Vietnam Photography Tour and Workshop September 2023

A street vendor in Hoi An, Vietnam.
Rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam.
A woman from the Hmong tribe in Sa Pa, Vietnam.

Vietnam Photography Tour and Workshop | 26 August - 9 September 2023

An fourteen day photography tour and workshop of the stunning beauty of Vietnam

Join me for a fabulous photography tour and workshop in Vietnam during early September 2023. The tour will start in Hanoi where you will be picked up and transported to our centrally located hotel. The tour will take in a number of iconic places such as Hanoi; Hoi An; Ninh Binh and the rice terraces of Sapa.

During the early part of September, the rice terraces turn a golden yellow and the terraces are transformed into a stunning backdrop to the hillsides. But it's not just rice terraces that await us. The bustling streets of Hanoi with its famous Train Street; Halong Bay with its otherworldly scenery and also the bustling port town of Hoi An. The latter is a town I know exceptionally well having spent the best part of two months there during 2019.

Our stay is based in a mixture of hotels and homestays. Homestays are the Vietnamese equivalent of a bed and breakfast and these will be used in and around Sapa. Double rooms are provided with breakfast and a 3 course dinner included where we can (drinks excluded).

Additional information

Where do I meet you?

We will all meet at the arrivals hall in Hanoi airport on the 26 August 2023. 

Is it hot in Vietnam in September?

In early September temperatures can reach the early 30s. In addition you will have to factor in the humidity too but if you keep yourself hydrated there you will have no issues at all. 

What clothing should I bring?

Make sure you bring good quality footwear as well as comfortable shoes for areas such as Hanoi and Hoi An. In Sapa we will be in the mountains so walking boots are a must as well as clothing that is breathable and comfortable for the pleasant mornings. But do be aware that the temperatures go back up again during the daytime.


Good, sturdy walking shoes that are waterproof are perfect for the terrain that we'll be working in up in Sapa as well as comfortable shoes for the cities of Hanoi and Hoi An. 

What camera kit should I bring?

A wide angle lens (16-35mm) and medium zoom (24-70mm) are the lenses we'll be using the most. A longer zoom (70-300) will be useful to cover most compositional eventualities that we may need to isolate. It's likely the most used lens will be in the 24-70mm range as a super wide angle can create the pancake effect on the mountainous landscape, so make sure this focal length is covered. 

Do I need a computer?

Although not essential, its a great idea to bring a laptop computer with you so you can discuss imagery with myself.  

What computer support do you give?

I try and make a point of helping those that need it in digital photography. If inclement weather or tiredness takes hold it can really help to have a computer session to assess our progress.

How do I pay?

It's easy! Just use the Paypal buttons below to checkout. The balance will be due 4 weeks before the start of the tour/ workshop. You can always decide to pay the full amount up front too if you wish.

Vietnam Sep 2023

Please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions before booking the workshop.

4395€ / deposit of 300€

26 August - 09 September 2023

14 days

Vietnam - various

Double room accommodation with ensuite bathrooms
Breakfasts and dinners where possible
Transport during the tour
Tuition from Julian Elliott

Meals not mentioned

Hotels and homestays

Max Group Number

Fitness Level
Low to Medium