Sometimes referred to as “pipe & drape” or “curtains” pop-up booths are the most common found today. Easily recognized by their full drape or partial drape design pop-ups have become popular because of their low cost (most if not all are home-made), ease of transportation (they are transported in pieces and assembled on site), and ability to take large group photos (sometimes ten or more).
With the increasing number of pop-up booths available in todays market pricing has become one of the most commonly used differentiating points between competitors- This of course comes as great benefit to consumers as low prices are not uncommon and a variety of options is available to choose from.
It should be noted that because these booths are home-made devices the quality of each is largely determined by the skill and creativity of the vendor. When considering this type of booth one should always seek references, request print samples, and ideally ask to see and test the booth in person to make sure they are comfortable with its looks, function, and build quality.
Those with a strong DIY attitude can also consider building their own pop-up booth for a fraction more than a rental would cost. The following resources can have any capable DIY’er on the way to creating their own booth in no time.
www.photoboothtalk.com - A forum discussing hardware & software topics.
www.breezesys.com - A popular choice of booth software.
www.instructables.com - A set of DIY photo booth instructions.