participant — 1800 pixels. There is a link on the email/ text message for the participant to download complimentary full resolution files from our gallery. Sometimes we send the full file sizes out with the email, and eliminate the need for a gallery. However, if internet is slow, that can cause the emails to arrive after the event conclusion (instead of immediately from the event floor).
Are the head shot galleries public?
Usually. However, they don’t have to be. They can be password protected. Also, images CAN be tagged with participant names and made searchable (so the participant can bring up just their photos) — however, that does add a few minutes to the work flow on the event floor. Most participants like the link to be private — password protected — but don’t care if other participants see their photos, so tagging with their names is usually not needed.
Can you customize the background for the Headshot Photo Booth?
Short answer — yes. We do suggest the logo be off to one side of the background, and not across the top. Top placement doesn’t work well. However, we do have a customization service to brand the background. Production takes about two weeks.