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“Interesting walk around beautiful Hoi An with great photography instruction.”
Review of Hoi An Photo Walks

Hoi An Photo Walks
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Owner description: Hoi An Photo Walks runs photo tours for all who want to learn more about cameras and photography. The tours are in English and Dutch and are for both beginners and more advanced photographers. On most tours you can bring any camera, even an iPhone. While visiting interesting places that will give you an insight into Vietnamese life, you will learn many things such as camera settings, light, composition, seeing photographically and anything you'd like to know more about. The pace of our tours is relaxed, friendly and informative. Learn how to get closer to the locals, how to interact with them and take the photos you always dreamed about. This is your chance to ask all your questions to a pro and to learn new skills that will last for a lifetime. The tours are led by locally based professional photographer Pieter Janssen. He lives in Vietnam since 2005, is an experienced instructor and will provide you personal, easy to understand, tuition and information.
Reviewed September 25, 2015

Pieter is a very patient photography instructor with excellent local knowledge. We did three trips with him - the morning, afternoon and evenings ones. Each trip started with a how to use your camera talk which was perfect for beginners. He knows exactly where to go off the beaten track to get good photos and directs you as to how to take them. He knows lots of the locals and which ones are willing to have their photo taken. We learned lots about street photography and how to approach people. The night session was really useful for learning how to take photos in low light using a tripod. We were very pleased with the photos we took and learned lots about the settings on our cameras too. We highly recommend these courses, not just for photographers, but those people who want to see the real Hoi An.

2  Thank Vikki H
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Reviewed September 24, 2015

Peter was very friendly and very knowledgeable. I've always wanted to learn how to use my camera and improve the success rate of my photos. Now rather than just the odd lucky good photo i at least know what makes the difference. Peter has some great perspectives to share on the people of vietnam and how they live their lives. He'll also show you how to get a stranger to let you take their photo. You'll also get to see some of the more interesting backstreets of Hoi An.

1  Thank David O
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Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and me had a great morning with pieter.
After a short theorie-lesson, where he explained us how to use our camera, we started walking through the streets of Hoi An.
We learned the right technik from Pieter and had a lot of fun while we interacted with the local people.
We can highly recommend this photo tour and we would do it again.
Greetings Kevin & Stephanie

Thank Stehuber_6
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

Pieter was a fantastic guide. Taking time with each client to ensure we all got a lot from the tour. Evening walk was great as we got to use the differnet settings on the camera and really use the knowledge imparted ealrier. Much more confident with night time photography after this tour.

1  Thank M C
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Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Being in a large group with mainly beginners learning about camera settings is disappointing. Otherwise the walk around the back streets was helpful in getting to know how to approach people.
It would be really nice to have a graded tour periodically.

Thank bluewrenrest
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