David Metcalf Travel Photography Tours are travel experiences created for photographers by photographers. Travel is all about learning and discovery, so explore with us and capture precious moments that will re-inspire and excite you and others for life. Preserve through your Bali holiday and cultural travels the indigenous cultures as you see, taste and experience them; learning new camera skills in photography workshops in the field. Expand your heart through personal cultural connections with our team of passionate photographers who are ready to teach, reveal and create incredible memories just for you.
Photo Tour Guides
Our Bali photographer tour guides offer a combined 100+ years of photo taking experience and technical expertise. Founder and guide David Metcalf, is a professional photographer with a passion for international travel and touring. Living in Ubud, his Bali day tours offer intimate Full Day and Half Day touring, Ceremonial Tours and 3 day 2 night East Bali – Karangasem Cultural Photography packages on the island. ‘Cultural preservation’ is at the core of his passion and the motivator for his awarded photographic cultural storytelling.
International Travel Tours
Led by David, the travel photography tour workshops are for travel photographers plus avid professionals craving fresh faces, landscapes and angles through the lense. The annual calendar of destinations means you can plan ahead for these self-rewarding trips. Their unique itineraries, raw natural beauty and interwoven cultural mystique are best described as a blend of adventure, photography and indigenous connection.
Drone – Aerial Photography
Leading with new drone technology, capturing Ubud and Bali has never been more picturesque and playful. Enquire about a Drone Photography Tour and learn the ropes on your own drone device, or gain and apply experience with our drone equipment. David is also the perfect resource for Ubud and Indonesian location scouting for commercial aerial photography needs.
Exclusive Private Tours with David
David was the previous owner of Taksu Gallery in Ubud, a space that showcased Indonesia’s cultural stories on canvas and film. David is reputed for being a ‘cultural storyteller’ having captured some of the most stunning, provocative and mystical scenes in remote and sought-after photo shoot locations across Indonesia’s islands. So, for budding photography and travel enthusiasts wanting to put his 11 years behind the camera to good use he loves nothing more than to curate and guide exclusive private travel tours. His extensive knowledge and relationships with locals tribe and villages offer’s scope to meet anyone’s desired travel photo experience. Passionate about sharing, his tours are high value and competitive pricing.
And with an overarching mission, David Metcalf Travel Photography Tours at its heart is focused on cultural preservation. As a company, we are genuine advocates for the celebration and education of Indigenous cultures and traditional way of life. David believes the ‘spirit of learning’ continues to underpin his passion for education through travel, embracing the wisdom of tradition and heart opening inspiration of real human contact. As a journeying activist it is the essence and beauty of his subjects that shine through his captured moments.
Bali Day Touring
Be prepared to experience a beautiful day of photography, behind the camera or smartphone, or as a culture loving travel partner in our Full and Half Day Bali Photo Tours.
Aimed at travellers interested in learning more camera and smartphone photography tips and tricks, tutorial style in the field, you will leave with stunning visual memories.
Our professional local living photographer Tour Guides, love nothing more than to extend local relationships and excite visitors ‘behind the scenes’. Our tours introduce visitors to real village life and include an organic cooked traditional lunch. These intimate day trips showcase the ever-present rituals of the Hindu Balinese with the additional mystique of auspicious ceremonial events that only local knowledge and relationships can access. Adding of course breathtaking and quintessential Ubud scenes of lush, green rice terraces, ancient temples, sweeping volcano views and natural landscapes.
Our guest TripAdvisor reviews always rate a day out in Ubud and surrounds with our guides, a truly rewarding Bali adventure.
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