Follow in the footsteps of light and earn your complete photography diploma in this immersive 7-day program. Especially designed in conjunction with the Diploma in the Fundamentals of Photography, it allows you to step into a world of creativity as you navigate Bali’s enchanting landscapes, guided by expert mentors. Learn the art of capturing light and shadow, composition, and visual storytelling while immersing yourself in Bali’s rich culture. From golden sunrises over majestic mountains to tranquil sunsets on pristine beaches, every moment becomes a canvas for your photographic expression.
With hands-on workshops, critique sessions, and guided photo walks, you’ll refine your skills and expand your creative vision. Immerse yourself in the rich Balinese culture, interact with locals, and document their stories through powerful images. Upon completion, you’ll receive a prestigious complete diploma from Light & Composition University, validating your expertise and passion for photography.
Day 1: Ubud - Understanding Camera, Lenses, and Their Personalities
We’ll commence our exciting adventure in Ubud, immersing ourselves in the world of photography as you acquaint yourself with your camera and lenses. Together, we’ll traverse the vibrant streets of Ubud, capturing the very soul of everyday existence and honing your skills in framing and composition. Furthermore, we’ll embark on a journey of discovery, delving into the realm of various lenses, unraveling their distinct qualities, and exploring the profound impact they can have on your photographic artistry.
The Goal of the Day: Learn and master 35 Key Concepts / Techniques and complete 5 Photo Assignments .
For more details about this lesson and assignments – visit the course Understanding Camera, Lenses, and Their Personalities.
Day 2: Tegalalang Rice Terraces - The Standard and Style of Photography
On day two, our first stop will be at the Tegalalang Rice Terraces, where you can immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes. Here, we will delve into the principles of photography standards and styles to capture the stunning beauty of the terraced rice fields. Through experimenting with various artistic perspectives and exposure techniques, you will gain valuable insights into creating breathtaking images.
The Goal of the Day: Learn and master 30 Key Concepts / Techniques and complete 8 Photo Assignments .
For more details about this lesson and assignments – visit the course The Standard and Style of Photography.
Day 3: Temple Tour - Learning to See the Beauty, Unity, and Harmony
On the third day, we’ll commence a temple expedition, exploring revered temples such as Pura Tirta Empul and Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. We’ll marvel at their architectural grandeur and spiritual balance and endeavor to capture their essence through photography. It’s an opportunity to embrace the luminosity of these spaces and experiment with various angles and perspectives to portray the unity and harmony they exude.
The Goal of the Day: Learn and master 32 Key Concepts / Techniques and complete 6 Photo Assignments .
For more details about this lesson and assignments – visit the course Learning to See the Beauty, Unity, and Harmony.
Day 4: Capturing the Essence of Campuhan Ridge Walk with Creative Composition
On our fourth day in Ubud Bali, we’ll explore the captivating Campuhan Ridge Walk, capturing nature’s beauty through our lenses. Amidst lush greenery and breathtaking landscapes, we’ll employ creative composition techniques like leading lines, symmetry, and juxtaposition to create visually stunning photographs. Join us as we unveil the magic of Campuhan Ridge Walk, where nature and art merge in perfect harmony.
The Goal of the Day: Learn and master 25 Key Concepts / Techniques and complete 7 Photo Assignments.
For more details about this lesson and assignments – visit the course Creative Composition.
Day 5: Sunrise at Mount Batur - Presenting the Frame Aesthetically
On day five, we will commence our journey early and embark on a hike toward the apex of Mount Batur to witness the captivating sunrise. Our primary objective will be to artistically capture the astounding splendor of the volcanic terrain by meticulously arranging our shots. We will also gain knowledge on how to incorporate foreground elements, framing, and balance to craft visually alluring compositions.
The Goal of the Day: Learn and master 31 Key Concepts / Techniques and complete 8 Photo Assignments.
For more details about this lesson and assignments – visit the course Presenting the Frame Aesthetically.
Day 6: Nusa Penida - Putting It All Together
Day six will involve a day trip to Nusa Penida, renowned for its breathtaking scenery and natural marvels. This will be an ideal chance to apply your photography skills and expertise. The objective is to seize the distinct charm of sites such as Kelingking Beach, Angel’s Billabong, and Broken Beach, utilizing various composition techniques and artistic perceptions.
The Goal of the Day: Complete 10 Photo Assignments.
Day 7: Final Review and Reflection
For day seven, our final day, take time to reflect on your journey and peruse the photos you’ve taken during the expedition. Choose your finest pieces to submit to our esteemed photography competition. By showcasing your work, demonstrate your proficiency in the basic principles of photography studied in our diploma courses. Commemorate your successes and anticipate receiving your Department of Art & Photography diploma certificate.
This Bali expedition offers moderate activity, requiring participants to be in good health.You often need to walk or stand for extended periods for photo walks. You should be comfortable navigating uneven terrain, climbing stairs, and embracing physical challenges. Prepare for an exhilarating journey combining stunning landscapes and physical exploration in captivating Bali involving long drives for an hour or two with multiple stops.
Transportation for the mentioned destination.
Accommodation, if selected and paid.
Daily activities as indicated in the itinerary.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Airfare to and from the destination.
Internal/domestic airfare, where applicable.
Accommodation, if not selected and not paid.
Trip cancellation insurance.
Any Travel insurance.
Visas when applicable.
Food and drinks.
One of our best photography Experts and Expedition Leaders will accompany this trip. Sometimes local travel guides will join.
Our best offer – $650 per person for this Bali Photography Diploma is without accommodation. We offer this because many feel comfortable using Airbnb in Bali. If you book with our accommodation, the cost is based on availability and season.
Most of the day, you have to do the photo walk, however, to reach the mentioned destination, we have arranged all the transportation needs for the expedition. Our expedition leader will happily recommend convenient transportation options if you want to spend time alone.
This diploma material covers 5 of our amazing courses – Understanding Camera, Lenses, and their Personalities, the Standard and Style of Photography, Learning to See the Beauty, Unity, and Harmony, Creative Composition, and Presenting the Frame Aesthetically, which will establish you as a professional photographer, let you get published, awarded, and showcased your best works alongside the top photographers of the world that you always wanted to be.