9 Self Photo Booths in Korea You Have To Visit | Korean Photo Booth Guide

A list of our favorite Korean photo booth brands and everything you need to know about how to use them!

Jaycie Kim
a month ago

You cannot leave Korea without getting photos at a Korean photo booth. Not only are they super fun to go to, the photos you get will become a really cute memoir of your trip in Korea! Whether you go alone, with friends, or with a significant other, you're guaranteed to have lots of fun and leave satisfied. 

You might even become addicted to photo booths like we have...! Since there are a plethora of photo booth brands, we've compiled a list of some of our favorites for you guys, as well as a guide on how to use Korean photo booths. Let's check it out!

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1. Life Four Cuts | 인생네컷 

The original photo booth that re-booted the whole self photo booth craze in Korea is Life Four Cuts! You can see one of these photo booths almost anywhere in Korea. 

The term "Life Photo" or "인생사진" refers to a photo of oneself that is so nice it may be the best photo of your life! This photo booth took the term "Life Photo" and "Four Cuts" or "네컷", which refers to the four frames of photos, and created the term "Life Four Cuts" or "인생네컷". 

Source: Instagram @life4cut

It became so popular that it became a term regularly used for these type of photos with 4 frames! 

The classic vertical 4-frame photo print is most popular, but there are also other templates and cute frames to choose from!

Source: Instagram @life4cut

Life Four Cuts also does collaborations with K-pop idol groups such as Seventeen and aespa. You can pretend like you took cute photos at a photo booth with your favorite K-pop idol!

New Location: Life Four Cuts Sinchon Myeongmul Street 

This new location in Sinchon just opened up on June 22nd! This location is different from the other ones because it has special backdrops and you can even choose filters based on your personal color!

There are mirrors available in the waiting area and even a separate powder room with hair straighteners! 

When you enter the photo booth room, you'll be able to select what background you want and the screen behind will change accordingly!

You can choose the background color you prefer and also select your personal color (Natural, Warm, Cool), and it will match the filter to that tone!

You can get cute photos with friends or photos on your own as well. This new spot has pretty high-quality photos and lots of options to choose from!

The Shinsegae Department Store in Myeongdong is currently having this BT21-themed pop-up with a special BT21 Life Four Cuts frame! Click the link below to get a free coupon to this Life Four Cuts photo booth that will get you a 4,000 KRW discount. You only have to pay 1,000 KRW when you go!

[DISCOUNT] Self Photo Booth in SeoulㅣSHINSEGAE Myeongdong Life Four Cuts

Official Instagram Account: @life4cut

Sinchon Myeongmul Street Location
Hours: 24/7
Address: 1F, 20 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
서울 서대문구 연세로 20 1층, 인생네컷

Gangnam Location
Hours: 24/7
Address: 1F, 7 Gangnam-daero 106-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울 강남구 강남대로106길 7 1층 인생네컷

Seongsu Location
Hours: 24/7
Address: 1F, 39 Yeonmujang-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
서울 성동구 연무장길 39 1층

For all Life Four Cuts locations, check out their official site here.

2. Photoism Box | 포토이즘 박스

Speaking of taking photo booth pics with your favorite K-pop idol, another photo booth that is known for doing collaborations with K-pop idols is Photoism Box!

Currently, you can find collaborations with BTS as a part of their BTS PRESENTS EVERYWHERE Festa celebration, Younite for their 4th EP, BIT Part.1, the famous YouTube channel Korean Englishman, and even Korea's national football team! 

Source: Instagram @photoism.kr

There are lots of other themed frames to choose from as well, such as this Y2K theme, which is super popular at the moment, or this cute summer picnic frame!

You can choose from a variety of different frames and templates and pick up props to use in your photos!

When you're ready, you can head inside, choose the templates and frames you want, and snap away! 

It was our first time trying out these special frames, and it was so much fun! There are tons of Photoism Box locations all over Korea, and you can also try out Photosim Colored, where you can choose different colored backgrounds. We've included some addresses to Photoism Box booths in popular areas below!

