David Metcalf Photography
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Half Day , Full Day and Private Photography Tours in Bali, Indonesia with professional photographer David Metcalf and his team. Discover and photograph some stunning, meticulously researched locations including volcano sunrises, special ceremonies and cultural events, waterfalls, river scenes, rice fields and hidden sacred temples. Get tips and great advice from our team of professional photographers . We offer special group discount for a group of 3 pax or more! And private exclusive tours are available. The feature of what we offer , is an immersion into the real Bali culture for a few hours as we take you into the traditional villages and communities and connect with the Balinese people. This allows for special photographic opportunities and an opportunity to express your creativity in one of the most photogenic locations on the planet.
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Carlton S
Boston, MA63 contributions
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Oct 2022
My wife and I were part of a custom photography & cultural tour led by David. Some of us were experienced photographers, others not. David's connections with the locals and his understanding of Indonesian & Balinese culture were more than we ever could have expected, and this cannot be understated. David’s team of local guides and hosts were incredible, with special recognition to I Nyoman Darna who spent hours sharing his Balinese culture and answering our many questions, and prepared a special meal in his home for us. The local people and David have a bond, and that openness extended to all of us on the tour. We were enthusiastically welcomed into villages, temples, homes, home temples and intimate local Balinese ceremonies. We benefited immensely from David's experience of great photogenic areas and photographic techniques. Everyone’s photographs came out great. David materfully adjusted to the varying weather conditions and consulted with us before making any necessary schedule changes. Great planning AND spontaneity was key, and that is exactly what David provided. All through the tour, we were able to stop at any moment to capture interesting scenes and people. The food was always so delicious (“enak” in Indonesian) and we were never hungry. The logistical details of what and where we visited are too numerous to list here, but I felt that at the end of 9 days I was eager to keep going so we are already planning our next trip with David!
Written 17 October 2022
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Thanks very much for the review. I think this review sums up exactly what i am offering on my photography tours and something that has been in the making for 8 years now since I started offering the photography tours in Bali. I have always believed when you bring people together from different countries, cultures, backgrounds in a spirit of curiosity and respect then the real magic happens. We have a great team of drivers, guides, cooks, dancers photography teachers who are very proud of their culture and way of life and want to share this with people, especially photographers who want to capture the beauty and spirit of the people and the places. I believe the real Bali can be found in the villages and back roads and the places we took you, away from the typical tourist trail. So much of the art of photography tours is adjusting the schedule based on weather and light and as you point out, we had to do that a few times. I look forward to your return and taking you to some more wonderful places in Indonesia and other parts of Bali we did not get to this time.
Written 3 November 2022
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EZ7continents
Boca Raton, United States47 contributions
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Dec 2019
My wife and I were in Bali to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Although we are amateur photographers, at best, we decided to book 3 days of photo tours with David's company. It was the absolute smartest decision of our trip! We spent 3 days, spread over our 8-day stay on Bali, with Inyoman Pujowan. He is a wonderful Balinese man -- one of the kindest and most enthusiastic people you could ever imagine. He was the mayor of Bali -- and helped us get photo shots that we otherwise never would have encountered or been brave enough to attempt. Although not planned as part of our activity, Nyoman graciously welcomed us into his family compound for lunch twice. His wife, Wayman, was just as lovely as he is. They lent us their own clothing so that we might blend in more naturally at the spectacular Hindu ceremonies that Nyoman selected for us. These outings were the utter highlight of our trip. The villagers were welcoming and allowed us to intrude without making us feel self conscious. This was a photographer's dream. I used a basic Canon Powershot and my wife used her iPhone XR. Nyoman helped both of us master features on our cameras that we didn't know existed. We visited markets, volcanos, bone carvers, wood carvers, a batik and silver jewelry factory, and scenic parks. This was the best activity of our trip. We would do it again in a millisecond. Don't hesitate just because you may not be a serious photographer.
Written 4 February 2020
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Thanks very much for the positive feedback , and for choosing us to help make your time in Bali so memorable.Three days is a good amount of time to immerse yourself into Bali life, if you have the right photography guide and Nyoman has so much knowledge of the best places to go and get the best photographs. As you point out , our photography tours are a lot more than just photography but give you an opportunity to experience many aspects of Balinese culture including ceremonies, village life, art and of course the amazing food.i look forward to meeting you if or when you return to beautiful Bali
Written 21 September 2022
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mozkell
Launceston, Australia20 contributions
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Aug 2018 • Friends
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 we focused on amazing drone footage of rice fields and temples. Friendly, professional and a must do if you are wanting to feel the real Bali. Dave and his driver Kadek aka Tiger are fantastic and enjoying farm home cooked lunch and Balinese dancing added bonus to the tour. If droning is your thing then Dave’s experience and creative eye will inspire you to achieve fantastic footage. I loved both days and the photo’s, drone footage and knowledge I came home with exceeded my expectations thank you Dave
Written 14 August 2018
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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, and there are very few if any restrictions here, unlike other countries. Despite a bit of patchy weather we managed to work our way around that you got some great photos. Well done! I think flying Drones is a lot about the confidence of flying an unmanned craft, so I hope we were able to help you with that. Come back and see us again!
Written 15 August 2018
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James B
New York City, NY171 contributions
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Aug 2017
I did the one day photo tour with Nyoman. It seems that the most favorable reviews here are from inexperienced photographers who needed help figuring out the right settings for their cameras and people who otherwise wouldn't have gotten out into the Bali countryside.

