Trekabout Photography Workshops - Creating Adventure Through Photography

Photograph 'Enchanting Bali and Lombok' with Professional Photographers and Tutors, Mark Rayner and David Metcalf

Nine Day Bali and Lombok Photography Tour and Workshop

Culture - Volcanos - Landscapes

When: 5 - 15 July 2018

Where: Bali and Lombok, Indonesia

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Please come and join adventurous professional photographers Mark Rayner the Buffalo Master and local Bali resident Dayak Dave Metcalf on a spectacular photography tour of the beautiful islands of Bali and Lombok.

In April 2018 a very special event happens on the beautiful island of Bali
Nyepi, or the day of silence is a time of celebration, and welcoming in the bad spirits to the island. On this special day the island effectively shuts down for 24 hours. However the days leading up to the silent day are full of drama, colour, and celebration, ceremonies at the temples and on the beach, parades and just plain fun.
Dave Metcalf and Mark Rayner will be leading a group of photographers into the heart of this celebration with a very exciting photography workshop. But that is not all, as the workshop will start in Lombok:
"We will be venturing across the water to another beautiful island with another unique and very different cultural experience.”
“On Lombok we will be staying at the beautiful Tugu hotel, a photographic experience in itself and one of the most beautiful hotels in Indonesia.”

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Lombok is blessed with stunning landscapes:
Ranging from exquisite white sandy beaches, lush green rice fields with towering Gunung Rinjani (Indonesia’s second highest volcano) as a backdrop, massive striking headlands to turquoise coloured bays and waterfalls – it offers us everything we can wish for! Not to mention spectacular sunrises and sunsets!
We will photograph all of this and also venture into hidden villages to meet the Wetu Telu people who still practise age old beliefs.
These will be days of magic and wonder and don’t expect to see many if any other tourists. Dave has already explored these places and established very good contacts on the ground which will ensure we experience something very special.

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After three days of this we then experience the days leading up to Nyepi:
Those include Stunning landscapes at sunrise, Lake Batur and the fisherman out for their early morning catch, The salt farmers of Kusamba.
The ancient ceremony of Melasti down at the beach, when homage is paid to the spirits of the ocean.
Ending with the probably greatest highlight:
The annual Ogah Ogah parade when huge effigies’ of the devil are paraded through the streets and then taken to the cemetery to be set alight!

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About Dave:

David Metcalf, now living in Indonesia, has travelled extensively in Bali and Indonesia for the last thirteen years.

In his younger days Dave and his wife Stephanie travelled 20,000 kms by bicycle through 12 different countries.

Dayak Dave as he is known in Indonesia, due to his love and interest of the Dayak tribe of Kalimantan, has a great interest and passion for everything Indonesian and Bali in particular. Dayak Dave has been known to talk all day from morning until night about anything Indonesian, occasionally over a Bintang beer, from food delicacies, language and culture to Indonesian history and politics. Dave is happy to answer any questions people may have before, during and after the tour and you may contact him on

Dave is also a professional photographer and his images can be seen on www.

David Metcalf Photography has been published in many magazines in Indonesia incl Garuda Inflight magazine, The Peak, Kabar, Hello Bali, Jakarta Kini, Expat Living.

He has held three exhibitions in Jakarta.

Dave’s interest and respect for the Balinese Culture is quite unique and he combines this with his photographic knowledge and experience to ensure participants have a
truly special experience.

To find out more about David please visit
David Metcalf Photography
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Photographic Prerequisites:

This amazing photography tour workshop is designed to suit the beginner or serious enthusiast. A digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera is recommended, however, any camera that has manual functions would also be suitable. Best lenses to bring include a longer zoom and wide angled lens (and macro lens if you own one). A sturdy tripod is essential, especially for our landscape and macro photography sessions.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

• Landscape
• Portrait
• Macro
• Sunrise/sunsets
• Ancient temple ruins etc
• HDR techniques
• Composition
• Lighting (natural/flash/reflectors etc)
• Exposure and metering techniques
• Filters
• Streamlining your digital workflow and image post-processing techniques

“Photographing a culture in the here and now often means photographing the intersection of the present with the past.”
This incredible photography workshop costs USD$ 4150 based on single occupancy USD$ 3700 if sharing

1. Nine days of tutoring by Mark Rayner and David Metcalf 2. Eight nights of accommodation 3. All meals 4. All local transport 5. Local guides 6. Domestic flights Bali – Lombok return 7. Entrance fees to National Parks


  • Tips
  • Alcohol
  • Airfares to and from Bali.



Travel Insurance

You must secure travel insurance.

This workshop is limited at 10 participants to ensure a high student/tutor ratio.

The workshop requires a minimum 6 bookings to proceed

Please note this workshop is operated by Trekabout Photography Workshops (Mark Rayner) and David Metcalf Photography (David Metcalf)

To book or make an enquiry please complete the from below.
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