Getting to Photoplus Studio
To all first time users for our Photoplus Photoshoot Reservation System:
1.Register on the “Common Reservation System”.
Please also fill in the basic required information, after registering using an ID and Password of your liking.Users who have already used the system before just need to fill in their ID and Password.
2.Choose a photoshoot session of your choosing using the Common Reservation system.
3.Your reservation will be complete once you have received the system’s automated confirmation email.
4.Please come directly to the Studio on the day of your reserved Photoshoot Session.
5.First time users will be asked to fill in and sign a Pledge Agreement and to show a piece of identification (which will not be photocopied).
6.A membership card/loyalty card will be given to you.
1 point will be added to your loyalty card per session.
It is possible to use your loyalty card as a discount card of 3000 yen for a total accumulated 10 points.
Only one discount (of 3000 yen) can be allowed per day.
It is not possible to use the discount on the same day that you have accumulated the 10 points. Please use this discount on one of your next visits.
7.Payment: We only accept cash for the payment of participation fees. Please send us your name/product name in advance if you wish to get a receipt.
8.Photoshoot Start: We hope you enjoy the photoshoot.
On the day of the photoshoot:
1.The model will enter the studio 30 minutes before the start of the photoshoot, change into the first costume and standby.
2.The customer will be allowed to enter the studio starting from 10 minutes before the reservation. (20 minutes beforehand in case the customer is bringing their own costume of choice.)
3.One unit (60 minutes) will be allotted for a photoshoot session with one costume.
4.There is a 15 minute break to be used as a break for the model and as time to change costumes between each photoshoot session.
5.Please give any presents, ask for signatures and do any talking during the allotted photoshoot timeslot.
To all photographers wanting to do a photoshoot:
①The possible options during a photoshoots differ from model to model.It is thus forbidden to demand from our models to do something that they are not comfortable with during a photoshoot, even if other models are.
②It is forbidden to ask of our exclusive models to do a photoshoot without making the reservation through the Studio.
Please make sure you check your inbox for the automated “Reservation Confirmation” email that will be sent to you immediately after making a reservation. In case there is any mistake in the date, time, model name or studio you would like to use for your photoshoot, we would like to ask you to contact us via email at email@example.com .
At 12 PM (12 noon), on the day before your reserved date you will receive an automated “Last-Minute Notification” email. Be sure to check the contents of that email.If the above-mentioned email has not arrived, be sure to check your email Inbox settings.
Choosing the outfit
You have the possibility of choosing an outfit between “Personal outfits own by the Model”, “Studio-owned rental outfits” or you can even bring your “Own outfit”.
It is also possible to reserve the outfit of your liking on a later date, but please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the details of the outfit, by 2PM on the day BEFORE the reserved date,.
When contacting us about the confirmation of the clothing, we would kindly like to ask you to also specify the date, the model’s name and your own name in the email.
Depending on the model, the deadline to contact us regarding the desired outfit can vary. Please be sure to check each model’s profile description for more details.
Please we aware that if there is no clothing specified in the column written in the “Reservation Confirmation Email”, that your costume request has not gone through.
If that is the case, please send an email to email@example.com with the clothing you would like to request.
It is only possible to request 1 outfit per 1 session in the case of “Personal outfits own by the Model”
It is only basically possible to request 1 outfit per 1 session in the case of a “Studio-Owned rental outfit”, however, if there is no need to change wigs or if the outfit is done with the model’s regular hair, then it is possible to request 2 outfits per 1 session as an exception to this rule.
In case both outfits’ prices are different, the more expensive price will be charged.
In the case of 1 photoshoot session with 2 different outfits, the time needed to change outfits will be counted towards the alotted photoshoot time so 25 minutes will be granted for the photoshoot using the first outfit, and 25 minutes for the second outfit.
In the case of a “Studio-owned rental outfit”, we will charge an extra “1000 Yen per 1 Session”.
It is allowed to bring in your “Own outfit” as a “New goodie/present to the model”.
Be sure to send us a picture of the outfit before the photoshoot, and to check whether it has been accepted or not, as well as to check the outfit fee.
Please be aware that is also possible that any outfits that was brought in can be refused after the actual outfit has been checked on the day of the photoshoot.
The usual cancellation fee will be charged to you in the case of a cancellation due to an outfit that is found to not be wearable.
