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Guest Photographer Sid Kannegnati from India

While cameras were always familiar to me, it was my introduction to Henri Cartier-Bresson and Elliot Erwitt’s photography that proved life changing. ~Sid Kannegnati

After some scheduling challenges and dodging the remains of a long rainy season, Sid & I finally met. Thanks for joining the tour and creating some wonderful street photography, Sid!

Please read more about Sid’s inspiration and view more of his incredible photos here!

Follow Sid on Instagram here.

Guest Bali Street Photographer Sid from India by mark l chaves
Feature image & this portrait of Sid by mark l chaves

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Sightseeing

The Most Things Ever Balanced on a Head

Transition time at Pasar Ubud is when you will see the most things ever balanced on a human head in the world. Probably?

Transition time at the pasar. Bali Street Photographer tour.
Transition time at the pasar. Bali Street Photographer tour.
Guest Photographer © Sid Kannegnati from India - Bali Street Photographer
Guest Photographer © Sid Kannegnati from India – Bali Street Photographer
Woman carying a basket at Pasar Ubud exhibited by Don't Take Pictures - Bali Street Photographer
Woman carying a basket at Pasar Ubud exhibited by Don’t Take Pictures – Bali Street Photographer
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Transporting the market stall back home.

Read more about transition time here.

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News Photography

Seeing Red in Pasar Ubud – Featured by Don’t Take Pictures

Bali Street Photographer Photos Featured

on Don’t Take Pictures’ Seeing Red Gallery

Late last year/early this year (2018/2019), three photographs from Bali Street Photographer were exhibited by Don’t Take Pictures. I’ve been following Don’t Take Pictures for years. So, being featured in one of their exhibits is a huge honour. Especially since the team over there is held in high esteem and continually curates impeccable photography work in print and digital media.

Why Don’t Take Pictures?

Don’t Take Pictures’ philosophy compliments Bali Street Photographer’s mission. The name itself is provocative and oxymoronic at the same time (given the context). So, what’s the meaning behind Don’t Take Pictures?

The title, Don’t Take Pictures, references the language of modern photography. Over the years, the term “taking pictures” has begun to be replaced with “making photographs.” The change signifies a distinction between the widespread use of cameras in the modern world and the more systematic, thoughtful process of creating photographic art. At Don’t Take Pictures, we strive to celebrate the creativity involved with the making of photographs.  ~Don’t Take Pictures

Here’s Bali Street Photographer’s mission statement (from the About page).

To see rather than look. To create rather than take. To explore rather than visit. To connect rather than separate. ~Bali Street Photographer

The Featured Photos

These are the three photographs that were in the exhibit. All made by Bali Street Photographer.

Please visit the Seeing Red online gallery and learn more about Don’t Take Pictures.

Go to the Seeing Red Gallery

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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 a poetic confluence of the mundane, tourist hot spot, and luck to produce something rather artistic.

This photograph and consequent post is inspired by Indonesian-based photographer Chitra Ananda.

Read more on making your photography stand-out by being different.

See more artistic street photography on our dedicated gallery here.

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Testimonial

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.

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~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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Culture Photography

Time Stands Still — Daily Offerings at Pasar Ubud

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 full resolution image for this feature photo can be downloaded on Unsplash.

See the full gallery of Balinese Offerings (canang) here.

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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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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 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! 🙂

Please visit Florian on Instagram.

Read more testimonials here.

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Culture Photography

Sittin’ on the “dock” of the Pasar – Best time to photograph a Bali Dog

“Two thousand miles I roam. Just to make this dock my home” ~Otis Redding

The Bali Dogs of the pasar seem to follow a schedule. When the pasar is in full swing early in the morning, they are scattered and roaming around individually. Towards 7:30-8:00 am, they beging to form in groups and forage together or wait for vendors to throw scraps their way. Generally, this is the best time to photograph a Bali Dog in Pasar Ubud.

#ilovebalidogs

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Guest Photographer Brian from South Africa

It was in incredible pleasure to show-off Pasar Ubud to the talented Brian from South Africa. Brian’s straight-up and direct style is harmoniously complimented by his clean, classic, and timeless street photographs.

Bali Street Photographer Pasar Ubud Tour ©️ Brian Osborne
Bali Street Photographer Pasar Ubud Tour ©️ Brian Osborne

See the rest of Brian’s contributions in the full photo gallery.

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