Japanese Photo Booth
Photo booth is a kind of kiosk or photo box which contains an automatic camera and film processor. Usually it is coin operated. The seat of photo booth is typically surrounded by curtain or carton in order to keep the privacy of taking images. Firstly, the customers have to make the payment. Once it is done, the customers can take some series of photo based on the package or type of photo series they want to have. Photo booth also has widely spread to some countries, which one of them is Japan. Japanese photo booth is known as Purikura. In Japan, it is actually named as Purinto Kurabu that is derived from English word that means Print Club. Then, it is shortened to be Purikura. Purikura or Japanese photo both were highly sold since 1995.
Japanese Photo Booth – Where Is It Originated?
Before coming to Japan, initially, the first automatic photography machine was made in 1888 by William Pope and Edward Poole. Also, automatic photo machine was actually a product of French inventor, T. E. Enjalbert. Then, the first commercially successful automatic photography machine was patented in July 1890. The modern concept of photo booth later was originated with Anatol Josepho in 1923, until finally it is developed to nowadays photo booth. Also, modern photo booth has been popularly spread in almost all over countries in the world. Additionally, it is well known not only for youths but also for elder people, sometimes they do the image taking in photo booth with the family.
Japanese Photo Booth – How Does It Work?
As mentioned before that after the payment is made, the customers can enjoy the series of image taking inside the photo booth. Before each photograph, there is usually a light or buzzer as the signal to prepare the pose. Once all the photos are done, go to the other side of a photo booth to decorate the photo by using electronic tools or touch screen technology. Commonly, there are some options of decorations to choose, which are stamps and stickers, background colors, eye-hair color changes, digital make up, and many more. After finishing the decoration, decide on how many copies the photo will be printed. Japanese photo booth