Fri, 08 Mar 2013 - Fri, 15 Mar 2013
Come and join New Zealand Travel Photographer of the Year, Mike Langford and New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year, Jackie Ranken on a magical workshop in Bali in March 2013. “This is a photography workshop not just a tour. We share our knowledge to photographers of all levels. Under our watchful guidance you will learn new skills and techniques that will stay with you for the rest of your photographic life.” said Jackie.
Jackie has also been the Australian Landscape Photographer Of The Year for the past two years and Mike has authored and co-authored over 25 books on photography in a 30 year career. This workshop will be a fantastic opportunity for beginners or experienced photographers to take their photography to another level in one of the most photogenic places on the planet.
There will be ample time over the 7 days to tap into the genius and skill of Mike and Jackie and your photography is guaranteed to improve significantly from day one.
Some of the comments from our recent September 2012 workshop :
“ Loved it all, although I have to say that the ceremony in the village just for us was simply out of this world. I will never forget it.”
“Tour guides and drivers were always attentive, always looking out for the client, wonderfully positive and sincerely caring.The experience has left me wanting to come back for more."
“The support staff were amazing. Helpful and kind in everyway. I have never experienced such dedication in a tour service. The best ever.”
“Thank you for a wonderful unique insight into the real Bali.”
“ I thought there was a good variety of activities and thoroughly enjoyed the insight into the local villages and traditional Balinese way of life.”
“Mike and Jackie were fantastic in nurturing everyone to a place where they were better than when they started. I have reflected that if I was to have gone to Bali, stayed in a hotel and done a couple of touristy things, there is no way I would have the same appreciation and connection with the place and the people.”
"Each day surpassed the previous days activities. Dave wasn't afraid to take advantage of any passing cultural activity, parade or site."
"The guides and drivers were amazing! I have never experienced such exceptional service. Dana's positivity and cheerful personality always managed to lift my spirit. My favourite activity was attending the special traditional dance and music just for us."
" I honestly can't think of anything that you could have done that would have made this workshop more enjoyable, I loved it".
Nyepi (the day of silence) is the most important day and special day on the Balinese calendar.
Photographically speaking, it’s the days immediately before and after this day that are so visually exciting. This is a careful crafted photography workshop, which takes you inside the “real Bali” and has been designed to allow you to see and experience places in Bali that are very special (just for our group). This is a workshop not to be missed.
Nyepi day (March 12) is preceded by ceremonies such as Melasti, which is a purification ceremony. You will get to witness Balinese Hindus carrying temple offerings and other sacred relics to beaches or springs where purification rituals are held.
This is a time of celebration and the island is alive with dance and music. One day prior to Nyepi, Pengrupukan is celebrated. This is when the monster replicas, known as Ogah Ogah’s are paraded through the streets on the shoulder's of village youths who have spent several weeks preparing these very colourful displays. This is a feast for those with a photographer’s eye.
Exploring ancient temples in the most historic area of Bali
Visiting Kusumba, a fascinating fishing village which provides the opportunity to photograph the traditional salt makers and the photographic wonders of capturing the colourful wooden fishing boats
Through David’s local contacts we have unique assess to an evening of traditional dance and music. The location of this performance is in the grounds of an ancient temple, seldom visited by Westerners. The highlight being amazing Kecak dance, followed by a dinner under the stars at the foot of an old Banyan tree, on the grounds of an ancient Balinese temple.
This performance will be truly unforgettable and will be performed by special arrangement for our photography group, in the World Heritage Listed Pakerisan River area.
The Puri Sunia. “one of the best hotels in Bali” (Trip Advisor Top Rating). Tucked away in the rice fields only 10 minutes drive from Ubud Village.
Our friendly support team from 'Take it Easy Tours' provide the ground transportation and make every day very special. All of Dana's team are extremely knowledgeable about local lore, customs and the quintessential elements that make the Balinese so unique.
We expect this workshop to fill up very quickly expecially since it is planned around the most special time of the year in Bali - Nyepi.
Therefore, if you wish to sign up please put down a $ 500 deposit either via paypal or via direct credit to my bank account.
Please email me at email@example.com for those details. Accounts in NZD,AUD,IDR,USD.
Note that partners( non photographers) are very welcome and a special Itinerary will be provided for them which will include many Bali highlights.
The partners are welcome to join in the dinners and social activities and the special ceremony at the Pejeng Village however will be precluded from joining the actual photo shoots and review sessions with Mike and Jackie.
Pricing for the tour is as follows : In USD
UDS$ 3335 based on double occupancy.
USD$ 3860 based on single occupancy.
Special rate for partners USD$ 2875
( based on double occupancy )
This includes :
7 nights accomodation at the beautiful Puri Sunia,Ubud
Special dance and music performance at village involving over 50 performers
VIP Visitor arrival service
Pick from the airport on arrival and delivery back to the airport for departure
Specially decorated Sarongs for the tour and to keep as a souvenir
All ground transport whilst on the tour
E book with selection of the best of everyones images
Professional photographers and guides fees
Does not Include
30 day Visa or departure tax
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