Danang on the Waterfront Photo Tour - Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops

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On the Waterfront

Danang at dawn

Explore the city’s bustling waterfront as it wakes for the new day, and deep-sea trawlers bring in their overnight catch. Fishermen carry their haul in bamboo coracles to a small curve of beach, where a vibrant market awaits. On the horizon, traditional teakwood trawlers lay at anchor in the East Sea as the rising sun turns the sky gold. It’s a spectacular start to a unique photographic adventure, and we’ll be looking at composition for stunning landscapes, shooting in low-light, and how to capture people amidst busy activity. From seascapes and markets, our photographic focus turns to portraits of working life, as we head up to Danang port. We mingle with ice-loaders, and capture the rhythms of their sweat-drenched labour. It all makes for an unforgettable adventure in Danang’s maritime heart, with stunning pictures to document it.

Danang Photography Day Tour and Workshop

What to Expect

Danang’s waterfront at dawn bustles with beachside traders, and fishermen hauling their overnight catch to market. Sunrise tops off the scene, as early morning rays hit the coastline, illuminating the action all around. Moving into the city docks, you’ll gain a real insight into working life in the ice factory and boat yards as workmen are busy at their jobs. Expect some fantastic action shots and portraits of workers with their machinery.

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I did this tour last minute in Da Nang and was one of the best 4 am wake ups i ever did, greeted by Cristian Sorega, he was so knowledgeable and helpful, got so much love and respect for him he took my photography up a few levels and always on hand to give advise, still keep in touch with him now!

Tour Information

Recommended Equipment

  • DSLR Camera or Film Camera
  • Memory Card
  • Fully Charged Battery
  • Wide angle or Zoom lens

What's included

  • Hotel Pick up
  • Professional Photographer Guide

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food & Drinks

Tour Length

4hrs ( 5:30 – to 9:30 am)
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 minutes prior to this time

Level of Difficulty

Moderate Physical activity (Walking)

Tour HIghlights

  • Beachside Fish Market
  • Sunrise
  • Danang Harbour
  • Ice Factory
  • Ship Builders

Photography Highlights

  • Camera Settings
  • Lens Options
  • Street Photography
  • Portraiture
  • Documentary Photography
  • Story Boarding
  • Context and Relationships
  • Low Light Photography

Photography teaching

On a photo tour with us, your experience, images and development as a photographer are the priority. Tips to improve your pictures will be provided by our professional photographer guides throughout the tour, and we’ll have regular reviews. While enjoying a rich variety of photographic opportunities on tour, you’ll gain valuable insights on how to get the best out of your images, and how to take your skills to the next level.

Pricing
$159

Per person

$119

Per Person

$79

Per Person
Group/Family
3-5 People

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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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