Morning In the Alleys

07:00 - 10:00
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The Morning In The Alleys tour is ideal for street photography and portraits. See a different side of Hoi An, away from the crowds and all the shops.

This tour is for any camera, even a smartphone. The general idea is to show you local life and interesting places and along the way I help you with choosing the right settings and composition. There are lots of photogenic people and you would be surprised how easy it is to take their photos.

Whatever help you need, everything will be explained in an easy to understand way. You will see that the tour is very relaxing, no matter what your level is. Examples would be creativity, taking control of the light (and achieve results which would not be possible in the auto mode), what to put into a photo and what not, possible distractions, foregrounds, backgrounds, timing, contrast, colours, storytelling (with one singe image or with a set of images), the possibilities are endless.

Join and change your photography life forever!

On tour you will receive a password, which gives you access to the “clients” section. There you will find many articles on things I talk about on tour, especially the technical issues. When you hear all the options the main camera settings have to offer, you may feel confused at times. These articles make sure you will never forget what you learnt! Another place you may want to check out is a Hoi An Photo Walks page (dedicated to tours in Hoi An only). It gives an insight on how to create images.

US$50 / VND 1,250,000 adults
US$30 / VND 700,000 children 12-17 years
START/RETURN  Downtown Hoi An
DURATION 07:00 – 10:00
LEVEL All levels
CAMERA Any camera, including smartphone
NOT INCLUDED Transportation to starting location

Each tour is weather dependent. In case of heavy rain the tour may be postponed or cancelled. We will contact you no later than half an hour before the start of the tour and we will reschedule. If you already have paid and there is no other possibility to do the tour, we will refund the money.


This tour is suitable for all levels and all types of cameras, including smartphones. From beginners to the more advanced or even pros.

What do we cover?

  • The essential camera settings
  • When to use which settings
  • What to put into your composition
  • When to press the button
  • Storytelling
  • Take portrait photos
  • The importance of being in control of the light (also for smartphones)
  • Controlling the background
  • The art of being patient
  • Being aware of what is going on around you
  • Communication with someone who does not speak your language
  • Culture and photography

No matter what your level is, there is no pressure. The tour is a good mixture of learning new skills, having a good time and getting more in depth knowledge of Vietnam.