Self-portrait studios have become all the rage these days. Yes, we’re talking about studios with flattering lighting, state-of-the-art cameras, and a remote control in place of a human photographer.
This trend gained traction in Korea when K-pop idols started posting photos of themselves posing in front of the camera while holding a remote trigger, and this selfie studio concept has made its way to Singapore.
If you’re the type who gets embarrassed posing in front of people you don’t know, or if you’re just someone who loves taking aesthetic photos with your loved ones, you’ve come to the right place.
Ahead, 13 selfie studios you can head to with your besties or loved ones for your next photoshoot.
Dollop Automat Self Studio
Dollop Automat Self Studio is a Korean-inspired black and white selfie studio that allows you to take as many photos as you want against a white backdrop in 15 minutes.
It offers professional-grade cameras as well as studio lighting in its private studio, ensuring that your photos will look as beautiful as the ones taken by a professional photographer.
And to spice things up a little, the staff members have also prepared some props that you can use during your photoshoot.
These props are cleaned and disinfected after every session, so you don’t have to worry about the level of cleanliness.
Once you’re done taking photos, you get to select four of the shots to be printed in 4R size in either vintage black and white or in vibrant colours.
Additional fees apply if you wish to keep all digital copies of the photographs you have taken, or if you would like to print more photos.
Packages at Dollop Automat Self Studio start from S$30 for two pax for 15 minutes of unlimited photo-taking. The studio is located at 30A Seah Street, Level 2, Singapore 188386, and is open from 11am – 8.30pm (Tue to Sun). Book your session here.
Fotomat Studios is one of the few studios that offer only black and white photos. And if you think that black and white photos can’t get any more different, think again.
Fotomat Studios offers four monochrome backdrops – black, grey KS, grey sac, and white – to make sure that you have the best backdrop to contrast against your outfits.
After the photoshoot, you can select two photos to be printed and brought home. If you want all the digital copies or additional prints, they are available for a fee.
Bonus: Active military personnel can enjoy a 10% discount on photoshoot sessions when they show their pass to the staff on-site.
One photoshoot session is S$30 for two pax for 15 minutes of unlimited photo-taking. Fotomat Studios has two locations islandwide:155 Waterloo Street, Stamford Arts Centre, #03-02, Singapore 187962, and 6B Keong Saik Road, Level 3, Singapore 089114. You can book a session here.
123 ChiCha Selfie Studio
Dubbed the first 24-hour immersive selfie studio in Singapore, you definitely wouldn’t want to miss out on visiting 123 ChiCha Selfie Studio.
It boasts an immersive selfie photoshoot experience with more than 20 themed setups that span over two storeys you can take photos in.
These setups are refreshed every three to six months so you can update your Instagram feed with timeless aesthetic shots on every trip you make to the studio.
In order to ensure that you have the best experience possible, this studio provides over 200 costumes, accessories, vanity tables with hair styling tools and makeup with disposable brushes, as well as complimentary basic touch up and styling assistance should you require any.
The photos will be taken using your own mobile phone that can be placed on a provided 360-degree phone stand and Bluetooth remote control, so you’ll get to keep all the photos that you take during your allocated time slot.
Packages at 123 ChiCha Selfie Studio start from S$80 for two pax for 120 minutes of unlimited photo-taking. The packages also include free-flow drinks and snacks.123 ChiCha Selfie Studio is located at 110 Lorong 23 Geylang, Victory Centre, #03-07, Singapore 388410 and is open 24 hours daily. Book your package here.
Studio03 not only offers professional Korean-style photography services, but it is also a self-portrait studio where you can take black and white or coloured snaps in front of a curtain backdrop, with a wooden bench, and a potted plant as your props.
You can take as many photos as you want within your 15-minute time slot, and the digital copies are all for you to keep.
At the end of your photoshoot, the staff at Studio03 will edit one photo that you select, and this will take approximately 30 minutes.
This studio is also pet-friendly, so you can bring your furbabies along with you to take as many photo memories as you’d like. Do note that one pet will be considered as an additional pax.
Packages vary in terms of the number of pax and start from S$55 for one pax for 15 minutes. The studio is located at 1 Jalan Dusun, #02-01, Singapore 329363 and is open from 11am – 8.30pm (Tues – Sun). For booking, click here.
Looking for something a little more different? Photobytes offers a self-portrait photo-taking experience with five different moods.