Official Instagram Account: @photoism.kr

Yeonnam Location
Hours: 24/7
Address: 230 Donggyo-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
서울 마포구 동교로 230

Gangnam Location
Hours: 24/7
Address: 1F, 16 Gangnam-daero 102-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울 강남구 강남대로102길 16 까치빌딩 1층

Itaewon Location
Hours: 24/7
Address: 1F, 166 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울 용산구 이태원로 166 1층

For all Photoism locations, check out their official site here.

3. Haru Film | 하루필름

Haru Film is one of the most popular photo booths among Koreans. It's especially popular because it's known to put a very natural-looking filter that makes you look amazing in all the photos!

We made a visit to the Yeonnam location while they were having a collaboration event with Barista Rules, a popular convenience store brand coffee! You can check out our full visit in the blog linked below.

Haru Film x Barista Rules

The most common template is the 2x2 frame that comes with 4 portrait-style photos! Haru Film also has a selection of different frame themes, so you can choose before you take your photos. 

Official Instagram Account: @haru.film_

Yeontral Park Location
Hours: 24/7
Address: 1F, 30 Yanghwa-ro 23-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
서울 마포구 양화로23길 30 1층

Gangnam Location
Hours: 24/7
Address: 1F, 26 Teheran-ro 1-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울 강남구 테헤란로1길 26 1층

Seongsu Location
Hours: 24/7
Address: 1F, 17 Yeonmujang-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
서울 성동구 연무장길 17 1층

For all Haru Film locations, check out their official site here.

4. DON'T LXXK UP | 돈룩업

This photo booth called DON'T LXXK UP is huge on social media because of the unique photos you can get here. It takes your photos from an upward angle!

It has been gaining popularity because you can easily get that retro Gen Z vibe in your photos. When it first opened up, there was only one location in Yeonnam, but there are now over 40 locations across the nation, with more opening up! Here's a list of all the locations in Korea!

It's a bit challenging to think of various poses from such a high angle, so try to think of some or look at examples before going in! They even provide trendy sunglasses to upgrade your photos and free stickers.

The photo booth area has two rooms, one where you can leave your belongings and select the photo options. Then you'll go into the actual photo room for photo time! There are three colors to choose from, red, blue, or dark grey. We personally recommend the red!

There's even a special pink room they added for spring, and it's only available at the Gangnam location from April 3rd, 2024 to May 6th, 2024. Check it out if you have a chance!

Official Instagram Account: @dontlookup.official

Gangnam Location
Hours: 24/7
Address: 22 Gangnamdaero 102-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울 강남구 강남대로102길 22

Original Yeonnam Location
Hours: 24/7
Address: 33 Donggyo-ro 46-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 마포구 동교로46길 33

5. WXCK Photo | 웩포토

This bathroom-themed photo booth is located in the Seongsu area! It sounds strange, but you can get some really unique and silly photos here.

There are multiple rooms with different backgrounds, the most popular one being the one with a toilet in it. Try out different rooms and different poses with your friends! 

The area at the entrance also has lots of interesting decorations and mirrors, so you can get photos out here on your phone as well!

Each room is different, so you can get photos with different vibes all at one photo booth! The basic photo option is 6,000 KRW for 1 copies.

Official Instagram Account: @wxckphoto

Hours: 10:00-24:00
Address: 서울 성동구 성수이로 7가길 13
13 Seongsui-ro 7ga-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

6. BYTP Station

Lots of photo booths with unique concepts are continuing to pop up! This photo booth, called BYTP, is designed like a subway station and has a variety of unique photo backgrounds. We recommend going to the flagship store in Gangnam!

The most popular photo concept at BYTP on social media is the subway train room! To get to the subway train photo booth, you'll have to head down the stairs into the basement area. They really took the subway concept seriously!

There are two rooms here, one with a metal shaft with graffiti on it, and the subway train. The graffiti room is also quite popular on social media! The subway-themed room is behind the yellow plastic dividers.

