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.
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.
It’s as if time has stood still during the early mornings at the pasar. During the Pasar Ubud photo tours, I discipline myself to give priority and my attention to the photographers I’m guiding through the crowded and grungy labyrinths. But, on occasion, I get a moment to myself to capture a priceless moment. The [...]
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.
October 2018 officially Marked the first anniversary of Bali Street PhotographerHaving 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 exhibit [...]
Ubud is a Mood During the day, there are three distinct moods at the pasar. The early morning is the timeless period. Bali's unadulterated essence is revealed from 4-8 am. The tourist aimed facades are non-existent. From 8-10 am is transition time. After 10 am belongs to the colourful tourist realm. If you are in [...]
"Where are you going?" or "Mau kemana?" in Bali is equivalent to "Hey, what's up?" And, the common local reply is, "Jalan jalan!". This roughly means going around without any pre determined destination. Jalan jalan might not seem useful at first glance. But, give it a try the next time a driver asks you if [...]