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David Metcalf Photography

Monkey Forest Road 11A, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
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What a fantastic trip - 3 great days with David and his team taking in some of the highlights of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sophie N
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Amman, Jordan
Niepy Workshop March 2018

This was an extraordinary 3day chance to witness the local festivities prior to the famous Silent... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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Half Day and Full Day Photography Tours around the Ubud area of Bali with professional photographers David Metcalf and Nyoman. Discover and photograph some stunning, meticulously researched locations including Volcanoe sunrises, special ceremonies and cultural events, waterfalls,river scenes,rice fields and hidden sacred temples. Get tips and great advice from Dave and Nyoman. We offer special group discount for a group of 3 pax or more!
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Monkey Forest Road 11A, Ubud 80571, Indonesia

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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a fantastic trip - 3 great days with David and his team taking in some of the highlights of Nyepi and Bali itself - stunning scenery, wonderful people and festivities and so many fabulous photo opportunities! The days were relaxed and fun, capturing the...More

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David M, Owner at David Metcalf Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks very much Sophie for the very positive comments about an amazing few days of drama, colour, action and amazing photo opportunties. It does not get much better than that! Although challenging at times, watching that people dont get knocked over in the festive atmosphere....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an extraordinary 3day chance to witness the local festivities prior to the famous Silent Day on Bali. A fireball of impressions that I would have likely missed otherwise. I am not an experienced photgrapher and only use my fon. Friendly enough I was...More

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David M, Owner at David Metcalf Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, yes the days leading up to Nyepi are really quite extraordinary and a bit chaotic, but amazing for photography. It can be a challenge logistically but thanks for your patience, and i am so glad you enjoyed venturing into the...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2017

I booked a private tour for one with David prior to arriving in Bali. I knew that it would rain while I was there, expecing that it would rain for an hour or so each day. During the day of the tour, it literally poured...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2017

While I was in Ubud for a few days for holidays I got the idea - as a very engaged amateur- to take the help of a local Photographer to show me around and bring me at the right time of day to the best...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

I have just returned home from a 12 day photography tour around parts of Bali and Borneo with David and I loved it. I am a professional photographer who wanted to see the authentic side of both destinations rather than a typical tourist view, and...More

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David M, Owner at David Metcalf Photography, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thank you Tanya for your very positive review, and kind words. I adapt my tours to the needs of the specific clients. I could see you are a very experienced and capable photographer and putting you among amazing photography opportunities was the key objective. As...More

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

We booked a private photo tour for four people with David on 1 November. We were taken to several temples to witness Galungan day celebrations, to a local's house/restaurant for lunch and a traditional Balinese dance performance, and to a shipyard for sunset. Having booked...More

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David M, Owner at David Metcalf Photography, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thank you for your review. Firstly the Sony Rx 100 camera is a basic point and shoot camera which sells for around $ 500 and does not have what you refer to as advanced settings. I adapt my photo tours to individual needs. This was...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Took the half day tour and by chance it was with David. Had a great tour. First to watch the sun rise behind mount Agung. But unfortunately it already started raining on the way to the location, and mount Agung remained covered in clouds. Still...More

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David M, Owner at David Metcalf Photography, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2017

Thanks for the positive comments, it was a challenging morning with the weather but like many things in life we compromised and thanks to your open mind and willingness to learn you got some great images. Thanks for joining our photo tours and I hope...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

This photography tour was definitely something special and I’ve got impressions I’ll never forget. I was even not aware to be capable of capturing those photos. Scrolling through the result of this tour fulfils me with joy and gratitude as this day has made it...More

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David M, Owner at David Metcalf Photography, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Thanks very much, we are so happy you had such a great day out with us, and tuned into the kindness and authenticity of Balinese people. You obviously got some great photos also, which makes us all happy.

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Reviewed September 26, 2017

We took the full-day photography tour with Nyoman and had so many wonderful experiences and amazing photo opportunities packed into the day. Nyoman gave advice superbly, tailored to the experience of each participant. His assistant was also very helpful as were the staff at Taksu...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

I did the full day tour, and I'm glad I did! Nyoman is a great photographer who helps out as you need him, be it with camera settings or composition. He is very funny and clearly highly regarded by locals wherever you go. He is...More

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You would need to leave Seminyak around 4 am.
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Hi and thanks very much for the enquiry, yes we can book you both in for this date.
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Hi Bebe, thanks for your enquiry. You can book just a few days before no problem. Thanks. Dave
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