What equipment and lenses should I bring?
Bring your own camera – SLR, DSLR or if you own an I-phone, I-pad or a Point & Shoot camera, this is fine. Bring the camera you are most comfortable using everyday. We can also loan you a variety of lenses and filters, if you want to experiment or try out some new equipment. David has Nikon equipment that you are welcome to borrow and Nyoman has Canon equipment. This includes lenses and filters. We also have tripods for loan.
Do I need to be an expert photographer?
Not at all, if you just want to come out and have a fun day, get some great shots of the real Bali and interact with the local people, away from tourist places, then this tour is for you. If you come along with a camera phone only this is fine. We guarantee you will get some great images.
Can I learn a few photo tips on a half or full day tour?
Absolutely! We will teach you about manual settings, composition, portrait photography, landscapes and how to capture a great image. Depending on your level of photography, we will assist and help bring you to the next level of your photography. Both David and Nyoman are professional photographers. Pleae take a look at the trip advisor comments to get a good idea of just how far you can take your photography on a half-day tour and improve.
I am a professional photographer and I want to photograph the Balinese culture but do not know where to go, can you help me?
Yes, Nyoman, who is Balinese, is very well connected and finds out about the most obscure and interesting traditional ceremonies that are happening on the island. If you are staying in Bali for a short time, this is a unique opportunity, as you would have almost no chance of finding out about these ceremonies. Together, David and Nyoman take you to some wonderful places to photograph. You will also learn about the local customs and culture. This is often the highlight of a guest’s experience. See trip advisor comments. A day with Nyoman and David is unique, every tour is different and you are shown the beauty of Bali – both the inner and the outer.
Can you a tailor-make a tour, just for us?
Yes, depending on your interests, we can design a day around what you want to photograph, e.g. macro, landscapes, animals, people, village life, seascapes or temples. We know many secret places on the island.
What clothing and footwear should I bring?
For early morning sunrise shoots bring something warm. It can be surprisingly cool (sometimes down to 9 degrees or cooler). We often photograph in the mountains, so at 5.30 am you need a jacket or sweater. After 7 am it is always warm, so dress as comfortably as possible and bring a hat and sunscreen.
How about if we visit a temple, do we need to bring a sarong or temple dress?
We provide male and female sarongs, sashes and head-gear for men.
How about food, should we bring something?
The focus is on photography so it’s a good idea to ask your hotel if they can make you up a snack-pack. On the half-day tour we stop for a late breakfast, but the first 3 hours is set aside for photography and you will be busy, so it’s all about the photography. You are well catered for with late breakfast around the 9.30am mark.