If you live on the subway, there is a good chance you’ve been to the underground mall at Banwoldang Station. Perhaps you’ve noticed the many photo studios in the area of the mall as you exit the red line part of the station just before the fountain. There are always gaggles of teenagers hanging out, waiting to get their pictures taken. So why not do as the Koreans do and get your picture taken professionally with your friends.
You can tell which photo studios are more foreign-friendly because they will have some pictures of foreigners posted outside as examples of their work. This article is written about Daily Studio. It is located just outside the red line subway exit at Banwoldang underground shopping mall. If you get off the red line subway, go up the first set of stairs and out the subway barriers. Walk towards the underground fountain, and you’ll get to a fork where you can take one of three ways—left, right, or straight towards the fountain. Take the right fork, and there will be three photo studios all in the same area. Daily Studio is the second one on the left-hand side, across from the hat shop.
You do not need an appointment, but if you go during a busy time, you may need to wait in line for your turn. While you wait, look through the poses and example photos on the computer in the front lobby. The staff will ask you to take a picture of three poses that you like with your phone to show the photographer, so that he or she can recreate it.
When it is your turn, you will be posed and positioned, and the photographer will take pictures for 10 to 15 minutes. After all the photos are done, the staff will load them onto another computer, and you can choose which you like. Be aware that one photo is 7,000 won per person, and you all have to choose the same picture; you can’t choose different photos and just share them with each other, unfortunately. Each additional photo after the first one is 5,000 won each per person.In the end, each person in the picture will get two small prints and one regular size print of each of the pictures you ordered. Write down the number of the photos you want to have edited and printed for you.
It takes about 40 minutes for the editor to edit the pictures, so you can leave and come back to approve the edits and get them printed.Daily Studio has a naver page as well as a facebook page where you can download the photos. Their facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/daily7899, and the naver page is cafe.naver.com/dailystudio. It costs 30,000 won per photo for a digital file of your picture.
Photo studios are a great way to mark any occasion whether you want to commemorate a holiday or birthday or just make some wonderful memories. Go there with your friends, significant other, or just by yourself. They take a range of pictures, including ID photos, family photos, and baby portraits.
-Address: 910-3, Namsan-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu (대구광역시 중구 남산동 910-3)