Photo Booth Hire For Weddings In Birmingham

Photo Booth Hire Birmingham For Your Big Event

The idea rose to its most prominent when a portable photo booth was hired for The X Factor 2009 wrap party. The X Factor – a craze in itself – spurned a huge surge of interest in the idea, especially as the show frequently used a similar idea known as the video booth. The video booth captured the contestants and their family at their happiest, saddest and most vulnerable as they relayed their responses to audition success and failure face to face with a camera.The booth enclosure creates this sense of intimacy, and works with a photo booth hire as well. We all associate passport photography with instant photo booths that all carry the same common aesthetic – a booth, seat and curtain for privacy. These features are all consistent with photo booth’s hired for events, and provide the same sense of privacy and intimacy that gives the user the opportunity to reveal themselves on film.

Photo Booth Hire BirminghamAnother aspect of the classic photo booth hire is for it’s nostalgia. Many people have used a photo booth at some time in their past, most likely as teenagers, to get photo’s taken with their boyfriend or girlfriends. The shy, intimacy aspect comes into play here also, whereby young relationships perhaps can’t create the photo booth pictures in any other environment together without getting embarrassed! Other’s may have used photo booth hire Birmingham from Petite Booth to bundle into with friends, to get a fun, unusual photographic keepsake. This perhaps is a more extroverted use of the booth, as friends competed to see who could pull the silliest face, or strike the best pose in the limited four flashes.

Either motive for using the photo booth  hire from Petite Booth is a great motive, with the end result being a photographic strip the users can keep and reminisce about. So we’re talking about a fun, un-domestic activity, that captures friends or partners in the moment and provides a memento of the moment? What a great idea! Shouldn’t people be using that for weddings and birthday parties?

It’s clear where the thinking came from and now hard to believe that the idea has only in the last twelve months become such a popular feature for events. But what, if you don’t necessarily have those nostalgic feelings and memories, will appeal to you most?

The novelty is of course a key factor. It’s not a common household item, unlike modern digital photography equipment. As technology and the internet has given people greater creative ability in their own home, the world of high quality photography is no longer considered elitist and the domestic prices of many standard digital SLR’s and printing equipment has led to the general public – formal photography training or not – to take on the hobby with industry standard products. Gone are the days when a family holiday would be documented on a disposable camera, or the prints would take five to ten days getting developed at the local chemists. Now, thanks to computers and digital cameras, special occasions with family and friends are only worth capturing if it can be saved to a hard drive and later shared on Facebook.

This leads us to the rise of social networking in modern culture. Now everybody with a Facebook, MySpace, Bebo account or similar is actively encouraged to upload photographs for their friends and family to view, the need for digital photography increases further. Every up-to-date mobile phone has a camera function and the ability to upload photographs online whilst on the move. It’s aspects of our current culture like this that have created a fascination with photography and documenting our day to day lives. This obsession means our society not only wants to take photographs, but they want to see the result instantly and share it just as rapidly.

Photo booth hire captures the essence of all these notions in one. The instant prints, the touch screen technology, the high quality photography and the digital results available later in online galleries – how did we not fall in love with the idea sooner?

This is one passionate, long term relationship that doesn’t look set to fizzle out just yet.

To find out more about photo booth hire and how it fits into other modern events, speak to the team at Petite Booth.

Advice On Luxury Wet Rooms

Advice On Luxury Wet Rooms

Luxury Wet Rooms

There seems to be a growing trend into installing luxury wet rooms from Landons Wet Rooms as opposed to having a normal sized bathroom. Why is it that luxury wet rooms is becoming more popular and what is it about them that people have now labelled it as being luxurious? For starters this is no ordinary bathing area, but a fully waterproof room that could also be interpreted as one large shower room. Bathrooms have a small part of the room where people can have a shower or bath; whereas a wet room allows you to use the entire room without the worry of flooding the floor.

These are ideal for wheelchair users or people with disabilities that affect their mobility. The key thing about a room like this is space. Whether one is considering installing this in a small room of their home or just want a luxurious bathing experience, these can help resolve spacing issues. Converting a small room into a bathroom may only allow a very limited space for a shower, which can pose a problem for any user. However a good solution is to have an entire room that is sealed and with one drain on the floor to remove excess water.

Luxury Wet RoomsThe most important thing to think about before installing a luxury wet room is whether it can be made waterproof, this means that the room will use a thick lining (known as a tank). Most rooms can be made waterproof, however it is always best to seek professional advice and guidance to find out if it is possible for your chosen room. It is important to get this bit right, as any leakage over time can cause a considerable amount of damage to the whole of your house. This will mean spending out on a lot of money for repairs.

The next step is choosing your tiles for the wet room. There a many different types and it is important that you select the right one. The ones you should aim to use are ones that are good for gripping, such as mosaic tiles making the use of the room safer. However, one drawback is that with the many different tiles put together, there are gaps for the water to seep through, which can be a problem for users after a short period. Furthermore, they are more difficult to maintain and clean.

Another option is to use stone floor tiles, which may be slippery but have less gaps in between tiles which decreases the risk of water seepage. They may also need much more maintenance in order to keep them waterproofed. Other tiles are available; it is a matter of finding a balance between the two.

The final thing to consider when installing a wet room is where to locate the shower heads. Some rooms can have overhead shower heads, which is more common, or some may allow jets in the walls and foot showers designed to massage ones feet. The result is a modern showering method, aimed at making ones showering experience convenient and luxurious.

Rodger is highly experienced in the realm of wet rooms, having worked in the bathroom design industry for many years.