14 Self-Photo Studios In Singapore For Besties & Couples Missing The Neoprints Era

Self-photo studios in Singapore

Ain’t nothing like commemorating formal occasions like graduations and family portraits with a trip to the photo studio. But it’s 2021, and a new generation of self-photo studios are making a mark in Singapore.

From classic photo booths to 24H studios with make-up and costume stations, here are 14 self-photo studios in Singapore to capture some candid moments on your own.

1. Fotoautomat – Vintage photo booth

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Fotoautomat Singapore

Hopeless romantics can attest to the fact that any rom-com isn’t complete without an iconic photo booth scene. If you’ve always wanted to recreate the moment with bae, pop by Fotoautomat, located at both The Projector and Projector X.

You can’t print multiple copies here, but that means one-of-a-kind shots each time.
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While you won’t be able to catch a quick look at how you look before snapping away, what you will get is an old-school photo strip that no other. It costs $4 for a 4-piece photo strip and no prior booking is required – however, the booth is pretty popular so it’s best to come here during non-peak hours.

The Projector: 6001 Beach Road, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
Projector X: 30 Merchant Road, #04-13 Riverside Point, Singapore 058282
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 4PM-10.30PM | Sat, Sun & P.H. 1PM-10.30PM
Telephone: 9337 4697

Fotoautomat website 

2. Dollop Automat Self Studio – Unlimited shots for 15 minutes

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Dollop Automat Self Studio offers patrons a private space to comfortably shoot studio-quality pictures, with unlimited shots at $30 for 15 minutes. There will be a quick briefing by the studio staff to get you familiarised with the equipment and general procedure, so don’t worry if you’ve got no “professional” experience.

You’ll get to print four B&W or colour photos of your choice, with add-ons available for those who’d like to take home digital files and extra prints. Plus, you’ll also snag yourself a free GIF file of all your photos from the session.

Dollop Automat Self Studio
Location: 30A Seah Street, Level 2, Singapore 188386
Opening Hours: 12PM-7PM, Daily
Telephone: 8852 6102

Dollop Automat Self Studio website

3. Fotomat Studio – No-frills B&W photos

For those who wanna throw it back old-school style with some classic B&W photos, Fotomat Studio is the place to go. The studio offers a flexible space to privately shoot, preview and select your shots on the spot. There are a variety of professional cameras and studio lighting for you to play around with too.

Four backdrops are offered here – white, black, and two shades of grey.
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Prices start from $30 for two pax (30 minutes) where you’ll get to keep two prints. Customers can opt to have soft copies from the session sent via email for an additional $30, or prints for $5 each. Bigger groups can also top up an extra $10 for each additional person.

Note: An online booking is required to secure a slot. Students and military personnel can also show their respective passes to the staff to receive 10% off services.

Fotomat Studio
Location: 3F, 155 Waterloo Street, Stamford Arts Centre, Singapore 187962
Opening Hours: 11AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 8778 3686 

Fotomat Studio website

4. Blank Box SG – Pet-friendly studio with vibrant backdrops

Come dressed to match the four coloured backgrounds available: Yellow, pink, brown, and green.
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Bringing the whole jingbang for a photoshoot, including the babies and pets? We love to see it. Blank Box SG is a 24-hour studio complete with dressing rooms and props to keep everyone – humans and furballs alike – comfortable and entertained.

The studio is also quite spacious, which is great for restless pets to get some energy out before their photoshoot.
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There’s currently a November promotion, with their unlimited 15-minute photoshoot for $40, for up to five people. Not only will you get soft copies of all the photos taken, but add-ons for one extra person or pet is now free of charge (U.P. $10 each)

Blank Box SG
Location: Mandai Connection, 7 Mandai Link Block B, #10-40, Singapore 728653
Opening Hours: 24 hours, Daily
Telephone: 9067 8966

Blank Box SG on Instagram

5. Photobytes – Funky light modes

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Props and costumes aren’t the only things that can add some spice to a shot – enter Photobytes, which, on top of coloured backdrops, offers funky light modes to pick from:

  • RGB colour: A selection of red, green or blue backdrops
  • Dark Mood: Coloured or monochrome prints with a black backdrop
  • Film White:  Coloured or monochrome prints with a white backdrop
  • Profile+: Coloured or monochrome prints with a grey backdrop
  • Twilight: Opt to use sunset and/or violet lighting

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At a base rate of $35 for two, you’ll have 30 minutes to enjoy taking as many photos as you want. On top of receiving your photos on the spot, you can also take home the original soft copy files for a $25 top-up or bring your pet along for an additional $20.

