As you stroll around busy streets in Korea, you’ll find many photo booth options. There are numerous special photo booth shops where friends, couples or families can take instant snapshots together. Young people, parents and kids love this light-hearted activity because each booth shop has different themes and props like bunny ears and glasses to take photos with. It is also a great way to capture the moment with an instant, professional-quality photo.

For Koreans, these photos signify more than a fun time. Koreans often keep these snapshots in their wallets or display them at home or in their offices.

While enjoying time with your buddies downtown, stop by at a photo booth and give it a try! Don’t forget to plan a fun and creative pose before capturing the moment. The photos make great souvenirs and a nice addition to your scrapbooks for lasting memories!

Things to know for successful photographs

  • It usually costs 4,000-5,000 won to print out 2 sets of 4 frame photos. The cost can vary depending on number of photos printed.

  • Photo booths are usually operated unmanned and available 24 hours a day.

  • Choose a shop that provides a QR code for a photo and video with a printed photo. You can even have these media files on your mobile phone at no additional charge.

  • Most shops offer use of various props such as oversized glasses, playful hats and bunny ears. Take your time to browse the props and pick several that you’d like to try.

  • Before inserting money into the machine, make sure to plan the poses in advance and practice them.

  • Insert money or credit card in a photo machine, and select a background, frame and other options to decorate the photos.

  • The default setting only provides two sets of photos. Be sure to select the appropriate quantity based on the number of friends with you.

  • Once you’re done with selecting, the machine will instantly begin taking photos.

Photo Signature

This shop has its branches all over Korea and makes it easy for first-time visitors with English instructions and guidelines. It features a lovely interior with large mirrors for hairstyling and posing practice. With a variety of prop options, visitors can capture playful and adorable photos, as well as romantic ones. Also, you can save the resulting photo and a snap video to your phone with the provided QR code.

Pyeongtaek Station branch

Address: Jayu-ro 6, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, Naver map

Hongdae branch

Address: 20 Hongik-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Naver map

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