Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java

Bali and Java

3rd to 10th September 2022

This trip is dedicated to exploring the diverse and incredibly beautiful landscapes of Indonesia. From prehistoric jungles to active volcanoes, stunning beaches to giant waterfalls this destination is inundated with immense photographic potential. 

Bali known as the "Land of the Gods" for its unparalleled natural beauty and diversity. Bali is by far one of the most sought after destinations in Asia. Warm sandy beaches, volcanic mountains, lush tropical forests, spectacular waterfalls and verdant paddy fields offer a plethora of subjects to choose from. For a nature photographer few locations in the world can offer so many opportunities condensed into a single region. A permeative sense of serenity in the setting of a tropical paradise makes it easy to be creative and to generate images that are representative of the mood evoked in such idyllic settings. 

East Java is a photographer's dream come true when it comes to capturing unique landscapes in settings that defy imagination. You will be transported into a world where any direction you point your camera there is a picture to be made. 

 

Activity Level : Moderate. Porters and transportation to top of Mt. Ijen can be arranged if you prefer not to hike. 

Group size: Maximum of 6 participants.

We will be spending the first 4 days focused on capturing the landscapes of Bali. This includes multiple iconic locations as well as some hidden gems off the beaten path. The exact itinerary will be shared upon registration. We will be accompanied by local guides who are natives of Bali with extensive knowledge of the local geography. 

The next 4 days will be spent exploring East Java.

We will ascend the iconic Mt. Ijen to take in what National Geographic describes as one of the most unique landscapes of the world. A torquoise sulphur lake surrounded by twisted and sculpted old growth tress and lined with sulphur springs around the caldera. And if we are lucky we will get to witness the unique phenomenon of Blue Lava . As the sulphuric gases emerge from the earth's crust and are exposed to oxygen they ignite to produce the ethereal blue flames around the caldera. 

Imagine a place with a thousand waterfalls cascading down into the lush gorge. More spectacular than the fictitious Jurassic Park this is where we spend a full day in Java. 

For our next adventure, we will be standing across from an active volcano to capture it at sunrise as fog swirls arounds its base and smoke spews from its summit.


 

 

Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java

Itinerary Summary

Sept 3rd afternoon workshop begins in Bali. You are encouraged to arrive a day early and rest so as to avoid jetlag during the workshop. Accommodations are included starting on the night of the 3rd.

Sept 4/5/6 will be in Bali 

The tentative itinerary is weather dependent and will be altered if needed to optimize the photographic opportunities.

Sept 3rd :  Orientation at 2 pm. Will be heading out later for the sunset shoot along the coastline.

Sept 4th: Sunrise at Ulun Danu Temple (Brattan Lake) Followed by breakfast.

Local hidden waterfalls mid morning. Lunch.

Banyuwana waterfall and big tree Tabanan

Sept 5th: Sunrise at Mahagiri Hill.

Morning shoot at Tukad Cepung Waterfall. 

Post processing session after lunch.

Sunset along the coast focussing on the native fisherman boats.

Sept 6th: Sunrise at Pinggan. Followed by breakfast

Morning shoot at Jati Temple.

Sunset at Lake Batur.

Sept 7th: Travel day between Bali and Ijen. We will be stopping at scenic spots along the way and photographing along the drive.

Sept 8th: The hike up Mt. Igen will start at 2-3 am so that we reach the summit at a leisurely pace for sunrise. We will be using porters to carry the gear. This location may require the use of gas masks depending on the weather conditions. If the Sulphur fumes are too strong we will not be able to do this hike. Instead we will proceed towards Bromo and photograph in that region.

Milky way over Bromo volcano

Sept 9th: Sunrise at Bromo. 

Mid morning  Tumpak Sewu waterfall. (this is one of the most scenic locations in Java.

Late afternoon we return to this location for a second photo shoot after reviewing the images shot earlier that day. 

Sept 10th: Sunrise at Bromo from a different overlook. 

Morning shoot of local dunes.

We will be spending an extended period of time going over all the images from the trip and post processing key images. We will also take the time to complete checklist for individual goals. Workshop concludes the evening of the 10th. 

Each day we will be having post processing sessions. This will give us not only an opportunity to review images acquired, but also learn how to how to optimize image rendition to suit your individual creative vision.

Workshop fee: $5650 (single occupancy)

Includes:  Transfer to and from airport, accomodations, meals, transportation between shooting sites, entry to national parks, 

Excludes: Alcoholic drinks, misc expenses including Covid testing if needed. Airfare to Indonesia. Please note workshop starts in Bali and ends in Java.

Cancellation Policy

If workshop is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund will be issued.

If canceled 6 months or longer before the start date, credit can be applied to future workshop.

If canceled by participant within 5 months of start date no refund will be issued.


Detailed itinerary and packing list will be sent to registered participants 30 days before the workshop begins.

Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java
Bali and Java