Location: 61A Haji Lane, Singapore 189254
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 1PM-9PM | Sat – Sun 10AM-9PM
Telephone: 8202 4991

Photobytes website

6. Studio03 Room – Korean-inspired with professional editing services

Pets welcome!
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Unlike most self-photo studios on the list, Studio03 Room is one that offers professional photo editing services. This is great news for those looking to get “pro” shots in a more casual environment, such as graduation or family portraits. All raw images are free to keep too.

Bigger groups only need to top up $10 per person – do ensure to check the studio’s current guidelines before doing so.
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For those who don’t get paiseh to pose in front of a photographer, Studio03 also offers professional ID, solo, couple, and pet photography with over 50 backgrounds to choose from.

Location: 1 Jalan Dusun, #02-10, Singapore 329363
Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 11AM-8.30PM | Sun 11AM-5PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 8299 8186

Studio03 website

7. Pitega Spaces – Versatile packages for bigger groups

While 24 hours, we’d recommend coming down in the daytime to make full use of the natural light.
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Located in a quiet nook in Tai Seng is Pitega Spaces, with dreamy backdrops that make it hard to believe it’s a self-photo studio. The photo backdrops have several aesthetics depending on your style, from cosy pastels to rustic nature-inspired corners.

While a little bit on the pricier side, these packages can be split into different sessions with a three-month validity period:

  • 2 hours: $65/H
  • 4 hours: $60/H
  • 6 hours: $55/H
  • 10 hours: $45/H

There are family packages available too, starting from $368 for a 30-minute slot.

Pitega Spaces
Location: 3 Kim Chuan Lane, Goodland Group Building, Singapore 537069
Opening Hours: 24 hours, Daily
Telephone: 8824 2989

Pitega Spaces website  

8. Photopia – Free snacks and customisable collages

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Bringing it back to the good ol’ days is Photopia, which comes with the option of personalising your prints with frames and personalised quotes a la neoprints. Each session lasts 30 minutes, and customers can bring from single photo and collage prints from $30.

On top of a buy-5-get-3-free deal for their prints, the studio also provides complimentary kroffles (croissant waffles) to munch on while waiting for your pics to be ready.

Note: Photopia, Photonara, Photomania and Photomatic are under Self Photo Studio and have the base price of $30 for 20 minutes.

Location: 181 Orchard Road, #04-09 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 11AM-9PM | Sat – Sun 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 9017 7030

Photopia on Instagram 

9. Photonara – Special packages for unlimited shots

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In the same studio collection as Photopia is Photonara, which offers a cosy private space right in the heart of Bugis. For $30, you’ll be able to shoot in both colour and B&W, and bring home two physical prints and three digital copies.

If you don’t mind forking out extra to go all out, opt for the premium package ($70) or VIP package:

  • Premium package: Full digital copy, unlimited shooting, physical print with wall frame, one timelapse video, three single prints and one collage print
  • VIP package: Full digital copy, unlimited shooting, four physical print with wall frame, one timelapse video, six single prints, one collage print and one photo letter

Location: 200 Victoria Street, #02-01 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021
Opening Hours: 10AM-8PM, Daily 

Photonara on Instagram 

Bonus: Photomania

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Self Photo Studio

Not too far from Photonara is Photomania, a budget-friendly photo studio at Bugis+. The newest kid in the Self Photo Studio fam also offers 20-minute sessions at the same price along with premium and VIP packages. However, if you wanna save some cash, opt for their add ons instead.

With a $20 top-up, you can either take home digital copies of all the photos or opt for lamination service for one photo of your choice.

Location: 201 Victoria Street, #03-21 Bugis+, Singapore 188067
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 11AM-9PM | Sat – Sun 11AM-10PM 

Photomania Instagram 

10. Photomatic – Free costumes like Squid Game outfits

If your love for Squid Game is still going strong, Photomatic has the show’s iconic green tracksuits and red jumpsuits for you to play dress-up during your shoot. 

They also have other costumes like wigs, sunglasses, and animal headbands.
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You’ll get to take home two digital copies and prints after a 20-minute session ($30), with the choice of coloured and monochrome photos. And while the backdrops available are aplenty, don’t forget to get a shot with the store’s rainbow walkway before leaving.

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As a bonus, TSL readers can also quote <TSL50> and flash this article to the staff to get two additional photos for free.

Note: The promotion is valid until 22nd May 2022.

Location: 107 North Bridge Road, #02-11 Funan, Singapore 179105
Opening Hours: Mon – Thur 11AM-9PM | Fri 10AM-9PM | Sat – Sun 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 9137 4375

Photomatic on Instagram 

11. 123ChiCha – 20 photo spots and over 200 costumes

Whoever said graduation photos have to be “proper” has clearly never met 123ChiCha Selfie Studio. With a grand total of 20 photo spots within eight themed rooms, the studio is a great option for besties looking to commemorate their time together. 

