Photography Day Tours

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Want a little more from your visit to Vietnam, let us tailor your photographic adventure

Vietnam in Focus run acclaimed photography tours throughout Vietnam and Indochina.

Saigon - Down in Chinatown

Saigon’s current incarnation as a hive of trade and cultural mixture is nothing new: this photographic wander through the city’s historic Chinatown reveals Buddhist pagodas, French lycees and street markets selling everything you can imagine. The home of Saigon’s once-large ethnic Chinese community, ‘Cho Lon’ still bears traces of this history, with plenty of Mandarin signage, dim sum stalls and an assembly hall built by immigrants from the north. While navigating this bustling labyrinth of backstreets and temples, you’ll work on a variety of street photography techniques, and put together a series exploring daily life in Saigon’s atmospheric Chinatown.

What to Expect

On this street photography tour you’ll look at aspects of composition including leading lines, framing, layers and depth, and color theory. You’ll also explore approaches useful in this genre of photography like the ‘fishing technique’ and the search for recurring patterns. Expect to walk, shoot and shoot some more, with plenty of stops to review the pictures taken along the way.

Tour HighlightsPhotographic Highlights
Quan Am pagoda
Ong Lang Assembly Hall
Urban Housing Estate
Local Market’s
Thien Hau pagoda
Hong Bang High School
Camera Settings
Lens Options
Compositions
Fishing Technique
Perspectives
Low Light
Leading Lines
Context and Relationships
Colours and Patterns
Portraiture

Tour Length: Half Day – 5:30 am – 9:30 am
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 minutes prior to this time

Level of Difficulty: Moderate Physical activity (Walking)

Training or guidance will be provided by our photographers throughout the tour. Our guides will tailor your learning experience depending on your interest, style and experience from amateurs to professionals we can provide simple techniques to improve your photography, gain further knowledge of your camera and lenses, as well as develop your photographic eye to capture that amazing composition.

What’s IncludedWhat’s Excluded
Hotel Pickup
Non-alcoholic beverages
Breakfast
Professional Photographer Guide
Hotel Drop off
Gratuities

Recommended Equipment

Please select equipment that is available to you and that you’re comfortable with. Training and photography tips will be provided on tour by our professional photographers.

  • DSLR Camera / Film Camera / Smartpone
  • Memory Cards
  • Fully Charged Battery
  • 8-30mm Lens (Wide Angle)
  • 45-75mm Lens (Standard or Zoom)

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The best thing I did to start my trip to Vietnam
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I loved this tour and am so glad I did it at the beginning of my holiday as it meant that my photos from then on have improved. I learnt so much about getting the right shots and angles and even about using my own camera to better advantage. Highly recommend doing this tour. Juan Carlos was fantastic, very knowledgeable and a nice person who was happy to share what he knew. I would do it again.

Pricing

$159

Per person

$119

Per Person

$79

Per Person
Group/Family
3-5 People

All Tours with Vietnam in Focus are Private. 

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All photos are taken on tour by previous guests and tour guides

Tour FAQ's

In the event of forecasted heavy rain, we’ll contact you to reschedule or cancel the tour and give you a full refund.  If it’s early morning and raining heavily, our guide will call you on the phone number you gave us to discuss options for postponement or cancellation.  In the event of cancellation we’ll issue a full refund.

Yes, you can.  We have a Nikon DSLR available to rent for $30 per tour including free memory card.  Please enquire on booking.

Yes, you do.  Vietnam in Focus is not liable to pay any costs associated with injury etc on our tours.

Yes, they can.  Costs (or free joining) depend on each tour, so please enquire on booking.

Yes, you can.  People often join our tours using film cameras.  You may not be able to edit in camera, but the composition tips are still basically the same.

Yes, you can.  Smartphone cameras are pretty amazing nowadays.

Training or guidance will be provided by our photographers throughout the tour. Our guides will tailor your learning experience depending on your interest, style and experience from amateurs to professionals we can provide simple techniques to improve your photography, gain further knowledge of your camera and lenses, as well as develop your photographic eye to capture that amazing shot.

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