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David Metcalf Photography

Monkey Forest Road 11A, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
+62 361 972500
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A great photography experience with the most friendly and knowledgeable local photographer

Nyoman is an excellent photography guide and taught me a lot about my own camera. It was a very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
457susie
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Canberra, Australia
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A guide to show you the best opportunities

The Balinese drivers many visitors engage when they visit the island are great for bringing you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DelonixR
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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 weeks ago via mobile

Nyoman is an excellent photography guide and taught me a lot about my own camera. It was a very special experience as his local knowledge of the area and being able to chat to the locals meant we felt very welcome with our cameras and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Balinese drivers many visitors engage when they visit the island are great for bringing you from place to place to sight-see, but they don’t necessarily know the best places to take pictures. That, for myself at least, was the value proposition offered by the...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

David has an impressive range of cultural and photography tours in different parts of Indonesia, very unique and well researched. I recently joined his trips to the Dayak Festival in Pontianak as well as stays at various long houses around Dayak Iban country near the...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

At David's suggestion I signed up for both the Gawai Festival and a trip into the heartland of the Dayak Iban, which was a great combination. The festival was very impressive and extremely colourful and offered endless photo opportunities. We stayed at a beautiful hotel,...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

I live in Thailand and am used to the Asian ways of approaching and photographing people, but I had never been to Indonesia and felt comfortable booking a tour. I work as a photographer and so did not need that much technical help, but logistics...More

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David M, Owner at David Metcalf Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thanks so much for the positive response Peter, and I am so glad you enjoyed the cultural/ photography tour to West Kalimantan and the Gawai Festival. Stephanie and I have been working with the indigenous people of Kalimantan for the past 6 years and using...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

The morning was intense, we visited so many different locations and learnt so many new techniques in such a short space of time. In particular I really enjoyed exploring the potential of using my iphone X in the markets and seeing what was possible with...More

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David M, Owner at David Metcalf Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

i Phone photography has plenty of potential, and as you point out you can get some really good photos with the right techniques. We make sure the mornings are very busy for photo opportunities and pretty intense as you say, but there is so much...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

We booked the full day tour and had Nyoman as our guide and adviser. What a great day it was - started early to be in the right place for sunrise. We were set up with tripods and technical advice in time to get a...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

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 17 April 2018

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 21 March 2018

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 22 March 2018

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 26 December 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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Claire G
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When does this need to be done? He could use my computer in Taksu Photo gallery but it is being repaired at the present time.
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Hello, Sorry about late reply, I just received this, we rarely have problems with rain, because if it does rain in the Ubud area it is normally in the afternoon, and we are finished by 1 pm. We have some indoor photography... More
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