One of the things I love about event photography is the opportunity to attend parties of all kinds and get paid for it. Now, you might think that there are a lot of reasons not to want to be at a party and there are certainly some that are better than others. Children's birthday parties can be a lot of stressful work and adult parties that include alcohol can be downright dangerous at times. For the most part, though, a photographer who can keep a cool head can have a great time at these events and what could be better than getting paid to have fun?
Of course, the key to getting paid and, for that matter, getting hired in the first place is to consistently capture great shots of people having fun at the party. That may sound easy, but there can be very challenging moments. Avoiding those moments and creating great ones becomes part of your job as the event photographer. No, you're not the host, but if you want to produce the kind of images that will get referrals and repeat business, you need to be able to create and capture smiles and laughter at parties.
If the idea of entertaining your subjects is intimidating, you might think that parties aren't a good place for you and your skills. Not so! Fortunately, you can literally bring something to the party even if you're not the most entertaining person in the world for a particular age group. It's new, it's automatic and it's bound to get the laugh meter up into the red zone.
Gifyyy is a self-contained GIF photo booth platform that you can bring along in its carrying case with just one hand. Set up on its own tripod, with its own light source and your iPad. It invites guests to touch the screen, after which it records a short GIF animation of the people in front of the pad and plays it back. Once the initial laughter subsides, the guests can then choose to record a different one or send the current one to their (or their parents') smartphone, followed by the option to share it on social media outlets.
It doesn't matter what age group you're dealing with, Gifyyy is going to help you get things rolling and your subjects in the right mood for great photos that your clients will love. What's more, while it's ensuing hilarity, it's compiling a list of the phone numbers entered for you, so you can let the partygoers or their parents know when images are available for sale, or where to find you and your Gifyyy next.
We think this innovative new booth is going to be extremely popular in the coming months. Now's the time to find out about getting yours. Go get the details here. We think you'll want to have it in your bag of party tricks.