Bali and Java culture and landscape photography tour, 13-19 January 2023

January 2023 is a month of celebrations in Bali! On 14 of January the Kuningan celebration starts marking the most beautiful holiday in Bali. All villages will be nicely dressed with penjor – long bamboo poles with traditional decorations. In villages one can observe processions with offerings, live Rejang dances. We will use this opportunity traveling with local experienced guides to show us the hidden culture of Bali in smaller and less known traditional villages. It is a perfect trip for those who wants to practice in multiple genres of photography: portrait, street, landscape and travel. I am sure you will bring back home not just warm memories of sacred Bali Island – island of Gods – but a whole portfolio worth a book about Balinese culture and landscape. During this intense one-week workshop we will have multiple stages with people dressed in rich traditional costumes, stages with Barong and Rejang dancers just for our group in perfectly situated locations of old temples, banyan trees and waterfalls. Besides that, you can practice street photography, Balinese people are very friendly to photographers who respect and value their heritage. We will not miss a single sunrise in Bali as well because in June they are majestic: rice terraces overviewing Mount Agung, traditional boats in endless warm ocean. Seven days we will be busy from sunrise to sunset with a little time left for post processing and critique sessions.
Enjoy luxury accommodation in one of the best hotels in Ubud area. After this intense workshop you may consider staying few days at the ocean resort enjoying sea sand and sun. It makes this trip perfect for couples and all levels of photographers – even your partners/ kids will enjoy performances, culture experience you can get during this workshop.

Day 1, January 13

Arrival to Bali (no quarantine needed, visa on arrival is back for many countries). Qatar airways, Singapore airlines is the best choice, but you may arrive on any flight, we will organize a transfer for you to our luxury resort in Sidemen area, located in quiet tropical paradise, rural and cultural heart of Bali.

Day 6

Sunrise location for today is Pulagan – wonderful rice terraces with the view to Mount Agung. Around Pulagan we will shoot the most beautiful Penjor streets in Bali! You can spot many rural scenes staying here for a while.

After sunrise and nice breakfast we pack and depart on the afternoon flight to Java! We visit Java for a wonderful Bromo volcano. Just an hour of short flight Denpasar to Surabaya and a couple of hours driving to our hotel located at the Bromo crater rim! We take our chances to do night photography in Bromo too!

Pricing:

Total price: 4900 USD per person twin share
Single supplement: 750
 USD
Maximum Number of Participants: 12
Difficulty:
easy

Not included in the price:

– Airfare to Bali
– Visas (if applicable)
– Single supplement

What to bring

Gear:
– DSLR camera with tripod and remote shutter release
– A wide angle lens. For example, Nikkor 14-24 or Canon 17-40. Best lens for use in wide-angle scenes or architecture photography
– A middle-zoom lens such as a 24-70 mm
– A telephoto zoom lens, such as a 70-200 mm.  Be sure to have additional tripod mount to this lens.
– Set of filters for seascape photography: ND 3, 6, 10 stop and CPL filters


Tour leaders

 

 

Daniel Kordan

Landscape and travel photographer based in Bali, Indonesia. Partner with Iceland photo tours, instagram @Danielkordan with 1.8 Million followers, Nikon and Gitzo ambassador.

 

Agung Odi

Travel and Landscape photographer, local guide from Bali.

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