Photo Studio in Hongdae:Time On Me Studio
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3 months ago
Namee Kim @creatripfromSeoul
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#Photoshop #ID photo

In South Korea,  ID photos are frequently needed not only for official identification documents it's needed for multiple reasons - applying for colleges, schools, and companies. ID photo can be an essential component showing who you are in Korean society. Therefore,  I always want my ID photo to reflect me in the best possible way. I want to look stylish and edgy at all times   .

Yesterday, I made a visit to a trendy photo studio near Hongdae to get my new ID photo. The place was called Time On Me Studio (타임온미스튜디오). What I liked about this studio was that they had a photoshop expert on-site and airbrushed my photo in front of me! 

Let me be frank. At first, it was quite embarrassing -and maybe a bit awkward to sit next to the photoshop expert, who was showing me all the changes she made on my photo. But I got to admit, I really loved the result of my photos. She transformed my photo according to my needs: my face looked much slimmer and shinier. I was very satisfied. When I showed my new ID photos to my friends, they all asked me for the name and location of the studio. Before I start spreading the word, I wanted to recommend Time On Me Studio to Creatrip members first.

Hongdae | Photo Studio

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Hongdae Photo Studio : Time On Me Studio |  Price

ID Photo shoot ₩33,000
Make up + ID Photo Shoot₩55,000
Hair Styling + ID Photo Shoot₩55,000
Make up + Hair Styling + ID Photo Shoot₩77,000

Hongdae Photo Studio : Time On Me Studio |  Additional Onsite Prices

Hairline Modification
Teeth Modification
Background Modification

Hongdae Photo Studio : Time On Me Studio |  Service Details

Free Service
curling iron, jacket suit, hair care tools etc
Photo Print-out6 photos are printed out, and the rest are sent to you via email.
Dressing Table
There is a dressing table and mirror where you can get ready for the photo shoot.

Hongdae Photo Studio : Time On Me Studio | Information

  • Address:서울특별시 마포구 동교로 156-13 동보빌딩 B1
  • Opening hours:Weekdays 10:00~17:00, Saturdays 10:00~16:00, closed on Sundays
  • Average Photoshoot time:40min~1hour
  • Precaution:You must make a reservation at least a month before your visit  

Hongdae Photo Studio : Time On Me Studio | Reservation Process

  1. After making reservation, you can check the reservation status at "My reservation" after submitting the order form. If the button turns out to be green marked "Confirmed", your reservation is confirmed.
  2. If you want to modify the reservation date, please cancel your reservation and make a new reservation.
  3. Present your reservation confirmation at the store to prove your booking by clicking the "Confirmed". It is your reservation confirmation.

    How to see whether your reservation is confirmed
    Reservation confirmation to be presented at the store

Hongdae Photo Studio : Time On Me Studio | Recommended Reasons

  1. Korean-style ID photo Time On Me Studio staff are adept, professional photographers. They are also experts at using photo editing tools and retouching face photos. I can guarantee you can take the most beautiful ID photos at Time On Me Studio.  
  2. They will make sure your photo is beautifully retouched, and you will be able to experience your natural beauty to outshine. However, they won't do anything that will make your face look artificial. Your photo will look just like you - but in a more beautiful way. 
  3. After taking the photo, you can review your photo with the photographer. You can choose the photos you want and the photographer will retouch the photo according to your needs.
  4. Hongdae Time On Me Studio also lends dress jackets, shirts blouses, and other formal attires for free. You don't have to dress up for the photo shoot! You can simply borrow attire from the studio.

Hongdae Photo Studio : Time On Me Studio | Interior and Equipment

My passport was about to expire, so I needed to take a new passport photo. I  visited Hongdae Time On Me Studio and paid the full price myself. The approximate size of the Hongdae Studio space was about 70 square meters, and the studio was in a clean condition with a comfortable atmosphere.

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There was a very large dressing table. This section was open to customers. People could dress up and do their last-minute makeup fixes before taking the photo.  

The makeup kits and tools that are shown in the photo were for customers who paid for an additional makeup service. If you want to fix your makeup on-site, you need to bring your own cosmetics. One good thing is that there are plenty of hair-styling equipment available and everyone is free to use it.

Curling irons, hair dryers, hair gel, and other hair equipment were provided free of charge to the customers. You can also arrange with the studio to have a professional hair styling that goes along with the occasion of the photos.  

At Hongdae: Time On Me Studio, you can borrow chiffon shirts and blazers. Or you can also bring your own attire and get changed on site. Renting business attires are free if you make a reservation beforehand.

