Karangasem in East Bali, offers some of the most spectacular landscapes in Bali, with Mount Agung towering (3142 metres) above the surrounding rivers and rice fields. Come with us as we explore the back roads and traditional villages of this historical area and discover a very authentic part of Bali, seldom visited by tourists.
We will base ourselves at the beautiful Jasri Bay resort www.jasribay.com for two nights and be up each morning just before the sunrise to catch the best light on the sacred mountain; the might Mount Agung.
The highlights of this photographic adventure includes; sacred water temples, traditional villages, colourful fishing villages and traditional dancing. This in-depth immersion into the Bali culture will be a very unique experience for you. We have surprises too.
Every evening we will review your photographs and help with very practical tools, you can take away with you, to improve your photographic skills. If you own a drone, please bring this along. Bring your camera, lenses and tripods, or if you have an I-phones, this is fine too. You will be guided with photography tips catering for the level you are at presently – beginners up to seasoned pros – everyone is welcome.
– We meet in Ubud and leave at 5 am stopping in Sideman on the way to photograph Gunung Agung at sunrise, from a location with one of the best views of the sacred Volcano. Then head North for the 1. 5-hour drive to Jasri Bay for a late breakfast. After a photo review session, we head into the villages for some portrait photography including a gentle walk through the rice fields to capture the late afternoon light. Then back to the Jasri Bay for a delicious, organic, healthy Balinese meal, and time to relax next to the ocean.
– We will be up early at 5 am this morning for a sunrise photo shoot and then back for a late breakfast and time to review the photos from the previous day and that morning.
In the afternoon we will venture back to the villages and witness a special dance performance from a local temple dance group. This will be another fantastic opportunity to get some close-up portraits.
– We will be up early again for more landscape photography and then onto Seraya fishing village to photograph the colorful fishing boats as they come in with their morning catch.
This must be the happiest fishing village in the world and the fisherman love to have their photos taken. This is a real highlight as we engage with the fisherman and capture very unique shots.
Next, we get into some architecture photography at the nearby historical Water Palace and have lunch at the magnificent Bali Asli http://www.baliasli.com.au restaurant, high in the hills, amongst the rice fields. The menu offers traditional Balinese food using authentic Balinese style kitchen and cooking on a wood-fired mud brick stove. The food is a culinary exploration of the extremes and the inspiration of Penny, the owner (Australia) who has created a cooking school and a magnificent dining experience. A real highlight of the trip. We will arrive back in Ubud around 4 pm.