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Learning How to Use Light, Composition and Story Telling

I learned more from Mark than I did on an expensive photo tour. Like how to use light, composition and story telling. I cannot recommend Mark highly enough. If you take only one photo tour in Ubud, take this one. Ten out of ten. ~Paul Eveleigh Thanks so much for your kind words, Paul! It […]

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Inspired to Get Back Into Photography

Loved the tour, it has inspired me to get back into photography. I learnt a lot and got some great shots. Looking forward to going again next time I’m in Bali. ~Lauren from Australia I’m inspired by your kind words, Lauren! I can’t wait to see some of your photos from the tour.

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Great way to Start off my Vacation

This tour was a great way to start off my vacation in Ubud. Mark was very informative and definitely knows his way around a camera. He has a fantastic philosophy and is very easy-going. I would for sure recommend taking the tour, no matter what level of photographer you are. ~Scott Frank from Canada That’s […]

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One of the best experiences during my Bali holiday

It was a great class and one of the best experiences during my Bali holiday. Mark was a caring guide and you could feel that he loves to share his knowledge and passion. With his guidance it was possible to experience the “true” Ubud. His attitude and the way how he talks with people is […]

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This Felt More Like a Master Class

Let me start by saying that in the 20 years I’ve carried a camera, the shots I got on Mark’s tour of the Pasar Ubud are some of my favorites. Spending time with Mark as he took us through the crowded walkways and nuanced work lives of the market’s many merchants was a rare treat. […]

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Excellent Local Knowledge

My photo tour with Mark was the photographic highlight of my time in Bali. Mark was the ideal guide: excellent local knowledge, particularly about where to encounter specific lighting; ensuring I got to see a wide variety of aspects of the market and the people in it, but willing to wait or move on to […]

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Definitely a worthwhile experience if you are visiting Ubud!

“Mark was very friendly and took time to understand my level photography skill and interests to ensure that he provided the right level of guidance on the tour. His knowledge of the market and interactions with the local community helped ensure I got some great shots on the day. Definitely a worthwhile experience if you […]

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Great Introduction to Pasar Ubud

“The tour was a great introduction to the Pasar Ubud. Mark gave some great tips on spots to shoot and I was able to head back to the market again the next morning to get some great shots with some more favourable light. Thanks Mark!” ~Bryn & Diane from Toronto Canada So happy to hear […]

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Relating to and Understanding Ubud

“My boyfriend and I were blown away by our time spent with Mark in Pasar Ubud. Sure, the temples, art, culture, etc. is as colorful as it is impressive but without Mark’s guidance, we wouldn’t have been able to relate or understand the depth of how majestic this place was. Mark made Ubud fun! He […]

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A Keen Eye

“On my first trip to Bali, I stayed in Ubud and was introduced to an English speaking local, Mark Chaves. He hosts cultural market tours to tourists to explain the Balinese culture and customs. It was a great experience because he knew the local customs and the ins and out of the culture, the food, […]