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● Three days of capturing celestial drama through your lens
● Astro Landscape Photography – Milky Way, Star Trails and Time Lapse, at Mount Bromo
● Action Photography (Horse Racing) at Sea of Sand
● Session on Post Processing thrown in to help you understand this important aspect of photography workflow
● Daily evening Gup Shup Sessions where we discuss photos clicked during the day
Magnificent Mount Bromo
The name of Bromo derived from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god. Located some 4 hours drive from Surabaya, the capital of East Java, Mount Bromo is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park that covers a massive area of 800 sq kms. While it may be small when measured against other volcanoes in Indonesia, the magnificent Mt Bromo will not disappoint with its spectacular views and dramatic landscapes. At 2392 meters tall, Mt Bromo is not among the tallest of Indonesia’s mountains but its stunning beauty lies in its incredible setting.
From a vantage point on Mount Penanjakan (2,770 meters above sea level), 2.5 hours from Malang, visitors from around the world come to see the sunrise over Mt Bromo. From this spot the vista is magnificent. All you will hear is the click of cameras as all photographers & visitors snap their camera’s hoping to capture the incredible scene of Mt Bromo in the foreground with Mt Semeru smoking in the distance and the sun shining bright & rising in the sky.
Join us for an astrophotography expedition and be enthralled by the beauty of its night skies with landscape. Get hands on before embarking to the shooting location with customized astrophotography workshop by astrophotographer Vinay Swaroop Balla that cover shooting techniques to capture Milkyway, Star Trails & Timelapse shooting techniques & use of Intervalometer/Timer Remote Controller. Shooting spots and time are decided on the spot based on weather condition to ensure everyone has the best shot.
The temperature at Mt Bromo ranges from 3 to 20 degrees Celsius but the temperature may be several degrees below zero during the dry season. You should bring a jacket, gloves and a head cover or cap. After the sun rises, the weather becomes hot pretty fast.
Pre Tour Analysis:
Each registered participant will be requested to submit their star trail / milky way related images. Our panel will analyse each image to see how to guide each individual during the tour to help them enhance their skills. We will also provide individual feedback to their each submitted image and suggest improvement points.
During the Tour:
Based on the analytical data available with us post “Pre Tour Analysis” we will provide individualized attention to all and ensure they work on their weaknesses and enhance their skills. Evening Gup Shup sessions will be learning oriented and practical tips will be provided based on the mistakes committed by participants during the day.
We shall also have atleast one evening session dedicated to post processing workflow to help them become a complete photographer.
After the tour:
Each participant will be required to submit 3 of their best images from the tour. Each image will be analysed and constructive feedback will be provided. Best of the lot will make it to our website and blog; and will be aggressively promoted on FB.
29th thru 31st Jul 2016
Your Tour Mentor
Vinay Swaroop Balla
DAY 01 (Jul 29)
Fly in to Indonasia
12.30 pm : Assemble at Juanda International Airport, Surabaya.
2.00 pm : Drive to Mount Bromo from Airport via AC Coach
5.30 pm : Arrive Mount Bromo & Check-in at Hotel
6.00 pm : Sunset from Hotel Lobby Area. Panoramic view of Mount Bromo
7.30pm : Dinner & Workshop on Shooting Techniques of Milkyway and Safety Guidelines.
9.00pm : Penanjakan 2 for Overnight Shoot (Milkyway Time Lapse, Star Trails, Astro Landscapes)
Arrive Mount Bromo. Check into hotel. Pre shoot briefing post dinner in hotel. Pre shoot briefing would include elaborate tips on milky way shooting and safety guidelines.
Day 02 (Jul 30) Milky Way Shoot
The day starts very early.
4.00 am : Refreshment & morning Tea/Coffee at the view point
4.15 am : Sunrise over Mount Bromo, Mount Semeru & surrounding interests
7.30 am : Back to Hotel for Breakfast & Rest
11.30 am : Lunch (Meet up at Hotel Restaurant)
1.30 pm : Proceed to Savannah / Photo session: Landscape and human interests
5.00 pm : Proceed to Mentigen for Sunset.
7.30 pm : Dinner delivered at viewpoint.
9.00 pm : Continue overnight shoot for Milkyway / Star Trails / Time Lapse
DAY 03 (Jul 31)
Milky Way Shoot and Action Photography
5.00 am : Sunrise shoot from Mentigen View point.
7.00 am : Reach Hotel for breakfast & Rest.
11.00 am : Check out hotel and proceed to Surabaya Airport.
3.00 pm : Reach Surabaya airport. (Book flight after 5pm Indonesian Time)
What to expect -Enthralling Landscapes, Sunrise to Sunset, Seascapes, Long Exposure Photography (Astro Landscapes that includes Milkyway, Star Trails & Time Lapse), Streets, Portraits, Culture & Heritage, Action (Horse Racing at Mount Bromo), Conceptual Landscapes (Themed with Human Subjects), Volcano Crater View.