This is what it looks like inside! Doesn't it look like a real subway train cart? It was so cool to see and take photos here!

They even have this cool Down-Shot room, which almost looks like you're stuck in an elevator shaft. We've never seen a photo booth room like this! You can be really creative with these photos, so be sure to check it out for some fun photos with your friends!

Official Instagram Account: @bytp_station

Gangnam Flagship Store Location
37 Bongeunsa-ro 4-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울 강남구 봉은사로4길 37 1층

Hongdae Location
Address: 1F, 26 Wausan-ro 21-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
서울 마포구 와우산로 21길 26 1층

7. Movement | 무브먼트 

Another photo booth to get unique photos at, similar to DON'T LXXK UP, is Movement in Sangsu! This photo booth is also fairly new, so there is only one location as of now.

Source: Instagram @movement.seoul

At Movement, you can get both high and low angle photos! These angles are not easy to pull off, so make sure you think up of some poses before you go in! If you check out their official Instagram account, you can see their other photo options as well.

There is actually an employee at the front that you'll need to speak with in order to get a photo room. There may also be a bit of wait here, but you can sit on a bench or look around at the other photos people left on the walls for ideas! 

We tried out the low angle photo booth! The room has a clear glass platform with a camera underneath pointing upwards. The monitor screen isn't in view if you're looking at the camera, so it was a bit difficult to see how our photos were turning out as we were taking them. 

After taking ten photos, we chose four of our favorites and they were printed out immediately in the same room. 

The low angle photos were hard to take photos with, but we still had a lot of fun and were satisfied with the photos! We recommend taking low angle photos as a solo or two-shot and doing the high angle for groups with three or more people.

Official Instagram Account: @movement.seoul

Hours: 24/7
Address: 1F, 19-11 Wausan-ro 17-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
서울 마포구 와우산로17길 19-11 1층

8. Sihyunhada Frame | 시현하다 프레임

Sihyunhada is a photo studio that is very popular among Korean people for taking profile photos or ID photos. They also have a few self photo booth locations, which each location having a different color theme.

We made a visit to the Green Lime Branch, which has a forest green and lime green background to choose from.

You can choose between Wide, Original, or Close Up photos. If you're taking photos alone, the Close Up or Original option would be best. For photos with two or more people, you'll want to go for the Original or Wide angle!

There are six different frame options to choose from as well, from two frames to as many as nine!

Original / Close Up

You can also choose different colored frames after you're done selecting the photos! Sihyunhada Frame photos come out very naturally and have little to no filter, so it's a great option for those that prefer very natural-looking photos.

Sihyunhada Moment Apgujeong Rodeo Branch

If you make a reservation at Sihyunhada Moment, which is their professional photo shoot studio, you can get a coupon to use Sihyunhada Frame for free!

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Official Instagram Account: @sihyunhada_frame

Sihyunhada Frame Green Lime Branch (Konkuk University)

Hours: 24/7
Address: 1F, 95 Dongil-ro 20-gil, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
서울 광진구 동일로20길 95 1층

Sihyunhada Frame Sangsu Branch

Source: Sihyunhada Frame Official Site

Hours: 24/7
Address: 61 Dokmak-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
서울 마포구 독막로 61

Sihyunhada Frame Yeonnam Branch

Source: Naver Blog - Cookie Crumble

Hours: 24/7
 113-32 Dongyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
서울 마포구 동교동 113-32

For all Sihyunhada Frame locations, check out their official site here.

9. Old Moon Self Studio | 그믐달셀프스튜디오

Another photo studio that has been gaining popularity is Old Moon Self Studio, which has similar vibes to Haru Film.

The photos come out really nice here! There is a slight filter but it is quite natural and we were satisfied with how our photos came out. As you can see, we tried something a bit different this time.

Source: Instagram @oldmoon_self_

Old Moon Self Studio also has many special frames and designs to choose from! You can check out their Instagram account to see what special frames they currently have available.

There are also lots of cute props and accessories you can use! 