We recommend you to check whether or not an outfit will be okay’ed before making a reservation.
About the Lighting
In case any lighting equipment readily available in Studio CONNECT is used, we will charge an extra ¥500 fee per piece of lighting equipment per 1 session unit.
The Studio Photoplus lighting equipment can be used free of charge.
About the fee for the Sole Use of the Studio
Both Studios can only be used by 1 group at a time on both weekdays as well as holidays and weekends.
Weekdays/Saturday, Sunday and holidays will all be usable by 1 group without any extra fees.
Weekdays : +¥1000 extra fee per session unit
Saturday, Sunday+ holidays: +¥2000 extra fee per 1 session unit.
About the deadline for a reservation
The deadline for a reservation is 11PM on the day before the reservation date. Any reservation made after that will fall under the “Same-Day Reservation” category.
About “Same-Day Reservations”
“Same-Day Reservations” will automatically only allow to choose between “Models already Reserved for another Photoshoot” and will fall “Right before or after another reservation”.
It is possible to consult this with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is possible that due to a model’s schedule she can not take on another reservation.
An extra fee of ¥2000 per 1 session unit will be charged on top of the regular photoshoot fee for “Same-Day Reservations”.
About the use of video recordings
Please refer to the models’ profile page as the possibility of doing video recordings varies per model.
In case you wish to do a video recording, please be sure to notify us in advance and book the studio for “Sole Use”. This is not possible for “Same-Day Reservations”.
About the use of rental photo cameras
It is possible to rent out a camera for the price of ¥1000 per session unit.
You can check the camera types available by referring to THIS page.
Outdoor Portrait Photography
Please refer to the models’ profile page as the possibility of doing outdoor portrait photography varies per model.
Please consult with us if you wish for the model to wear their own everyday clothes, a yukata etc. It is however not possible to ask for the model to wear a “school uniform or something similar” even if this is part of the model’s own everyday clothing.
Other forbidden matters
In order for the management of the photoshoot sessions to go smoothly, the following items are also forbidden:
The non-payment or overdue payment of the participation cost (incl. cancellation fees).
To do any photoshoots with the purpose of commercializing the pictures
It is forbidden to take videos (incl. digital camcorder, digital cameras, cellphones, and any other device that can record video) ※This does not apply to people that have opted for a photoshoot that includes the “video recording ” option.
Demanding the models for their signature or any other act that would cause the occupation of the studio to continue beyond the predetermined allotted time for the photoshoot session.
Any act of physical violence as well as the use of coarse language
Ignoring advisory warnings given by the studio staff and/or not following said warnings.
People who act in such a way that it impedes the smooth going of photoshoot sessions.
It is forbidden to do a photoshoot while under the influence and/or behave in such a way that it would bother other people.
Doing anything disruptive in the studio’s neighborhood (loud voices, playing music loudly etc.)
Any act that would hinder the smooth proceedings of a photoshoot session is explicitly forbidden.
The Studio reserves the right to ask any customer who is not able to follow any of the items on this list, to leave the premises, even if he/she is in the middle of a photoshoot.
About the use of the pictures taken during a photoshoot:
It is allowed to post pictures on personal websites, twitter etc. if permission is given by the models themselves. In such cases, it is not necessary to ask for permission to the Studio.
The likeness rights and image rights of any pictures taken during a Photoshoot are not relinquished. These rights belong to the Photoplus Studio and the models themselves.
The distribution, sale, posting etc. via the use of commercial sites, media such as CD/DVD-ROMs etc. or any other type of media (including the internet) to third parties without prior consent is explicitly forbidden.
In the case the Studio is made aware of any posting that have not been cleared through the appropriate application procedure, we will ask to immediately take the necessary measures to have the pictures deleted etc. Those who can not comply to this will not be allowed to join any future photoshoots.
※Please be warned that we will take the appropriate measures in case any pictures are being used without prior posting approval.
Please be aware that in case our models can not come to the Studio due to sudden health issues, encountering problems with public transportation etc., it is possible we cancel the photoshoot.
In the case of a cancellation, participation fees will be paid back, however, we will not pay any fees meant to compensate any incurred losses.
