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Ini Bali / This is Bali

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 […]

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Photography

Strangers Are Friends We Haven’t Met Yet

Photographing People Photographing people is a hot topic for street photography. This subject comes up a lot. So 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 […]

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Photography

Cantik

Cantik means beautiful in the Indonesian language.

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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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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. ~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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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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Culture Photography

The Colours of Canang

Each colour of a canang sari offering symbolises a Balinese Hindu god. The red is for Brahma, the white is for Iswara, the yellow is for Mahadeva, and the green is for Vishnu. See more at the Bali Street Photographer Canang gallery.

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Editorial Photography

Street Photography – How to be Different from the Rest

How do we really know what ultimately influences us to compose a picture before clicking the shutter? Should I be like all the other street photographers, or should I be different? How can I be different–is this even possible? If you’ve been into street photography for even a short time, these two questions should have […]

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Culture Photography

The Story in the Eyes – Street Portrait

The story is in the eyes A Balinese family makes canang sari offerings for sale in the early morning light at Pasar Ubud, Bali. Read more about layered compositions.

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Photography

Bokeh – How to Make Portraits Pop!

Bokeh comes from the Japanese word boke (ボケ), which means “blur” or “haze”, or boke-aji, the “blur quality.” Bokeh is pronounced BOH-Kə or BOH-kay. ~According to Nikon USA’s website. Bokeh is a technique that generally gives portraits a pleasing aesthetic while drawing the eye towards the subject–making the model pop out. The trick is to […]