Ini Bali / This is Bali

This is Bali by mark l chaves

In Search of the Real Bali Bali is a global tourist destination. So, it makes sense that Bali seems to be overdeveloped. People may complain about it--the overdevelopment. Most definitely there are less rice paddies (sawah) in Ubud than there was when I first arrived in 2010. But, if one is wanderer/adventurer, one doesn't have [...]

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 [...]

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.

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

Bali Street Photographer Pasar Ubud Tour ©️ Studio Gray

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 [...]