Do you consider a photo booth as a real photographer or a party rental? ?

A photo booth users a professional DSLR and advanced technology to ensure you and all the guests have immediate on-site prints. An event photographer that does on-site printing is a similar service, so why is the human photographer considered a photographer and the machine considered a party rental?  

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The word photographer refers to a person. Since a machine is not a person, it's not a photographer. If you still are not convinced, let the machine set itself up to take the shot. Can it even go to the site by itself?

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes I did I used to take it seriously

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  • John
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It is often said that there is no such thing as a stupid question. Sometimes ya just gotta wonder about that though.

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  • Frank
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A major part of the equation that you're not considering is timing and posing of the subjects.  Both are things that an automated booth cannot do.  The choosing of the decisive moment to press the shutter button is crucial in making a great photo.  No thought of this means that you're almost guaranteed to get nothing more than a snapshot unless the person pressing the button gets lucky.

    Another thing about a pro photographer is that he/she can choose a better background, can choose better lighting or augment the ambient light to be more photogenic.  None of these things can be done with a photo booth.  However, one could make the argument that these decisions were considered when designing the booth.  But lets be real here, you simply cannot compare the results of a push-here dummy method of the photo booth to the technical and artistic skills of a pro photographer.  Even if both were using the same camera, or even if the booth had a superior camera/lens installed.  The results from a technically and artistically talented photographer will eons better than any cookie-cutter photo from a booth.  

    One the other hand, with the booth you're guaranteed to get acceptable results even if they're void of any originality.  People make mistakes, even a pro can goof up every once in a while.  The booth is a sure thing kind of way of getting something that will be "good enough" for the average person who doesn't really know anything about photography or what makes a bad image bad or a great image great.An automated booth may have a DSLR, but that camera is going to be an entry-level DSLR model that's around $400 with a lens, and certainly not a $5,000 pro model with a $2,600 lens.

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  • 1 month ago

    I think you answered your own question...because it's a machine and not a human being. You don't rent a person (at least I don't) but you can rent a machine. A person's time is worth more than a machine's.

  • 1 month ago

    no because they aren't actually taking the photos

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