Official Instagram Account: @oldmoon_self_

Hongdae Location
Hours: 24/7
Address: 79 Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
서울 마포구 어울마당로 79

Gangnam Location
Hours: 24/7
Address: #104 1F, 38 Bongeunsa-ro 6-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울 강남구 봉은사로6길 38 1동 1층 104호

Itaewon Location
Hours: 24/7
Address: 1F, 126 Bogwang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울 용산구 보광로 126 1층

How to Use a Korean Photo Booth + Tips

Almost all photo booths in Korea are open 24/7 and don't have any employees on-site, so you might be a bit lost on how to use it. Every photo booth is slightly different, but generally, the process is the same! Here is a simple guide on how to use a Korean photo booth and some tips from us so you can go straight in like a pro!

1. Choose a photo booth

There are so many different photo booth brands in Korea, so we've narrowed it down to some of the most popular ones for you! They all have a slightly different vibe, so you can compare using the photos below. 

Life Four Cuts | 인생네컷
Photoism Box | 포토이즘 박스
Haru Film | 하루필름
Movement | 무브먼트
Sihyunhada Frame | 시현하다 프레임
Old Moon | 그믐달셀프스튜디오
BYTP Station

2. Touch up your hair/makeup

Photo booths will almost always have mirrors for you to check your appearance before going in for photos! People like to get in some mirror selfies as well.

Some locations will even have hair straighteners, dryers, and brushes. It's completely normal to fix your hair or makeup in a photo booth, so don't feel shy and go ahead and do what you gotta go!

3. Pick up some props 

Lots of photo booths will have fun props like headbands, dolls, signs, or sunglasses to use for free when taking photos!

Just be sure to put everything back when you're done. Also, some of the props might be a bit dirty from overuse or from being dropped on the ground, so you'll probably want to check before using one!

4. Look at the photos on the walls for inspiration

Photo booths are filled with photos left behind by other people, so be sure to look around at the photos for cute ideas! If you want, you can leave your photo on the wall afterward. 

5. Check the different rooms

Each room is going to have a different color background. Some photo booths have rooms that have different colored curtains inside that you can choose from, but most have a set color. 

Be sure to check some of the rooms beforehand so you can choose a background color that you like!

6. Select a template

There are going to be several different photo templates you can choose from with varying prices. Keep this in mind when you go in!

Every photo booth has different options, so when you go in the self photo booth room, you'll be able to choose on the kiosk.

7. Select how many prints you want + the QR code option

You'll have to make the payment before taking photos, so it will ask you how many photo prints you want and if you want to include the QR code to download the digital files (sometimes the QR code option comes after payment). Most photos come with at least 2 prints, and from there you can add 2 more to get 4, 6, 8, etc. Keep in mind that the price goes up with the amount of prints!

8. Make the payment

Most photo booth kiosks take both card and cash! Keep in mind that if you pay in cash, it will most likely only take 1,000 KRW bills.

9. Take photos!

Once you pay, your photo booth session will immediately start, so make sure you're ready! Usually you'll take about 8-10 timed photos (usually about 10 seconds per photo) and then choose from there. 

Lots of photo booths also have a little remote you can use if you prefer to use it instead of waiting for the timer. Many people also like to use it as a prop in the photos!

10. Select your favorite shots, choose a filter and frame, and print!

After taking your photos, you can choose your favorites and put them in the order you like. Some photo booths will give you one chance to you re-take your photos as well if you don't like how they turned out!

11. Scan the QR code to download the digital photo and video file

Remember the QR code we mentioned earlier? You want to make sure to check the QR code option so you can download the digital files of the photo. It comes with a video as well! The QR code will become invalid after 24 hours, so make sure to download it before then.

12. Don't forget the protective plastic sleeve!

All photo booths should have a little plastic sleeve you can put your printed photos in to protect the photos from getting scratched. Korea really thought of everything! If you want some more ideas for photo booth poses, check out our blog in the link below.

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We hope this helps you have the best time at a Korean photo booth! If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment below or send us an email at help@creatrip.com. You can follow us on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook to stay updated on all things Korea!

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