These photos show how the photos are taken and airbrushed.  When you are ready for the photo, sit in front of the camera. With the blink of an eye, your photos are fully loaded on the photographer's computer. The photographer will give you advice regarding how to pose. Remember, smile naturally!

One thing that I really liked about this studio was that I could choose the photos I want and see the whole photo shop retouching process right by the photographer. The photographer was extremely attentive and made sure she reflects all the changes I wanted to make on my photo. 

The staff were super kind and were extremely talented at revealing my hidden, natural beauty. 

Hongdae Time On Me Studio does not apply any radical changes to the photo. Rather, they simply adjust small details, such as changing the position of eyebrows, improving the skin tone, or removing wrinkles and freckles.  

If your face accidentally swells up on the day of your visit, Hongdae Time On Me Studio can make your face look slimmer. The photographers can even make your hair look tidy and clean.

If you want to get the most beautiful photoshoot for ID card/passport, I  suggest you try out Hongdae: Time On Me Studio.

At Hongdae Time On Me Studio, you can manipulate the photos and try new hairstyles or erase braces for an additional 10,000 won.

Last but not least, they will give you the original photo files via email. If you want to retouch the photos yourself, you can use the original photos. 

Hongdae Photo Studio : Time On Me Studio | Reservation Details

ID Photoshoot price33,000KRW
Creatrip member price:30,000KRW(Cash only)
*Price includes basic photoshop retouching service

  • Makeup and hair styling services are available at an additional cost

    Extra Photoshop Retouching services
    Manipulating the photo with upstyle hair:10,000KRW
    Getting rid of braces:10,000KRW
    Inserting color backgrounds:10,000KRW

  • Tips! You can also rent attires for free (i.e. formal attire) at the studio. There are a makeup desk and a dressing room, where you do last-minute makeup and dressing up. 

Hongdae Photo Studio : Time On Me Studio | Location

  • Address:서울특별시 마포구 동교로 156-13 동보빌딩 B1

Hongdae Photo Studio : Time On Me Studio | Roadmap Directions

From the exit 1 of Hongdae Entrance Metro Station, walk straight for about three minutes. Turn right after crossing the road by the traffic lights. Turn left at the alley, and walk straight until you turn right after the Seven Eleven convenience store. Congrats!
 You have arrived at Time On Me Studio!

Sometimes, Hongdae Time On Me Studio has a lot of standing reservations. There is a possibility you have to wait for the photoshoot on-site. If you do not arrive at your appointment time for more than ten minutes, your reservation will be canceled automatically.  Please keep your confirmation email for your future reference.

If you do not receive an email from Creatrip confirming your reservation status,  please let us know as soon as possible: Please include your name and reservation date in the email.

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Time On Me Studio |Hongdae
156-13 Donggyo-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 韓國

26 reviews in total

15 hours ago
wow 你一定要買含化妝與頭髮包套服務。讓專業 才會變成美美的證件照,可以借套裝上半身。光修圖就花了超過30分鐘。 非常值得喔。再台灣沒有的體驗 Its very worthy :)
5 days ago
6 days ago
1 weeks ago
化妝師與攝影師技術都很好,平常沒在修容的男生很適合選擇化妝的選項,在拍照時攝影師會很親切的提醒你怎麼調整姿勢 這輩子還沒有這麼好看過😆 總歸一句:Awesome!!
2 weeks ago
真的很棒的體驗!!! 人親切又拍照的超美的,一定要選這家 拍照超美的 very good
2 weeks ago
a month ago
照相的時候攝影師會指導該如何擺姿勢,照相技術非常專業,並且會找到最適合的角度。後製的技術超級厲害,看起來臉部更加精緻。而且服務人員十分親切。 When taking pictures, the photographer will guide how to pose, the camera technology is very professional,and will find the most suitable angle. The post-production technology is stiningll and looks more refined on the face. And the service staff is very kind.
KysinfromHong Kong
2 months ago
Best photo shooting experience! The makeup and hair styling was great, worked nice on the photo. Photographer was friendly and professional. Last but not least, the retouch of the photos was amazing! She discusses with me one on one the parts I want to remove or keep, removed the flaws and certainly made me looked better. Loved the outcome of this photoshoot, definitely would recommend time on me to my friends!
nikowy1024fromHong Kong
2 months ago
All staff there are professional and friendly. They can speak simple English as well. Their retouch skill is also very amazing! Highly recommend to foreigners who want to experience Korean style photo shooting. We had a nice experience there, thank you so much:)
Tiffany L.fromHong Kong
2 months ago
Happy passport photo shooting :) Friendly and professional! Simple English works !! Will definitely come back for another shoot !!!