You can go with Dark Mood if you would like a black backdrop to match your aesthetic.
If you intend to update your profile picture on LinkedIn, opt for the Profile+ as it offers a soft grey backdrop that will make you stand out in a good and professional way.
For something simple and foolproof, choose the Film White which lets you snap away against a white backdrop.
The studio also offers the RGB Colour option which features backdrops in muted red, green, and blue.
Another popular option at the Photobytes is the Twilight theme which comes in three variations – sunset, violet, and mixed.
This theme will make it look like you’re taking photos at the golden hour and you can make use of the props to look even more aesthetic.
Prices start from S$35 for two pax for 15 minutes of unlimited shooting and 15 minutes of photo selection. The package will come with three printed photos in 5R size. If you bring along a pet, additional fees of S$20 will apply. The studio is located at 61A Haji Lane, Singapore 189254 and is open from 1pm – 10pm (Mon – Fri) and 11am – 10pm (Sat and Sun). If you would like to book a session, click here.
BLANK BOX SG
BLANK BOX SG offers a huge studio space for you to take your self-portraits.
While it does not have costumes available on-site, it does still provide a dressing room for you to change into other outfits that you’ve brought along so that you can have more variations in your photos.
This studio has four backdrops for you to select from, and you can go with either orange, green, brown, or pink.
Props are also available at the studio so you can have fun posing with them in front of the camera with your loved ones.
BLANK BOX SG is currently having a promotion where a photoshoot of 15 minutes costs S$40. This package allows you to take photos with up to four others without any additional charges, including your pets. And the best part? You get to bring home all of the digital copies of the photos that you take during the session. The studio is located at 7 Mandai Link, Mandai Connection (Block B), #10-35, Singapore 728664 and is open 24 hours daily. You can book a session by contacting BLANK BOX SG on Facebook.
Selfie Box Studio
Selfie Box Studio is another one of the rare few studios that provide only black and white photos for its customers.
However, there is something unique about this studio that you can’t really find anywhere else.
After your photo-taking session, you can sign up for Selfie Box Studio’s one-hour Woodcraft Workshop for an additional fee of S$25.
This workshop lets you learn how to imbue your captured moments onto a piece of wood, and bring home this piece of cherished memory after you’re done.
The experience is definitely like no other, and if you would like to do it with your partner, it will be an additional S$15 for another piece of wooden block with your photo imbued on it.
The photo-taking package starts from S$30 for two pax for 15 minutes, and it comes with unlimited shooting and unlimited printing of photo strips. You can locate Selfie Box Studio at 80 Changi Road, [email protected], #05-15, Singapore 419715. It is open from 12pm – 6pm (Tue – Thu) and 12pm – 9pm (Fri – Sun, PH). Book your session here.
Self-Photo Studio Singapore
Self-Photo Studio Singapore is a huge brand that has a number of selfie studios under it. Their studios are scattered all around Singapore, so you’re definitely going to be able to find one that is convenient for you. Some of the locations include Photopia at Orchard Central, Photonara at Bugis Junction, Photomatic at Funan, Photomania at Bugis+, Photoholic at Orchard Gateway, Photoism at Tampines One, and Photonow at The Centrepoint.
They will soon also open studios at JCube, VivoCity, Waterway Point, and Causeway Point!
Head on over to their website and you’ll see that it’s a one-stop shop for you to book your photoshoot sessions based on location or theme. Take advantage of their New Year Promo where you get 30 minutes of unlimited shooting, 30 minutes of photo selection, four photo prints, and a selected number of digital prints at just S$30 (U.P. S$60)!
Photopia Self Photo Studio
One of the selfie studios under Self-Photo Studio Singapore is Photopia Self Photo Studio. This studio is located conveniently at Orchard Central and it features two types of photo styles – black and white, and coloured.
Each style comes with its own backdrops, so you can be sure to have fun with the various coloured backdrops as you enjoy your self-portrait experience.
They are currently having a promotion where you can enjoy a complimentary Kroffle while you wait for your photos to be printed out after your photography session.
Packages at Photopia Self Photo Studio start from S$30 for two pax for 15 minutes of unlimited shooting, and it comes with one printed photo of a single shot as well as one printed photo of a collage. You also get to choose five digital copies that you would like to keep and the staff at the studio will send them digitally to you on the spot. The studio is located at 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #04-09, Singapore 238896 and is open from 11am – 9pm (Mon – Thu) and 10am – 10pm (Fri – Sun).
