Get more students in the book and raise funds with a photo booth

Written by Marketing Staff

Here’s an idea that will not only raise money and generate awareness of the yearbook, but will also help create content for the book.

The yearbook staff at Manteo Middle School in Manteo, N.C., created a photo booth (see above), and charged students $3 to use the booth to take fun pictures. A page in the yearbook was dedicated to running the best pictures from the photo booth.

Setup was easy. The staff got a huge refrigerator box from a local appliance store, then covered it with black paper and used a large black tablecloth as a curtain. They put pictures of students on the outside of the booth, and advertised with posters all over school and on the morning news announcements.

The Manteo staff built anticipation by placing the booth in the cafeteria and starting the promotion of it a week in advance. As further enticement, and to make things more fun, they also purchased several props at the dollar store and placed them in the booth.

6 Responses to “Get more students in the book and raise funds with a photo booth”

April 27, 2012 at 7:06 pm, Sara Gant said:

How did they take the pictures? Did staff print out pictures or have a Polaroid in the booth? Great idea!!!

May 07, 2012 at 9:18 am, R Parsons said:

I was wondering the same thing…

May 07, 2012 at 11:49 am, Barb Podkowka said:

I love this idea, but the specifics for the photos are missing! How are the photos taken? Is there a camera that is available to use in the booth? Or is there some kind of setup available such as they have in commercial photo booths? Are the pictures printed out–like Polaroids, or are they available for pick up later after being printed on a photo printer?

May 16, 2012 at 8:58 pm, Nikki Putnam said:

You rent the photo booth. The photo company gives prints to the students and you get a CD of all of the photos taken in the booth. I love this idea so much! Had planned to use it for my signing party, but will definitely be using it at homecoming game next year…. and maybe even the dance and prom. Just depends on how the first experiment turns out. The fees you charge should easily cover the cost of the rental, and you can often get some pretty good deals, sometimes even on GroupOn.

September 27, 2012 at 11:21 pm, Vanessa said:

My staff and I are planning on doing this tomorrow at our school dance. We toyed with the idea of using a refrigerator box, but we opted for just a fun background, seeing as it is our first time. We are charging $1, and I plan on developing the prints at Walgreens (which costs approx. .10c). Hopefully it will turn out to be a worthwhile endeavor!

February 17, 2014 at 9:16 pm, Photo Booths For Rent said:

Thanks for the nice share,,,

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