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Please note that April 7 2024 is the last day this tour can be done. I will relocate to Portugal.

A private workshop has a minimum of 2 hours, but 3 are recommended. For more advanced techniques we can extend it to 4 hours or even longer.

More than any other photography training, this one is totally geared towards you. You have all my attention for yourself and step by step I will teach you how to get the best out of your camera and how to take better photos, whatever your needs are.

Private workshops can be held at any time of the day. First, while enjoying a cup of coffee, I will find out what your needs are and based on that we will either go through the necessary functions you need to control your camera or we will hit the road. When we go around it is all about composition. What do you put in your viewfinder (or on your display) and when is the best moment to press the button.

Along the way we stop at various photo locations for photo discussions, picture reviews and in the field tips, techniques and advice. This could be RAW vs JPG, white balance, composition, light, seeing photographically, how to approach strangers and take their portraits, advice on which camera to buy, anything goes.

Pros are welcome too. We skip all the tech talk and go straight to the action. If you have any special requirements or wishes, just shoot. Private workshops are not limited to just Hoi An, we can go anywhere. For one person we can move around by motorbike or car. A car costs a little bit extra, all depending on how long and how far we go.

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 per hour
DURATION Minimum two hours
MAXIMUM Four people
LEVEL Any camera, including smartphone
Car, if you need one

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 we cover is up to you, but it could include:

  • 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 .