This year I am joining forces with two photographers I admire. I had the opprtunity to work with Irina before and she is an amasing photographer and mentor.

Discover Bali island and Bromo National Park locations with two amazing art photographers and brilliant teachers Rarindra Prakarsa and Irina Skripnik. I will be also there to support with the organisation and look closely after our Swiss group.

Bali is one of the most famous islands of Indonesia, and it always was a photographic place. And around Bromo volcano you will find the most beautiful nature in Indonesia. We will combine them in our photography workshop trip to capture people, nature and culture. During the tour we will learn how to make beautiful shots and perfecting our photos with Lightroom and Photoshop post processing.

Destination: Arrive at Surabaya (SUB) and Leaving from Bali – Denpasar (DPS)
Date: October 29th to November 5th, 2018
Language: English main, Russian and Indonesian if needed.
Workshop: Photography sessions, Photoshop and Lightroom post-processing.
Min participant: 7 people
Max participant: 14 people
Transportation: Minibus, Jeep, Walking
Organization: Rarindra Prakarsa, Irina Skripnik + Viacheslav Skripnik and Ruxi Balea


Participant’s arrival at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya (SUB). From there we will have 4 hours trip with van to Majestic Bromo. After checking-in the hotel, if we still have time we can scout the location. The hotel itself is just side by side the with the mountain. After dinner, we have chance to shoot astrophotography just near the hotel (optional for those who interested in).

The sunrise over the Bromo mountain is an unforgettable moment. By the time morning light hits the mountain we will have extraordinary moment to capture amazing images. If we will be lucky then the mountain will be half-covered by the mist. Very surreal look. Also, we will head to lower ground to shoot the portrait of local people (native Tenggerese) with a beautiful mountain on the background.
We will spend the afternoon till the dusk at the Metigen Hill to shoot the environmental portrait, the horsemen and his son.

This morning we will start with shooting the horses at Whispering Sands. By the time sunlight hits the dust and sands it will be a dramatic scenery, plus we will have horses as our subjects of photography. One special horse will perform two-leg stand for us.
Before lunch we will have first editing session with Rarindra Prakarsa.
Afternoon, we will spend the time visitng the farmer village. We will shoot portraits of local farmers. During the evening you will be able to rest or once again you will have a chance to shoot astrophotography.

The last day on Bromo location. We will go to the area with a tree, the one and only tree at the area, with the mountain as the background. We will shoot the environmental portraits of local people.
After breakfast, you will get back to your rooms to pack and we will leave Bromo to travel back to Surabaya. It will take 4 hours. From Surabaya we will fly to paradise island Bali. Same day in the evening we will move directly from Denpasar to Ubud area. It will take around 1.5 hours.


During the first morning on Bali island we will go to area where there is a group of traditional Barong (Lion-like) Dancers that will perform only for us. Get back to the hotel and we will have Lightroom editing session with Irina Skripnik with lunch-break/coffee and proceed until afternoon. In the afternoon we will attend Kecak Dance Performance.

Start early morning, we will head to Tegalalang village. We will spend the morning photographing on a beautiful terrace. Some Balinese ladies with traditional dresses and offering will come for us. Plus a beautiful old ladies will be our portrait talents.
Next after that, we will visit a traditional Bali musical instruments manufactory. The window lighting in this place is just wonderful to create dramatic portraits of workers.
We will spend afternoon shooting the famous photographic place where kids are “perform” with water in a dam.


We will start our day in a very beautiful area: Kintamani. It has Lake and Volcano that is reflected perfectly in the lake as the sun began to emerge in the morning.
We will meet local Balinese family and will have them as our talents for environmental portrait session.
After that, we will move toward the west Bali. It takes around 3 hours to reach a very beautiful rice terraces. But it is worth to do. We will meet the land owners (farmers) and make them as talents for environmental portrait.

We will start the day heading to Tampak Siring. Still in Ubud area. We will visit a studio. This is not a regular photographic studio but it is a traditional Balinese home designed to shoot people and portrait photography.
Then we will move to the hotel near the airport. We wil spend the rest of the day with evaluating our pictures and learning Photoshop editing tricks from Irina Skripnik. Plus you will have a chance to hang out outside the place.
End of trip

• What to bring
- For all levels, with basic knowledge
– Familiar working with layers + masking
– Your sense of adventure and friendliness.
– Any DSLR or mirrorless camera
– Lenses: all types of lenses. Preferably: wide-medium focal length lenses.
– Speedlite + trigger/receiver (optional)
– Light tripod
– For post processing: laptop or pen and notepad for notes.
– Thick jacket/overcoat for Bromo trip. Can also rent it there to avoid extra luggage

• Important to know

USD 2499 (Double occupancy room)
USD 2824 (Single occupancy room)
50% deposit required to reserve your spot. Full payment must be paid not later than 90 days before the trip.

7 nights of accommodation
All Transportation during the tour
Dinner & Lunch

Not included:
Snacks or items of a personal nature
Gratuity to our tour driver & assistant
Travel insurance
Flight to and from Indonesia
Everything not stated in the ‘Included’ section

How to register:

Registrations go through Irina's form. Please RSVP here as well so we can organise our flights and the rest of the logistics.