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Everything You Need to Know About the First Self-Photo Studio in the Philippines

Atomm Studios will upgrade the way you take your photos.
Everything You Need to Know About the First Self-Photo Studio in the Philippines
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Atomm Studios will upgrade the way you take your photos.

Selfies are a huge part of our life. These self-taken photos document our personal milestones and put a timestamp on fleeting moments. Now, preserving these memories become even more precious as reunions and gatherings are limited, as well as our time outside, given that we currently live in a pandemic-stricken world. So, selfies become a more valuable keepsake, one that you actually want to perfect and romanticize. Here's where Atomm Studios comes in to help you out.

As the country's first-ever self-photo studio, Atomm Studios not only aims to give you an upgraded way to take your selfies, they also want you to have more creative freedom to take your own photos that you'll keep close to heart. 

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"It’s a safe and very cozy space for everyone to just be themselves; a place where you could have fun with your family and friends, and where you could exercise and pursue your creative industry dreams whether in the field of photography, videography, styling, makeup artistry, content creation and more," Josh Buizon, one of Atomm's co-founders tells Preview.

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Josh and his partners have formed a hodgepodge of a group that contributed to Atomm's unique DNA. The seven of them are different types of creatives, pitching in purposeful insights for their business' vision. "It helps that we have a lot of experience collectively given the different fields of work that we are in. We’re quite an unconventional group straying away from the tradional way of doing business, but it’s been such a joy and fun time working together," Josh, singer-songwriter, and frontman of the band Over October, adds.

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He's joined by Merphi Panaguiton, a creative director who loves travel photography and making crafts; Thea Panaguiton who's also a singer-songwriter and a young entrepreneur running branches of Jollibee and Red Ribbon, and Bria Cadenas, a multimedia producer and photographer.

Rounding out their group are Joseph Yaranon, Max Gatchalian, and Bono Diaz. Joseph is a young entrepreneur running different businesses in auto, food and fashion. He's also a motorcycle and bicycle enthusiast who enjoys taking shots of and on his rides. Meanwhile, Max is a digital designer, marketer, and creative. She is currently living in Valencia, Spain doing the Auxiliares De Conversacion Program of the Spanish Embassy. Bono, on the other hand, is a legal professional and photographer who establishes his unique visual storytelling through street photography, film criticism, and everyday engagement with people from all walks of life. 

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As all things related to a selfie, the space has to be photogenic, too. For this, the Atomm Studios team tapped Studio Sui, headed by Architect Eila Ronquillo. "We all wanted this space to be clean, light, warm, and somewhere you can be comfortable," Josh shares. Architect Elia helped Atomm Studios achieve their Japanese/Zen-inspired interior design concept."We gave her our thoughts and inspirations and basically she took it from there and we are so proud and happy with what she was able to do with the space," Josh concludes.

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How does a self-photo studio work?

It operates similarly to a traditional photo studio as the place is fitted with professional cameras, props, lighting, but instead of having a camera crew taking your photos, you can do it by yourself!

How do I book a slot in Atomm Studios?

Fill out Atomm Studios' online booking site. Choose a date and time slot from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.. From there, you can already select the photo session package you want to avail and settle the fees via online, cashless payment. After that, you're all set! 

In case your plans change, Atomm Studios only allows you to reschedule your photo session 24 hours before the first schedule made. No refunds will be given for cancellations.

Walk-ins are not allowed so it's best to get a confirmed slot at least two days prior your intended visit.

What are Atomm Studios' rates?

Package A (P700)

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  • 2 pax
  • 15 mins photoshoot
  • 15 mins photo selection
  • 1 pc single photo print (6x4/postcard)
  • 1 pc collage/grid print
  • 5 digital copies

Package B (P650)

  • 2 pax
  • 15 mins photoshoot
  • 15 mins photo selection
  • 5 digital copies
  • no print

You can bring up to 5 people per session but an additional fee of P250 per person will be charged.

You can opt upgrade your photo session further and and have your selfies printed out in special layouts: Korean-style photo card, film strip style, and you can even make them look like a post card!

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Add-on fees:

  • An additional fee of P250 (per person beyond 2 pax) will be charged. Maximum of 5 people per session only.
  • Additional photo print add-on fees: 
    • 4R: P30
    • Korean-style photo card: P15
    • Grid: P30
  • Video edit reel/video (10-15 seconds): P999
  • All photos taken (to be emailed within one to three business days): P400

Are pets allowed?

Yes, they are totally pet-friendly! However, due to limited space, Atomm Studios only allows one to two pets a time.

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Atomm Studios is located at 2nd floor of Lot 6, Block 7, Batasan-San Mateo Road, Bataan Hills, Quezon City. They’re right above Robinsons Easymart Batasan San Mateo. For more information, you may visit their Instagram page or boork directly at atommstudios.youcanbookme.com.

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