No matter what you call it, Saigon will leave you speechless with amazing moments of its daily life of people at an emerging country. Join our photo venture on the trip of a lifetime through the dramatic moments of traffic, life features, oriental etiquettes, special beliefs, temples and markets. From the crazy organized chaos of 11 million bikes on the road daily to the multi-colored fruit stocks at the market under tropical sun sold by an old lady, this 8 hour venture will provide photographic opportunities on an epic scale. The photography will be incredible, the life style is impressive, and the memories will last a lifetime.


Business life on riverside in dawn.

Children feature at a poor corner of the city.

The bustling of market in Vietnam, the cultural and personal exposure.

The picture of sun beam and smoke at pagoda.

The multicolor at fruit market.

Vietnam Discovery - Vietnam Tours - Vietnam Travel
Vietnam Discovery - Vietnam Tours - Vietnam Travel


Brief Itinerary:

Start early in the morning for capturing the movement in the dawn at a fruit harbor. Have breakfast in a local breakfast spot. Get the bustling sense at a local wet market where local people come to buy food for daily cooking. Change the photographing joy to indoor at Phuoc Hai pagoda. Have lunch then continue the indoor with visiting a poor family with children in district 8, before wandering in a fruit market under the light sun of afternoon. Finish the tour by getting the view of thousands bikes at traffic lights in Saigon at rush hour.

Travel by Lambretta van among locations with lots of walking. The schedule is busy with photographing and discussion, moving and gathering.

Includes:  Workshop Adventure, photographer – guide, breakfasts, transportation, local settings.


it is very rare to have raining in the morning. Bright sunshine all day except time period from April to Oct which rain may come from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Recommend clothing:

Cotton clothing with light color is recommended as to avoid the heat. A wide-brim hat, sunglasses, and a large water bottle will also be indispensable. Walking shoes is also a must.


Anyone with an interest in taking better photos, of varying subject matter. Especially suitable for beginners and improvers who wish to gain a better understanding of their camera and technique.

This trip is appropriate for photographers of most fitness levels. All participants are expected to be able to carry their own camera, personal gear, and water during the trip. Hop in hop off the van and walk around with gears among the humidity up to 85%.

Vietnam Discovery - Vietnam Tours - Vietnam Travel
Vietnam Discovery - Vietnam Tours - Vietnam Travel
Vietnam Discovery - Vietnam Tours - Vietnam Travel


  • Transforming your artistic vision into memorable photographs
  • Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO – their relationship and how to change them for exposure control
  • Metering and getting a correct exposure
  • Histograms, how to read them, and how to fine-tune exposure
  • Creative depth-of-field effects using aperture control
  • Changing shutter speed to create moving abjects
  • White balance and creative coloration
  • Creating perspective, depth, and a sense of “being there” in your photos
  •  Creating powerful compositions with impact
  • Composing to control your viewer’s attention in your photos
  • Capturing sunrise
  • Low-light and dawn photography


Digital SLR camera

Lenses. Both wide angle and medium telephoto lenses are highly recommended

A sturdy tripod

Creativity and a positive attitude

Filters (ND, Grad ND, Polarizers)


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Vietnam Discovery - Vietnam Tours - Vietnam Travel


the business faces at Saigon