Volcanic Java Photography Workshop – 23rd-26th October 2014 – S$1500.00

Explore the rugged volcanic landscape of Java while learning photography the exciting way – capturing some of Indonesia’s best landscapes with Jason Denning, a master photographer.

If you would like to join an upcoming workshop please contact Jason directly to book. A S$600.00 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your place. Deposits will be refunded only if the trip is cancelled. Please note the price does not include flights.

Photo Workshops
Photo Workshop

Our premium Volcanic Java photography workshop is a highly unique 4 day 3 night course on the road that allows amateurs through to semi-professionals to learn how to capture professional quality landscape photographs in an epic alien environment.

Instead of learning in a boring classroom environment, photographers are escorted around the Java in a modern air-conditioned mini-bus and taught essential photography skills while visiting stunning locations at the best times.

Workshops are limited to only 4 participants to ensure everyone gets plenty of 1 on 1 tuition from Jason at each location, no other workshop offers this intimate group size.

Workshops often book out months in advance so secure your place online today to ensure you don’t miss out!


Photography Workshop Highlights

• Visit 2 amazing volcanic areas and photograph them from the best angles
(Ijen Crater, Mount Bromo and the Volcanoes of the Tengger Massif)
• Discover secret locations that offer fantastic photographic opportunities
• Learn the importance of light and searching for the perfect foreground subject
• Receive personal photography tuition at each location from Jason
• Group technical sessions allow you to learn photography in a small group environment
• Most meals are included throughout the workshop
• High Quality Hotels
• Workshops are limited to only 4 people to maximise learning

Photography Workshop Features

Java, Indonesia (Pickup from Surabaya Airport)

3 nights accommodation is included in the workshop cost.

Skill Level Required
Suitable for amateurs through to semi-professionals
*** We highly recommend completing a private lesson first to learn necessary skills for a 3 day workshop

Fitness Level / Difficulty
Moderate view it. Some steep up hill hiking required at various locations.
This workshop requires 3am wake up calls everyday to be at each location for sunrise to capture the best light.

Equipment/Clothing Required
· Digital OR Film Camera (Digital is preferred as it allows for on-location photo critique)
· Tripod
· Polariser Filter
· Sturdy, Comfortable Walking Shoes
· Suitable warm clothing for all wet and dry weather conditions and the colder temperatures at high altitude.

Places Available
Each workshop is limited to only 4 participants

Course Schedule

Day 1

Arrive at Surabaya Airport at 12pm, Drive to Ijen View Hotel for an early nights sleep.

Day 2

Rise at 2.30am and hike to the Ijen Crater for sunrise. Explore the craters edge and photograph the sunrise. Hike down to the beautiful jade lake to see the miners go about their hazardous work. Explore the many locations and endless photographic possibilities. Private and group guidance will be given throughout the morning exploring every inch of the volcano.

1pm lunch and drive to Mount Bromo, stay at the luxury Java Banana Hotel.

9pm Optional Milky Way night shoot.

Day 3

Rise at 2.30am and head to a secret sunrise spot away from the crowds. Hike to the craters edge of Mount Bromo to shoot into the volcano. Explore the Whispering Sands to shoot the beautiful shapes carved by the rain against the volcanic backdrop.

11am Rest and photo processing/critique.

1pm Lunch

2.30pm Explore the dunes at the base of Mount Bromo as the sun creates dynamic lighting from behind.

Day 4

Rise at 2.30am and head to the famous Penanjakan viewpoint for milky way and sunrise shoot.

6.30am Sea of Sand shoot with Jeeps rushing by.

11am Visit the beautiful Madakaripura waterfall, please bring a rain jacket or poncho as you will get wet.

3pm Drive back to Surabaya Airport and fly home.


Featured Testimonial

Dear Jason,
After seeing my Java Photography Workshop pictures that I took; I can’t help but feel immense pride and am so grateful for what you have taught me on this trip. During this short but intense trip, you have opened up my eyes at looking and approaching landscape photography in a completely different way. Your technical know-how and methodical teaching style helped me gain confidence in my own skills. I have to say, as a complete beginner, there is always an element of fear and uncertainty when it comes to trying to capture an image but your patience and encouragement helped me overcome this barrier.

The private Photoshop sessions were great in that you were able to tailor the sessions to my needs and yet, teach me new techniques that I would never thought I would need. It was indeed money and time well-spent as I felt I was able to learn faster and progress at my own pace. These sessions helped me create images that truly captured the essence and emotions that I felt while on-location, and, that I feel is the best souvenir one can take home from any trip.

I can’t wait to explore the world with my new found skills. Thank you and I can’t wait to go on future workshops with you!

With Gratitude,

Sandra Lim