There are few things quite exhilarating as the thrill of a very good roller coaster. The way your heart races before you hit that first drop and the laughter and/or terror screams as endorphins pulse through your body as you whip around the track for approximately a minute is either euphoric or horrifying depending on who you ask. The last crucial piece of the thrill ride experience is a stop at the photobooth to laugh at whatever ridiculous face you might have been making during the most thrilling part of the ride.
“We’ve come up with a highly technical term that we call the OSP, which stands for the ‘Oh Shit Point,’” says Tony Sinkosky, CEO and President of Get the Picture Corp, a ride photography business based in Pennsylvania. “There are so many points on a roller coaster where you are going to get absolutely tremendous facial expressions or negative G-forces where people’s hair is up in the air. Essentially you want to find a place on that ride where you are going to get a real good reaction.”