Photo Studio Guide ~ Natural Settings
*information in this article is current as of 2009 ~ please check websites for the most recent information. Prices, locations and regulations may have changed since this magazine was published.
Southern Cross Koriyama Studio
*there are Southern Cross studio branches all over Japan ~ check here
Great for green pictures on a fine day
Just opened in March of 2009, Southern Cross is a pretty new studio. Layers who want to be shot surrounded by green should check out the forest nearby the studio. It's a great chance to feel surrounded by nature. In the house studio, the first floor has tons of backdrop papers and the second has Japanese and Western-style rooms. Props and equipment can be rented for a song, so try some out with your friends!
24 hours (with a booking)
12,000/hr (5 hours and up)
Did you know that you can take pictures on survival game fields?
This huge space in the center of a forest is rented out for use in survival games. There are functional forts, bridges, barrels and barricades to use in your photos and tons of places to explore. The price is so high because it's usually rented out to survival game clubs, but if you can afford to splurge or can gather a large enough group, it might just be worth it.
Studio Asian Dragon
03-5485-8983 / (mobile) 090-1812-8983
15,000/hr (6 hour minimum)
Asian plants make for a lush setting in all four seasons
Asian Dragon grows asian plants in a large greenhouse all year long. The house studio and attatched garden are home to many rare plants and flowers, bamboo groves and other surprises. The natural light from the skylights makes for great photos indoors and out. There's plenty of asian furniture to use too. If you want to take lush, green photos, this might be the place!
*cos-a vol. 1