Strangers Are Friends We Haven’t Met Yet

Gamelan Musician - Bali Street Photographer

Photographing People Photographing people is a hot topic for street photography. This particular subject comes up a lot. Today, I'm sharing with you how I approach photographing people on the street. “Strangers are just friends we haven’t met yet.” ~Peter Swanson Tip #1 Commit This Quote to Memory This endearing quote is my mantra. First tip, make [...]

What is Artsy Street Photography?

Artistic Street Photography - Ubud Bali April 2019 - Bali Street Photographer

Finally, a photo gallery dedicated to the artistic side of street photography. The artsy style of photography is near & dear to me. So, I am happy to share this and welcome your comments. Definitions & Examples This might be the most complete collection of artistic street photos in one place. And, it's complete with [...]

Selamat Pagi (Good Morning)

Balinese Woman Grating Coconut (Nyuh) near Ubud Bali - Bali Street Photographer Tours

Street Photography Karma I believe in karma when it comes to street photography. I believe that if your mind & eye are open to all forms of beauty and your camera is at the ready, then good rewarding photos will come to you. I met this woman Grating fresh coconut (Nyuh in Balinese) on the [...]

Beauty in the Mundane

Beauty in the Mundane - Bali Street Photographer

Everyday BaliI contribute and support a few online photography forums. I enjoy seeing other people's photos. I learn new things, see new perspectives, and get inspired. I definitely value people's constructive feedback. Recently, I started to comment on a photo in a street photography group when I read some feedback that disturbed me. Here's an [...]

Can Street Photography be Artistic?

Street Portrait of a Hat Vendor - Bali Street Photographer

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.

When Stuck in Traffic Make Photographs

Ngaben - Balinese Cremation Ceremony - Bali Street Photographer

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 [...]