On the other hand, if you're an experienced photographer and would do some exploring on your own anyway, this tour may not be useful to you.

From the reviews it seems that every tour goes to the exact same places regardless of the weather. We had a rainy morning but went to the same places they would take a group on a sunny day, e.g., to catch the sunrise over the rice fields with the volcano in the background. In the rain, of course, there was no sunrise or volcano to be seen, so the pictures are pretty mundane. Some places can be atmospheric in the rain or mist, and you'd think they would have back up plans to go to other more suitable sites if the weather doesn't cooperate. As it was, the early morning was a complete waste.

The weather improved by mid-morning. The visit to the Hindu temple was nice, but this is a place that you'd likely go to anyway on a regular tourist tour of Bali, as it's one of the leading tourist sites.

Another stop was a local market. There are countless markets like this all over the island, and you can easily find one on your own. This one wasn't even particularly atmospheric. Having a local guide with you probably helps in getting cooperation form the vendors to let you take a photograph, but again it's not hard to do on your own.

The "full day" tour ends with lunch at Nyoman's home and the opportunity to photograph a local neighbor girl dancing for you in a traditional costume. That's all nice, but just be aware that the "full day" tour ends at lunchtime. After that you're heading back to your hotel.

It seems to me that the purpose of doing a photo tour is to get to the best places at the best times for the best light or to get pictures that you're unlikely to be able to get on your own. This tour was disappointing on both counts. That and the short duration of the "full day" tour makes this tour a very poor value.

I spent a day roaming the small country roads on my own, and for the cost of a motorbike rental ($8) and a little petrol ($40 if you'd prefer to hire a car and driver for the day) I was able to get many more interesting pictures than I got on the photo tour.

