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Set free your creative side with amazing photography,

make new friends and discover Indonesia.

Combine Java’s collection of mighty volcanoes and stunning landscapes with Bali's culture and rice fields.  Join me on an amazing trip to experience the incredible contrasts and magical scenery of Indonesia. Get to the heart of Indonesian life.

Manage your own budget.  Meet your own needs.  Fully transparent.





The only photography workshop tour that gives you full control and flexibility by providing the great workshops, and tours which include transport and like-minded photography travel pals.   You just book your flights to get there. Then book the hotels of your choice where we will be travelling through, or use my recommendations.


Don't forget, you are also on holidays and may want some time for yourself.  Apart from the workshops where we work and travel together, there is sufficient rest & recreation time included for your own thing. Or if you prefer, hang out with me for meals, drinks and company.  Whatever you decide, is cool for me!  The tour is designed to end in Bali where you can choose to extend your stay or travel further with your new friends and photography skills.


The Java - Bali photography workshop tour requires us to wake up rather early (oh god....!) and 2 sleepless nights.  This is when we have the best light and less crowd.  However, don't forget that you can always take a siesta during the day!


Needless to say, you'll get better deals for summer the earlier you book your flights and hotels.


 DAY 01

06th Aug


DAY 03


08th Aug


DAY 04

09th Aug


DAY 05

10th Aug


DAY 06

11th Aug


DAY 07

12th Aug


DAY 08

13th Aug


DAY 09

14th Aug


DAY 10

15th Aug


DAY 11

16th Aug


DAY 02


07th Aug








Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo and Banyunwangi


Kawah Ijen






surrounding areas







6pm.  Meet up for welcome drink, briefing and get to meet fellow photographers. Watch Wayang Kulit show and dinner. Both are optional.

Sunrise shoot at Borobudur.

Afternoon workshop followed by free time for yourself. Group dinner is optional.


Early morning departure by train to Surabaya and transfer to Mount Bromo. Preparation for Milky Way photography and free time.   Group dinner is optional.


Midnight we head out to the volcano  to photograph the Milky Way till sunrise. Then back to your hotel for breakfast & workshop. We leave for Banyunwangi. Group dinner is optional.


Midnight we head out to Kawah Ijen to view the blue flames, photograph the miners and the sunrise scenery.  Then back to your hotel for breakfast followed by transfer to Bali and a day of deserved rest at the beach! Group dinner is optional.


We pass many lovely landscapes with a stop at Bedugul before arriving at the majestic rice fields of Jatiwileh.  Sunset workshop.  Group dinner is optional.


Morning sunrise shoot at Bedugul followed by a workshop.  We spend the afternoon visiting an amazing waterfall 40minutes away.  Group dinner is optional.


Morning sunrise shoot at Jatiwileh rice fields  followed by  morning trek through Tengalalang rice fields & surrounding areas. Ubud workshop & cultural show.  Group dinner is optional.


Morning sunrise shoot Tengalanglang rice fields and surrounding areas. Visit coffee plantation. Back to Ubud.  Freetime.  Workshop  street photography in the markets of Ubud.  Group dinner is optional.

Morning sunrise shoot and walk through Ubud countryside. Followed by street photography challenge.  7pm end of workshop.  Workshop review of images.

End of workshop party - also optional!

Photography Workshop in the morning. Afternoon photo shoot in the city followed by sunset shoot at Prambaban or Candi Ijo.

Group dinner  is optional.

Welcome drink and briefing.

Transport and workshop

Transport between Yogyakarta and Surabaya to Mount Bromo and workshop

Transport and workshop

Transport and workshop

Transport and workshop

Transport and workshop

Transport and workshop

Transport and workshop

Transport and workshop

Workshop, city walk and transport to Prambanan or Candi Ijo






Tour participant's profile  :

  • You are a free independent traveller with a lust for adventure and photography.  You are capable of making your own accommodation arrangements at each location.  Everything else is taken care of.  Relax and enjoy yourself.
  • Bummer..... You should have some basic knowledge about photography, understand exposure and handling your camera (not on full auto).  If you are currently shooting on full auto or would like a refreshal, it is highly recommended that you join the half-day photography crash course.
  • Another one....Be willing to wake up at unearthly hours and 2 sleepless nights as this is where the action is.  Photography is more important than sleep!  Remember, you have the day to take a siesta and at the end of the tour you can extend your stay and wake up at your leisure.
  • The last....  Be reasonably fit as it involves walking and light treks.  The challenging part is at Kawah Ijen which involves a 90 minute steep hike (those who are fit) - 150 minutes (those taking a leisurely pace).  You can also opt out of this and do other things.
  • You share my core values of interacting with the local people & culture, sensitive about their way of doing things, believe in social responsibility  and supporting the local economy.
  • You are easy going, enjoy meeting people and making new friends.  We are a small group of up to 12 photographers and I want everyone to have an a wonderful time with me.  Be zen about life and accept the unexpected as part and parcel of having memorable moments!
  • Like me, you are passionate about travel photography and wish to get amazing photos and not snap shots!

Skills you will take away :

  • Develop core photography competence.
  • Understand landscape, night. people and street photography.
  • Work with long exposures and capturing star trails.
  • Effective composition tips.
  • Shoot great travel photographs.
  • Manage challenging light situations and using available light.
  • Create panoramic images.
  • Other image editing & processing techniques of with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
  • People interaction skills in spontaneous situations & street photography.

What is included and excluded from the photography workshop tour.

I believe in transparency and accessibility to the tours.  Each of us have personal budgets, different comfort expectations but a common goal of travel photography and great images.  Over 11 days, through the workshops and tours, we will explore many photography techniques, improve your photography skills along the way while working together.


Apart from the personal attention you'll be receiving, you will have your own free time.  There will be opportunities as well to share costs with fellow photographers to do other activities not included (optional excursions).


The most important components of the tour are already included.



  • Unless mentioned, all land transport during the period and the workshops are included from Yogyakarta ending in Ubud, Bali.


  • Airfare or transport to arrive in Jogyakarta and depart from Bali.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Meals, accommodation, entrance fees (will be listed out for you in advance),
  • Tips and expenses of a personal nature
  • Anything else that is not included will be mentioned in the detailed program.

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