You are standing on a small 35 inches platform. As you strike a pose, a camera mounted on a spinning rod does a full 360 around you and takes your pictures from every angle. The people around you are amazed and can’t believe what’s happening.
Have you ever had such an experience? Well, if you have any events planned next weekend, we recommend getting a 360 camera for rent. Trust us when we say that with this smart device standing in the corner of your venue, people will dub you the KING of throwing incredible parties! A 360 camera is quite expensive, which is why we suggest you rent it.
Let’s take a look at why renting a 360 camera is better than buying one:
Why Rent a 360 Camera?
Renting a 360 camera is simple math. The platform alone costs from $170 to $500. Then there’s the HD camera, which will probably cost thousands of dollars. Other things include props, lighting options, etc. Add up the total cost and expect to pay between $5,000 and $10,000. If you ask us, that’s a lot!
On the other hand, a 360 camera for rent does not just include the camera. Rental companies provide a package that includes the platform, props, customized backdrops, lighting, etc.
When it comes to renting a 360 camera, there are two things you need to focus on:
The Availability of Props
A photo booth and props have been the perfect entertainment combination for more than 30 years. The photo booth has been and still is one of the best creations.
It first appeared in 1925 and was invented by Anatol Josepho, a Siberian immigrant. It was unveiled near Times Square on Broadway. At the time, a few minutes in the booth cost 25 cents. The booth took 8 photos and developed them within 10 minutes. Josepho’s invention was such a success that in the first 6 months, the booth was used by 280,000 people. The booth became so popular that a company was created by the name “The Photomaton Company” and tasked with providing photo booths nationwide.
The 360 camera is a much better and updated version of the photo booth. This idea is similar to a photo booth but has advanced features, such as a 360-degree capture angle, freedom to move on the platform for more elaborate poses, and the ability to shoot a video.
A photo booth confined you in a space and would only take a picture from waste above. This limited the use of props and movements. On the other hand, on a 360-camera platform, you can use and do just about anything.
Since a 360 camera offers you to shoot a video Boomerang-style, two of the most popular props that people use are confetti cannons and a dollar-blasting gun. Not only are they super fun to use, but they look super cool on the camera.
A prop box will cost you from $20 to $100, and you can get a lot in it.
For How Many Hours You Need the Booth
Typically, a 360 camera for rent is available for 3 hours. You can go as high as a day, and if you are a part of an expo that will continue for 3 to 4 days, you can sign a contract. Make sure to read the fine print so that you know what you will be paying upfront and that there are no hidden fees.
Most people rent a 360 camera for 4 hours tops. It’s more than enough for a formal event, such as a wedding or birthday. If you choose to extend the hours, it will cost you around $100 per hour, which is why we recommend you plan in advance. Every company will offer different rent quotes. Browse online and find at least 5 and compare what they are offering.
Finalize three and talk to them on the phone or in person to negotiate the cost. Remember, the more add-ons you ask for, the higher the rent will be.
Renting a 360 Camera for Events
Not every event is 360-camera-worthy. Since the rent of a 360 camera is high, you need to choose it for events that are meaningful for you. For example, a wedding is the perfect occasion. It marks the start of your new life.
You can set up the 360 camera platform at the reception and invite the guests over for family photos once you are done taking portraits with your spouse. To say your album will be a work of art would be an understatement.
Another event where a 360 camera makes sense is a birthday party. Whether it’s your 30th birthday or your daughter’s Sweet 16 Party, you will make lovely memories. Don’t forget to have the props set up on a nearby table that matches the theme of the party.
Next up, we have homecoming events, dance parties, and Quinceaneras.
A High-Quality Experience
One of the biggest benefits of renting a 360 camera is getting a high-quality HD camera. So, you can be sure that your pictures will display every minute detail. You won’t just get a 3-photo or an 8-photo strip that shows close-ups of your face.
You will get high-definition photos and videos that you can immediately share online on your social media. We do recommend that you get a social sharing station to give more people a chance to try out the 360 camera.
Since the pictures and videos are stored in the camera, it takes time to download, which means the camera cannot be used. This is where a social sharing station saves the day by sending the data to a sharing station where you can download everything easily.
It is much cheaper to rent a 360 camera than buy one. All you have to do is find a reliable company that provides such services for events and talk with one of their representatives to find out what they offer in their package.
Remember to read the fine print so that you are not hit with any hidden fees in the end. That’s about it! Enjoy your 360 camera for rent and impress your guests by showing them how to make amazing videos and have a good time.