Luminous Vietnam Photo Tour w/ David Lazar

Featuring one of Vietnam’s most talented & awarded photographers, Nguyen Vu Phuoc

And announcing a Luminous Journeys Exclusive – for the first time ever, renowned French Photographer Réhahn will help lead a photo tour workshop!*

Photo tour Vietnam image of a lady in traditional Ao Dai, Hanoi

Welcome to our Luminous Vietnam photo tour! This is our latest addition to our Southeast Asia photo tour series, and one we are quite excited about.

Why Vietnam? Simple – it’s one of the most culturally fascinating and photogenic lands on earth, with great extremes and contrasts for all types of photographers to take advantage of. In short, it’s opportunities are luminous!

It’s only fitting then, that the journey be designed & led by one of the planet’s foremost travel photographers, multi-major award winner and National Geographic contributor, David Lazar. David is more than just an outstanding photographer and experienced photo tour leader – he’s also a joy to travel and make pictures with. His photo tours are relaxed yet focused, and he always puts his guests’ image making in front of his own. He and his brilliant and fun loving Vietnamese team mate, Nguyen Vu Phuoc, as well as our logistics whiz Diep van, will always effort to have you on location at the right time of day for the best available light for a particular shoot. There will be a mix of free shooting and arranged photo shoots, with both impromptu and professional models.

For those interested, David is more than happy to offer ongoing image review, and his Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials are outstanding. So please have a look at the highlights, itinerary and cost for June 15 – 29, 2016 below, and let us know if you have any questions.

French photographer Rehahn teams with Luminous Journeys Vietnam photo tourNational Geographic contributor Re’hahn has been kind enough to offer Luminous Journeys participants his time and expertise in his adopted home town of Hoi An, which happens to be a very photogenic World Heritage site. The amiable and celebrated French photographer will spend a half day with the group. It starts with a long lunch where he will be more than happy to talk about his personal Vietnam experience, his photography and his cutting edge marketing – which is essential to any emerging photographers looking to find their way in this extremely competitive and ever changing business. Then Re’hahn will lead the group to some of his favorite subjects and shooting locations around Hoi An – which is an experience not to be missed! Photo Right – Réhahn

HIGHLIGHTS: Luminous Vietnam Photo Tour

* A 4-star, 2-day photography cruise through the legendary karst limestone formations of Bai Tu Long Bay & Ha Long Bay

* Old Hanoi professional model shoot featuring the elegance of lovely ladies wearing traditional Ao Dai in exotic settings

* The truly incredible mountain rice terraces and colorful tribal peoples of the north

* Shooting with Réhahn in the picturesque World Heritage Site of Hoi An on the South China Sea

* The surreal and beautiful salt works and salt workers of Kanh Hoa

* The Imperial City of Hue – Ao Dai model shoot amid ancient exotic architecture

* The unique Cham People of the southern central coast & their rare blue eyes

* The idyllic rice paddies, canals, lotus flowers and limestone rock formations of Ninh Binh

* The Imperial City of Hue – Ao Dai model shoot amid ancient exotic architecture

* The wonderful, fun loving people of Vietnam!

Luminous Vietnam Photo Tour, Skeleton Itinerary*, June 15 – 29, 2016

Day 1 /June 15 Arrive – Hanoi – Orientation – Afternoon Old Quarter Street Shoot – Welcome Dinner & Slideshow

Day 2 – Hanoi – Ninh Binh (Karst rock formations, rice paddies, canals)

Day 3 – Ninh Binh morning – Ha Long Bay Cruise 

Day 4 – Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Hue

Day 5 – Hue Imperial City – Emperors’ Tomb Grounds w/ Ao Dai Models – Hoi An Sunset Shoot

Day 6 – Hoi An Sunrise Fishing Nets – Portraits Old Quarter – Afternoon w/ Réhahn!

Day 7 – Hoi An – Da Nang – Nha Trang – Doc Let Coastal Seascapes

Day 8 – Hon Khoi Sunrise Salt field – Phan Rang (Cham People) – Afternoon/Sunset Shoot at Sand Dunes

Day 9 – Phan Rang – Cham Morning Shoot – Nha Trang – Hanoi Overnight

Day 10 – Hanoi – Lim Mong Rice Fields Shoot – Khau Pha Pass – Mu Cang Chai Afternoon Rice Terrace Shoot @ La Pan Tan

Day 11 – Mu Cang Chai – Morning Ba Nha Rice Terrace Shoot– Bac Ha

Day 12 – Coc Pai Sunday Market – Ban Phung Rice Terraces – Hoang Su Phi Town

Day 13 – Hoang Su Phi – San Sa Ho Rice Terraces – Nam Ty – Thong Nguyen

Day 14 – Sunrise Thong Nguyen Rice Terraces – Hanoi – Farewell Dinner

Day 15 – Departure – We’ll miss you!

Bennett Stevens Ao Dai photo in Vietnam.*For more details on the itinerary, please free to contact us for a prompt response.

To read the first installment on the making of a Vietnam Photo Tour, check out this blog story!

Tour Level – 4 Star (best available in remote areas)
Tour Cost – $6750 (10 maximum)
Meals – Breakfast, lunch & dinner included, bottled water throughout
Transportation – All in country transportation, including 3 flights
International flights NOT included. Port of Entry – Hanoi

Hotels – (Complete list to be posted soon).

Hanoi – La Siesta Hotel & Spa

To visit David Lazar’s website, click here.

Award winning Vietnam photo tour image taken by Phuoc

Photo Courtesy Nguyen Vu Phuoc