You’re likely familiar with the traditional photo booth, an enclosed rectangular box with a curtain for taking photos.

But chances are you haven’t tried to squeeze into one lately because they’re being replaced rapidly with the latest and greatest in photo booth technology, including open-air photo booths, selfie stations and even selfie mirrors.

Here are six reasons why traditional photo booths are going out of style and being replaced by a new class of fresh photo technology.

Traditional photo booths are bulky

They’re big and heavy. That makes them difficult to transport and adds cost for event rentals. Once you put them down, they’re not going anywhere if you change your mind. To make matters worse, it’s hard to find one that isn’t just plain ugly.

They don’t fit in at events

Event planners will try to hide a traditional photo booth in another room, in which case many people don’t notice it and miss out on the chance to use it. If you have an intimate venue, trying to find the right place for a large photo booth can be frustrating or impossible.

Too many moving parts

Traditional photo booths often run on ancient PC photo booth software that connects a camera, printer and touch-screen by USB. That’s a lot of components to troubleshoto. Did we mention you’ll need to constantly check the printer media levels?

Many old models are coin-operated

For a business, charging customers to take a photo may seem like a great idea at first, but it may come back to bite you when they get the impression you’re just being cheap or trying to make a buck. Typically these booths have cheesy printed images on the side, compounding the brand image situation.

Social media is an afterthought

If you want to connect your traditional photo booth to the internet, you’ll need to add a social sharing kiosk. That means an even larger footprint for the booth with kiosk stands. Plus, it becomes a multi-step process for your guests to get their photos and the system grinds to a crawl.

Our Co-founder, Mark Hennings, created one of the first social sharing kiosk apps called LiveBooth to help the industry move forward. Along the way, he discovered something even better.

So We Created a Better Way

The Simple Booth team developed a revolutionary, comprehensive solution so people would no longer have to compromise on photo booth size, quality or aesthetics. Starting with the physical aspect of the booth, the design is modern and sleek. It takes up little space and is extremely portable, allowing hosts to move it easily during their event.

Simple Booth HALO®

It’s called HALO® and it runs on a simple iPad app.

The HALO ring light draws people in and makes them look great in pictures. Combing hardware and software into a seamless, user-friendly solution, HALO makes it easy to setup a photo booth anywhere and for guests to enjoy it, get their photo instantly to their phone and share online.

Make the modern move

The happiness and satisfaction of the guest experience is one of the most important factors for a successful event or activation. By investing in HALO, guests can have all the fun of a traditional photo booth but leave behind all of the hassle associated with it.

For this reason, big brands like Sephora, Red Bull and Live Nation see the benefits of digital photo booth services.

Ready to ditch the traditional photo booth and show your patrons or guests a modern photo capture experience they’ll love?

Learn About HALO