3 Photo Booth Backup Tips and Best Practices

Running a photo booth business can be exciting, fun, rewarding and profitable. You are your own boss and control the outcome of your clients’ experience. Helping them create memories that last forever whether it is digital copies of the photos and video as well as physical prints of each moment in the booth is an honor! You are part of their lives forever even if it’s a small part

Your clients and their guests get one chance at capturing these memories so you owe it to them to have a plan in place in case something goes wrong.

As Murphy’s Law states, “anything that can go wrong will go wrong”, so be prepared for every event. Here are a few tips and suggestions that will ensure you are ready for just about anything that could go wrong with your photo booth:

· The key to being prepared is to have backup components of everything.

o All cables including USB and power cables

o Printer Media

o Backup Printer

o CPU or Tablet

o Camera

o Flash units and bulbs

o Scissors and tape to fix media paper and film

o You own Wi-Fi Hotspot / Router in case the venue does not have Wi-Fi available


· Test and set up all equipment prior to arriving at the event. This includes:

o Setting up the booth entirely and formatting their photo strip or other size print design.

o Running a test print to be sure the output is correct.

o Ensuring that your software and firmware is updated prior to arriving at the event. There’s nothing worse than a Windows or  IOS Update halfway through the event that stalls the photo booth experience.


· Have a backup for you or staff in case an emergency happens that prevents the person scheduled to work the event from being able to work.

For more tips and tricks join some Facebook user groups, they are an endless resource for other ideas, tips, tricks, and best practices to follow to help your business stay healthy and successful.  If you are a Max Design Customer, join our Max Design DJ and PB User Group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/609859759473348

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