Hoi An By Night

18:00 - 20:00
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Hoi An By Night is completely dedicated to low light. We meet somewhere in town at a location to be confirmed when you book. First, while enjoying a drink, there will be a briefing on camera settings. Especially at night you need to tell the camera what to do, so it is also a great opportunity to really learn how to control your camera.

Along the way you will learn how to deal with various levels of light (and darkness). At night you can’t have it all, so you have to make choices. Make the right ones and your photos will suddenly look a lot better. First we shoot while hand holding the camera and then we switch to the tripod. If you did not bring a tripod I can provide one.

On this tour you can use a smartphone too, except you won’t be able to do tripod photography in the last part. You will however see how it is done.

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$ 40 / VND 1,000,000 adults
US$25 / VND 600,000 children 12-17 years
START/RETURN  Downtown Hoi An
DURATION 18:00 – 20:00
LEVEL Beginners, more advanced. Pros are probably not going to benefit from this tour.
CAMERA Any camera with manual settings, smartphones
TRIPOD Yes! (we can provide)
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.


For this tour you need a camera with manual controls, otherwise you will not be able to fully take advantage of the tripod. If your camera has a dial with the letters M, A, S and P you’re OK. For Canon shooters S=TV A=AV.

What do we cover?

  • The essential camera settings, in particular the ones for night photography
  • Learn how to look for light
  • How to set up your camera for HDR photography
  • Various effects for creating more interesting images