The winners!

Posted by Richard Goulden | Uncategorised | Monday 25 August 2008 11:33 pm

I decided to award a prize to the most creative photoboothers of 2013 because the standard of photos taken last year was so high.

Miranda and Joe were the winners and the winning sequence of photos was taken at Stephen’s 60th party in Buckinghamshire. What fascinated me was that they didn’t practise and they just went into the Photo Booth and got it right first time. I sent them a bottle of bubbly as a prize.

The competition was unofficial but I have decided to do it every year. Let the creative juices flow for 2014!

Here is the winning sequence of photos.

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Two Photobooths and a wedding…

Posted by Richard Goulden | Uncategorised | Monday 25 August 2008 2:49 pm

One again we had a great but tiring weekend with Emily & Oliver’s Photobooth on Friday night at Cambridge University. Katie and Darren’s wedding photography which was nice and close at a local church in Hillingdon with the reception in Gerrards X and Rachel and Chris’s Photobooth all the way across to Abergavenny in South Wales. We do get around a bit!
Once again the props went down an absolute storm and all you have to do is ask if you would like us to bring them with us to your Photobooth. We are currently borrowing them so a little notice is needed but over the coming weeks we will be buying our own. Here is Emily and Oliver and a few of their guests. Lots of legs and guns in these shots!

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Katie and Darren were married at my local church right next to my old school and their reception was at the most popular reception venue in Gerrards Cross. A lovely couple and an absolute joy to work with. Photography is very important to them and it shows. Darren is from Australia and the Aussies invented the concept of relaxed and candid wedding photography so we made sure that they had loads of it.
Here they are.

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Here are a few shots from Chris and Rachel’s wedding in South Wales. They had a blast too.

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Bank holiday blogging

Posted by Richard Goulden | Uncategorised | Monday 25 August 2008 2:39 pm

A few things have come up in the last week and I feel the need to clarify a couple of things as far as the service that Rentabooth offers against some of our competition. Rentabooth prints on the night and you receive your prints for your guests and the book immediately. I found that one of London based Photobooth companies charges per print and they are £1 each! While their basic fee for supplying a Photobooth is quite a bit cheaper than us by the time you add the price of the book and the prints on top, if you have a 150 guests with prints for them and your book you will end up paying a lot more than our inclusive fee. Our books are hand made by our tame bookbinder in your wedding/event colours and your names are embossed on the cover.
We do not make prints on inkjet printers at all. We use professional heavy duty printers that use a thermal process that make a print every ten seconds. (Places like Thorpe Park and Alton Towers use the same printers.) Prints drop into the printer tray, bone dry and laminated too. If you dip one of our prints into a pint of beer you can run it under a tap (to remove the beer!), give them a wipe and they are as good as new.
One other thing…
I notice a couple of Photobooth companies are making wild claims about the fading, or lack of, old fashioned chemical printing versus digital printing. The truth is that any colour or black & white print will fade over time. It is where you store or display it that will decide on its longevity. Stick it on a shelf that is hit by the sun every day and it will fade very quickly no matter how it was printed. In a book it will be fine for many, many years to come. On a shelf where it is away from a sunny window it will be fine.
With the old fashioned Photobooths if the chemicals that developed the prints were fresh, you would get a better quality result. As the Photobooth was used more and more the quality gradually deteriorated…
Another problem that has always been with the chemical process is washing the old chemicals out of the prints that are made. At home in a darkroom where access to running water is easily obtainable it’s pretty straightforward to get the chemicals that develop and fix a photographic image out of the paper. Not so easy in a Photobooth. There is no plumbing with a conventional Photobooth so it is almost inevitable that residual chemicals will hang around on and in a print that will contribute to fading and discoloration, much faster than a properly washed print. By the way, Rentabooth use digital Kodak printers with Kodak paper.
On to this last weekend of mayhem…
We traveled to Cowley and Littlemore in Oxfordshire for Ella and Philip’s wedding on Friday. It was a slightly surreal experience as I was brought up in Cowley near Uxbridge. Here is Ella at the hotel.
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While the wedding in Oxfordshire was going on, Zoe and Dominic travelled to Staines for Diane and Larry’s photobooth. As always, wacky and loads of fun.

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Last night (Sunday) we travelled to Henley to Shiplake College for Jackie and Chris’s wedding reception. Here they are.
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Not sure I have seen a tongue quite as long as this before. The little girl turned up to use the Photobooth every fifteen minutes with somebody different each time. She was great fun.

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A new look, new goodies and a very busy weekend

Posted by Richard Goulden | Uncategorised | Monday 11 August 2008 4:04 pm

We’ve had three Photobooths this weekend. Friday night we were in Hurley in Berkshire with a Photobooth with a new look and some props!
Saturday afternoon the Photobooth made a debut in W2 at a huge Nigerian wedding and in the evening we were in Richmond at the Bingham hotel with Rachel and Johnny.
On Friday in Hurley Vicky and Dave were married and the theme of the reception was pirates and the colours were red and black. Vicky asked if we could swap the entrance curtain from white to red and, of course(!) we were happy to oblige. Here is a shot of the Photobooth in situ. We loved the image so much you can now go to the Rentabooth website and the entrance image changes. When you scroll over the main image with your mouse it will change from the black and white Photobooth to the red one. It is very simple to give the Photobooth a totally different look for your wedding or event. We do need a couple of weeks notice though for your colour of choice as a seamstress has to hem the curtain.
I laid my hands on a load of props for the evening and they really add another dimension to your images but you do need a bit more space at your reception to give your guests some space to try things on.
Here is the image. It’s getting pretty late so I’ll post more images tomorrow. Or should it be later today…
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He we go. A bunch of images from the Photobooths over the weekend. A real variety. From the beautiful and incredible colours of a Nigerian wedding and Vicky & Dave’s wedding with the props, to the classic black and white shots from Rachel & Johnny’s wedding.
Here are the bride and groom, Vicky and David.

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Here are some shots from Kemi & Chikumbi’s wedding. I love the colours and the headgear!
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And finally to Rachel and Johnny’s wedding in Richmond…
Here are the two of them.

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