Myanmar Photography Workshop – David Metcalf, Mark Rayner and their group toured Myanmar in 2017 and had such an amazing time…
…that they are going back for more. The 2018 tour is an enhanced programme with a few surprises and more treats in store. This tour will show you Myanmar from a wonderful perspective – offering you the best photographic opportunities you can get!
Cultural photographer David Metcalf and Mark Rayner, landscape and wildlife photographer will take you to places that are absolutely special – of course at the right time for the perfect light of the day!
IF YOU ARE PART OF OUR GROUP…
You will explore the photographic highlights of Myanmar (Burma) as this country goes through enormous transition AND before it truly opens up to tourism.
David Metcalf’s and Mark Rayner’s first photography workshop 2017 will…
Teach you how to capture the beauty and essence of indigenous cultures as well as incredible landscapes and cultural and religious monuments!
“Myanmar is unique – it offers an immense variety of photographic subjects and styles of photography!”
We will start this wonderful adventure in Mandalay…
where a mixture of photography including architecture, people, religions, culture and beautiful sunsets on the ancient Irrawaddy River are waiting for us as we explore Myanmar’s cultural capital.
We will explore some very special places in Mandalay and will be getting into more street photography in this historic and fascinating city.
Then onto the ancient valley of Bagan…
featured in the film Samsara where we will spend the next three days exploring this valley of 3000 Buddhist temples.
Always looking for perfect light we will be up before the sun to catch
the sunrise over the temples one morning from the valley floor and the other from a hot- air Balloon.
However as is always the case with our photo adventure we will be avoiding the crowded tourist areas and heading into the villages to meet the local farmers and see the way the people live and have done for centuries.
Then to Mt Popa…
where we will visit some villages that we are supporting with a health program!
We will photograph one of Asia’s most amazing sights and also spend time visiting traditional village life and feel the history of this ancient kingdom.
Then another highlight: Inle Lake
To spend early mornings on the lake and in traditional villages is a real treat for the photographic eye!
As we explore this area looking for unforgettable images we will be capturing the people and light against this extraordinary backdrop.
Expect to photograph floating gardens, tons of birdlife, water bound temples and friendly, hospitable Burmese from different tribes of this area.
David is the author of three photography books of Asia and opened Taksu Photo Gallery in Ubud, Bali, in 2015.
This will be David’s fifth time to Myanmar in the past 3 years!
So come and share his passion and love for the people from this wonderful place.
“These photographs were taken with a combination of Nikon D800 and D810 full frame cameras with a variety of lenses, including: Sigma 35mm, f1.4; 50mm, f1.4; 70 – 200mm, f2.8; Tamron 150 – 600 mm; lensebaby.”
“If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera that is the instrument.”
“In January – February 2016 I went with David Metcalf and Mark Rayner on their first photographic workshop/tour in Myanmar. It was so good I’m going again in 2017. That’s how wonderful and different Myanmar is and how much more there is still to explore.”
Rob Morgan, Photography Workshop Myanmar 2016
“Thank you David and Mark for a great trip. I have definitely learnt new things and come away with some photos I am proud of. I enjoyed getting to know you all and all the laughs and advice we shared over the trip.”
Liz Charsley, Photography Workshop Java 2016
“Overall – an exceptional photo workshop and a great way to travel and experience new places.“
Anita Brown, Photography Workshop Alaska 2016
One of the most powerful emotions that people feel when visiting ancient cultures, is the desire to want to help and contribute in a positive way to local community projects. We will be visiting a traditional village and meet the village chief to find out how we can help the people of the village obtain water and discuss our on-going support to build a well.
10% of tour fees will support this local project. By participating in the tour, you are essentially part of this community outreach.
Every David Metcalf Photography tour aims to give back and most of our past guests have commented what a tremendous experience it has been by connecting on tour with the initiatives already put in place.
Read about Rob Morgan’s experience on last year’s workshop in Myanmar here:
Rob Morgan’s view on Myanmar – 2016
This once in a lifetime photography workshop costs
USD 5.750 based on single occupancy
USD 5.100 if sharing
*please note that by paying via Paypal there is a 3% surcharge.
1. Tutoring by David Metcalf and Mark Rayner
2. All accommodation in three and four star standard
3. All meals & Snacks
4. All local transport
5. Local guides
6. Domestic Airfares
7. Local guide’s fee
Contact David now and reserve your spot!
+62 811 1331 255
David Metcalf is a resident of Bali and has been travelling, writing and photographing throughout Indonesia for the past decade. David has held several exhibitions in Jakarta and Bali since 2002. He opened Taksu Photo Gallery in Ubud, Bali, in 2015 and uses the power of photography to educate and encourage positive social change.
David leads photography tours to Bali and Java, the USA, Myanmar, India and other destinations. He is involved in many projects in Kalimantan supporting Dayak culture and the environment.
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