Draw from Melbourne’s many years of award winning photography and be personally guided to advance your photography skills dramatically in a fast-paced 2-day photo tour and workshop. You will be part of a small group of photo-enthusiasts and the goal during these 2 days is to master landscape photography of Mount Bromo, one of the world’s most stunning landscape subjects. The photo tour is designed for you to get equal time with personal “hands-on” guidance from one of south-east Asia’s most experienced photographers. During our time together, Melbourne will make suggestions on how to set your cameras to produce a variety of interpretations of the same subject matter. He encourages you to shoot a lot and make many mistakes. He believes that you will advance your photography skills faster when you make mistakes, and then learn how to overcome these mistakes. Sometimes a serendipitous image will be captured due to a “mistake”. What a great way of learning! He will advise on exposure techniques, metering modes, and choice of lens focal length, ISO, filters, composition and approach. Ask those questions that have been nagging you.
Day 1 Meet at Jakarta airport and fly to Malang in east Java.
We will be met by our drivers and 4-WD vehicles that will serve as our transportation for 2 days. Our drive to Mount Bromo area is very scenic and, weather permitting; we will make a few stops along the way to capture photographs of the surroundings. After a couple of hours of driving, we arrive at the perimeter of the famous Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. We drive down through the savannah area and “sea-of-sand” and make photographs of scenes that will make you think you are on another planet!!
A light lunch will be provided. Melbourne’s tours are set up to try and avoid tourists so we are out shooting when others are eating or resting! You will have the opportunity of climbing the 230+ steps to view the crater of Mount Bromo from the rim. All very safe. After shooting landscapes in the caldera for 3-4 hours and once we have lost the light, we will then drive to our hotel, to be positioned for an early start for our sunrise shoot on Day 2. We will have an early dinner and then have an early night. Tomorrow we have to get out of bed at 2.30 a.m.!!! Charge camera batteries and set your alarm.
Day 2 We meet at 2.45 a.m. and climb aboard our 4 wheel drives and head out to our viewpoint where we will capture photographs during sunrise. After sunrise if the weather cooperates, we relocate to another viewpoint for alternative views of the region. We then return to the hotel, have breakfast and check out and commence our return scenic drive to Malang airport. We will have lunch before our return flight to Jakarta.
Depending on flight times, we are usually in Jakarta before 5 pm.
Interested? Two full days of shooting, shooting, shooting, with a master photographer willing to pass on his wealth of experience at one of the world’s most stunning locations.2019 marks Melbourne's twenty first visit to Mount Bromo!
This photo tour cost covers EVERYTHING - flights/accommodations/meals/transportation/photo training.