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Photography

Can Street Photography be Artistic?

You Decide–Artistic or Not? Above is an unconventional street portrait of a hat vendor in the foreground framed by a Balinese woman in the middle layer. For more on using layered street compositions, check out this article. Want to learn more about artistic street photography? View the dedicated gallery on Artistic Street Photography here.

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Activities Dining Sightseeing

An Instagram Moment on Jalan Goutama – Where to go in Ubud

New updates More photos, links, and updates on My Favourite Hangouts in Ubud, Bali.

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Culture Photography Sightseeing

When Stuck in Traffic Make Photographs

Opportunistic Street Photography Today, after running some morning errands. I was stuck in the middle of a huge traffic jam in the centre of Ubud. That usually means one thing–upacara. In other words, there was a Balinese Hindu Religious procession in progress. Rather than waiting in the hot sun inhaling exhaust from dozens of idling […]

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Photography Sightseeing

Ubud Palace – When Smoke Gets in your Eyes

Beauty in the Mundane During all the years I’ve lived in Ubud, I’ve never seen the Ubud Palace being completely smoked-out. In this case, fogged-out. Even though fogging for mosquitoes is a common thing in Bali, this scene at the main gate to the palace is not something you see every day. Here, we have […]

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Photography

Pasar Ubud is a Mood

There’s a saying, “Ubud is a Mood”. If Ubud is a mood, then Pasar Ubud is where all the moods originate. The typical day at the Pasar starts between 3:30-4:00 am every morning. Pasar Ubud is where everyday life kicks-off. Thus, setting the mood for the day.

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News Photography

Priceless Smiles, Details, Bali Dogs, & Mad Photography Skills – Photos by Guest Photographer Simon Gray

October 2018 officially Marked the first anniversary of Bali Street Photographer Having guest photographer Simon and his daughter Aurora join me in October was a perfect way to celebrate the first full year of the Pasar Ubud Street Photography tour! And, there’s more. The icing on the cake is that Simon recently opened a solo […]

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Photography

Chasing Harsh Light

Chasing harsh light is one of my favourite photography rule breakers. I love deep dark tones contrasted with bright highlights. I enjoy seeing the interplay of light & shadow to give form to shape and figure. The best time to photograph harsh light in Pasar Ubud is on a mostly clear day (not overcast with […]

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Photography Testimonial

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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Editorial

Finding Empathy & Compassion in Ubud Bali

The Loyalty of Bali Dogs This market vendor is accompanied by her Bali Dog. Bali Dogs are recognised as one of the oldest canine breeds. They are proven to be fiercly loyal once their trust is earned. Many Bali Dogs aren’t as loved as this one. So, seeing compassion such as this gives me hope. […]

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Culture Sightseeing

Priests & Priestesses 1

Upacara Agama (Balinese Religious Ceremony) Balinese ceremonies (Upacara) in some shape or form are held every day on the Island of the Gods. Major ceremonies like the one these men are going to occur almost every week. You are guaranteed to see an upacara if you stay for a few days in Bali. This is […]