Photobooths have evolved from the vending machine with automated and card- (or coin) operated camera and film processor, to now semi-manual operated camera and printer in a pipe-and-drape booth. Both of these photobooths take photos in a minute or two and have them printed right away.
The love of Filipinos for posing in front of the camera may have brought the rise of photobooths. They have become a staple in almost every event here in the Philippines – may it be birthday parties, weddings, conferences, fun runs, college parties, movie premiers or any other occasion you can think of.
Honestly, I have not experienced having my photos taken in the older version of the photobooth (I’m referring to Neo Prints found inside Timezone, if that may sound familiar to you). I don’t really like taking photos of myself but I come to love how much thrill of the new photobooths provide. I must admit that I am a fan.
It definitely brings chaos and excitement with the limited time to prep yourself, wear your props and think of another pose for the next shot (in 5… 4… 3… 2… 1!)