Snap some #girlsjustwannahavefun shots at the Bedroom or channel your inner Bella Swan from Twilight at the gothic Black Romance room

At $80/pax for a 2-hour session, you’ll get unlimited usage of each themed room, professional equipment, and over 200 costumes and props to pick from. And if that wasn’t enough, 123ChiCha also offers complimentary makeup and hairstyling services to get you all dolled up.

For more details, check out our full review on 123ChiCha Selfie Studio.

123ChiCha Selfie Studio
Location: 110 Lorong 23 Geylang, #03-07 Victory Center, Singapore 388410
Opening Hours: 24 hours, Daily
Telephone: 9029 4733

123ChiCha Selfie Studio website

12. Full House – Retro Shanghai-themed studio

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Tucked away along Geylang Road is Full House, a classy bar-cum-photo studio that’ll transport you way back to old-school Shanghai. A walk around the studio and you’ll find antique furniture and props, from old typewriters, telephones, and vintage posters that really add to the vibe.

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Prices start from $25 for two, inclusive of unlimited shots and a free coffee or beer. Do note that costumes aren’t provided, so get dressed to the nines before heading over.

A professional shoot with an experienced photographer is also available to book at $100 (10 shots) or $200 (20 shots).

Full House
Location: 593 Geylang Road, Singapore 389532
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun 2.30PM-10.30PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 9028 1381(Booking via WhatsApp)

Full House Instagram

13. Byte Size Home – Homey photo studio

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If you’re familiar with impromptu “photoshoots” at IKEA’s showrooms, then Byte Size Home might just be up your alley. A pet-friendly photo studio that emulates a cosy home environment, Byte Size Home will be giving you decor inspo and house envy all at the same time.

The studio feels like an actual home
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Priced at $48 for two people, enjoy an hour worth of photo-taking along with some complimentary tea. Aside from getting a free slo-mo video of your session, you can also take home all raw images for $58 and extra slo-mo videos at $15 each. 

Note: A $15 charge will be added if you bring your pet or an additional person. Keeping in line with Covid-19 measures, the studio only accepts up to five individuals. 

More information on booking can be found on Byte Size Home’s website.

14. Our Studio Space – Scandi-style setup with cyclorama wall

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Reminiscent of Scandinavian-themed homes, Our Studio Space offers a cosy set-up with specially curated decor and furniture. It has a bit of a professional edge thanks to its sleek cyclorama wall – this studio might interest those looking to take their own photos for home businesses or fashion projects. 

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Prices start from $45 for a 1-hour session and vary depending on the studio you choose.

Our Studio Space
Location: 28 Senang Crescent, #04-08, Singapore 416601
Opening Hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 9028 9092

Our Studio Space website

Bonus: Vintage photography and Hanfu-themed shots

Those who aren’t ones to shy away from a professional photographer can pay a visit to some of the more unique photography studios in Singapore.

Hip Xiong Photo Studio – 1850s-style wet plate photography

This photo was taken in 2020, believe it or not.
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If you’ve ever come across your grandparents’ portrait shots from their younger days and wanted to recreate them for yourself, visit Hip Xiong Photo Studio to discover the novelty of tintype wet-plate photography. 

Being the first and only of its kind in Singapore, this studio uses a photography technique dating back to the 1850s to create vintage portraits. By coating blackened metal plates – tintypes – with photosensitive chemicals, you’ll receive a one-of-a-kind image that can’t be achieved digitally.

Capture the present and make it family heirloom-worthy
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Hip Xiong Photo Studio offers 45-minute shoots for individual portraits at $200 and couple portraits at $300. Group portraits, however, are priced at $600 for 1.5 hours, giving you and the gang plenty of time to capture that picture-perfect moment. 

Hip Xiong Photo Studio
Location: 480 Geylang Road, Singapore 389439
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri 12PM-6PM | Sat – Sun 11AM-8PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 8892 0799

Hip Xiong Photo Studio website

Dressed Up Dream Photo Studio – Period drama-esque shoots

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Being the first and only studio to specialise in classic Chinese portrait photography, Dressed Up Dream Photo Studio will let you finally live out your period drama dreams.

Outfits and photography styles range from period eras to more contemporary times
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Whether you’re looking to get some unique wedding photography shots or just want to have fun with your friends, the studio offers consultation sessions to know you better and discuss shoot locations. The team will also be able to recommend suitable outfit styles depending on your preferences and give you a quote accordingly.

Dressed Up Dream Photo Studio
Location: 16 Purvis Street, #02-306, Singapore 188595
Telephone: 9159 5248

Dressed Up Dream Photo Studio website

Fun photography studios in Singapore

It’s no surprise that self-photo studios have become so popular, thanks to their affordability and convenience. Whether you’re looking to relive the neoprint era with your best friends or want something more professional, these studios in Singapore will get the work done.

Cover image adapted from: @_____03.20_____, @sunnysheryl_, @vtoriachew

Isabella Cuevas

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