It is also possible that in similar cases, related to problems occurred due to problems with public transportation etc., if the staff and/or model are not able to arrive by the beginning of the reserved time slot, measures might be taken resulting in changes and/or the scaling down of your allotted time.
Please be aware that we will not respond to any demands of payment of monetary compensation for any incurred losses to you in the case of a cancellation.
We do not take responsibility for any damages, loss or destruction of any photography equipment etc. brought in by the participants of any photoshoot. We urge our customers to manage their own equipment.
About the use of the Studio
Do not break any of the lighting equipment or furniture available to use during a photoshoot.
In case any of the equipment sustains any damage, we will ask you to pay for the repair cost.Furthermore, in case the walls, floor etc. get considerably dirtied, or sustain any damages, we reserve the right to not allow you to continue with the photoshoot.
Do not exceed your allotted time.
The Studio is also used by other customers and it is therefore possible that other customers use the studio before, and/or after you. We would therefore like to ask you to finish up within your total allotted photoshoot time.
Moving the furniture is allowed, however, we ask of you that you pick up the furniture when moving it around, as it is possible that the flooring etc. might sustain damage when the furniture is dragged over the floor when changing positions.
Please do not bring home any of the Studio’s equipment.
Below you will find more detailed explanations:
Furthermore, we urge everyone to read this page until the very end.
Membership Requirements (As of 1 December, 2015)
・People over 18 years old (High school students not eligible)
・People able to show a piece of identification (Driver’s license, passport etc. Any piece of identification that has your picture and address written on it).
・People who can use common sense.
・People who can follow operational instructions given by the Studio secretariat.
Please be aware that in this case, he/she will not be allowed to come and join a photoshoot at the Studio anymore.
Please be aware that in that case we will not be able to give any refunds of participation fees or respond to any complaints.
About the Membership Registration
Anyone wanting to participate in a photoshoot is required to go through the membership registration process, so be sure to register as a member first.
・First time users will be asked to show a valid piece of identification (driver’s license etc.).
Prohibited Matters involving our models
It is forbidden to do any of the following matters to the Studio’s exclusive models.
As the following can potentially cause unrest to our models, we ask of you to be understanding.
※Our models are women and very sensitive, so we ask of you to be mindful and cautious enough to not behave indelicately, to act or say anything that might instigate any discomfort or feeling of unrest as it might prove to hinder the photoshoot (in case we are made aware of anything, we will take severe measures)
・It is forbidden to touch the models
・Any touching of the models’ skin, clothing, hair etc. is explicitly forbidden.
・It is forbidden to ask about the models’ private life
・Asking for the models’ phone numbers, email addresses and any matters related to their private lives is explicitly forbidden.
・It is forbidden to do anything that could upset the models.
・It is explicitly forbidden to force the models to take any poses they are not comfortable with or force them to show bare skin.
・It is forbidden to take close zoom-ups of the nether regions and other parts of the body, to take pictures from extremely low angles etc.
・It is forbidden to request extreme levels of exposure.
・It is forbidden to ambush the models at the exit, train stations, etc. as well as to stalk the models (We will be notifying the police in case we are made aware of any such actions going on).
・It is explicitly forbidden to directly negotiate any private photoshoots with our models, to scout them, slander them or perform any action that may be seen as a burden to them.
・It is forbidden to send emails etc. that include sexual or harassing content to the models via their blogs, home pages, SNS (mixi/cure/cosplay archive etc.).
(Messages meant to send data from photoshoots or to personally greet the models are OK)
・It is forbidden to send messages including demands asking the models to let you take nude photography of them and other such unreasonable demands that lack common sense.
・It is forbidden to send messages to directly negotiate private photoshoots, messages that contain slander, are stalker-ish by nature, etc.
・It is explicitly forbidden to post any messages on 2ch, message boards etc. meant to slander the models.
・Do not rush our models when they are changing clothes.
・Depending on the outfit, due to the amount of accessories etc., it is possible that our models spend a certain amount of time changing clothes. As such, we ask of you not to rush our models when they are changing.
・It is also explicitly forbidden to do anything else that might cause any discomfort to our models. The Studio Management reserves the right to judge what consists as “unpleasant behavior”.
・There have been cases of registered members that were sending unsolicited, unpleasant emails to our models several times a day, and after having received word of it from our models, we confirmed the content of said emails, and have decided to annul those people’s membership.