Photobook transportation

Lizaflopez
Lizaflopez
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Hello everyone,</font><div style="font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; ">
</div><div><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">I have been the last weeks analyzing if I should by a booth of build my own, but now I have a new concern: the transportation.</font></div><div><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">
</font></div><div><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">At the moment I have a 206 peugeot and this is pulling me back from starting.I have seen amazing photobooth that I really love and want but I don't have a car with enough space to fit them in :( so i'm going for the option of building one myself.</font></div><div><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">
</font></div><div><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2"><div>I want mine to have a very professional look.</div><div>Able to be 'branded' by my clients if they wish (I want to try corporative and personal events).</div><div>Easy to assemble and disassemble for the event.</div><div>
</div><div>Any advice that you can give me?</div><div>
</div><div>Cheers,</div><div>Liza</div></font></div>

Comments

  • Mike
    Mike
    Hello Liza and welcome to the community. I can appreciate your delema with transportation.



    Do you have a rough budget? This may open an opportunity or two for highly portable booths.
  • Lizaflopez
    Lizaflopez
    Hi @Mike <div> </div><div>This is my first trial in the field to start my own business with my partner.</div><div>
    </div><div>I have at the moment with around $10000 that it is not too much but i'm still in the process of saving more to set up something really great from the beginning (I'm perfectionist and highly ambitious) so that's why i'm doing a lot of research to find the most I can get from what I have at the moment.</div><div>
    </div><div>I saw the capture pod but the size of the "walls" are too big for my car and as I live in Venezuela i'm quite limited. </div><div>
    </div><div> Any suggestion? </div>
  • Mike
    Mike
    <font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Have you checked out photoboothless? They have a quite portable solution and a few units coming up for sales.</font><div style="font-family: Arial, Verdana;font-size: 10pt;font-style: normal;font-variant: normal;font-weight: normal;line-height: normal">
    </div><div><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">http://www.facebook.com/photoboothless</font></div><div><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">
    </font></div><div><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">They posted about 4 units on our facebook page http://on.fb.me/Pnkaxf</font></div>
  • Kat
    Kat
    Liz, I have the same problem. I drive a Honda Accord which gets great gas mileage and wanted to use it for transporting my booth. After building my first prototype I realized the size of my trunk and back seat should have been taken into consideration (MEMO TO BOOTH BUILDERS, CONSIDER YOUR RIDE).

    I could use our truck but it doesn't get as good of mileage which cuts into profit. I lucked out though (I think because my husband was tired of hearing me whine although I'd like to think I have killer negotiating skills LOL.) He agreed to let me purchase a Jeep Liberty which I can use to tow our toys when camping etc.

    Mike's idea of going boothless could be a good option. Sure wish that photoboothless unit was available 4 months ago before I began purchasing all my equipment...
  • boothpix
    boothpix
    The only company I know that builds something remotely feasable is based in the UK. A couple of guys on here use them, indirectly having bought through 3rd parties. The downside is, and I'm in the UK, they want you to visit them to discuss things like camera/vdu height which for me would have ben a 600 mile round trip and a waste of time.

    Needless to say I designed and built my own. They'd also set you back more than your budget I reckon.I could have made it slightly smaller but by the time you factor in printer, props and a few other bits it adds up space wise. We still need an estate (station wagon) to carry it.

    I think you've just got to be creative and think about build/dismantle and how much you want to do onsite. I've recently uploaded a vid on our youtube channel showing the our new one being set up at an event. You can search youtube by our name to view it.
  • Lizaflopez
    Lizaflopez
    Thank you guys for all your advices and experiences. I really appreciate them.<div>
    </div><div>I'm still in the process of make a decision and I will let you know what I did.</div><div>
    </div><div>Cheers,</div><div>Liza</div>
  • jtphotobooth
    jtphotobooth
    Currently my set up fits in all compact cars. I am working on another that much lighter. If you are interested I can show you my new set up I am working on and we can work something out, Email me at jtphotobooth@gmail.com.

    Check out my website at www.jtphotobooth.com if you curious how my set up looks and I look forward working with you.

    My current set up is a vintage camera but my second/third set up will be more modern but just as fun.
  • vultee
    vultee
    I have mazda 323F - not much more spacious than your peugoet :) I have also a trailer (share it with a friend), if I have two gigs I rent a trailer for about 7$/day. It's not very comfortable, so I'm thinking about getting an used van (like ford transit, vw transporter).
  • Minh
    Minh
    I had to buy a van.. Ugh.. I hate it. It's a white creeper van lol
  • Soundsations
    Soundsations
    <font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Just FYI, I've had several inquirers about the possibility of me designing a different kind of booth. I just built three last week that are built and outfitted, just need to get them out of the paint booth for new pictures. They will be featured on our new website soon, but will provide pictures here soon. They house the same awesome components as the popular current design I offer, but lighter and significantly "skinnier" lol. So far my attendants are putting dibs on who gets to take the "skinny" booths to their events. You'll just have to wait and see! </font>
  • carlrez
    carlrez
    <blockquote>I had to buy a van.. Ugh.. I hate it. It's a white creeper van lol</blockquote>



    Is it like this one? lol j/k<div>
    </div><div><img src="http://universalspectrum.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=253&d=1337242735"></div>
  • Minh
    Minh
    Exactly lol



    For now, I have to do this.. Damn dolly weighs about as much as the booth
  • Lucktech Photobooths
    Lucktech Photobooths
    I have a full size quad cab truck, but will mostly use my town and country van to transport the booth. I am always amazed how I can securely carry more equipment in the van than the truck. The key term is securely!
  • Unknown
    We wanted our booths to fit in pretty much any vehicle. Here is ours ready for transport with everything we need(including prop box)<div>
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  • Minh
    Minh
    thats the bad thing about the sit down booths.. = the lugging around Lol
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