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 what I like to hear! I appreciate your sincere and inspiring words, Scott. I hope you bring many warm memories of Bali back to Canada with you. See you next time!
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 inspiring. I can highly recommend the tour with Mark.
~Florian from Germany
Terima kasih banyak, Florian. I was thrilled to share the pasar with you–a fellow keen adventurer and passionate photographer. Lovely meeting you. I hope to see you in Germany some day! 🙂
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. While the tour is a reasonable description, this felt more like a master class with Mark sharing his valuable insights, directing us through his process and sharing his deep empathy for the people whose lives we were capturing. I’m a better photographer for the experience and my daughter, Aurora, as a new photographer, feels she now has a better eye and is ready to hang up her iPhone for a 35mm film camera! 🙂
I’d highly recommend Mark, his work and this tour to anyone with a love of photography and a calling to capture life as it happens.
~Simon & Aurora Gray
I’m totally blulshing after reading your deep and hearfelt words, Simon & Aurora! The honour was all mine. I feel blessed that we had the opportunity to share our love of photography. I look forward to seeing your photos from the tour! 🙏🏽
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 meet my needs; speaking the language… And all out of conviction and for free! Don’t hesitate – sign up!
“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 are visiting Ubud!”
~Mat Bell from Melbourne Australia
It was my pleasure guiding you and your family around the pasar. I’m glad my skills and knowledge were a match for what you were looking for. See you next time!
“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 that the tour enabled you to go back on your own the next day. That’s super cool. Thanks again for joining. See you next time!
“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 took us to a few temples, we went to the traditional market (he helped us navigate since we didn’t speak the language), and took us to the home of legendary Balinese artist Gusti Nyoman Lempad. Mark’s tour of Pasar Ubud was one of the highlights of our trip!”
~Jenn from Los Angeles California USA
Terima kasih / matur suksma, Jennifer. It was such a pleasure to meet you and your boyfriend. I am thrilled to know I made Ubud fun for the both of you. 🙂