If you're a novice photographer and wouldn't get out into the countryside on your own, this might be a better value for you.
Written 20 August 2017
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Firstly thank you very much for your review, however I would like to point out a few things in relation to your comments. I think you chose the wrong tour, we also provide private photo tours where we tailor things specifically to your needs and will take you to places and give you experiences based more on your individual needs. These type of tours are naturally more expensive however if you are a very competent photographer and with limited time in Bali, this would have been better option. Weather can be a challenge sometimes in Ubud and we try our best to offer alternatives where possible. Nyoman and I have spent the past 5 years photographing many places and areas in Bali and have photographed many market scenes along the way. In our opinion the local market where we took you that morning is the best place for interesting faces, people, light and we have a very good relationship with many of the market sellers, so I am surprised about your comments in relation to this. In fact many of the photographers who come on our tours love that market and it is one of the highlights. i am also confused about your comments regarding the " short duration " of the tour. We start the tour between 5 and 5.15 am and drop people back at their hotels between 1.30 and 2 pm depending on location and traffic, so this is a 8 - 9 hour duration.People are very tired by this time and no one has ever complained about this before. To run a 10 - 12 hour photo tour in the heat of Bali is completely impractical, but if this is the sort of thing you were expecting it can be arranged on a private tour.Of course there is always an option of going on a motorbike on your own if price is of concern, but our photo tours are not designed for this. Our day tours are designed around giving people are variety of things to photograph including people, landscapes, architecture, temples, Bali culture and an insight into the real Bali in the time we have to present this. There are many temple options and we choose a variety of temples which we feel are the most photogenic and make sure we get to these early before the tourists arrive. The comment re "local neighbourhood girl dancing for you" tends to be a bit understated. Some of the money from the tour goes to support the children in the local village and provide private dance lessons and encourages young ( some from 5 years ) children to keep their culture alive through dance. This is a program we are very proud of and we are continually expanding and more and more dancers are being supported in this way. This program is very grassroots and offers wonderful opportunities for the photographers to get some great photos in a relaxed environment, in a traditional Balinese village and learn about portrait photography if they wish. Many of our clients are very touched by this real experience and for many it is the highlight of there holiday in Bali. Once again thanks for your comments which I have reviewed with the team.
Written 29 August 2017
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Blackhopper
London, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015
We did a full day tour on 2nd January with David and nyman, and to make it short, it was fantastic and one of the highlights of the holiday. Both are very relaxed and easy to talk to guides/photographers with great insight into the country/island and good local knowledge. It seems that Nyman knows someone everywhere which makes access to rather unique sights easy, plus lets you shoot people in villages and markets with more comfort. Both are very helpful in terms of tips what to look out for and how to shoot best (of course only if you need it). The sights itself were great and had a good variety, from classic mountain landscape, over to market, small villages, workers at work, cockfight etc. If you have a chance to do a tour with David and Nyman, do it and you won't be disappointed! I certainly went home with some great shots!
Written 13 January 2015
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Thanks very much for the positive comments and so happy you had a great day. We certainitly did a lot that day and really saw the traditional Bali which is such a delight to see and to know that this culture is still very strong. Nyoman must be the most popular guy in Bali! As you say he definitly finds the hidden away places and has a natural way with people. We both take great delight in introducing open minded people like yourself into this aspect of Bali in a photography sense. Hopefully you will come back and see us another time and we can take you other parts of the Island.
Written 14 January 2015
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Helen_RDavenport
Davenport, FL88 contributions
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June 2019 • Couples
I made this booking following the recent good reviews on TripAdvisor, but on closer inspection see these reviews were not with David himself and perhaps that is part of my disappointment as other reviews speak highly of Stephen and Nyoman but our tour was with David.

Having hired numerous Photography guides in several other countries and had a great experience I was keen to do the same in Bali as having someone with local knowledge will get you some great shots, minus the tourists as some great times of day as well having someone that can speak the language to locals. It turned out the person with these skills on this tour was our driver! Kadet (I'm sure that is spelled incorrectly!) was awesome, on time, knowledgeable of his country of course and keen to share history and traditions with you. I cannot say the same for David.

After a couple of back and forth e mails with his assistant, surprise, surprise the most expensive option was suggested to me to suit my needs ($470 plus $100 for my non photog husband). I did want a private tour but I had to follow up twice more to get even a vague outline of what the day would entail as none had been forthcoming, although requests for full prepayment were. I felt at the time this was a high price but figured I would be getting some 1 on 1 coaching/teaching from a real expert so it could be worth it. I was wrong on both counts.

We had originally planned for a Friday shoot but I emailed and requested what was to happen as the day before the weather forecast was for rain all day. I appreciate he was under no obligation to do so, but we changed plans to Saturday and agreed to forgo the sunrise element and instead head to the annual Bali arts festival in the afternoon. I thought at the time this seemed like a good compromise and went with it.

Our driver (who we paid an extra $40 for for the trip from our Nusa Due resort to Ubud) picked us up promptly as agreed at 4am and drove us to, what I assume is, Davids home to pick him up at around 7am. After a cursory "morning" it seemed clear the day was kind of an inconvenience to him from the get go and he seemed pretty focused on just getting through and getting done. At no point did he ask about my level of photography experience, what I was comfortable doing, what was I looking for....or even if photography was a hobby or a job, so really he had zero knowledge of my ability levels. He did however tell me his entire work history and how many workshops he's done and what he's had published.

We headed first for what I guess should be rice terraces, light was still pretty awful and cloudy at this point but that's the luck of the draw. However we drove through the colorful and bustling market completely which I thought was odd as it would have made more sense to visit the market then and head for the scenic shots when the light improved, we did not do this. We walked a little through some fields, not really much in the way of scenic shots and by the time we left the light was improving but David wanted to head to the market. We had met a few local people walking and driving and got a couple of portraits but many of these were ruined as David likes to get about 2 feet from peoples faces and hence he ended up in many of my shots as I didn't feel it was fair to local people to have 2 big DSLR's in their faces. They are real people not models and I thought this was somewhat disrespectful.

The visit to the market, which had by now mostly closed down, was a small indoor area where there was maybe 5 or 6 people. We photographed a couple of ladies that he knew and that was that.