Photomatic Self Photo Studio
Those who have watched Netflix’s Korean series Squid Game will be delighted to know that you can take Squid Game-themed photos at one of the studios under Self-Photo Studio Singapore.
Photomatic Self Photo Studio offers costumes so you can dress up as either Player 456 in his green tracksuit or the worker in the iconic red jumpsuit.
Besides Squid Game props, there are also non-themed photo styles that you can choose from. Just pick from the various backdrop colours available and have fun taking as many photos as you’d like!
The basic package starts from S$30 for two pax for 15 minutes of unlimited photo-taking. This package also comes with two printed photos and two digital copies for you to bring home. This studio can be found at 107 North Bridge Road, Funan, #02-11, Singapore 179105. Its opening hours are 11am – 9pm (Mon – Fri) and 10am – 10pm (Sat and Sun).
Newtro Studios is a selfie studio that incorporates new and retro styles by offering various photo styles for customers to choose from.
You can go with the classic black and white for a vintage feel or the grey backdrop for a sophisticated vibe.
Alternatively, you can also opt for the pastel pink or blue backdrop for something a little more playful and vibrant.
The clicker for the camera is wireless, so if you pose strategically, your photos will look like they were professionally taken by a photographer.
Newtro Studios’ packages start from S$30 for two pax for 15 minutes. The basic package comes with two 5R printed photos placed in an envelope with a wax seal that you can make at the end of the photoshoot. The studio is located at 35 Selegie Road, Parklane Shopping Mall, #10-10, Singapore 188307 and is open from 11am – 9pm (Mon – Sun). Slots are available for booking on a week-by-week basis, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. You can book a slot here.
One look at the name and you’ll realise that this isn’t your run-of-the-mill studio. In fact, the name of the studio is Insaeng Selca, and “insaeng” means life in Korean. However, when it is used as an adjective, in this case, it means the best.
This studio not only offers photo-taking in black and white, but it also creates a double-exposure effect that is quite unique, allowing you and your loved ones to pose differently twice in one single photo.
Some props are available for you to use for the photoshoot, but the studio does encourage its customers to bring their own props because of the current pandemic.
The basic package is priced at S$26 for two pax for 15 minutes of unlimited photo-taking. After the photoshoot, you get 10 minutes to select two photos to be printed in 6R size.
Insaeng Selca is currently having an exclusive promotion on Klook where you can take unlimited photos for 20 minutes for S$29, and take home three 6R-sized photos. You can check out the promotion here. If you would like to check out other packages that the studio offers, click here. The studio is located at 219 Henderson Road, #06-04, Singapore 159556 and is open from 10.40am – 9pm (Sat – Sun).
Standard Photo Studio
Ever get the feeling that 15 minutes is simply not enough time for you to take all the photos that you’d like?
Try out Standard Photo Studio instead, especially if you like taking black and white photos.
For approximately the same price, you can get twice as much time to take photos with your loved ones.
If you know that you will be purchasing all the digital copies, do indicate your interest to do so before the shoot by purchasing the Premium Package, as it will only cost you S$15 extra for the digital copies as compared to an additional S$25 if you purchase them on the day of the shoot.
The standard package starts from S$35 for two pax for 30 minutes of unlimited shooting. You get to bring home two printed photos with a single shot each, and two printed photos with a collage of four shots each. You can find the studio at 565 MacPherson Road, #03-00, Singapore 368234. Its opening hours are 10am – 9pm (Mon – Sun). Click here if you would like to book a package.
Happy Snap Studio
Happy Snap Studio is a Korean-inspired black and white self studio that allows you to take unlimited shots in 20 minutes against a white backdrop.
Their basic package offers a full black and white photo-taking experience, and comes with two photos printed in 4R size.
If you would like the photos to be taken in colour instead, you simply have to fork out an additional S$10.
Props are available for you to use during your photoshoot, along with blocks and chairs.
The studio is currently having a promotion where you get two additional printouts if you share your experience on Instagram and tag its account.
Packages at Happy Snap Studio start from S$30 for two pax for 20 minutes of unlimited photo-taking. Bring your pet along as well if you’d like! The studio is located at 7030 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, Northstar (Lobby 2), #02-28, Singapore 569880 and is open 24 hours daily. Click here to book a session.