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David Metcalf Photography

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Half Day and Full Day Photography Tours around the Ubud area of Bali with professional photographers David Metcalf or Nyoman. Discover and photograph some stunning, meticulously researched locations including Volcanoe sunrises, special ceremonies...more
Monkey Forest Road 11A, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
+62 817-4773-619
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I almost always use my Canon on automatic mode and it was amazing to be advised by David and learn how to use it almost like an expert :) I ended up making amazing shots! He showed us around at the undiscovered sites of Bali...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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David M, General Manager at David Metcalf Photography, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words, and I am delighted you were able to learn a lot in the short amount of time we had to go through camera settings, composition and people photography in the market. As always we did not see any other...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb experience! I contacted David to organise a photo tour of Bali. The e-mail exchange with him and his staff was very efficient and precise. We had Stephen as our photographer for the day: a great person and extremely knowledgeable. Very accommodating, understanding of our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

This Photography tour was amazing! Not only did we get information on photography we got see the true side of Bali away from all of the tourists. Our guide Nyoman was full of knowledge and we were good friends by the end of the day....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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David M, General Manager at David Metcalf Photography, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thanks for the feedback and so glad you had a great day in the less visited parts of the island, and you made a new friend. Yes, please come to Vietnam with us.

Reviewed September 30, 2018

Every time we visit a new place, we try to start the trip with a photo tour as a fun way to learn a little about the people, culture, geography and beauty of a place. On our first visit to Bali, we chose David Metcalf...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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David M, Owner at David Metcalf Photography, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thanks so much for the positive feedback and kind words about Stephen. You are right, I think a photo tour like this is a great way to start a Bali holiday so you can apply what you learn over the rest of the time of...More

Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience. This was my second photo tour in Bali and by far the best. I was lucky to get Stephan Wayda who introduced himself modestly .. and who I later discovered after googling to be a world famous photographer. After enquiring on groups level...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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David M, Owner at David Metcalf Photography, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thanks David for your fantastic review. I agree, using the I phone to teach can be a bit unorthodox, but very effective as you point out. We concentrate on making sure the student gets the best shots and learns in the process, not the photography...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018

On my last day in Bali, I only had some limited time to arrange for some photography and worked very closely with this company to make some special arrangements. It was a fantastic morning. We were able to get some a great view of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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David M, Owner at David Metcalf Photography, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Thanks very much for the positive response and so glad you had a great day. We pride ourselves on providing professional quality service right from the enquiry to the booking, pick up and tour itself. I am really proud of all our Bali staff who...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

Wow you are getting Mr. Stephen Wayda, the notable top photographer of Hollywood icons, supermodels and the "girl next door", as your guide to the Bali photo tour with David Metcalf Photography. Aside from the warm Balinese culture and beautiful scenery of Bali, you already...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure to spend two days with Dave, first doing traditional photography day tour and second droning. Dave’s passion and drive for Balinese culture provides you with the best opportunities to capture the soul of the Balinese people and the landscape. Second day...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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David M, Owner at David Metcalf Photography, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thank you for the very kind review and thanks for the opportunity to deciding to join us so we could show you something of beautiful Bali and expecialy from above. I think in terms of Drone photography Bali is unmatched for incredible variety of landscapes,...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Too many people come to Bali and fall victim to the trap of Denpasar. The shopping, the food, the bargains; It’s so easy to be overwhelmed by this and miss exposure to real Balinese culture as most visitors stay no longer than a week. This...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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David M, Owner at David Metcalf Photography, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Thank you so much for your positive review , I think you have summarised very well what we always hope to achieve on our photo tours. So few visitors to Bali get to experience what you did which is a real shame because the people...More

Reviewed July 24, 2018

I would like to thank Wayan for his assistance & professionalism for setting up this photography tour. We had a wonderful time with Stephen our photographer for the day. Stephen took us to great places and was very helpful throughout the entire time. His energy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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David M, Owner at David Metcalf Photography, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Stephen and Kadek are a great combination, combining around 40 years of photography experience with local cultural knowledge. I think this helps photographers to get very meaningful photographs and interact with the local people, coming from a place of respect and honour. Wayan is an...More

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Claire G
June 7, 2018|
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Response from Davebris | Property representative |
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.
May 22, 2018|
Response from Davebris | Property representative |
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