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LIST: 10 self-shoot studios to visit for professional-looking selfies

By Leanne Baldelovar Published Aug 11, 2022 1:15 pm

Remember "studio pics" and "barkada shots"? (Millennials, you should know!) Now, getting your photos taken in a studio is 'in' again, but there's a twist: there will be no photographer in sight.

Self-portrait photography is gaining popularity in the Philippines, especially for introverts and camera-shy individuals. This trend first started in South Korea where self-shoot studios are rented for professional selfies, meaning they could take photos of themselves using the professional photography equipment provided by the studio.

In case you’re wondering how it works, these studios let you take your photos without being photographed (or judged) by other people. Simply put, you can be a model and photographer at the same time!

If you want to give it a try with your partner, barkada, family, pet, or even just by yourself, here are some self-portrait studios in the Philippines.

Atomm Studios  

The studio that started the phenomenon locally, Atomm Studios is the first and has become the most well-known self-portrait studio in the Philippines. You may choose six earth-tone-colored and colorful backdrops to have your portraits taken professionally. Furparents are also welcome to bring their furbabies as they allow pets in the studio. You can get in the studio for a 15-minute photoshoot for as low as P1,750 for 1-2 pax. 

Atomm Studios is located at Unit 201-A, Lot 2, 7 Batasan-San Mateo Rd, Quezon City

20 Something Studios

Whether you’re a monochrome or colorful photography fan, 20 Something Studios is for you—they let you unleash your creativity for your self-portraits. For as low as P500, you can enjoy your 20-minute photoshoot and get all your photos printed in color or in black and white for just P600.

20 Something Studios is located at 411 N.S Amoranto, Quezon City

A Studios

A Studios offers a safe face to be your authentic self. If you can’t choose a perfect background color, this studio lets you have unlimited background changes. They offer as low as P500 for a 30-minutes photoshoot for solo or duo shots.  

A Studios is located at 395 Adela St, San Miguel, Manila. You may reserve your slot or walk-in depending on if they have available slots within the day. 

Klick! Self-Shoot Studio 

Marikina readers, if you aspire to be a model, you may practice your skills at Klick! Self-Shoot Studio. They also apply two kinds of filters to your chosen photos for free. For as low as P500, two people may enjoy a 20-minute fun shoot. You may also have your photos printed in a magnetic frame for an additional P120.  

Klick! Self-Shoot Studio is located at 1 Carmine Corner Sapphire Street, SSS Village, Concepcion Dos, 1811 Marikina City

Illumina Self Shoot Studio PH

Up for a pastel-themed photoshoot with your friends? You may try Illumina Studios as they offer light gray, beige, and pink backdrops for a simple yet elegant fun shoot. The basic package goes for P500 for a 15-minute photoshoot. If you want a longer shoot, they also offer an ‘extra’ package for P850, good for 2 people, and their ‘party’ package for P1,400, good for 5.

Illumina Self Shoot Studio PH is located along CAA Rd, Las Piñas, 1742 Metro Manila 

Backroom Studios Manila 

Have no plans for your birthday yet? Go to Backroom Studios for a fun birthday shoot.

Located in Makati, the studio has black and white, and beige themes for those who want a neutral yet classy photoshoot. For as low as P500, you get a 20-minute photoshoot and you may add P250 for an additional person. You may even have your photos printed in black and white on polaroid photo paper.

You may visit Backroom Studios Manila at Jupiter St., Makati City, by appointment 

Stills Studio 

“For you, by you.” Stills Studio, located in Makati, is a minimalistic-themed self-portrait studio. They offer stills in black and white, color, and stills up close. You can have a 15-minute session in the studio for as low as P600.   

Stills Studio is open from Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. You may visit them at 163 Legazpi St. Legazpi Village, Makati

Studio SEOUL

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Studio SEOUL has various concepts to choose from. There's the ‘Concept Brown’ for those who enjoy the vintage aesthetics, or the ‘Concept Pink’ for a classy shoot. For 15-minute shoots, they offer Package A for P750, while Package B costs P1000 for a 20-minute photoshoot.  

Studio SEOUL is located at 45 A. Bonifacio Avenue, Barangka, Marikina

Ssoluz Cafe and Studio 

A first in Rizal, Ssoluz Cafe and Studio is a self-portrait studio that has wide-space backdrops and cozy spaces for clients and their pets to hang out. For as low as P399, you can get in the studio for 20-minute unlimited shots.   

Ssoluz Cafe and Studio is located at U-301 3F Chairman’s Place, 27 P. Ocampo Street, San Isidro, Taytay, Rizal

UFOTO Self Portrait Studio 

Southies, it’s your time to have a photoshoot for your new profile picture! UFOTO Self Portrait Studio has a spacious studio and aesthetic receiving area to take pictures. Enjoy your self-portraits for as low as P500 good for 1 pax. Other rates are P750 for 2 pax and P1,500 for 5 pax.   

UFOTO Self Portrait Studio is located at Camella Springville, Molino 4, Daang Hari Road, Bacoor, Cavite