Tours and Tickets by Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops
Hanoi Long Bien Sunrise Photo Tour
Witness the frantic, exciting energy of Hanoi’s Long Bien Market before dawn and while learning about what your camera can do and developing your photography skills on this unique early morning walking tour. Snap deliveries, deals and all sorts of delicacies as you walk around the market, and take spectacular sunrise shots from Long Bien Bridge with the help of your guide, a professional photographer.
Hanoi Explorer Private Photo Tour
With so much to see and do in Hanoi, it can feel overwhelming to capture it all on camera. This half-day photography tour provides an insider’s look at the Vietnamese capital while you walk through the Old Quarter and several markets with a personal guide. Learn portrait and landscape photography trips and finish with a professional editing session.
Hanoi On the Tracks Photo Tour
Learn new photography skills while touring a gritty part of Hanoi that few tourists visit: the stretch of railway between Hanoi and Long Bien stations. On this Hanoi On the Tracks tour you will discover how people live and work around the tracks, and your guide will help you find the most interesting photography spots. You’ll also get to practice some key photojournalism skills by talking directly with locals.
Danang On the Waterfront Photo Tour
Capture a slice of Vietnamese life unknown to all but a few visitors during this early morning photography tour down at the docks. As fishermen bring in their overnight catch, you'll master the fundamentals of documentary photography. Learn how to shoot in the changing early morning light and how to capture a fast-moving scene like the bustling waterfront. Finish this tour with expertly composed photos and an inside glimpse into Vietnamese working life.
Saigon Railway Village
Explore Saigon’s railway village on this exhilarating sunrise photo tour. We capture life along the tracks as trains roll in from the north, photographing street traders, markets, railway workers and locals going about their daily life. This quiet part of the city, surprisingly close to the centre, is like a snapshot from bygone times, with narrow, sleepy alleyways, vintage coffeeshops and Saigonese showing their traditional smiles and hospitality. Along the way, we’ll work on composition techniques and use of various settings to take your images to the next level. Discover the real Saigon while learning the art of great street photography.
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djr69 wrote a review May 2020
Woking22 contributions6 helpful votes
While opportunities to actually get out and take photos are extremely limited right now in my location I decided to sign up for a portfolio review session with Vietnam in Focus. Street and travel photography aren't my main style so I was looking to learn from my previous attempts. I booked a 90 minute session which was conducted via video call. The session went smoothly. Boris, my reviewer, had spent some time looking over my images prior to the session so the discussion was constructive from the off. I wasn't sure what to expect but the discussion was really in-depth. We covered a wide range of topics that gave me things to think about both while out with my camera and in post processing; such as colour harmony, framing, context, creating elements of a story, the subject and use of negative space. It was a rewarding session and something I would definitely think about doing again as a way to keep improving.…
Date of experience: May 2020
Andy W wrote a review Mar 2020
Lacey, Washington88 contributions3 helpful votes
Review of: Ultimate Hanoi Photography Tour
This was a private 3-day photography tour to Sapa, in northern Vietnam - not Ultimate Hanoi Photography Tour. Overnight train to Sapa, hiking to and photography amazing viewpoints, Red Dao and Black Hmong villagers and soaking in the rural spirit of one of Vientnam's most beautiful regions. Vietnam in Focus does it right. Our guide, Duc, was the ultimate cultural informant and photography guru. It was a pleasure to work with Duc and follow his guidance, soaking in his creative energy, cultural knowledge and boundless sense of humor. This tour was truly a peak experience, allowing me to build my travel photography portfolio and gain priceless memories. I cannot recommend Vietnam in Focus highly enough.…
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Date of experience: November 2019
Jay wrote a review Feb 2020
Review of: Saigon Railway Village
Out tour guide Juan was wonderful. He is a skilled and charming young man, with great skills in photography. He took us to places we would have never found and I got some of the best photos I've captured in a long time.He helped make our trip to Vietnam and especially Ho Chi Minh City a wonderful experience. Juan even let my wife use one of his lenses on he her camera. That was "above and beyond" anything we would expect. And he was very patient with her in showing her how to use the lens and take advantage of some features on her camera. He is a very good teacher. I have no suggestions for improvement. I do not know how that morning could have been bett…
Date of experience: February 2020
Review of: Quang Phu Cau Incense Village
Travellers often wish to see things that are very different from the activities in their own country and this ticked all those boxes. I was looked after to the 'nth degree by the staff from Vietnam in Focus. As well as a photographer to assist with camera and placement skills, Yen came as the interpreter guide. It was a fantastic morning. This is one of those places that one half of you wants to tell the world about the other half wants to keep it to yourself. The people working in the industry were happy to have photos taken, friendly and open yet carried on with their particular work. Personally I am delighted with the shots I have and now my screen saver at work is attracting considerable attention. Returning back to Hanoi, Yen very kindly invited me to lunch which again was a great experience . Thank you to all at Vietnam in Focus for this memorable trip.…
Date of experience: January 2020
Review of: Hanoi Long Bien Sunrise Photo Tour
Hanoi Awakes (well it never really sleeps) is the title given to my photo album after a fabulous walk around some very interesting areas in the early morning light with Jeff from Vietnam in Focus. I loved that the activity level was scaled by him to suit my lack of mobility and my elderly eyesight. He took care of my physical safety among the traffic and found safe spots for me to stand while gently advising on better angles and camera settings to get the most out of the activities around us. It was a great morning and the photos far exceed my usual level of basic competence. Thank you Vietnam in Focus for a tour which exceeded my expectations.…
Date of experience: January 2020