Next we headed to a local Balinese home for lunch, where the daughters of the family performed a local dance. We took some portraits of the girls before the dance. I had taken maybe a couple of shots, when David starts to lecture me on depth of field. I don't mean coach I mean lecture and talk down to. Now I understand depth of field and was working up to some closer shots, you know build rapport with the model...at this point he grabs my camera off me, shoots some frames and then hands it back smugly saying that's how you do it. I take my camera back and just do my thing I'm over it by this stage and extremely unhappy at his narcissistic and condescending attitude and just want the day to be over.

We finally head to the arts festival where the parade has already been started for a while and we manage to grab some shots of some participants ready to join. We agree we will walk to the front of the parade and walk back to get shots to try and get as many opportunities as possible. After David has stopped a few times to take his own shots and chat to other photographers he knows I give up and just try and do my own thing. We eventually lost him and continued shooting and headed back to the driver where we had pre-arranged to meet him.

By this time we had been picked up at 4am and it was close to 4pm and we had been in the van for about 6 hours of this time and were tired and headed back to the hotel.

I mulled on the day for a couple of days and finally emailed some carefully worded constructive feedback to David about how I had been expecting more from the day. It took 4 days for him to respond. The response was pretty much what I have now seen is the same as his response to the negative reviews on here, which is basically he takes no responsibility and says what a great job he thinks he did and if he responds to this review I guess will be the same here.

This is not my first rodeo with photography guides, for much much less money I have had a much much better experiences and more interaction with local people and photography guidance than this day was.

As with most people I have to work at least 10x harder than he did to earn his ridiculously overpriced fee. Save your money and find a good driver and guide and don't bother with David. I did another day with a different photography guide and had a MUCH better experience and paid MUCH less.
Written 1 July 2019
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Thank you for your review. We operate as a team – Nyoman, Stephen and myself, conducting highly personalised photography tours. All three of us are professional photographers and in the last 2 years every review has been highly complementary and I have personally had over 30 excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, however, it is true that not all people are the same, and the expectations of a tour can sometimes not be met.  That is human nature. We all have different characters.     As I received a very positive email personally from you, I am somewhat confused about why you chose this platform to complain and create a different story. You also applied to Paypal for a refund, which was declined immediately.   The photography tour you received was a full day (actually an extra 2 hours because of the extraordinary photographic opportunities at the Bali Arts Festival Street Parade – which is held only once a year). The day was extra long because our tours start from Ubud at 5.30 am and as you had to travel from Nusa Dua and that added on 1.5 hours one way.  I did offer to cater for this very early start and adjusted the tour to start later which catered for the timing of the Bali Arts Festival Street Parade, which started late afternoon and also catered for a shorter trip back to Nusa Dua for the client.    My response to your personal email to me was immediate, with an auto-notification stating that I was out of town in a remote area with low-fi and would respond in due course.  It was 4 days later, I returned to Bali with wifi and answered the email immediately.        I offered to change the date of the tour, as it was raining (and actually rained all day) on the day of your pre-paid tour booking. I made this decision after consulting with you on the phone, and was really glad I made this decision as it rained all morning which would have resulted in very poor photo opportunities. It was a good decision, as the next day was indeed excellent weather and each location was chosen to suit the lighting conditions and adjusted to the 7.00am start.  This schedule change was highly appreciated by you, as you said to me on a few occasions, especially catering for the highlight of the day - the parade – which presented 2 hours of unique photography at a vivid, artistic, cultural arts parade with over 200 floats, dancers and artists performing.   It can sometimes be very tricky photographing moving parades and floats however, I ensured I stayed very close to you in this very crowded, highly charged festival. I checked your images constantly offering feedback on how to adjust for distracting backgrounds, how to get sharp images and parade photography tips, and the importance of depth of field in this situation. I noticed you were struggling with this so I thought my tips were helping you and at no time during the day did you state that you were unhappy. As I am a local and have lived here in Bali for 8 years, I saw 3 other photographers at the annual parade and was extremely mindful of not engage in a conversation on a personal level, and kept this very brief.   My instruction with portrait photography in the rural environment where you stated,  “David likes to get about 2 feet from peoples faces and hence he ended up in many of my shots as I didn't feel it was fair to local people to have 2 big DSLR's in their faces” was very interesting. I engage with the people in a very respectful way and he agreed to me allowing to take his photo in close range, as an instructional tutorial opportunity. I took the photo first then invited you to experiment (with permission granted) and this was a very good example of how to capture the essence in the eyes, look for the light, use depth of field and work with the background. It was a very sincere exchange with the subject.  We all have an excellent repoire with the ladies in the market and help them in various ways as we do supporting other aspects of Bali people and culture , such as the young dancers in the village. We provide private dance lessons to encourage them to keep their culture strong this way.   As this is only the second negative complaint I have received in operating photography tours in Bali and around the world over the past 8 years , I hope I have addressed all the disappointing aspects of the tour which was adjusted for time, weather conditions, provided many cultural experiences of Bali all in one day and added the bonus with a wonderful street parade. In fact I finished that day thinking how lucky you were to have had such an incredible day of photo opportunities including one of the most spectacular, colourful events on the Bali calendar , as Balinese come from all over the island, very proud of their culture and happy to have their photographs taken. You also got to photograph rural landscape scenes away from any tourists, with nice soft light in the early morning sun, a very special traditional preparation for a 100 year temple ceremony ( which I have never seen before ), a very traditional market scene with many great portrait opportunities, a delicious lunch in a Balinese home, a local Balinese ( Kadek )explaining the religion and cultural beliefs seen through the eyes of a Balinese , not mine and of course the parade. In fact I was very surprised to hear you were not happy as this was a very special day and a great opportunity to photograph the real Bali. One of the things we pride ourselves on at David Metcalf Photography is our ability to be flexible and put together something special for people who decide to take a private tour. I know we delivered on that promise, but obviously you did not see it that way. I am sorry about that.    
Written 3 July 2019
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ReontheRoad
Chicago, IL75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
David Metcalf doesn't seem to lead the daily photo tours, but I can't say he was missed when you have his fabulous, extremely personable and knowledgeable assistant, Nyoman Pujawan, as your tour leader! He picked me and two others up at 5:30 a.m. and off we went to shoot the sun rising over the rice fields and Bali's highest mountain, Mt. Agung. From there is was the holy water temple, Tirta Empul and then to a local market. Nyoman spent so much time helping us learn what our cameras were capable of doing. He earned an A+ for patience! After lunch, I was the only participant for the entire day, and I was treated to a truly special opportunity - shooting photos at a Balinese wedding ceremony. It was a day filled with beautiful vistas, colorful fruits and vegetables, photographic faces and wonderful surprises all under the guidance of a truly wonderful teacher and photographer.
Written 4 April 2017
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We hope to host you again in the future. Please feel free to reach out to us regarding Bali, Indonesia or international tours and workshops. We offer discounted rates for referrals for any family/friends in future bookings. Cheers! -DMPhotography Team
Written 3 November 2023
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Foxbat79
Perth, Australia70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo

David and Nyoman are brilliant photographers and fantastic company as they take you to places that capture the authentic essence of Bali. I was lucky enough to join them during the Melasti and Nyepi festivities and we visited wonderful, authentic locations, and photographed the most charming and colourful people you could hope to meet as a photographer. If you love people, travel and landscape photography, you will very much enjoy this experience. Highly recommended.
Written 29 March 2017
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Thanks very much for joining us at this very special time of the year in Bali, and allowing us to present you a photographic insight into this wonderful culture.
Written 31 March 2017
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Annette S
Berlin, Germany42 contributions
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Apr 2016 • Solo
I booked a full day photography tour and this was my absolute highlight during my Bali holiday ! Don't worry about the price, it is worth it, because you will see places and meet local people who you cannot see on the other regular tours.

I was picked up early from my hotel to see the sunrise at the volcano. We were a small group but 3 guides! so either David, Nyoman or Ketut would give us advises on photography. We also went to a local market, no tourists there and a temple with lots of time to take wonderful pictures. the best thing was the visit of Nyomans home, to see his family and enjoy good local food prepared by his wife. sitting in his garden, together with some kids, so great!!
I can highly recommend this, if you like to get perfect photography opportunities and want to see places off the normal touristic pathes then this is your tour!
Next year I will definately go back and book more tours with them!
Written 7 February 2017
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We hope to host you again in the future. Please feel free to reach out to us regarding Bali, Indonesia or international tours and workshops. We offer discounted rates for referrals for any family/friends in future bookings. Cheers! -DMPhotography Team
Written 3 November 2023
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Jean F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
Spent a day with Nyoman, and he was a great guide. I even learned something new - how to use bulb mode! His choice of places to photograph was very good, and I enjoyed the whole day.
Written 16 January 2017
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Great to be able to get good photographs and learn some new techniques. Please come back and see us again.
Written 17 January 2017
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