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“0.5 day photo walk”
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 August 21, 2017

Great walk! Pieter taught us the basics of camera use, composition, light and so forth. Two of us had photocamera's, two had smart phones. Pieter showed us that you make great pictures with both! We got to see a part of Hoi An - Vietnam that the regular tourist may not see. We took great pictures during the workshop but we also benefited from the lessons learnt during the rest of our holiday in Vietnam.

Thank marg0t70
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

We joined tour in july 2017. it was very interesting. Pieter first explained us basic camera settings and photography basics for manual shooting and then we went for walk into side streets of Hoi An. there were some good opportunities to get in touch with local people. tour was interesting from both technical and cultural point of view. i really recommend it.

Thank Peter P
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to come away with some great photos of true Vietnam.
Pieter is a great tutor and has amazing local knowledge so will take you away from the tourists centres and help you to capture daily life in hanoi. He has built up friendships with a lot of the locals so it's easy to get some of this classic shots!
He will also tell you how to approach people when taking portraits which was invaluable.
I would recommend taking this tour early on in your trip so you have the skills and tips to go on your own after.
Highly recommended. Thanks Pieter

1  Thank Kirsty W
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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Hoi An is such an amazing place to take photos. With so many colours, interesting people, places to see and so many things happening it can be a sensor overload. Pieter tour with his fantastic local knowledge and photography expertise brought life into my photography and has given me the confidence to shoot better pictures. If you are thinking about doing this tour. I would suggest doing it towards the start of your stay in Hoi An as you will put all you learnt to such good use.

Thank Pinkjellybeans
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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

I did a morning walk with Pieter and one other person. The tour was not going to run without two people so I fished around on a facebook site and found someone interested.

We met at a coffee shop in Hoi An and spent some time going over camera settings and talking about cameras before setting off around the little alleyways that I would never have thought to enter solo.

Pieter spent the time with us both individually and ensured we were comfortable shooting in manual, offering us lots of advice on street photography and approaching people to shoot their photos. As a result we got some amazing shots and I have even been approached to sell a couple of them (and I am a complete amatuer!)

Highly recommend this tour. There are other tour operators in town, but I have heard that they are so popular now that the tour sizes are big and you do not get alot of one on one time. If you prefer a more personalised tour with time to ask lots of questions and pick a good photographers brain then this tour is for you!

Thank Wanderlust_Tarrants
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